Leadership for Safety

Leadership for Safety

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • $79.99 excl. GST


This online Leadership for Safety course is designed to offer a foundational understanding of the contemporary leadership principles required to begin the journey toward becoming an exceptional Safety Leader in the workplace.


This course is not just for those employees currently working in the safety departments or for employees holding leadership positions in their organizations. All employees with a basic, entry-level knowledge of safety in the workplace can use this program to improve their own safety and positively influence the overall safety culture in their workplace.


Important Note! This course differs from other safety leadership courses in that it focuses on how practical, contemporary leadership principles can be applied to safety in the workplace; as opposed to the typical safety leadership courses which only cover basic safety principles with the word ‘leadership’ arbitrarily added to the course title.


After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Contribute the safety leadership knowledge needed to help their organization achieve a higher level of safety excellence.

  • Understand the responsibilities of a safety leader.

  • Explain how contemporary leadership principles can be applied to safety in the workplace.

  • List the specific safety tools every safety leader should strive to possess and continually improve upon.

  • Discuss thoughtful, innovative, and effective solutions to safety issues in the workplace (e.g., safety incidents, non-conformance, disputes, etc).

  • Recognize the importance of the role safety mentorship plays in creating and developing other safety leaders in the workplace to improve the overall safety culture.

Leadership for Safety online covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Leadership SafetyResponsibilities of Safety Leaders

    • What is Leadership for Safety?

    • What Leadership for Safety Is Not.

    • The Importance of Safety.

  • Essential Leadership for Safety Tools

  • Accountability

    • Do What You Say You Will Do (DWYSYWD).

    • Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA)

  • AttributesTrust

    • Humility

    • Focus

    • People Skills

    • Communication Skills

  • Engagement & Empowerment

  • Recognition

Testing conducted in this online Leadership for Safety course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for employees who already have a basic knowledge of accepted workplace safety practices and principles (e.g., Identifying and assessing hazards associated with their tasks, understanding the personal protective equipment they are required to wear, etc.) and are looking to make a more significant impact in their workplace through safety leadership.