Leading safely (IOSH certificate)

Leading safely (IOSH certificate) – overview

This is the one safety and health training course that senior leaders should take. Designed by IOSH in partnership with business leaders to ensure that the content is relevant, practical and to-the-point, the programme encourages participants to make a personal commitment to changing safety and health behaviours and practices in their businesses.

Full details below or download course outline.

Learning objectives

This programme has been designed to convince leaders that effective safety and health management creates real and lasting business benefits and that a good safety and health culture begins at the top. It covers:

  • Safety and health and what it means for different leadership roles
  • The responsibilities and behaviours of a leader
  • What effective health and safety leadership looks like
  • What happens when things go wrong
  • How leaders can make improvements
  • The benefits of effective safety leadership
Who should attend?

Leading safely is aimed at anyone with leadership responsibilities – CEOs, MDs, senior managers, directors and executives in a wide range of companies, large or small, in any sector.
Course format

A lively mix of formal input from the trainer, group discussion and extensive case study-based exercises, this is a relatively short day for busy people – a minimum of five hours ‘classroom’ time to meet the IOSH requirements allows further time, if required, to address any other H&S issues within the organisation.
Special features – IOSH certification

A unique pre-course diagnostic tool helps us to tailor the training precisely to a client organisation’s specific requirements.

Participants use the diagnostic tool, accessed via a mobile app, to identify their current safety and health position against a set of critical questions. The tool recommends the actions they should take.

Participants receive:

  • An app (via an app store – iOS from Apple or Android from Google Play) to access their diagnostic tool/ action planner
  • Access to a safety leadership community, with targeted news items and notifications from IOSH and up-to-date discussions on themes in safety leadership, fed in by trainers and course delegates
    Useful links about safety leadership (from the Health and Safety Executive and Institute of Directors)

At the end of the course, participants make a commitment to a personal action plan to improve their own and their organisations’ safety and health management.

Participants are awarded an IOSH ‘Leading Safely’ certificate. They leave the course by making a commitment to take action, with a plan to put into practice what they have learned.

Expert trainer

Subash is a Past President and current (2015) vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

A Chartered Fellow of IOSH, Subash has a wealth of experience in risk management, having worked across a range of sectors and disciplines in a truly diverse 25-year career to date.

Having qualified originally as an Occupational Hygienist, Subash started his professional career in local government before moving on to the brewing industry, working for Grand Metropolitan and Courage Brewing as their regional SHE Manager. His next career move led him to Rentokil Initial, where he spent eight years, the last two as a board director within Initial Catering Services.

In 2002, Subash founded a successful risk management and loss control consultancy that provides services to blue chip companies, as well as to a large number of SMEs, around the world.

Subash is an experienced health and safety trainer and public speaker. He contributes regularly to a number of health and safety publications as well as writing the successful ‘common sense guide to…’ series of books published by Routledge. He has been involved in the production of several health and safety documents for trade associations and for the Health and Safety Executive.

Outside the world of work, Subash was a public member of Network Rail (2008-11), is a serving Magistrate and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

An experienced trainer, he has a unique ability to captivate his audiences, as the following comments show:

‘Fantastic trainer who totally engaged and motivated the group.’

‘Subash again performed with knowledge, information and humour.’

‘Very well presented. I think the subject was demonstrated in a manner that meant all attendees were able to absorb and understand all items covered.’

‘I actually quite enjoyed the course!!’

‘A good course, excellent content and very well paced.’

‘Subash was extremely knowledgeable – a H&S encyclopaedia.’

‘A lot more interesting and engaging than expected!’

‘The speaker clearly had a significant breadth and depth of understanding and experience of the subject.’

‘Excellent use of case studies and ‘real life’ examples. A real professional.’

Leading safely (IOSH certificate) – course outline

The course covers:

  • Safety and health and what it means for different leadership roles
  • The responsibilities and behaviours of a leader
  • What effective health and safety leadership looks like
  • What happens when things go wrong
  • How leaders can make improvements
  • The benefits of effective safety leadership