Leading Safely – IOSH Award

Leading Safely – IOSH Award – overview

This is an opportunity to benchmark your current and future safety and health vision and priorities in line with global models of safety, and to benefit from good practice gathered from leading organisations from around the world.

Through lively discussion, debate and exercises, including benchmarking, gap analysis and case studies, leaders attending this programme deepen their understanding of how to use their skills to drive their organisation to the next level in its safety and health performance.

The programme is designed to help leaders:

  • Reduce accident rates, absence and sick leave
  • Increase productivity and profits
  • Improve their reputation among suppliers, clients and partners
  • Reduce insurance premiums and legal costs
  • Enhance their business continuity capability
  • Devise a personal action plan to improve their own and their organisations’ safety and health management

Based around the IOSH ‘Models of Safety’, the programme covers:

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

Full details below or download course outline.

Who should attend?

Anyone with leadership responsibility, eg, senior managers, directors, heads of departments, board members, business owners and chief executives.

Using a pre-course diagnostic tool, the session can be tailored to your organisation, sector or geographical location, making it relevant to any industry in any part of the world.

Course format

A one-day programme, for up to 12 people, the successful completion of which qualifies participants for the IOSH Award, Leading Safely.
Expert trainer

Subash is a Past President and Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). A Chartered Fellow of IOSH, he 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 a successful series of books published by Routledge:

  • Common Sense Guide to Health & Safety at Work
  • Common Sense Guide to Health and Safety in Construction
  • Common Sense Guide to Environmental Management
  • Common Sense Guide to Fire Safety and Management
  • Common Sense Guide to International Health and Safety
  • Common Sense Guide to Health and Safety for the Medical Professional

He has been involved in the production of several health and safety documents for trade associations and for the Health and Safety Executive.

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.’

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

‘A lot more interesting and engaging than expected!’

‘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