Leadership in Safety

A one-day course designed to develop workplace leaders who inspire health and safety improvements on site.

A course suitable for on-site leaders including: experienced workers, leading hands, foreman and supervisors; and senior leaders including: site managers and project managers.

With the Leadership in Safety course you will:

  • Accept and promote the benefits of high-level health and safety performance
  • Understand your company’s health and safety culture
  • Ensure there is accountability in your health and safety systems
  • Encourage your bosses to be involved in health and safety
  • Improve performance and culture through positive health and safety conversations
  • Engage and support workers so they are empowered to be personally responsible for their health and safety

What The Course Covers

Learn to better engage, support and empower workers on site to be safe.

We will explain the business case for health and safety, showing the wide range of tangible and financial benefits gained through high-level health and safety performance. This establishes the need for improved leadership.

Trainees will learn about the origin of their company’s health and safety culture and their own role in shaping the culture to improve health and safety performance. We will discuss the primary legal duties and ways in which these can be met.

The course looks at how to build accountability into the health and safety system to ensure that all health and safety activities are effective and working. Trainees will practise having positive conversations with staff and how to coach staff to improve.

Trainees will learn how to engage and support workers, showing them that they are each empowered to always be safe.

Finally, the course will demonstrate how site leaders can encourage their company’s senior leaders to become more involved in health and safety, so that good health and safety practices are viewed as important and worth doing by staff and subcontractors.


  • Assignment to be completed at trainees workplace

Site Safe regularly reviews and updates course content in partnership with the Construction industry, to ensure alignment to best practice industry standards. Visit our Why Choose Site Safe Training page for more information.

What You Will Get at the End of the Course

  • A Gold Site Safety Card/Passport (valid for two years)
  • Leadership in Safety Certificate
  • 12 credits towards the Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety
  • 8 Licensed Building Practitioner points

Please note: all the above will be provided upon successful completion of the course assignment.

Your Next Learning Steps

Completing a Site Safe Passport means you'll gain site access for the next two years.

When it's time to renew your site access you don't need to complete the same course again - expand your health and safety knowledge with a different course that's relevant to you.Your site access will automatically renew and you'll earn extra credits towards your Certificate in Construction Site Safety.

Have a look at the pathway examples for more training options after successfully completing this course.

Check out our Training CPD Matrix to see Site Safe courses and credits at a glance.

Please note: If you are attending a 1 or 2 day Site Safe course then you need to bring with you a form of identification that can be verified (travel passport, birth certificate or residency certificate). This is required by NZQA and the Tertiary Education Commission.

Book your seat on the next course today, or contact us for more information.

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