We can’t wait for the EHS Congress

We cannot wait for this year’s EHS Congress, to be held LIVE in September in Berlin.

It’s the FIFTH year of the Congress now, and our Prof Andrew Sharman feels privileged to continue as Chairman all this time.  This year’s event will be the biggest yet – with global thought-leading speakers including Sidney Dekker, Erik Hollnagel, Dominic Cooper, Carsten Busch, Ken Woodward, Patrick Hudson, E Scott Geller and many more.

There is also no shortage of large organizations to learn from either – with corporate speakers sharing their best practices from Veolia, BP, BASF, Siemens, Baker Hughes, L’Oreal, Biomerieux and LOTS lots more!

Come join us live in Berlin this September 13-14. Find out more and reserve your seat at https://ehscongress.com



Pandemic Pressures

As 2021 starts up we’re learning from our clients that leaders around the world are becoming more and more concerned about the health, wellbeing and resilience of their people. As workers have ‘rolled up their sleeves’ to keep businesses running in these difficult times this is having a direct effect, and cases of anxiety, stress, and other psychological (and related physical) issues are mounting.

We’ve bundled together our three most popular wellbeing books into one collection, they’re a great antidote to the pressures of pandemic, and to modern life!  You’ll find the WellbeinG Collection in our online shop now.

Sharman becomes IOSH President

After 21 years of volunteering in a variety of roles for IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, including as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Vice President, and Branch Chairman, Dr Andrew Sharman was appointed President of the world’s biggest professional body for OSH practitioners.  With over 48,000 members in 100+ countries around the world, Andrew said that he felt “deeply honoured and privileged to take over the leadership of such an important organization.”

If you’re happy and you know it…

We’re excited to announce the launch of the third book in the Pocket Power series (following Safety Savvy and Working Well).

This time the focus is on happiness as Professor Andrew Sharman collaborates with positive psychologist Dr Lucy Rattrie to bring you ‘Happy & Here’ – a neat and tidy pocket book with five chapters filled with what you need to know to thrive, survive and get more out of life.

As with the other books in this series, each chapter of Happy & Here concludes with a selection of suggested ideas for you to try out, and at the end of the book there’s an Action Plan for you to complete too.

The world is your oyster, you just gotta find the pearls. Ready? Get your copy of Happy & Here from our SHOP now.

NEW: Train-the-Trainer

How you feeling? Ready to make a REAL DIFFERENCE in workplace safety? Reckon you’re Safety Savvy? Then how about becoming a Safety Savvy Pro Trainer? You’ll be taught by one of our Senior Partners (each of whom have been hand-selected and trained by Prof Andrew Sharman) and within a few days you’re be using all of our materials, tools and techniques to drive a real step change in the safety culture and performance of your organization. You ready? Click here https://safetysavvy.com to find out more or drop us a note at team@RMSswitzerland.com

5,000 Total Safety Leaders!

IMG_3599Our Total Safety Leadership masterclass for managers and leaders has now attended by 5,000 people, wow!

The 2 day interactive workshop has now been delivered to our clients in more than 40 countries around the world, from Australia to America, Belgium to Bahrain, Kenya to Kazakhstan, Switzerland to Siberia, and from Zambia to Zimbabwe!

Delegates successfully completing the program are rewarded with a certificate from the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM).

For information on the program, click the MASTERCLASS tab or drop us a line at info@andrews246.sg-host.com and we’ll send you more details.

Sharman appointed IOSH President Elect

Andrew Sharman has been appointed the new President Elect of IOSH, the world’s leadingAndrew Sharman-2 body for OSH practitioners.  Andrew has supported IOSH for 20 years now, from role including Chair of the Edinburgh Branch, to Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, as a Non-Executive Director of IOSH Services Ltd, and as Vice President.  www.IOSH.com

He’s delighted and honoured to step into this new role, which leads to presidency of IOSH in September 2019.

Sharman authors new IOSH textbook

IOSH ATPIOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health) has launched a brand new Level 3 national qualification in Safety & Health for Business.

Andrew Sharman has written the textbook for the program and is delighted with the end result, he said: “This new qualification is a step change for how people learn about workplace safety.  Rather than focus in on occupational hazards, our approach here has been to ensure people thing about how they build safety culture strategically, through better leadership and employee engagement, in order to drive significant and sustainable performance improvement.”

Sharman’s consulting firm RMS Switzerland is proud to offer the IOSH qualification to clients.  Email team@RMSswitzerland.com for details or click this link: IOSH Qualification Brochure

Total Safety Leadership LIVE at CalTech



Andrew Sharman has just completed the first Total Safety Leadership program at CalTech, the exclusive doctorate-granting research university in Pasadena, California in the USA.


CalTech is one of the world’s top ten universities and we’re delighted to bring our global Total Safety Leadership
program to theCaltech hallowed halls where the great Einstein taught.

Time to get Naked!

naked_safety_600x600pxAfter five years of research and writing we are delighted to announce the publication of Naked Safety.  At well over 300 pages, this hardback book strips back the mystery and explores the dynamics of workplace safety in a fast-changing world.

With narratives on the central pillars of safety, including: risk management, legal frameworks, performance, governance, leadership, culture and behaviour – as well as macro issues that affect safety and business more broadly, such as wellbeing, employee engagement, globalisation, CSR, sustainability and the role of the safety practitioner, Naked Safety features over 100 actions to bring about positive and sustainable organizational change.


