First prize for Elephant Film

  • It was the 8th International Film and Multimedia Festival
  • Part of the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Istanbul
  • An event that only happens once every three years
  • There were 232 entries from 30 countries.
  • On 14 September 2011, a jury of international health and safety professionals announced the winners and…

First prize went to: Giants of Leadership — the Nature of Safety, from Lattitude Productions.

It’s a ringing endorsement of Lattitude’s approach to safety training. We believe that, rather than telling people what’s good for them, it is better to inspire them to behave more safely. It seems like the jury at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work agrees.

Excellent leadership skills are vital in organisations that aspire to a world-class safety culture. But it is hard to tell someone they are a poor leader. So Giants of Leadership takes a novel approach, moving away from the workplace and into the African savannah. There we find that elephants are, by nature, wonderful leaders, keeping those around them safe and healthy.

Viewers get to spend time watching spectacular footage of elephants — a refreshing change from many health and safety training sessions. In the process, they learn about the essential components of leadership:

  • Respect
  • Leading By Example
  • Constant Communication
  • Caring
  • Consistency
  • Learning From Mistakes

The World Congress on Safety and Health at Work is held every three years and, since 1990, has included a festival celebrating the best films on the subject. Giants of Leadership — the Nature of Safety was among those entries shortlisted to be shown to delegates at this year’s World Congress and was awarded first prize at the end of the event.

Find out more about the award-winning Giants of Leadership — the Nature of Safety and watch a preview of the film.

Find out more about the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work and its International Film and Multimedia Festival.

Or to talk through how Giants of Leadership — the Nature of Safety may be able to help your organisation, call us on +44 (0)1435 831500

Senior plc is an international manufacturer of technology components and systems for the aerospace, automotive, defence and energy markets.  With operations spread over 11 countries, the Senior plc Group is made up of 26 different companies.

While Senior has steadily achieved commendable improvements in overall safety performance, the company identified issues surrounding the existing accident reporting system.  Senior’s dedicated safety team saw the need for improvements in culture and behaviour, within various areas of the group.

The company set about creating culture change campaigns using two of Lattitude’s training programmes; All For One – The Meerkat Way and Hindsight – The Ken Woodward Story.

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