Safety Leadership Fundamentals

Engineering context

Safety remains the focus of most business sectors domestically and internationally, increasingly so in the mining, oil and gas, power, transport, construction and other high-risk industries. Lessons learnt over the last two decades have provided clarity on areas that provide the greatest safety returns, most notably safety leadership, culture and workplace behaviours.

This two-day course is designed to have a positive impact on safety by meeting the specific needs of engineers who may have already undertaken basic safety training and have workplace experience in traditional safety approaches.

It covers the skills and knowledge required to gain a shared understanding of safety principles and points of view between safety and other business leaders, so as to challenge existing safety practice and paradigms, and to plan and implement positive change.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the global safety culture journey and its impact on safety performance
  • Clarify the current safety definitions and practices
  • Understand the potential limitations of our natural “reactive” mindset and personal preferred behaviours in leading safety
  • Explore and develop the preferred safety leaders mindset and behaviours
  • Understand and challenge behaviours deemed unsafe by others and engage others to develop skills to do the same
  • Create an action plan tailored to own gaps and developmental needs

Related courses

This course forms part one of the Safety Leadership Program. Part two focuses on:

Leading Safety Culture

Safety Leadership Fundamentals
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Is this course for you?

This course is ideal for engineers, managers and leaders from any discipline or industry that are exposed directly or indirectly to high risk activities.

This course is not role/task specific, but seeks to create self-awareness in and empower all levels within a business to manage and lead safety, independently of the role/task hierarchy.

Participants only need a “working knowledge” of current safety practices.

Your facilitator for this course

Andrew Gregory has 33 years experience in education, the last 17, in organisational learning, development and cultural change. The motivation for his work is driven by a passion for adult learning methodologies, advanced experiential facilitation techniques, learning through play and reflection.

He has worked at diverse levels and sectors within learning and development, creating solutions for technical, role specific, management, leadership, safety and cultural change needs.

He achieves this through engaging leaders, managers and teams in partnership with key stakeholders to challenge existing learning and development culture paradigms, advancing the principles of customised experiential learning and coaching solutions, through the use of technology and evidence based decision making.


Martin Gregory’s role as facilitator and consultant spans 30 years. He is passionate about making a difference through leadership and learning and has a flexible and personable approach which makes him a popular and effective facilitator and coach.

Martin works with managers and teams to improve personal and organisational performance with extensive experience in the community, public, resource, construction and manufacturing sectors. He works with clients to design and deliver safety leadership programs to support the safety culture they desire.

He was a founding member and part owner of MODAL Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s leading organisational development firms for 20 years.

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