Earlier this year, the NEBOSH launched their new Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence . It has been developed in partnership with the HSE and a range of business leaders, union representatives, health and safety directors, and managers. It also draws on the Health and Safety Laboratory’s research into safety leadership and culture.
We are delighted that Hastam has become one of the first consultancies to be approved to deliver this new safety leadership qualification.
The one day course is focused on HSE’s five critical leadership values:
- Building and promoting a shared H&S vision
- Being considerate and responsive
- Providing support and recognition
- Promoting fairness and trust in relationships with others
- Encouraging improvement, innovation and learning
Underpinning knowledge is also provided on: the moral, legal and financial reasons for good health and safety leadership; how leaders influence their organisations culture; different leadership styles; and how human failures impact health and safety performance and culture.
Whilst the course applies the critical leadership values to health and safety, they are clearly relevant to all dimensions of business performance and success. They are all values that we fully support based on our more than 30 years’ experience of health and safety consultancy and work as expert witnesses.
This course also comes at a good time for any organisation looking to adopt ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems. Leadership and commitment is at the centre of the Plan-Do-Check-Act model used in this standard. The new NEBOSH Certificate provides an ideal way of providing leaders with training to enable them to fulfil this vital requirement for achieving health and safety excellence. Identifying practical actions for improving how leaders demonstrate their commitment to health and safety in integral to how the certificate is assessed.
Our team of trainers comprises Steve Highley, Helen Conlin and Paul Haxell and we plan to add to this team in the future. We will be able to start running in-house courses from September 2018 and plan to offer open course dates later in the year.
Please contact us to find out more about in-house and open courses.