Course in Focus: Directors Role for Health and Safety

Questions and Answers

What is the Aim of the Course?

By the end of the day, delegates should be able to:

  • Recognise the moral, economic, and legal costs and implications of decisions made in the boardroom that make their business liable.
  • Understand the importance of strategic management of risk(s)
  • Appreciate the consequences of failing to manage health, safety and wellbeing effectively
  • Understand the importance of competent duty holders cooperating, communicating and coordinating health and safety throughout the whole project.
  • Recognise the need to appoint competent health and safety assistance and the importance of supporting this role and to understand the limitations of such an appointment
  • Identify the basic tools for introducing and developing a pro-active health and safety culture throughout the organisation. Including the role and responsibilities associated, with respect to the delegate’s position within the organisation

Who is the Course Aimed at?

The Directors Role for Health and Safety course is aimed at Company Directors and Senior Managers who undertake roles and responsibilities in their organisations that include strategic health and safety roles in the built environment, from any organisational size in construction, civil engineering, or allied trades and therefore this should be considered before enrolling delegates on this course.

Will There be Course Interaction?

Yes –

Workshop exercises throughout the day will give delegates the opportunity to discuss their thoughts about health, safety, and wellbeing and their responsibilities in an open forum.

Are There Any Course Pre-Requisites?

Yes –

CITB recommend that all learners complete the eLearning prior to attendance of this course, since the eLearning course provides the foundation of information that will be expanded on in the course. However, no evidence of completion is required by CITB prior to the course.

The interactive e-learning course takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete, but delegates don’t have to do it all at once. Delegates can close the eLearning at any time and, on their return, pick up where they left off. Progress will be saved automatically. We recommend that delegates sit the course in 30-minutes chunks. Delegates can access the eLearning course through this link:

What is the Course Content?

This course will cover the following topic areas:

  •  Aims and objectives – moral, economic and legal cost implications of making decisions
  • The Health and Safety Strategy Influences – Policies, Planning, Procedures and Systems and the Management of Risk(s)
  • Getting It Right – consequences of failed health and safety and more importantly how to plan for success, what does good look like?
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act – How to use this system efficiently and effectively for your organisation
  • Plan, Deliver, Monitor and Review CDM Duty Holders roles and responsibilities – the importance of competent duty holders, along with the associated co-operation, communication and co-ordination in all aspects of health and safety on projects.
  • People Working Safely – appointment of competent heath, safety and wellbeing support, guidance and assistance and your roles and responsibilities to support this role(s)
  • Safety Leadership Action Plan – basic tools to introduce a proactive health and safety culture into your organization

The e-learning course is to ensure that every delegate has an agreed level of health and safety understanding prior to the course, that includes: 

  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Employers Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969
  • Construction (Design Management Regulations) (CDM) 2015
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

2024 Dates

  • 14 March 2024
  • 18 July 2024
  • 12 November 2024

(One session)

  • Location: Face to face at our Chertsey Centre
  • Grants & Discounts Available: CITB grant and CHSG Membership discount eligible
  • Qualification: CITB certification for 5 years

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