This may seem like a strange question at first, but there are more similarities between the characters in Hundred Acre Wood and health and safety than you might think. To mark Winnie the Pooh Day on 18th January, we wanted to take a closer look at our namesake to see what we could learn from its inhabitants.
Let’s consider the characters of Hundred Acre Wood. Winnie the Pooh; dependable, easy-going and a friend to everyone. Christopher Robin; a sensible boy with a voice of reason. Eeyore; a depressed soul with a woeful attitude. Tigger; enthusiastic, lively and full of fun. Rabbit; a perfectionist who always follows rules. Piglet; an obedient character who loves order and decency.
But what’s this got to do with your organisation, and in particular, health and safety?
Chances are you can relate these characters to your members of staff. Your MD probably resembles Christopher Robin, you’ll more than likely have at least one negative employee who can’t see the...