Safety Excellence for Leaders

Safety Excellence for Leaders is a two-hour workshop designed specifically for senior business leaders in New Zealand’s construction industry. Learn how to lead and build a positive health and safety culture in your organisation and move beyond compliance. Understand what drives improved safety performance and gain the confidence to influence your contractors, workers and organisation with a practical action plan.

Target audience

Senior leaders of small to medium construction/associated companies, including:

  • Chief executives.
  • Directors.
  • Business owners.
  • Senior managers e.g. general managers and operations managers.
  • Senior executives.

Learning outcomes

Not applicable

How you will be assessed

This forum does not have an assessment.

What the course covers

This interactive workshop takes the form of a facilitated discussion around the following topics, where participants learn from their peers, real-life case studies and roleplays.

  • People and Business Benefits – Know it, own it.
  • Compliance – Understand it and move beyond it.
  • Culture – Evaluate and lead the change.
  • Get involved – Communicate confidently and influence positively.
  • Measure what matters – Re-evaluate what’s measured.
  • Identify key areas of improvement and formulate an action plan.


Led by an experienced health and safety professional, this workshop encourages active debate on how to influence and lead the change in health and safety culture. Learners will be challenged to re-evaluate where their organisation stands on key health and safety indicators and emerge with clear action plans to address their pain points.

Language requirements

To get the most out of this forum, participants must be able to read and understand conversational English.

What you'll get at the end of the course

Safety Excellence for Leaders Certificate upon successful completion of the forum.

Next learning steps

We encourage you to attend other Site Safe courses or another forum to build on the learning you have already achieved.

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