HSSE Leadership for Managers


As the educator and author Stephen Covey once said, “Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.”  This course aims to build an emotional commitment for HSSE and enables managers to effectively lead HSSE as an integral part of the business.  The course considers the interactions between the group, the individual, business systems and values.  It illustrates how bringing these elements together enables insights for the effective leadership of a proactive and ‘just’ HSSE culture and improved organisational risk management.  The course is highly interactive, with numerous practical case studies to illustrate the underlying theories.


At the end of the course you will be able to

  1. Lead positive HSSE cultural change within your team
  2. Become a champion for a proactive and just HSSE culture
  3. Commit to implementing your own personal HSSE leadership approach


Outline content

Introductions and “My leadership approach”

The business case

Courage for HSSE leadership

The leader’s role in preventing major accidents

An organisation’s HSSE cultural journey
  • The cultural ladder
  • The integral model: moving up the cultural ladder
Understanding motivation and behaviour
  • The behavioural model
  • Violations and human errors
A just HSSE culture and managing culpability

HSSE as a value
  • Personal values
  • The leadership challenge
Leadership in reducing HSSE risk and incidents
  • Risk and zero harm
  • Measuring performance
Qualities and skills of leaders
  • Transformational leadership
  • Mindfulness / chronic unease
Personal commitment and leading change.



Study options

In-house customised training can be provided upon request.  Enquire for further details.

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