Taking Control of My Safety Program

Based on a blended learning approach, Taking Control of My Safety features a mix of self-paced online learning, self-assessment survey and report, facilitated group application sessions via webinar and optional leadership coaching pathways.

Taking Control of My Safety

Is your safety training currently having the positive impact you want?

A workforce-level training program that can be delivered on its own or to complement the Leading Safely program. The Taking Control of My Safety program is a collaborative project between MTC and workplace safety psychology specialists Sentis. The program focusses on the individual, their thinking processes and behaviours, and sense of accountability regarding safety. It is designed to provide all employees with insight into their thinking patterns to empower them to make better decisions about safety.

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The Learning Framework

The learning journey is built on best-practice instructional design and has been carefully crafted to support the transfer of learning concepts back into the workplace—so you can be confident it will support a positive shift in attitudes and deliver results.

Our learning framework and interactive, online platform supports training transfer by:

  • Creating motivation

    Highly interactive training and webinar platforms replicate the face-to-face feel. Online modules are infused with videos and images, and the interactivity promotes engagement

  • Minimising cognitive overload

    Learning modules are delivered in bite-sized ‘chunks’ designed to appeal to learners of today who may disengage from long modules or text-heavy online training

  • Supporting active learning

    Inclusion of live webinar discussions focuses the responsibility of learning on participants and provides opportunity to tailor discussions to relevant workplace examples

  • Focusing on practical application

    The applied learning sessions are a critical component in supporting participants to apply the concepts to their work

  • Staggered learning phases

    Staggering the online learning modules and webinars over time assists with the consolidation of information and transfer of comprehensive learning. The expectation that learners will participate in follow-up activities increases engagement and attention to learning materials

Program Outline

Online (Self-Paced e-learning + ZEROscale Assessment + Group Webinars)

Six self-paced online courses

  • Introduction
  • Taking Control of My Safety
  • Attitudes Behaviour Results
  • Connecting the Brain with Safety
  • Seeing and Managing Risk
  • Playing Our Part

ZeroScale Assessment

If your business has not participated in the MTC’s Safety Culture Diagnostic survey then the ZEROscale assessment is an option.

The ZEROScale is an assessment of personal safety attitudes that align with the Taking Control of My Safety program content. It measures specific thinking patterns that drive safety-related behaviours. An online survey, the ZEROScale can be completed in 20 minutes and individual reports are immediately available.

The assessment is designed to create self-awareness within individuals regarding their attitudes toward safety. In order for your business to achieve safety culture change, individuals need to be operating from helpful attitudes or frames. This increases the likelihood that participants will arrive at their Taking Control of My Safety training program ready to have their thinking challenged and willing to consider that there might be a better way of operating.

The Outcome

Taking Control of My Safety will shift the individual attitudes of employees at all levels. It will build motivation for employees to invest in safety and make safe choices so that they go home every day to the people and things they care about most. This program delivers a common language and understanding of safety within your business, which leads to greater engagement in the safety goal or vision.


Increased employee engagement in safety


Improved individual responsibility and accountability for safety


Improved compliance with safety rules and regulations (e.g. PPE requirements, safe work procedures)

Safety Conversation

Increased quantity and quality of safety conversations and sharing of safety information both within and between-teams


A common language for safety and key program concepts to increase training transfer

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