Upcoming Events




Working Well Together (WWT) - Changing attitudes...can you afford not to? 03.07.19 Durham

Chris Woods will be speaking at the WWT Event in Durham.

This event is run by the industry for the industry as part of the UK-wide Working Well Together (WWT) Campaign.

This half day event is aimed at company owners, directors and senior managers/supervisors.

A good health and safety culture is a fundamental part of improving health and safety performance. An organisation’s culture can have as big an influence on safety outcomes as the safety management system.

This event explains why leadership is important and aims to help you engage your workforce in the promotion and achievement of safe and healthy conditions.

It will look at how drugs and alcohol can impact on culture, explain the steps to building culture and speakers will share some tools and techniques for building a good sense of workforce cohesion.


Places will be offered on a first-come, first, served basis.

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Scottish Civils Training Group - Developing On Site Communities 04.12.18 - Hampden Park, Glasgow


CECA Scotland is a strong supporter of the work and activity of the Scottish Civils Training Group (SCTG).

The SCTG have secured renowned motivational speaker Eddie Woods of Karrdale for an event on Tuesday 4th December at Hampden Park, Glasgow, offering an unrivaled opportunity to hear and learn from Eddie.

There will be morning and afternoon sessions with lunch in between and the SCTG are encouraging companies to bring their operatives along to hear Eddie’s intuitive words on ‘Temptation vs Risk’ and ‘Developing  Communities on Site’.

When under time pressure, the choices we make can become blurred as the stress builds up. We all know the way we communicate is not at its best when anxious. Eddie’s briefings will promote the benefits of regaining calm when under time stress and offering practical strategies for the workplace.

The event is highly subsidised and is being offered for just £20 + vat per delegate for each session for CITB registered levy payers. The cost for non CITB levy paying companies will be £50 + vat per delegate for each session.

The morning session will start at 10am on ‘Temptation vs Risk’ and the afternoon session will start at 1pm on ‘Building Communities on Site’. Video resources are available for use here.

SCTG are encouraging as many civil engineering contracting companies as possible to attend and to bring with them their operatives to hear Eddie’s intuitive words. There is no capped upper limit to the number of delegates per company that can attend.


Online booking is now available on the SCTG website.

To secure your place(s), click here for the morning session or here for the afternoon session.   Delegates are welcome to attend one or both of the presentations – if attending both, please register for both sessions.

Previous EVENTS


Oil & Gas UK Safety 30 Piper Alpha Legacy event 05-06.06.18 - Aberdeen


Chris Woods will be delivering a 40 minute session titled 'Inspiring Safe Communities' in partnership with Jade Crotty, Regional Director - HSSQ at Stork, a Fluor company, at this years' Oil & Gas UK Safety 30 - Piper Alpha Legacy event in Aberdeen. You can see Jade and Chris in the Gordon A room at 11.45am on Wednesday 6th June. Chris will also be on the Stork stand on both days, should you want to discuss anything with him. More information and tickets can be found HERE


What is 'human error' and how can it impact me and my organisation? 







Eddie will be in Aberdeen on Friday 21st September, discussing the importance of a Safe Community at the Human Factors and Safety Associates event. If you haven't reserved your spot at this free event, please email katrina.dunbar@dunbar-eandm.co.uk

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We are delighted to inform you of a free IOSH Webinar with Eddie Woods on the 15th September at 12.30pm. Eddie will be discussing how normal human behaviour can impact on safety, and how we can build protective measures into our activities within the workplace - Spaces are limited so please register ASAP by CLICKING HERE. 

The Unmeasurable You

1 Day Workshop - 12th May 2017 - Glasgow City Centre

The Unmeasurable You is a difficult topic for some to venture towards. This notion of creating a 100% loss-free environment is a big ask but a noble cause. To help ensure a safe return, it is important that new thinking does not ignore the tribal, hunting and community spirit that has always moved within the human race.

Impulses, instincts and temptations can still get us into trouble, as does apathy, daydreaming and distraction. The building blocks of personal responsibility sits behind these unmeasurable traits we have as humans. What are you building? A safety culture or a safe community? Are you building teams or tribes? Who does that magic zero belong to?

We are often asked about active listening techniques, however we feel these do not work as intended. Attention Forcing is a surefire way of ensuring your message is received, which is key for safe outcomes.

To explore these concepts in more detail, we are delivering 1-day workshops throughout 2017. The workshops are delivered in a light-hearted and easily understandable language that ensures learning is accessible to all regardless of job title, skills or experience.

Places are limited so please email Info@karrdale.com or call 0800 193 2011 to secure yours.

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When? - 12th May 2017. 10am - 4pm

Where? - Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF

Cost? - £200 + VAT per person

Anything else I should know? - Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.