Health & Safety Courses for Organisations Who Seek Excellence From Their Teams

The only Behavioural Science and Performance Psychology courses for leaders in health & safety approved by IOSH

The way we approach safety, health and wellbeing has to change. Only then will we start to see a shift in people’s attitudes, behaviour and performance. 

How? By starting to think more like innovative creative professionals who understand the value of applying the principles of behavioural science to performance excellence and improved health & safety culture. They inspire people and capture their imagination by engaging them with narratives that change the way they think and feel about things.

Our communications in critically important areas of business such as sales, customer services and quality are meaningful and impactful. What if we did the same for safety?

Both these IOSH certified health and safety courses are available as a Blended Learning Option, which is a combination of self-led online learning and virtual live sessions with me. 

A blend of online & live health and safety training for corporate partners

EXCLUSIVE to our Corporate Partners with 8 or more delegates with online and live sessions.

Each delegate will be given access to our online learning platform. Then over a set time period, they will be guided through a series of live sessions usually over two weeks.

A suggested schedule is outlined below.

Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety

Course content

Module 1

Safety Leadership
  • Understanding your leadership style.
  • Effective traits
  • Building culture
  • End of module quiz

Module 2

Avoiding Failure or Creating Excellence
  • Swiss Cheese or Iron Fillings?
  • End of module quiz

Module 3

Key Drivers of Behaviour
  • Impact of language
  • End of module quiz

Module 4

Behavioural science relating to safety performance
  • SDT
  • Growth mindset
  • Self-talk
  • Coaching and mindfulness for safety
  • End of module quiz

Module 5

ABC Analysis
  • Innovative antecedents
  • Practical applications
  • End of module quiz

Module 6

Goal Setting
  • Sustainable excellence
  • 10-20-70 principle
  • End of module quiz
  • End of course assessment

Week 1

Self-Study
Module One
Safety Leadership
Live Session
Monday 10:00 to 12:00
Module One in Practice
Self-Study
Module Two
Avoiding Failure or Creating Excellence
Live Session
Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00
Module Two in Practice
Self-Study
Module Three
Key Drivers of Behaviour
Live Session
Friday 10:00 to 12:00
Module Three in Practice

Week 2

Self-Study
Module Four
Behavioural Science Relating to Safety Performance
Live Session
Monday 10:00 to 12:00
Module Four in Practice
Self-Study
Module Five
ABC Analysis
Live Session
Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00
Module Five in Practice
Self-Study
Module Six
Goal Setting for Sustainable Excellence
Live Session
Friday 10:00 to 12:00
Module Six in Practice

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Performance Psychology for Safety and Health Professionals

Course content

Module 1

The Psychological Characteristics of Developing Excellence
  • PCDEs
  • Underpinning Behaviour
  • Case Study
  • End of module quiz

Module 2

Preparation for Performance
  •  PETTLEP
  • Imagery
  • Periodisation
  • End of module quiz

Module 3

Think like a Champion
  • Motivation
  • REBT
  • Confidence
  • Self-Belief and Self Talk
  • End of module quiz

Module 4

Coping with Pressure and Challenging Situations
  • End of module quiz

Module 5

How Elite Performance Coaches Inspire Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Creating a Positive Culture
  • End of module quiz

Module 6

Goal Setting for Elite Performance
  • Performance Profiling.
  • Evaluating Performance.
  • End of module quiz
  • End of course assessment

Week 1

Self-Study
Module One
Characteristics of Developing Excellence
Live Session
Monday 10:00 to 12:00
Module One in Practice
Self-Study
Module Two
Preparation for Performance
Live Session
Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00
Module Two in Practice
Self-Study
Module Three
Growth Mindset and Self-Talk
Live Session
Friday 10:00 to 12:00
Module Three in Practice

Week 2

Self-Study
Module Four
Coping with Pressure and Challenging Situations
Live Session
Monday 10:00 to 12:00
Module Four in Practice
Self-Study
Module Five
Think Like an Elite Performance Coach
Live Session
Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00
Module Five in Practice
Self-Study
Module Six
Goal Setting for Sustainable Excellence
Live Session
Friday 10:00 to 12:00
Module Six in Practice

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Darren delivered a blended learning course for the IOSH Behavioural Safety Leadership Certificate for 12 delegates, virtually within Yondr over 2 weeks. The range of attendees varied from people starting in their safety career to experienced project directors and safety professionals. Feedback from our team was that the course was engaging and thought-provoking. The skills learned by the team is a positive step toward enhancing the safety culture within Yondr. I would not hesitate in approaching Darren, Linda and the team in future training needs within Yondr.

Gareth Evans
Group HSQE Director at Yondr Group

The online course was absolutely fantastic! I hammered it out in a day whilst my advisor spaced his out over 3 – 4 sittings. The course was full of useful videos from the both Darren and extra content from TED Talks, presentations and assessments at the end of each section to verify learning and understanding. The course truly inspired me and revived my love for health safety and changing behaviours. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who is short of time (and budget) to be away from the office

Mandy Knowles
CMIOSH & Independent Consultant

I worked with Darren for the first time when I was working for Sodexo in the UK. We were at a point when the incident performance was ‘flatlining’ and whilst the safety culture was good I would struggle to say it was ‘interdependent’. The course Darren delivered then for us inspired the team and flipped the way we thought and felt about safety performance There was far more engagement and people were happy to engage with safety – a real culture change. The H&S team are inspired as they are giving positive messaging and we are developing a module on leading safety for our overall leadership training programme.

Sheena Eyre
Head of Safety Strategy NHS Property

Darren has helped change the way that many of the senior people in our organisation think about safety. The impact of his training has gone beyond the health and safety arena by challenging the business leaders to think about the way they approach leadership in general.

I have partnered with Darren and BSST for over 10 years, people still recall their first training and often recite stories of their experience of the program.

Mike O'Hara
Group HSEQ Director at Grafton Group