Equipping frontline leaders for safety excellence with SafeAlign™

Safety leadership principles and practices are not just for executives, they are also critical for supervisors and managers who execute the organization’s objectives every day. Our leadership development program targets these groups, honing their skills as safety leaders.

SafeAlign™ - DEKRA

Mid-level leaders provide the first line of defense in managing safety issues, communicating organizational priorities and values, and building relationships with individual team members. Yet this group more than any other is often left out of safety improvement efforts.

The key objectives of our safety leadership development program remedy this omission by aligning both managers and leaders with safety objectives, developing critical safety leadership skills at every level, translating safety visions into safety action and setting targets for exposure reduction and sustainable safety performance.

Your Benefits

  • Multi-level alignment around safety objectives
  • Effective individual and team action plans
  • Strengthened critical safety activities
  • Successful learning both in the classroom and in the field

Our Approach

Our comprehensive SafeAlign™ leadership training program starts with an introductory workshop, followed by an assessment and continues through implementation and follow-up to ensure full integration of new skills. It includes individual safety workshops, follow-up training and coaching to put your organization on the path to outstanding, sustainable safety performance.

Leadership development elements - DEKRA

We provide the following elements for leadership development

Key stakeholders’ partner with an expert consultant to define the organization’s mission for SafeAlign™, charter an advisory team, and establish success criteria.

The Foundations Workshop aligns stakeholders with your organization’s mission and priorities, establishes key safety and systems concepts, and lays out the blueprint for successful implementation.

Done at the start of every project, the organizational assessment establishes a working picture of the current cultural characteristics and issues, safety systems, supervisory participation, accountability systems, and key exposures that inform the development of an effective improvement plan.

This forum facilitates the identification of critical safety management behaviors that need to be incorporated systemically into first line supervisors’ activities. Further, the team develops observation strategies for critical behaviors and the implementation framework/system dashboard reporting.

Your consultant provides an expert review of aggregate assessment report data to identify the developmental opportunities that deliver the strongest safety improvement outcomes.

More than skills development, implementation builds fluency in a set of supervisory safety activities that identify critical opportunities that shape the safety culture: safety contacts, job safety briefs, physical hazard identification, lifesaving procedure application and verification, and incident response and root cause analysis.

Sessions provide field-based, actionable guidance and feedback techniques that supervisors and managers can put to immediate use.

Your consultant partners with your SafeAlign™ team to deliver a thorough and objective process review that identifies further improvement opportunities and positions your process for sustained success in developing safety performance.

Our long history in safety performance has reliably shown that effectively engaging the supervisory and managerial levels brings positive and dramatic results to organizational safety outcomes. SafeAlign™ is a bridge linking senior leadership’s vision of safety with all organizational levels to create a collaborative environment attuned to a shared idea of organizational safety performance. The program ensures understanding of core safety and systems concepts and uncovers areas that are hindering improvement. Importantly, SafeAlign™ provides a repeatable framework for lasting safety improvement that embeds critical skills and practices throughout your supervisory and managerial ranks.


  • We are trusted advisors to companies large and small seeking behavioral change.
  • We have the expertise to provide skills, methods and motivation that transform people's leadership attitudes, behavior and decision-making.
  • We specialize in an approach that changes safety culture for the better.

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