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      IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors Training Course

      The IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course 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. Senior personnel need to be aware that the responsibility for health & safety rests ultimately with them.  Our tailored course meets IOSH specifications and threads key elements of developing a positive safety culture throughout the training.

      About the Course

      We firmly believe that effective health and safety management can only occur when there is a balance between understanding human behaviours and adapting the systems to work with (rather than against) your workers. By understanding the many priorities faced by executives, we have been able to create a more holistic approach to risk and safety compliance.

      Our IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course builds upon the practical application of risk and safety management when planning, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing business management strategies. It also includes guidance given in the joint publication by the Institute of Directors (IOD) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Leading Health and Safety at Work.

      Our training course is very interactive, including several practical tasks for attendees to complete both on their own and via group discussion. We don’t lecture or talk at you but use coaching techniques that you can apply when back at work, helping you consider how to integrate effective safety and risk management in your own organisation.

      There are a number of simple tools included in the course that directors can take away and use with confidence, providing you with some easy and instant wins.

      Available In-person or Remotely!

      If you have a group of senior executives, we can provide the course in-house and tailor the content to reflect your own policies and systems. You can also book directly onto one of our publicly-held courses. See below for upcoming courses or get in touch regarding future dates & availability.

      Alternatively, we are now able to deliver all our training courses, and any other training that you require, remotely via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. We have perfected this delivery method to ensure learners receive interactive, relevant & engaging remote training.

      Leading Health and Safety

      This course includes training on the following areas:

      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


      • 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


      Key aspects of implementing safety:

      • Contractors/procurement
      • Safety procedures
      • Training / competence
      • Visible leadership


      Active and reactive monitoring strategies:

      • Accident reporting
      • Statistics
      • Measuring against KPIs, board strategy etc
      • Inspections etc
      • Spot checks
      • Lead by doing


      • Reviewing performance
      • Continuous improvement – highlighting the positives
      • Annual reporting & CSR
      • Safety as a PR tool
      • Key features of a safety culture

      This course is suitable for individuals in senior management positions, or those who have strategic accountability for an organisation, and who need a complete understanding of health and safety responsibility.

      By the end of this course, you'll 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.

      One day.

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