Leadership in Safety

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

Target audience

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

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

How you will be assessed

You will need to complete and submit a take home assignment within 3 months of attending the course.

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.

Learners will examine 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 then 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. Learners will practise having positive conversations with staff and how to coach staff to improve.

Learners will discover 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.

Site Safe regularly reviews and updates course content in partnership with the construction industry to ensure alignment to best practice industry standards. Our latest version of the Site Safe Passport takes an interactive format, including group workshops and videos to ensure an engaging and enjoyable learning experience. Visit our Why Choose Site Safe Training page for more information.

Language requirements

To complete this course successfully, learners must be able to read and understand conversational English. If you are not comfortable with English comprehension or if you need assistance in choosing the right course for you please contact us.

What you'll get at the end of the course

  • A Site Safety Card (Passport) valid for two years
  • A downloadable and printable E-certificate to celebrate your achievement
  • 7 credits towards the Health and Safety in Construction Programme
  • 8 Licensed Building Practitioner points

Next learning steps

Completing this course and passing the assignment means you'll gain site access for the next two years.

When it's time to renew your site access again you don't need to complete the same course - expand your health and safety knowledge with a different course that's relevant to you. Have a look at the pathway examples for more training options or progress your height learning.

Completing this course will also mean that you are well on your way to gaining a qualification in health and safety; check out the Health and Safety in Construction Programme page for more info.  

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.

For a full list of our training courses visit our Our Training Courses page.

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