Leadership and Change Management – Consultancy & Courses

Leadership and Change Management

Cogent Skills is an external expert provider of Leadership and Change Management solutions

Regulatory Inspectors need businesses to demonstrate that they evidence the best ways to lead and promote health and safety and therefore meet its legal obligations – especially within the primary process safety legislation of the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations  This can be an internal or external resource.

Cogent Skills is your EXTERNAL expert resource

Who is it for?

Board Members, Directors and Leaders responsible for the safe operations of  Assets, People, Systems and the Environment.

Meet the Experts

To discuss which of the solutions listed below will be best for your needs – let’s meet up! Complete the Meet the Experts form via the HUBS home page  to book in a FREE 30 minute discovery session

Solutions Listings

  • Meet the Experts – a FREE 30 minute discovery session
  • Change management consultancy
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Bow-Tie
  • Lean 6-Sigma
  • Workforce Competence Assessor
  • Permit to Work
  • Train YOUR Trainer
  • Professional Friend
  • Process Safety Leadership
  • Process Leaders apprenticeship
  • OECD Benchmarking
  • LIPI
  • Toolkit of short courses

More resources:

COMAH Operational Delivery Guide

Major Hazard Leadership Intervention Tool


Why do you need it?

Leadership is becoming increasingly important within industry and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are keen to improve this in 2022. From recent major hazard leadership inspections, an outcome observation is that it is:

Essential for senior leaders of major hazard sites to undertake the Process Safety Leadership training and to have at least one person on the Board who is accountable for, and takes responsibility of championing Process Safety Management

Amanda Cockton, HM Inspector of Health and Safety I Strategy Unit | Chemicals, Explosives & Microbiological Hazards Division

Definition by the HSE Competent Authority on why Leadership is Important

Effective health and safety performance comes from the top; members of the board have both collective and individual responsibility for health and safety. Directors and boards need to examine their own behaviours, both individually and collectively, against the guidance given – and, where they see that they fall short of the standards it sets them, to change what they do to become more effective leaders in health and safety.

Why directors and board members need to act

  • Protecting the health and safety of employees or members of the public who may be affected by your activities is an essential part of risk management and must be led by the board.
  • Failure to include health and safety as a key business risk in board decisions can have catastrophic results. Many high-profile safety cases over the years have been rooted in failures of leadership.
  • Health and safety law places duties on organisations and employers, and directors can be personally liable when these duties are breached: members of the board have both collective and individual responsibility for health and safety.

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