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Safety Leadership for Managers in Oil & Gas
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Safety Leadership for Managers in Oil & Gas

2-Day Training Course: It’s all about the behaviours, motivation, accountability & ownership. A unique behavioural program examining the relationship between corporate structure & culture & human beliefs & attitudes when it comes to workplace health & safety. You will be guided towards developing your own sustained change acceptance program, & the skills to influence & coach others to embody a ‘one team’ safety culture

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Recognise and deal with the beliefs and attitudes of your team that impact health and safety (eg. risk tolerance)
  • Reflect on your own beliefs and attitudes around health, safety and zero harm
  • Understand the complex combinations of elements that cause a breakdown in safety culture, eg. ‘Them’ and ‘us’ attitudes where a frequent complaint is not feeling heard
  • Clarify safety behaviours and practices and model them into a coaching model
  • What is the trick to unlocking and reprogramming your own belief systems, and others?
  • Learn the critical skill of listening to engage
  • Move the safety culture from re-active to pro-active and onto resilient
  • Gain confidence in your ability to engage and influence your colleagues
  • Learn to have difficult conversations and develop your roles as a workplace coach

About the Course

The oil and gas industry faces some of the greatest exposures of all industries, from upstream exploration, to production, to downstream refining and transportation. So what can the leaders of today in oil and gas do? Engaging their managers down the line to embody a real commitment that supports excellence in injury prevention.

The science on engagement: There is abundant scientific evidence (positive psychology) that positive and engaged leaders have more impact on job satisfaction, well- being, safety engagement, productivity and morale than almost any other factor.

This course is not about safety guidelines, standards and requirements. It’s about developing your self-awareness and skills to engage others to embody the resolute rigor and discipline that is a safety culture.

We aim to energise, motivate and encourage you, as a leader, by taking you on a unique journey of self-reflection and emotional awareness. We will help you achieve leadership visibility and engagement in terms of how your team understands and respects what messages you are communicating.

Our goal is to then provide you with the confidence, beliefs, tools and insights that will enable you to motivate your teams to embody a safety culture. We will help you learn how to create accountability and ownership around safety, and how to make behaviours ‘stick’.

We provide ways to coach and empower your staff, to help create a “one team” culture and greatly increased acceptance of the need for change. We aim to help you grow from technical (facts and figures engineers) experts to people managers, confident in your ability to engage with and influence your colleagues.

Set your standards high: Strive for an incident free workplace: Believe in the benefits: Empower others to believe as you do.

Who Will Benefit

This is for all managers in the oil and gas industry who need to build their skills in managing and fostering a culture of safety. These could be front line supervisors, shift managers, corporate leaders or those in organisational capability and HR.

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Course Outline

Setting the Scene
How does the oil and gas industry rate on the scale of safety?

  • What has the industry has done well so far, and where does it need to be now?
  • What the industry has done to control the exposures that contribute to more minor accidents and incidents
  • Joint inspections
  • Audits
  • Worker-owned behaviour based processes

Understanding why safety culture is so hard to achieve

  • Appreciate the complex combinations of elements that affect the embodiment of safety in a workplace
  • Production deadlines
  • Varying risk tolerances
  • Outdated procedures
  • Training
  • Bureaucratic processes
  • Why viewing safety as a priority isn’t enough to affect safety performance
  • Making safety part of everything
  • Comparing work life to home life – what’s different? What’s the same?
  • How do we achieve a state where everybody is willing to go above and beyond for the sake of safety?
  • Organisational change

Modelling leaders on offshore operations who succeed with safety performance. Successful leader attributes:

  • Clear visions around safety and their expectations
  • Engage in and encourage others to communicate openly at all levels of the organisation/division
  • Encourage and enable others to raise safety issues and concerns
  • Provide feedback on behaviours, and ask for feedback in return
  • Engage workers in conversation and listen to their points of view
  • Praise more than criticise
  • Challenge and inspire others around safety
  • Are curious and ask questions – they don’t pretend to know it all
  • Focus on the most important exposures
  • Recognise accomplishments in safety
  • Hold themselves and others accountable for meeting safety expectations

Inside-out first – Self-awareness and self-reflection

This session focuses on how to build your own emotional intelligence, which will help with your ability to respectfully influence others to deliver organisational and personal objectives


  • Understanding emotions and how our belief structure affects behaviour
  • Understanding your beliefs and attitudes around safety. What does it mean?
  • Being “present-” recognising how distractions impact on awareness and safety
  • Identifying how we might have contributed to the development of other people’s emotions
  • Responding to and dealing with other people’s emotions


  • Understanding the development of emotions and behaviour and learning how to control and adjust them
  • Learning and applying the skills of self-control, particularly in emotion charged safety situations
  • Trustworthiness – what is it and how do we develop it?
  • How to develop personal flexibility

On-site & in-house training

Deliver this course how you want, where you want, when you want – and save up to 40%! 8+ employees seeking training on the same topic?

Talk to us about an on-site/in-house & customised solution.


Still have a question?

Sushil Kunwar
Training Consultant
+61 (0)2 9080 4395

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