Breakfast Seminar

18.12.2013

22. October 2013, Safetec hosted a breakfast seminar at Hotel Continental in Oslo, Norway, which focused on safety culture, change management and capability for organisational change.

In the aftermath of the report from the 22 July Commission, there has been an increased focus on areas like safety culture, risk recognition, cooperation and capability for organisational change. Many organisations recognise their challenges in these areas, but find it difficult to get started with actual improvements. In this seminar, the discussion was focused on these key issues.

Programme

Reflections after 22 July

Alexandra Bech Gjørv opened by describing the work of the 22 July Commission.

Bech Gjørv headed the government appointed 22 July Commission, which produced the independent, public evaluation of the government’s and society’s handling of the terrorist attacks on the government buildings and Utøya.

Change and reform within the Norwegian National Rail Administration

Christoffer Serck-Hanssen, Director of Organisation at The Norwegian National Rail Administration, talked about the extensive reform process the organisation is in the midst of, due to recognised need for increased determination, simplified decision-making, and a more efficient execution of core responsibilities.

Christoffer Serck-Hanssen is a social anthropologist with extensive experience from work related to safety, risk and organisational change.

Safety culture – from cause to action

Stian Antonsen discussed safety culture and also addressed challenges and possible ways of drawing upon the commission’s recommendations.
Antonsen is currently Discipline Leader for safety culture and management in Safetec and Associate Professor II in safety management at NTNU.

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