IOSH Approved Behavioural Safety Leadership Programme – ELearning Version

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We’re delighted that such a globally respected professional body like IOSH have formally approved this course.  This is still the only Behavioural Safety Leadership Programme that has full IOSH certification.

On successful completion of this programme, all necessary training materials including ppt slides and other useful resources are provided to enable you to deliver similar programmes within your own organisation or to your client base. For those that would like a recognised Behavioural Safety or Safety Leadership qualification, this is the course for you.

Course Designer & Lead Tutors

Darren Sutton MSc (Performance Psychology) & Professor Andrew Sharman

Darren works with organisations who want to go beyond compliance and towards excellence in safety performance. He holds an MSc in Performance Psychology and is passionate about helping people and their organisations become the very best that they can be.  His hobbies include travel, ocean swimming and live music.  He has held a variety of leadership roles in some of the most challenging environments in the world.  Find more about Darren here.

Now featuring additional content from Professor Andrew Sharman, Chief Executive of RMS Switzerland.  Working in safety for 20 years, Andrew has built a global reputation as a thought leader in the field of Safety Culture and Leadership and is a sought-after presenter with a powerful yet down-to-earth style, a deep command over a room, and the unique ability to not only illuminate and inspire, but leave participants with tangible, actionable ideas, strategies and practices proven to make a huge difference in both the workplace and in life more broadly.  He energizes CEOs, Presidents and senior leadership teams of multinational corporate clients, galvanizing commitment and developing leadership skills that systematically move the organization towards a robust and sustainable culture of excellence.

Andrew’s first book, From Accidents to Zero: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Workplace Safety Culture, sold more than 10,000 copies in its first year of publication (2014), and has become a global best-seller.  Described by industry leaders as “Essential reading”, “Truly stellar” and “an indispensable, must-read seminal text” and with reviews encouraging “buy copies for all your management team”.


Some Recent Feedback From This Course
Jon – Safety Professional

“What a great journey – I became hooked on the quality of the information the course was providing – Each module had good depth and progressive content. I was able to relate to and engage with all of it – not only happy to pass the exam but especially pleased to be informed that I was your highest scoring student to date. I have learnt a lot and particularly look forward to applying new techniques in my workplace.  I highly recommend this course to others with an interest in making sustainable changes in Behavioural Safety Leadership – Thank you”

Victoria – Independent Consultant

“Just found out that I’ve passed the IOSH behavioural safety course – joint highest mark so far. Feeling pretty pleased with myself right now. I wanted to challenge myself and that’s exactly what I got. The e-learning version takes discipline, but is also very easy to follow and very enjoyable. I would recommend this course to anyone. It’s not just about safety, it’s about mindset, challenge and communication within the workplace. I will certainly be sharing some of the course principles with my Clients.”

Unwana – MSc Graduate & Business Owner

“I’ve learnt so much from this programme, really looking forward to sharing my new knowledge”

Mandy – Safety Professional

“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 trainer, 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.”

Darren – Safety Professional & Business Owner

“Excellent course all round. Highly recommended to all those who want to make a positive impact in safety”

Kenny – Safety Professional, Paramedic, Business Owner

“We both had this buzz of energy and excitement about the course and the future direction of our training.  Your teaching methods and theories that we learned….We just did not want the course to end!”

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1.2 – Culture and its Impact on Behaviour

Length: 30 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Intermediate

Culture can be defined as “the collective values, attitudes and beliefs that effect the behaviour and performance of individuals at all levels”. Or, “The way we do things around here”. Safety behaviours and performance will be determined by our culture.

1.3 – The Importance of Engagement

Course Teacher: Darren Sutton

Meaningful engagement unlocks discretionary effort. It is a key component of Servant Leadership and critical to influencing behaviour is safety. This lesson looks at how we can do this better.

2.1 – Swiss Cheese Theory

Length: 45 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Beginner

Accidents are rarely due to one human failure. It’s usually a combination of many failures throughout the leadership chain. This lesson explores how disasters occur and how to stop them.

2.2 – Types of Human Failure

Course Teacher: Darren Sutton

There are different types of human failure, this lesson highlights each category and explores what can be done to minimise them.

3.1 – Behavioural Change Models

Length: 30 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Intermediate

This lesson will explore some of the ways that behaviour changes. We need to understand this if we want to change people’s behaviour in safety.

3.2 – Conscious and Subconscious Thought

Length: 30 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Beginner

This lesson will describe the differences between Conscious thought and Sub-conscious thought and highlight their relevance to behaviour.

4.2 – The Impact of Language on Behaviour

Length: 15 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Intermediate

The way we communicate can have a huge impact on behaviour. This lesson will look at three key words and how best to deploy them for maximum impact on safety performance

4.3 – Extrinsic Vs Intrinsic Motivators

Course Teacher: Darren Sutton

Incentivising performance usually leads to all kinds of unwanted behaviours. This lesson will highlight the many perils of incentivising performance.

5.1 – Introduction to ABC Analysis

Length: 20 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Intermediate

ABC Analysis provides the cornerstone of successful behavioural safety programmes throughout the world. This lesson highlights how we can use this model to first analyse and then change behaviours in safety.

6.1 – Goal Setting for High Performance

Length: 20 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Intermediate

Effective Goal Setting is an important part of driving performance. In Performance Psychology we have developed ways of driving success which is much more sustainable than the traditional SMART target approach. This lesson looks at some of the best ways to set goals for optimum and sustainable high performance.

6.2 – Sustainable Change

Length: 20 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Advanced

It’s important to make sure that our learning sticks and becomes embedded throughout our organisation. This lesson identifies the most effective ways of doing that.