The Client | Speedo
Born in Australia, Speedo® is the world’s leading swimwear brand. We created our first swimsuit in 1928; since then, we’ve been behind every major swimwear innovation, from pioneering Lycra® swimsuits to developing the world’s first Fastskin Racing System®.
Speedo® are passionate about swimming and inspiring people to swim; it’s what drives everything they do, from the products we make to how we make them. Today we’re a truly global brand with offices around the world and products available in 177 countries.
Owned by Pentland Brands, Speedo’s international headquarters are in Nottingham in the UK.
Speedo is famous for its swimwear and has a very engaged, passionate team that are reflective of its brand and values. Health & Safety sadly didn’t sit very high on their agenda, and our brief was to deliver a session that supported some of the key messages the H&S team had struggled to embed into the culture.
We met with the H&S, toured the building and learnt some of the common accidents, mishaps and near misses that took place. Our brief, make it engaging, memorable, impactful and importantly funny! This was music to ted Learning’s ears!
We devised a session where ted Learning actor Jerry Lindop entered the room as a health & safety expert and delivered the standard H&S briefing but with LOTS of humour. It focused on some of the known attitudes in the room and looked to dispel that H&S wasn’t an issue or important.
When then delivered several scenes using our actors, interjected with our trainer getting views and engaging staff to make commitments to create a safer working environment.