Manager’s Leadership for Safety Excellence

Leadership for Safety Excellence – Managers course is intended for municipal managers and senior managers who are accountable for health and safety within one or more departments in their organization. AMHSA recommends, the participants have taken Leadership for Safety Excellence for supervisors and/or other functional health and safety courses.

The course objectives are to provide participants with advanced knowledge in key health and safety management system processes to enhance skills obtained from previous courses.

These key areas are in:

  • Hazard Assessment
  • Formal Workplace Inspections
  • Incident Investigations

Managers Leadership for Safety Excellence also explores the Manager’s role in health and safety from both internal and external perspectives. This ranges from supporting a positive safety culture and working with a Health & Safety Committee or Representative, to incorporating health and safety into business planning, to meeting Occupational Health & Safety legislated responsibilities.

The course format includes classroom / live webinar instruction, group discussions, practical exercises, and videos. Course credit will be awarded following completion of a post-course assignment incorporating the learning outcomes.


The course consists of four separate modules:

  • Module 1 – Manager’s Role. This module will go beyond the functional learning of foundational courses to provide the knowledge to strategically incorporate health and safety into “business as usual”, advance your safety culture, support your supervisors, incorporate health and safetyi into performance reviews, and meet your legislated obligations.
  • Module 2 – Hazard Assessments. This module will enhance the participant’s understanding of how to involve workers in the hazard assessment process, how to assess the risk ranking and prioritization of hazards, and where to use the hazard assessment process to improve the health and safety management system.
  • Module 3 – Formal Workplace Inspections. This module will support your role in your workplace’s formal inspection program. Topics include how to add value to the inspection, how to incorporate employee behaviour observations, and the importance of following up on identified deficiencies.
  • Module 4 – Incident Investigations. This module will provide an overview of various incident investigation techniques and the manager’s role in the process. Topics include how to assess the quality of the identified root cause(s) and appropriateness of the corrective actions.

Duration: 1.5 days each with 6 hours of classroom instruction.

Optional Advanced Certificate: Advanced Leadership for Safety Excellence – Managers Advanced certificate is available should learners of the 2-day course submit a case study assignment, to be graded within 6 weeks following the course.


We have received immense positive feedback about our instructors Bob Montgomery and Sharon Young and the Managers LSE course.

"The most important thing I learned is that culture can really impact our organization!"

"The instructors are friendly and informative!"            "Sharon was great as usual!"

"Bob is such a positive person!"

"Engaging!"            "Good information and discussion!"

Members: $129.99+GST

Non-Members: $189.99+GST

To book a course call 1-800-267-9764. To view currently scheduled offerings, visit our course calendar.