Words and Emotions to Understand “A Sense of Safety”

Published on Thursday, 9 March 2017

“To be exact, between 11:00 and 16:30 on 26 February 2016, I wrote the project in one go. The goal was to search out and provoke emotions to grasp the deepest meaning of health and safety and the workplace. Managing to project a series of images into people’s minds and leaving open space in their hearts to comment. Just one final question to ask. Always the same question. What is A Sense of Safety?”

– Sebastiano Trapani, author of the book

On 13 June 2016, the initiative was officially concluded, which saw a high level of participation and response. 267 comments were collected, on average, 53 a week. A diverse group responded, belonging to all age groups and spread throughout the company’s various areas. Feedback and appreciation for the initiative and the possibility given was considerable. From this long investigation, a book created by Sebastiano Trapani came into being, entitled “A Sense of Safety”, the product of an undertaking of analysis, comparison and exploration.

Every single comment was read and carefully placed with the others. The words mixed together, naturally, like perfect ingredients, giving rise to a unique book, inimitable in its genre, which talks about the feelings of workers in a large company, united in one common intent: giving meaning to safety.

“A Sense of Safety is just the beginning of a process undertaken that puts the worker at the centre of reflection and the action about health, safety and well-being at the workplace. The goal of “Zero accidents” set for more than 365 days is not by chance, but the result of participation and understanding of the real needs of the workers. 3Sun aims to be an experimental and innovative workshop of the Enel group, continuing to promote unconventional initiatives of communication. We are already working on a new project, to be launched soon.”

– Antonello Irace, CEO of 3SUN