Leading for Safety Excellence

Course Overview

This workshop has been designed specifically for Senior Executives and Directors to help them understand their role as leaders in developing a positive safety culture within their business.
These challenging workshops encourage active debate regarding how the leadership team can drive sustainable safety performance improvements and integrate safety into broader operational risk management systems.

The workshop will assist you to understand the questions you need to ask as you lead your organisation on a journey towards safety excellence.

Course Outcomes

This workshop typically covers:

  • Legislation changes and roles and responsibilities
    • Key differences - 1992 to 2015
    • Due diligence regarding health and safety
    • Safety ownership – role of board and the executive
  • The role health and safety leadership plays in the development of
    organisational culture
    • Transformational change and the link to integrated health and safety
    • Culture change models and the influence of leadership behaviours
    • Visible leadership and the associated critical success factors
    • The personal connection
    • Responding to “pause work” requests due to H&S concerns
  • Critical risk management approaches Critical hazard and risk definitions including the importance of‘potential’
    • Introduction to the bow-tie risk management system
  • Multiple causation of adverse events
    • Predictive safety and discipline required to prevent repeat events
    • The role of human performance
  • Review and discuss integrated health and safety metrics that matter
  • Developing a vision
    • What are you going to do differently – commitment statements and
      potential barriers to implementation.


Unit Standard(s)

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