These team building workshops saw teams take part in various experiential exercises that in some way re-created potential health and safety situations that the delegates would come across in their daily working lives. The first of these tasks was Spider’s Web, where teams would have to work closely together to strategize and plan their way through a complex maze without ever touching the emergency barrier tape. Any time a team member came into contact with the tape, it was to be treated as if an accident had occurred at work, and as such, teams were particularly diligent to plan and work safely together to ensure the safety of the entire team was maintained at all times. Of course, some teams performed a little better than others (it proved particularly challenging in the early part of each day), but as teams picked up tips from various teams around taking part in other challenges, it really helped in ensuring safe, successful completion of the Spider’s Web Challenge.
Our Drum Bridge and Casket Rescue Challenges were also utilised across the 2 days, with specific focus given to management of risk in these scenarios. Again, as our knowledge sharing circles allowed for individuals and teams to contribute their learning’s from each task and pass these on to other team members, some fantastic results were displayed across these challenges. We had some fantastic ‘Out of the Box’ thinking from numerous teams which really added to the day, and ensured a fun and engaging experience for all.