NEBOSH has partnered with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to develop a new qualification specifically for senior business leaders or those aspiring to this role.

Launched on 30 April, the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence will support leaders who want to make a real difference to health and safety performance and culture within their organisations.

NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth, commented: “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.”

Teresa added: “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.”

NEBOSH and HSE worked with business leaders, union representatives, health and safety directors, and managers to create this new qualification. Here are just some of their thoughts around the need for the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership Excellence, and the benefits it will bring:

Nigel Clamp – Health and Safety Director, Africa and Eastern Mediterranean Basin Region at HeidelbergCement AG

“Good safety is good business and leaders need to know how to have a bigger influence to ensure they drive the health and safety improvement agenda down through the organisation.

“This 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.”

Jassim Darwish (Pictured Above) – Safety, Security, Health and Environment Manager at GPIC (Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company)

“I believe most organisations here in the Gulf will be motivated to send their leaders and senior managers on a course leading to this new qualification. Inspiring and leading change is a vital aspect of developing a strong safety culture in any organisation; giving our leaders greater confidence and an understanding of how they can bring about such change is a very important part of the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health and Safety Leadership.”

For more information, please visit the NEBOSH website.