The Case for Safety Leadership

Improve your workplace health and safety and uphold best practice by learning how to implement and lead a Safety First Culture.
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Improve your workplace health and safety and uphold best practice by learning how to implement and lead a Safety First Culture.

Engineers and the Australian Harmonised Work Health and Safety Law

This webinar will present the need to develop and uphold Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) best practice to comply with Australia’s harmonised WHS laws. It will explore the role that behaviour, as a significant differentiator, plays in meeting this challenge.

An industry facilitator will explore how workplace accountabilities for safety have shifted, presenting historical data on the safety outcomes of high-risk industries against global safety practices.

The webinar will reference the legislation and penalties within the Australian harmonised WHS laws, that set out the accountabilities of workers, managers and leaders at all levels of business.

Upon completion, participants will understand significance of achieving a “Safety First Culture” and the Safety Leader in meeting these accountabilities.

Watch on demand

This webinar was recorded and is available to watch through Engineers Australia’s new online streaming platform, EA On Demand.



1 hour
Online - On Demand
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1 hour

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Learning outcomes
  • Be able to define safety leadership
  • Understand the role that a Safety-First Culture and Safety Leadership play in improving workplace health and safety
  • Understand what skills, knowledge and behaviours are required for successful change
  • Gain insight into their, and their organisations development gaps required for successful change
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

Ideal for engineers and related professionals with at least two years' work experience that are exposed directly or indirectly to high risk activities.

This course is not role/task or discipline specific.


Participants need a working knowledge of the overarching principles of Workplace Health and Safety.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

The case for safety leadership

  • The “ripple effect” of a critical safety incident
  • The safety culture pendulum
  • A brief history of safety maturity

Building a safety-first culture

The relevance of the Australian Harmonised WHS Law

Safety Leadership

  • What is it
  • Why is it important
  • What are the required skills, knowledge and behaviours?
  • Who’s accountable?

Next steps

  • Ongoing opportunities for development
How you'll learn

Delivered via Webinar

Designed in collaboration with our industry facilitators and education experts, EEA Webinars focus on modules from our most popular face-to-face training courses. Content has been carefully crafted to deliver targeted and achievable learning outcomes within the hour and the sessions are interactive to keep you engaged.

Webinar platform - Zoom

These sessions run through Zoom. Once you register for a webinar, you will receive the unique Zoom link 24 hours before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

We suggest that you download the Zoom Desktop Client to ensure you can fully participate in the webinar. If you view the webinar through the Zoom web browser or via a phone or tablet device you may not be able to participate in the interactive elements such as answering polling questions. 

Please read through the following information on Zoom to ensure you are prepared for the webinar:

Andrew Gregory
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