Moyo Gisanrin, key influencer
His colleagues now call him ‘Ten Meters Moyo’ because of his insistence on plant exclusion zones.
“It can sometimes be hard to find the right way to tell someone they’re not working safely: people don’t like to hear they’re doing something wrong,” he says. “So you have to do it right. Explain what might happen to them – even if not now, much later – and then they will stop and think and listen.”
Moyo attends a key influencer meeting once a month, as well as having regular informal meetings with the other key influencers based at the London Underground depot in Ruislip Gardens. “I ask people to think about who they are working with, and who in their family would be upset if they were hurt. There has never been an accident in my area since I became a key influencer. I am very proud of that.”
Key influencers, trained to manage unsafe behaviour on site, are an important part of Be Safe by Choice, VGC’s behavioural safety programme. The programme raises awareness of how people’s attitudes play an important part in reducing accidents, and aims to reduce safety risks to the lowest possible level.
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