2018 Business Book of the Year prizewinning author Campbell MacPherson reckons “Naked Safety is a refreshing read that shifts the focus of OHS from process to outcomes, freeing up management to make decisions that will achieve better results for their people and their organization.  And it’s a cracking read!”


myob_cover_600x600px_170117We’re delighted to announce that Andrew Sharman’s new book is out now and available for order in our shop on this site.

Mind Your Own Business is co-authored with Dame Judith Hackitt DBE, former Chair of the Health & Safety Executive, the British safety regulator.   Aimed squarely at enhancing operational leaders understanding and impact in workplace safety the book Mind Your Own Business is a practical, inspiring guide for modern leaders striving to regain a sense of balance when it comes to workplace health & safety by building shared accountability and measurable improvement both in safety performance and organizational culture.

This book explains exactly how you can lead and manage safety efficiently and effectively by sharing with you just what your MBA should have taught you about workplace health & safety.  You’ll learn how to get the balance just right for your organization and as a leader create safety in a way that returns rapid and significant value along the ‘triple bottom line’ of people, planet and profit.

“Managers feel baffled by the complexity of OHS systems and regulations. What this book says will come as a breath of fresh air to them.  There are so many myths to be debunked; importantly, managers really do not need to let fear of most unlikely legal consequences be a key driver of their decisions.  Given the background and credibility of the authors, managers should see this as a strong signal to look again with confidence at their leadership in safety.”

Professor Andrew Hopkins, sociologist and best-selling author of ‘Learning from High-Reliability Organizations’, ‘Failure to Learn’ and ’Safety, Culture and Risk’.


3,000 Total Safety Leaders!

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Our Total Safety Leadership masterclass for managers and leaders has now attended by 3,000 people, wow!  The 2 day interactive workshop has now been delivered to our clients in more than 30 countries around the world, from Australia to America, Belgium to Bahrain, Kenya to Kazakhstan, and from Switzerland to Siberia.   Delegates successfully completing the program are rewarded with a certificate from the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM).

For information on the program, click the MASTERCLASS tab or drop us a line at info@andrews246.sg-host.com and we’ll send you more details.



Andrew Sharman appointed Professor at CEDEP, Paris

Delighted to announce that Andrew has been appointed as Professor of Safety Culture & Leadership at CEDEP, the European Centre for Executive Development, at INSEAD, Paris.
The CEDEP Executive Program is regarded as the premier level of safety education for business leaders and is designed to help delegates create a positive safety culture in high reliability organisations.
You can find out more through the following link:

Second Edition on the way!


Just working on the manuscript for the Second Edition of From Accidents to Zero…  a_to_z_poster_600px

The book has been signed to Ashgate / Gower – home of writers including Sidney Dekker, Andrew Hopkins, Cary Cooper, Tim Marsh, John Bernard Taylor and many more.  Delighted to join the Ashgate / Gower team and looking forward to seeing the new updated and extended version of From Accidents to Zero published later this year.  The new version will be available in Hardback format only, with a retail price of around £50.

If you haven’t already got your copy of the First Edition, we have a small stock remaining.  As an incentive to get your copy ordered now, we’ll like to offer you 20% off the cost of your copy.  Just enter the code ‘onthejourney‘ at Checkout – and don’t forget to select your FREE From A-Z poster too.

Being Safety Savvy



Delighted to announce that my new book Safety Savvy, written with Dr Tim Marsh, is released!


Already receiving positive reviews in the press, SHP magazine said:

“It just goes to show how much things have changed when, today, we can pick up a pocket-sized paperback, just 93 pages, packed full of stats, stories and anecdotes that will really get you thinking.  This time round Marsh and Sharman have taken famous movie quotes and have cleverly related them to situations in society, which have an impact on health and safety, giving it a really broad appeal.  The book has large bold graphics and text and is in a format that will snugly fit inside your back pocket, ideal to pull out when sitting on the bus, waiting for a train or just relaxing down the pub. In fact, it is written in a style that feels like the authors are chatting to you over a pint, asking you, the reader, the questions, making it highly thought provoking.”

Get a 20 per cent discount when you quote the code SHPSavvy20 at http://www.rydermarshsharman.com/product/safety-savvy/


Do we have the right leaders in safety?

IOSH big debate photoDoes the H&S profession have the leaders it deserves?  That was the question Andrew posed to a panel of distinguished experts during the BIG DEBATE at the IOSH Annual Conference held in London this week.

With almost 900 delegates in the room, questions from the audience flooded in, as panellists Alastair Davey, VP EHS Sodexo; Kevin Myers CBE, Director General Regulation at the HSE; Charles Elvin, CEO of the Institute of Leadership and Management (and others) discussed why leadership is so crucial to success in safety at work.

From Accidents to Zero features several chapters on Leadership – including exploration of various styles of leadership such as Transactional, Transformational, Servant and Felt Leadership – as well as digging into how corporate culture is formed, shaped and sustained.

Leadership and the Performance Paradox

iosh 2015Sharing thoughts and ideas on the ‘New View’ of workplace safety at the IOSH Annual Conference in London this week.

The main hall was packed with delegates to listen to Andrew’s paper on Leadership and the Performance Paradox. The session was high interactive and many delegates won copies of From Accidents to Zero during the presentation.

After delivering the paper we enjoyed some fantastic discussion with a group of delegates around the dogged pursuit of ‘zero injuries’ that many organisations seem to have, and some great ideas about how to make the mindset shift to ‘create safety‘ rather than focus only on preventing accidents.