Leading safely

A one-day IOSH-certified workshop

This one-day course gives anyone with leadership responsibility the practical knowledge and the strategic solutions needed for sustainable business advantage through good safety and health practice.

It is focused on delivering the knowledge and skills that:

  • Drive improvements in productivity
  • Increase profitability
  • Enhance corporate reputation
  • Strengthen the brand

through effective leadership of the health and safety agenda.

Learning objectives

The programme is designed to help leaders:

  • Reduce accident rates, absence and sick leave
  • Increase productivity and profits
  • Improve their reputation among suppliers, clients and partners
  • Reduce insurance premiums and legal costs
  • Enhance their business continuity capability
  • Devise a personal action plan to improve their own and their organisations’ safety and health management

Who should attend?

This course was designed by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health for directors, senior leaders and executives. It can be run just for the Board or for the wider leadership team.


  • Usually delivered as a one-day session (can be run as an overview half-day session if preferred, without the IOSH certificate)
  • Highly interactive, with plenty of discussion around different scenarios and issues of specific concern to you and your organisation
  • As a certificated programme, there’s an assessment at the end of the session. Learners use the IOSH diagnostic tool, accessed via a mobile app, to identify their current safety and health position against a set of critical questions. The tool recommends the actions they should take. At the end of the programme they make a commitment to a personal action plan to improve their own and their organisations’ safety and health management.

Special features

This is an IOSH certification programme.

Using a pre-course diagnostic tool, the session can be tailored to your organisation, sector or geographical location, making it relevant to any industry in any part of the world.

Meet the trainer

Subash is a Past President and Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). A Chartered Fellow of IOSH, he has a wealth of experience in safety and health risk management, having worked across a range of sectors and disciplines in a truly diverse 25-year career to date. A very popular trainer, as well as a hugely respected consultant, he is also a prolific author.

Workshop outline

Based around the IOSH ‘Models of Safety’, the programme covers:

  • Safety and health and what it means for different leadership roles
  • The responsibilities and behaviours of a leader
  • What effective safety and health leadership looks like
  • How to get things right
  • How leaders can make improvements
  • The benefits of effective safety and health leadership

For a no-obligation discussion about running this programme for your organisation on an in-house basis, just give us a call on 01582 463465.