New online films aim to inspire industry safety

12/30/2013

New online films aim to inspire industry safety

LODDON, United Kingdom -- Oilennium Ltd, a Petrofac Training Services company that provides eLearning training services to the oil and gas industry, and ActingUp, a theatre company based in Edinburgh, have joined forces to offer an industry first:  an online suite of dramatic films that inspire oil and gas personnel to connect emotionally with their individual Health and Safety (H&S) behavior.

The short films and animations feature stories about people, avoidable accidents and their tragic aftermath.

“In the oil and gas industry, Acting Up World has an excellent track record for getting people emotionally engaged with H&S training,” said Kevin Keable, managing director of Oilennium, a division of PTS. 

“As providers of eLearning courses for the oil and gas industry, it’s critical that our participants are fully prepared to embrace training in safe working practices.  If we can’t get participants to connect emotionally, they will not change their behaviour,” he added.

The suite includes a series of animated short films based on scripts of live performances by Acting Up and produced and written by Oilennium’s creative team, plus several live-action dramatic films, all of which address common themes.

One explores the domino effect of letting negligent behaviors pass as acceptable, via the vehicle of the ghost of an oil worker who attends his own funeral and speaks to those involved in his death.

“Our aim has always been to bring performances about everyday working life to those who will never have seen messages presented in this way,” said Emma Currie, managing director and founder of Acting Up World. 

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