IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors
Now Available Remotely using Zoom or Teams
IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors replaced the original IOSH Safety for Senior Executives and IOSH Directing Safely Courses. It amalgamates the two courses and concentrates on a strategic plan, do, check, act approach. Our own tailored content which meets IOSH specifications goes further and threads key elements of developing a positive safety culture throughout the training. We firmly believe that effective health and safety management can only occur when there is a balance between understanding of human behaviours and then adapting the systems to they work with (rather than against) what your workers are likely to do when they busy or not being constantly supervised.
Senior personnel need to be aware that the responsibility for health and safety rests ultimately with them, and not with those who have been appointed to deal with it on a daily basis.
IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors builds upon the practical application of risk and safety management when planning, implementing, monitoring and reviewing business management strategies. It will enable senior personnel to integrate more effectively safety and risk management to their business cycle.
It also includes guidance given in the joint publication by the Institute of Directors (IOD) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), titled “Leading Health and Safety at Work”. Click here to see this key guidance document.
If you have a groups of senior executives we will provide the course in-house and tailor the content to reflect your own policies and systems. Alternatively, you can book directly onto one of our publically-held courses. See here for details of courses on offer and if one is not showing please call us for an update on dates and venue.
Following the restrictions in group meetings due to the pandemic, we are now able to deliver all our training courses, and any other training that you may require, remotely using technology such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams meetings. We have been trialling this for several months and have perfected the technique to ensure your learners receive interactive, relevant and engaging training.
Senior managers with strategic responsibility for determining and implementing effective health and safety management in an organisation.
By the end of the training, delegates will be able to:
Describe the legal, moral and financial role of Directors, owners of small businesses and other senior executives, including their responsibilities, liabilities and accountabilities, both personal and organisational
- Explain the importance of safety and health at top management level and how integrating those objectives into other business management objectives can help to minimise risk, reduce losses and make better use of time and resources
- How to plan the direction for safety and health through developing and implementing a safety and health policy, and integrating it into business systems
- Explain the value of an adequately resourced and efficient safety and health management system, the value and benefits of training at all levels, and when to access competent advice
- Outline the benefits of good safety and health management systems, the consequences of failure to manage effectively, and how to ensure internal controls are working
- Describe the importance of reviewing and continually improving management systems, especially following change or failure
- Explain the positive impact and improvement that an organisation’s leaders can have on its performance through their attitude and support for improving its safety culture
- Describe the importance of setting key performance indicators and targets, together with performance monitoring and review for continual improvement in safety and health management.
- Understand the key features of an effective health and safety culture and how they can provide Lead Safely whilst improving performance.
Multi-choice examination paper, lasting 30 minutes and a brief assessment lasting no more than 30 minutes.
Course content – IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors
|Law & responsibility||Why manage safety? Legal, financial and moral reasons.
Main legal requirements
Corporate Manslaughter / director liability
Sentencing Guidelines and how this is influencing a Board’s risk appetite
Enforcement Action / penalties
Cost of failure
|Plan||H&S Safety policy. Statement, organisational arrangements and procedural arrangements. Review
How policy is used in civil / criminal liability
Understanding strategic and operational risk assessment
Purpose of risk assessment to identify priorities, resources etc
|Do||Key aspects of implementing safety:
|Check||Active and reactive monitoring strategies:
Continuous improvement – highlighting the positives
Annual reporting & CSR
Safety as a PR tool
Key features of a safety culture