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Trainer: Eversheds Sutherland LLP Solicitors
Cost: Internal, no charge. Please check our cancellation fees before booking.
Duration: 3 hours (09:30 - 12:30 or 13:30 16:30)
Format: Classroom

13 June (am or pm) - Medicine only (Hammersmith)


This will be run as an in-person event at South Kensington Campus.

These sessions are designed in conjunction with relevant stakeholders to provide new ideas to those who play a role in managing health and safety within each Faculty and Division of Imperial College. Many individuals will have attended Safety Leadership courses run previously by Eversheds Sutherland, intended to update and supplement that learning and introduce behavioural safety and leadership to Imperial College.

Who should attend

All staff who lead on health and safety management and improvement within a ‘real world’ academic setting. 

  • Heads of Department
  • Principal Investigators
  • Faculty Operating Officers
  • Departmental Operations Managers
  • Laboratory and Workshop Managers
  • Technical Services Managers
  • Other Managers, Supervisors & Leader

Essential information

This training is delivered by a lawyer specialising in defending and prosecuting health and safety offences. It focuses on individual health and safety duties and responsibilities for those working within each Faculty and Division of Imperial College.

The session will demonstrate why things have gone wrong, the behaviours exhibited and the consequences, and the importance of knowing what is happening in the areas you control.

The session will end with a brief discussion to share learning points, identify preventative actions, and assist you in developing and maintaining a proactive safety culture.

Key Areas

  • The ABC Model: Antecedents; Behaviour; Consequence
  • Human behaviour
  • Having effective health and safety conversations
  • People, welfare and wellbeing
  • Organisational safety
  • Planning for unintentional mistakes
  • Investigating Accidents
  • Take me to your Leader!

Additional Information

We hope the course attendees will benefit from discussions around the above topics and share their experiences. We expect the following outcomes for attendees:

  • Identification of ‘take away’ actions that can be easily implemented in the day-to-day College environment
  • An ability to have safety conversations that get to the root cause of any safety concerns, as well as celebrate the positive
  • An ability to instruct colleagues on the relevance of behavioural safety and what a resilient safety programme looks like

An appreciation of the role played by accidents and near misses and the value of proper investigations that consider the context in which a person has behaved the way they have.