To succeed in a leadership role in modern business, you’ll need a detailed knowledge of best health and safety practice. Moreover, you’ll need to be able to implement that knowledge and create a safer environment for your workforce and customers. Businesses are already benefiting from

Leading Safely, implementing new and improved practices and organisational cultures, and being a great deal healthier and safer as a result. Provided that they’re adopted from the top, good health and safety can make a wise and sensible investment for your business.

IOSH Leading Safely Course Overview

In collaboration with business leaders, IOSH have designed a course that will increase the value of your organisation and everyone in it. The most noteworthy aspect of the IOSH Leading Safely course is that it allows delegates to benchmark their current and future health and safety performance, and compare themselves to global safety models. You’ll be able to establish where you are currently, where you need to be, and how to move from the former to the latter.

During the IOSH Leading Safely course, you’ll learn about:

  • What health and safety means for different leadership positions
  • What a leader should do in order to foster good health and safety practice
  • What improvements you can make to achieve superior performance

Having completed the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand best practice from across the world
  • Identify what steps you need to take to achieve your health and safety vision
  • Compare your health and safety performance against others

Having done this, you’ll be rewarded with:

  • Reduced accident rates
  • Reduced absence and sick leave
  • Superior productivity
  • A better reputation among suppliers, clients and other outside bodies
  • Less outlay on insurance and legal fees
  • Better business continuity

To complete the IOSH Leading Safely course, you’ll need to use a special diagnostic program which comes in the form of a smartphone application. In it, you’ll be faced with a series of questions designed to identify the learner’s current health and safety position. The application will then present the learner with a series of recommendations of what action (if any) should be taken. Finally, when the training course is almost complete, the learner will complete a special ‘personal action plan’, which will chart the best way to improve the organisation’s safety and health management.

During the training, learners will be presented with their app, which can be used to access the diagnostic tool and planner. But perhaps more importantly, they’ll also get access to the health and safety leadership community, along with regular news from IOSH and discussion about how superior standards of health and safety can be achieved.

IOSH Leading Safely training is a one-day course and will take place over five hours.