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Health and Safety Leadership

Health and safety law places duties on organisations and employers. It is recognised that health and safety risk management requires strong leadership as well as workforce engagement.

Protecting the health and safety of employees or members of the public who may be affected by your activities is an essential part of risk management and must be led by the board.

We can help your organisation find the best ways to lead and promote health and safety, and therefore meet its legal obligations.

  • Strong and active leadership from the top:
  • visible, active commitment from the board;
  • establishing effective 'downward' communication systems and management structures;
  • integration of good health and safety management with business decisions.


HSE's leadership excellence programme

This programme draws on our regulatory experience and expertise as occupational psychologists and human factors specialists to help leaders at all levels understand and develop their health and safety roles and responsibilities in line with current regulation and the latest research. All of our courses are designed to have a workshop focus to allow for discussion and reflection.

HSE's leadership programme links in well with:





HSE's one day NEBOSH accredited workshop is designed to equip leaders with the knowledge and understanding of key health and safety leadership responsibilities and values (as identified through research), and understand how this enables them to work towards achieving health and safety cultural excellence. It provides leaders with the opportunity to share their own experiences, reflect on their capabilities, consider ways in which they can drive a leadership strategy forward in their own organisation and learn from their peers and HSE experts.

This course, developed by us in partnership with NEBOSH, is offered as an open one day face to face course, however, it can also be delivered in company



HSE has extensive experience in helping organisations work towards achieving a just culture where accountability and recognition are consistent and organisational learning takes place. We do this through cultural assessment and tailored leadership training and workshops.


HSE Guidance

The HSE website contains more information and Leadership guidance for all directors, governors, trustees, officers and their equivalents in the private, public and third sectors, small businesses and major hazard industries.


To contact us for more information or to speak to an expert you can email us at:



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