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HSE's leadership excellence programme draws on HSE's regulatory
experience and our expertise as occupational psychologists and
human factors specialists to help leaders at all levels understand
and develop their health and safety roles and responsibilities in
line with current regulation and the latest research.
HSE's interactive one day workshop is designed to equip leaders
with the knowledge and understanding of key health and safety
leadership responsibilities and values (as identified through
research), and understand how this enables them to work towards
achieving health and safety cultural excellence. It provides
leaders with the opportunity to share their own experiences,
reflect on their capabilities, consider ways in which they can
drive a leadership strategy forward in their own organisation and
learn from their peers and HSL/E experts.
Questions that the training programme will ask of
- How do you ensure a just culture?
- How informed do you feel as a leader?
- How confident are you in the effectiveness of your HSMS?
- How do you and your systems account for people being
- How well do you lead on matters of H&S?
- Are you confident in your ability to communicate effectively on
matters of health and safety?
By the end of the workshop, leaders will be able to reflect on
their own leadership style as well as leadership within the
business in the following four areas:
In essence, leaders will have the opportunity
• Consider their roles and responsibilities
for H&S in line with current regulation/legislation
• Understand what it means to reach H&S
cultural excellence and the influence of leadership on attaining
H&S cultural excellence
• Recognise the link between effective H&S
leadership and becoming a high reliability organisation (HRO)
• Reflect upon their business's H&S
leadership strategy and current position on the H&S cultural
• Recognise the importance of effective
measurement of H&S business performance, considering the
quality of the data gathered and how informed they feel as H&S
leaders of the business
• Reflect on the robustness of their HSMS
• Build a greater appreciation of the
organisational structure and systems, and how these impact on human
reliability. This includes decisions made by leadership and the
• Consider the organisation's risk profile and
what the priorities should be.
• Recognise the impact of leadership on team
cohesion and functioning, in particular the importance of effective
interpersonal skills. This includes practical tips and techniques
on having safety conversations as identified through the research
and what we know works in practice
• Understand the importance of inviting and
challenging the good and bad news
• Appreciate the benefits of effective reward,
recognition and reinforcement
• Better understand the myriad of influences
upon others' behaviour (drawing on HSE's evidence based model of
human behaviour), including the impact of our subconscious bias,
how humans process information and the importance of considering
human failure. This will help leaders respond more appropriately to
• Reflect on what influences their own
behaviour, how their behaviour might influence others and whether
they account for the 'human factor' when designing systems,
procedures and activities
• Understand what it means to be an effective
H&S leader (introducing HSE's value based model for effective
health and safety leadership)
• Reflect on their own health and safety
leadership style and what can influence their own decision making
and subsequent behaviours
• Consider how they can operationalise the
values within their day to day work
HSE's training development and delivery
Every training course within HSE's in company
leadership programme is designed specifically to meet individual
company requirements. As such they can be targeted at any
leadership level within the business.
Training provided by HSE is different to that
provided by many other course providers as our scientists and
health and safety experts deliver the training. They are not only
trainers; they are specialists working daily in research,
consultancy and incident investigation.
and Organisational Performance team consists of experienced Human
Factors specialists, Chartered Psychologists and Practitioners in
Training including Occupational and Health Psychologists. They are
all recognised members of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
and follow the BPS' professional code of conduct. They are also
members of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Our training facilitators have in-depth knowledge of both the
subject matter, and of how people learn, combined with substantial
experience of training delivery for both national and international
delegates. We recognise that people learn at different paces, and
have different preferred learning styles. We also know that people
learn most effectively when training material is presented in an
enthusiastic, engaging and interactive way, and this is therefore
what we will deliver. To facilitate sharing valuable opinions and
experiences on our courses, we favour a relaxed, interactive
approach with delegates.
Please note the invoice option is not available within 4
weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers. If you
are selecting the invoice option for payment, it will be mandatory
to input a purchase order/reference number as we are unable to
process booking forms without this.
For further dates and additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203
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