Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety

The only Behavioural Science course to be 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. They inspire people and capture their imagination by engaging them with narratives that change the way they think and feel about things.

£235 – Available now

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 Filings?
  • 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
  • Self Determination Theory
  • 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

How it works

From the comfort of your own space, you can complete the program in 4 to 6 hours or in bite sized chunks over a week or two, including the IOSH Assessment for only £235.

There are six really engaging and thought-provoking modules. People love the online learning platform because it’s interactive and easy to use and ideal for individuals and businesses.

It’s really easy to get started.

Program Designer & Lead Tutor


Our IOSH Certificated Behavioural Science for Leadership in Safety Program has been developed within an all new Learning Experience Platform (LXP).  It’s the only fully IOSH Certificated Behavioural Science for Leaders Program in the world and we’re really excited to share this with you.

Darren Sutton

Darren is a Performance Psychologist and the author of our IOSH Certificated Behavioural Science forLeadership in Safety and Performance Psychology for Safety Professionals programs. he is also the creator of the original IOSH Certificated Behavioural Safety Leadership program. He enjoys working with organisations who want to go beyond compliance and towards sustainable excellence in safety performance.  His hobbies include ocean swimming and live music.  He has held a variety of leadership roles in some of the most challenging environments in the world.


Typically 4-6 hours but there is plenty more content available for those that like to dig deeper into the wider academic literature and research papers that are made available.

Most delegates tend to progress through the course in bite sized chunks over a week or two.

Yes, the entire course can be completed online from the comfort of your own environment, including the official IOSH test.

The final test consists of 14 questions which are mostly multiple choice. The final question is a structured reflection statement regarding the 4 key things that delegates have learned as a direct result of completing the program.  

Something that you will KEEP doing, something to IMPROVE, anything you might need to STOP doing and then something new that you or your organisation will START doing differently.

Your certificate is posted out to your home or workplace location worldwide.  We can also scan the certificate and email a copy to you if you prefer.

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