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Andrew Sharman Andrew is the CEO of RMS Switzerland, a global consultancy specialising in safety behaviour, culture and leadership. With offices in the UK, and Switzerland.  RMS has an enviable track record of improving culture and enabling excellence for NGOs and blue chip organisations around the world through industry sectors including aviation, automotive, mining, construction, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and FMCGs. Find out more at www.RMSswitzerland.com Andrew is also Professor of Leadership & Safety Culture at the European Centre for Executive Development in Fontainebleau, France, and Professor of Risk Management at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.  He is a Chartered Fellow and Vice President of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH); a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management; and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management. Far from being risk-averse, he loves adventure sports including climbing, free flying, sea kayaking and swimming with sharks. He uses these pursuits to re-energise the language, perceptions and functions of safety and risk management and align the disciplines with broader organisational issues driving positive impact and enhancing the performance of individuals, teams and businesses. Read Andrew's New Rules of Safety series on SHP here. Andrew’s book From Accidents to Zero is one of the fastest-selling books on safety culture of the 21st  century, find out more at www.fromaccidentstozero.com and enter code SHP 25 to receive an exclusive 25% discount for SHPonline readers.
February 12, 2020

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New partnership enables EHS leaders to learn practical skills to improve safety culture

Cority is to deliver an IOSH Certified behavioral safety leadership program through an exclusive partnership with Dr Andrew Sharman and RMS.

Behavior ChangedSoftware provider Cority has announced a partnership to become the exclusive vendor of the world’s only IOSH certified Behavioral Safety Leadership Program offered by RMS Switzerland (‘RMS’). IOSH partnered with RMS to develop the accredited Behavioral Safety Leadership Program which now will be supported by Cority.

The curriculum was created by safety expert Dr. Andrew Sharman, President of IOSH, and noted elite performance psychologist, Darren Sutton. The interactive training program applies principles of accident causation, human error, and behavioral safety science to provide operational leaders and EHS practitioners with the knowledge, skills and practical tools to develop exemplary leadership behaviors, drive positive change, and build and sustain a robust safety culture across the enterprise.

By combining the skills gained from the program with Cority’s EHSQ and behavioral safety solutions, organizations will now have unprecedented visibility and power to strengthen their safety cultures and significantly reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, ultimately leading to improved operational performance and financial results.

“Behaviour-Based Safety isn’t about checklists, audits and more rules. It’s about creating a culture of care where leaders actively take an interest, workers look out for each other, and everyone goes home without harm, every day. Our online IOSH Certificate in Behavioural Safety Leadership is packed with ground-breaking ideas, concepts, tools and techniques to develop a robust safety culture.  Completed at your own pace, in as little as four hours, it will drive a new standard for workplace safety,” said Dr Andrew Sharman.

“Improving our understanding of how errors occur, how people make decisions and approach risk, and what leaders can do to influence these factors is of utmost importance in building a strong, sustainable culture of safety,” said John Easton, CRSP, VP Product Management, Cority. “During my years as an industrial safety professional, I witnessed first-hand how strong behavioral safety practices can engage employees, instill management commitment to safety, and build a culture of shared accountability. I’m very excited about this partnership and the value it brings to our clients to help them take their safety cultures to the next level.”

Click here to learn more about the IOSH certificated Behavioral Safety Leadership Program and register for the course.

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