Lights, Camera, Action... Safety
7 October 2014
The film shot recently at Wanlip waste water treatment works near Leicester has a more important role than just entertaining cinema audiences.
Part of the new Costain Safe Start toolkit, it aims to give staff at supervisor level and above improved skills in communicating effectively with personnel.
The new film will be used to help ensure that work gets underway safely each day at Costain sites.
It was shot over three days by specialists Dramanon, using actors to put the safety message over effectively, with the final day being shot amid the daily site activities at Wanlip wastewater treatment works, near Leicester.
Once edited, the film “will be released across Costain,” said Water Sector SHE Manager, Des Roy.
“The Safe Start toolkit is a suite of tools that provides guidance on how to communicate effectively to ensure all of our work activities start safely and principally covers inductions, Start of Shift and RAMS briefings.
“We have put together an interactive programme of events based on the requirements outlined across the diverse range of sectors we cover.
“It was a really good day at Wanlip,” he added. “Everyone was intrigued by what was going on and everything went very smoothly.”
Wanlip Works Superintendent, Warren Mitchell, added: “The filming was completed without any disruption to site and the site team looks forward to seeing the finished article (before looking at changing to a career in acting) and endorsing it throughout the Costain Group.”
Dramanon director Steven Brough expressed his thanks for the Wanlip team’s support in getting the film ‘in the can’: “The Costain team, led by Warren, was extremely helpful and accommodating, despite having to deal with a demanding film crew asking for quiet for large chunks of the day,” he commented.
Costain Communications Department