Record take-up of ‘Leading Safely’ seminars
MPA seminars demonstrate commitment to ‘Safer & Healthier by Leadership’ programme
THE Mineral Products Association (MPA) delivered 32 IOSH ‘Leading Safely’ seminars across the UK in 2017/18 with a total of 350 delegates participating from 26 member companies.
These seminars have been a key element of the MPA’s Safer & Healthier by Leadership initiative. Attendees have included members of the MPA’s Council and Board, who are visibly demonstrating their commitment to focus on inspirational and effective leadership, which was made at the MPA’s 2016 Health & Safety Conference.
Highly interactive and industry specific, the seminar sessions give members the opportunity to share and reflect on their own organization’s performance, coupled with understanding how personal leadership styles and skills can influence performance and drive towards to Zero Harm.
Whatever the size of an organization, the seminars demonstrate how investing in leadership skills can reap valuable business benefits, including:
- Understanding the difference between managing and leading health and safety
- Reducing accident rates, ill health and absence
- Improving productivity
- Enhancing reputation and recognition amongst stakeholders
- Reducing insurance premiums and legal costs
- Delivering better business continuity and stronger brand.
Kevin Stevens, the MPA’s director of health and safety, said: ‘The engagement and commitment shown by participants who have attended the programme reinforces our recognition of the critical role leadership plays at all levels in companies throughout our industry.
‘Hopefully, those leaders who have attended ‘Safer and Healthier by Leadership’ will inspire others in their workplace and in the wider industry to attend as part of the collective effort to achieve Zero Harm.
‘The combined effort of company leaders across the MPA’s 14 product groups represents the most powerful opportunity to deliver change on the ground in this industry.’