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Creating a Safety Culture of Excellence

ETC Venues Marble Arch
Garfield House
86 Edgware Road
W2 2EA


Safety culture is often referred to as 'the way things are done around here'. It's a combination of the attitudes, values and behaviours held within an organisation, as well the management systems and procedures that influence how something is really done, rather than how it should be done.

Poor safety culture has contributed to many major incidents and personal injuries and can be just as influential on safety outcomes as the organisation's safety management system (SMS) itself.

Symptoms of poor cultural factors can include:

  • Widespread, routine procedural violations
  • Failure to comply with safety systems and procedures (although either of these can also be due to poor procedure design)
  • Management decisions that appear consistently to put production or cost before safety

The course adopts a holistic approach to health and safety cultural improvement incorporating HSE's ASCENT - Achieving Safety Culture Excellence Now and Tomorrow programme.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to develop a safety culture enhancement programme including:

  • Building a business case and getting senior management buy in
  • Programme planning and communication
  • Gathering and using different data
  • Engaging with staff
  • Prioritising and evaluating interventions

What the course will cover

This course, delivered by HSE and industry experts, provides delegates with an understanding of the many factors that influence both workers' and managers' attitudes to safety and how these may be enhanced.

It differs from other courses on this topic by demonstrating how behaviour change, leadership and worker engagement can be incorporated into the wider health and safety management system to ensure an integrated, and therefore more effective, approach to risk management.

Who should attend?

This course is most appropriate for health and safety managers with limited knowledge/experience of safety culture who are intending to implement a safety culture enhancement programme within part or all of their organisation.


ETC Venues Marble Arch
Garfield House
86 Edgware Road
W2 2EA


£675 per person.

This includes a continental breakfast on arrival, refreshments throughout the day (including coffee, tea, pastries, biscuits and snacks), a hot restaurant lunch, course notes and a certificate of attendance.

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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