**IOSH Leading Safely for Health & Safety Professionals



Hosking Associates have created a unique IOSH Leading Safely course for women aimed at Health & Safety Professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit working in leadership roles.

You may be the only person in your organisation with your skillset, you may be responsible for significant organisational change or you may have a role where you are responsible for other Health & Safety professionals or countries. You may be someone about to step into a role like this and need help to understand the language of business, influence transformation and add value by making Health & Safety an enabler for success. You may even have a team of Health & Safety professionals who need a boost.

Even better, L’Oréal and RoSPA have come together to offer a limited number of spaces as part of their Safe@Work Safe@Home partnership to fully fund a handful of places each year to help those who identify as women and work in Health & Safety reach more senior roles. This is also in conjunction with the OneWISH coalition aimed at increasing the number of women and underrepresented groups in Health & Safety.

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If you would like to be considered for one of the places on the programme simply complete the online application form. Your 250-word personal statement will explain how this exciting opportunity will help you and your business. We need your name, company/organisation, role, country of residence, and contact number.

Successful applicants will be supported via mentoring and support following the session. Part of the program covers how you make yourself and your work more visible to in turn help other women. Therefore, we are looking for proactive individuals prepared to be visible by writing blogs, opinion articles and talking about their journey. To find out what the first group of women thought after joining the programme and completing the training click here.

Leading Safely for Health & Safety Professionals is hosted by Louise Hosking via Zoom making it available to anyone, anywhere. Delivered 09:30 to 16:30 UK time.

Upcoming courses:


24th November 2022

Hosted by Louise Hosking via Zoom 09:30 to 16:30 UK time.

Note: Applications will be reviewed and decisions communicated shortly after the closing date for each.


The session will cover the same core aspects as the regular IOSH Leading Safely course which is explained here, plus additional material specific to Health & Safety Professionals including:

  • How your leadership style and language affect your ability to achieve transformation
  • ISSA’s Vision Zero campaign and how this can be used across continents
  • Company Law, Governance and how this relates to Health & Safety
  • Understanding the capitals model for sustainability in business
  • Demonstrating how investments in Health & Safety & Human Capital can add value and become a brand differentiator for overall business success
  • Creating a Health & Safety Strategy for your business

About the trainer

Hosking Associates has successfully guided leaders from a wide range of organisations through the IOSH Leading Safely course with great success. Louise Hosking is not only a Health & Safety leader and influencer but also a business owner. This means she understands the distractions and challenges business leaders experience every day. Louise is also a keen IOSH volunteer and thought leader.

Course feedback

Everyone attending has commented it has made them consider their own perceptions of what leading safely and transforming culture means. Everyone has gone away understanding what the key questions are they should ask to properly appraise how well their organisation is doing in practice and what their personal and company liabilities are.



09:30 to 16:30 UK time including breaks – delivered online


Assessment is completion of three personal commitments and course feedback at the end of the learning. The Personal Commitments are a set of SMART actions leaders will commit to implementing as a result of attending the session.

Candidates who attend and successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).