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New ‘Health and Safety Leadership Excellence’ Launched By NEBOSH & HSE


New qualification certificate will carve out leaders to contribute to “a real difference”.

Dailycsr.com – 26 June 2018 – On April 30, 2018, the “NEBOSH HSE Certificate” was launched for “Health and Safety Leadership Excellence”. This certificate course will equip leaders to “make a real difference” in their performance in health and safety, besides nurturing the same culture in “their organisations.
In the words of NEBOSH’s Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth:
“This new one day qualification highlights the clear moral, legal and financial business case for improving health and safety culture. It covers the key competencies and behaviours HSE research indicates are associated with health and safety leadership excellence so that delegates can become better advocates and influencers of health and safety.”
“We are delighted to have worked again with HSE on this new qualification. Our ability to deliver strong, credible professional occupational safety and health qualifications combined with HSE’s industry-leading knowledge and expertise gives real value to our students and their places of work.”
Many business leaders, from various fields, managers and directors of health and safety and union representatives were involved with HSE and NEBOSH in the creation of the above mentioned qualification. Talking about the qualification, the Health and Safety Director, “Africa & Eastern Mediterranean Basin Region, HeidelbergCement AG”, Nigel Clamp said:
“Good leaders understand there are now all kinds of drivers for improving safety. Putting the moral aspects to one side, the stock market and your business peers understand more than ever now that safety performance can mirror your overall management performance. Good safety is good business and leaders need to know how to have a bigger influence on their managers to ensure they drive the health and safety improvement agenda down through the organisation.
“This new qualification may well be an excellent new tool for health and safety directors and managers, who want something tangible they can run to the board with. Encouraging leaders to take this qualification can potentially support them in their efforts to improve health and safety culture, behaviour and performance”.
While, the ‘National Health and Safety Advisor at Trade Union Unite’, Bud Hudspith said:
“It can be all too easy for leaders to say all of the right things on health and safety without ever passing it on to their managers, who may simply continue to do the wrong things”.
“One important and positive aspect of this new qualification is the partnership between HSE and NEBOSH. Having HSE involvement is absolutely crucial as organisations will sit up and take notice of anything that has come through HSE. It is good to see the availability of an accredited course for senior executives when so few are available. Training is needed at all levels of organisations.”