HSSE Leadership for Supervisors


In many respects, great leadership is most important at front-line levels of an organisation because this is where a business most directly touches its workers.  Yet, sadly, this is the level of leadership at which many organisations fall apart.  This course aims to build an emotional commitment for HSSE and enables supervisors to effectively lead HSSE as an integral part of their day to day activities.  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 supervisory 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”

Courage for HSSE leadership

The supervisor’s role in preventing incidents

An organisation’s HSSE cultural journey
  • The cultural ladder
  • The integral model
  • A just HSSE culture
Understanding motivation and behaviour
  • The behavioural model
  • Violations and human errors
HSSE as a value
  • Personal values
  • The supervisory challenge
Leadership in reducing HSSE risk and incidents

Qualities and skills of leaders
  • Situational leadership
Important aspects of supervision
  • Weak signals
  • Situational awareness
  • Improving your supervisory skills
Personal commitment and leading change



Study options

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

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