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March 20, 2024

Organisational Safety Leadership and Culture Starts With Leadership Behaviours – Not Their Words

Reliability Stage

Safety policies, rules, systems, procedures, training are all developed with the best intention – to improve overall safety performance and ensure people get to go homes safely every day.

As an executive leader of a multiple major hazard facilities both in New Zealand and Canada, I learned from personal experience how hard it can be to ensure that the culture you desire is the one that is the reality that the workers live in on a daily basis.

Over my career I learnt that people may comply but not engage fully and while we may have systems and processes for every event we could imagine, this alone does not drive a healthy culture beyond compliance.

High Trust in the workplace is mission critical to make genuine progress. Even the best intended leaders can find themselves behaving/communicating in a way that is misaligned with the culture they desire.

Leaders’ behaviours will determine the overall safety culture that will prevail and will in fact become the reality that people experience daily. This workshop is intended to help equip leaders in some simple Dos and “Don’ts” when it comes to creating a desirable safety culture for your workplace.

Participants will take away ideas and tools to:

  • Build a “high trust” workplace which underpinsthe desired safety culture
  • Develop behaviours that align with your desired safety culture
  • Avoid demonstrating behaviours that derail the desired safety culture
  • Tools to arm you when faced with behaviours that may derail the desired safety culture



Brian Ropitini
Brian Ropitini

Managing Director and Executive Advisor

Mana Consulting NZ

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