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 Tutor

Darren Sutton MSc (Performance Psychology)

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.

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.”

Lawrence – Front Line Leader

“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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1.1. Leadership and its Impact on Safety Performance

Length: 15 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Intermediate

Course Navigation Tip Videos are embedded within the course programme.  By clicking the play button, the clip will show within the screen.  It might be a good idea to raise the volume on your device for some clips.  There is an option to enlarge each video to FULL SCREEN mode by clicking on the ENTER [...]

1.2 – Culture and its Impact on Safety Performance

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.

2.3 – Let’s Focus on Violations

Course Teacher: Darren Sutton

Ok, so let's try and get a good understanding of the type of human failure that we call violations.  These are perhaps the easiest type of human failure to understand and they are actually quite common.  A violation is when an individual knows what they should be doing as they have been trained or they [...]

2.4 – And Now Mistakes

Length: 10 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Beginner

Mistakes can be sub-divided into two categories.  There are Knowledge Based mistakes and Rule Based mistakes.  Try not to confuse the Rule Based mistakes with Violations, the terminology often confuses people.  Let's explore exactly what we mean by MISTAKES. And here are the slides that we use to explain mistakes again using our speeding on [...]

2.5 – and Finally, Slips and Lapses

Length: 10 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Beginner

Slips and lapses of concentration are quite easy to understand as most people will be familiar with either forgetting to do something, being distracted or perhaps rushing to get something done and not completing a task as it should have been done.  These are all examples of a slip or lapse in concentration.  Here's another [...]

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.

5.2 – ABC Analysis in Practice

Length: 15 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Intermediate

In this lesson, you will learn how to apply the principles of ABC Analysis using practical examples     ABC Analysis is a great way to analyse peoples behaviour.  Once we understand that here might be flaws in our Antecedents or Activators and that our Consequences might be misaligned then we can then start to [...]

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.

7.2. A Look Forward, the Slides and some Further Learning Resources

Length: 10 minutesCourse Teacher: Darren SuttonComplexity: Advanced

Here's some extra reading resources for those interested in exploring things further: Black Box Thinking - Mathew Syed Drive - Dan Pink Here's that video clip from Dan Pink again Power of Why and Leaders Eat Last - Simon Sinek HSG 48 - Reducing Error & Influencing Behaviour Following and Leading in Risk and For [...]