The great thing about the CSAR model is that it's really flexible, rather than just a rigid cycle of steps

CSAR Classic is great, but here's the thing; anything that happens over and over in real time in front of the same group can become tedious! For that reason, it is recommended that CSAR be used in non-classic ways as well; especially in longer interventions.

For example, once a group is curious, they're often happy to learn more than one related thing, before then reflecting upon where this collection of opportunities as a whole.

Here's how CSAR has been used within a single 90 minute session of a one-day workplace safety induction course:

  1. The whole group briefly analyses a series of photos, looking for hazards. The photos are selected because they reveal both obvious hazards, as well as some that are usually missed by the untrained eye!
  2. Formal instruction of HM, as outlined in legislation.
  3. Pairs informally discuss the current level of HM compliance in their workplace. Trainer asks for a few pairs to share what they discussed.
  4. Trainer briefs the group in a formal and widely accepted step by step process for HM.
  5. Groups of 3 or 4 practice this process via checking the training room and immediate surrounds for actual hazards, using a supplied checklist, sourced from an official Code of Practice.
  6. Whole group discussion of what hazards were identified, as well as around how easy/hard it was to use the checklist. Links to using the checklist back at work are raised. 
  7. Individuals use a pro-forma in their course notes to plan some HM activities for back at work.
  8. Pairs share their planning results with a partner, gaining feedback, suggestions, support etc.