Sentis and Ashurst announce their Safety Leadership Program

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    Sentis and Ashurst Risk Advisory, the consulting practice of global law firm Ashurst, are delighted to announce their collaboration.

    Informed and backed by Ashurst's legal expertise, Ashurst Risk Advisory is focused on delivering pragmatic approaches to managing risk, driving change and bolstering workplace health and safety performance.

    Ashurst’s Safety Leadership Program, tailored to each organisation’s safety goals and priorities, now includes access to powerful safety culture diagnostic tools from Sentis.

    With many companies turning their attention to managing psychosocial safety risks in the workplace, the Ashurst and Sentis collaboration is a strong fit with a balance of risk advisory and culture improvement programs.

    A complementary collaboration

    Sentis products are founded on expertise and research in applied psychology, neuroscience and risk management. Backed by nearly 20 years of global industry data, Sentis diagnostic tools perfectly complement the Ashurst Risk Advisory suite of risk and compliance programs. 

    Ashurst and Sentis will work together to usher in large-scale transformational safety improvements for businesses, multinationals, and governments.

    Alex Fernando, Sentis General Manager Strategic Growth, said collaborating with Ashurst Risk Advisory enables clients to balance legal obligations with an enhanced focus on safety culture.

    “The Sentis Way is very much about deeply understanding the drivers that could enhance cultural change required to achieve the safety goals of the organisation,” he said.

    “This collaboration helps clients close the gap between leadership and culture, and health and safety obligations. Together we will guide clients to make evidence-based decisions that shift the organisation towards a more mature positive safety culture.”

    Tony Morris, partner in Ashurst Risk Advisory and leader of the work health and safety risk capability, said:  "We are excited to bring enhanced safety culture tools to Ashurst clients. As a result of increasing community expectations, there is now visibility, investment and active enforcement of work health and safety laws. A combination of new and enhanced legislation and regulator guidance, particularly with respect to managing psychosocial risk, is being delivered across the country reinforcing the need for organisations to act on this risk.

    Our clients will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to make systemic, sustainable improvements in health and safety, leadership capability and culture.  Whether uncovering opportunities for immediate action or leveraging and strengthening leadership capability."

    Diagnostics to match client priorities

    Sentis’ safety culture diagnostics are tailored to provide a clear picture of the state of safety across an organisation with self-service analytics to explore results by site, department or leader, and benchmark across industries. The programs may include comprehensive surveys, interviews, focus groups and observations.

    Additionally, Ashurst clients can now access Sentis’ Incident Severity Analysis™ and Meta Incident Analysis™ for laser focus and deep insight into factors that influence the management of high-risk activities.

    Business leaders will be equipped and supported with relevant, meaningful data and expert analysis with actionable recommendations. Outcomes may include immediate improvements at both operational and executive levels and offer greater confidence and assurance to stakeholders that the correct critical controls are enabled.

    Beyond ticking the boxes

    “Taking measurable steps to implement and maintain a positive safety culture is more important than ever at a holistic organisational sustainability level. Ticking the boxes for basic compliance is a thing of the past,” noted Alex. 

    “We’re confident this synergistic collaboration will empower Ashurst clients. In turn, Sentis will benefit from Ashurst’s global reach to further our mission of improving the lives of individuals and organisations for the better, every day.”

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