Remote CITB Directors Role for Health and Safety

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This one day interactive course has been designed for company Directors with the aim of recognising the human and financial implications of health and safety legislation non-compliance.  This includes how senior leaders can become better advocates, influences and supporters with respect to their health and safety systems and staff it also should ensure that senior staff engage in developing and improving the health and safety culture in their workplace.  Senior staff have a direct impact on the moral economic and potential legal costs to the business and appreciation of the consequences of failing to recognise these can have serious implications.  

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Course Overview

The Directors Role for Health and Safety one day course will provide a summary of how to promote a positive organisational culture for health and safety. Workshop exercises throughout the day will give you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts about health and safety and your responsibilities in an open forum. 

The day will conclude with you preparing an action plan for use when you return to the workplace. This will include a checklist to utilise within your organisation that will help to ensure compliance with legislation. 

By the end of this course you will be able to :

  • Recognise the moral, economic and legal costs/implications of decisions made in the boardroom that make your business liable;
  • Understand the importance of strategic management of risks;
  • Appreciate the consequences of failing to manage health and safety 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 limitations of such an appointment, and;
  • Identify the basic tools for introducing a proactive health and safety culture into your organisation.  

 You will receive a CITB Certificate upon successful completion of the course. 

Course Content

This course will cover the following topic areas:

  • Aims and Objectives – Moral, economic and legal costs and implications of making decisions. 
  • The Health and Safety Strategy Influences – Strategic management of risks.
  • Getting it Right – Consequences of failed health and safety management.
  • Plan, Deliver, Monitor and Review CDM Duty Holders Roles – Importance of competent duty holders and cooperating, communicating and coordinating health and safety on projects.
  • Putting People to Work Safely – Appointment of competent health and safety assistance. 
  • Safety Leadership Action Plan – Basic tools to introduce a proactive health and safety culture into an organisation. 


All training is conducted at our John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Center opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, the course commences at 9am and finish at approx 5pm , unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions.

Refreshments are included on all courses, but NO LUNCH is currently provided on any of our courses. Please ensure you have read the joining instructions before arriving at our training centre. 

If you are travelling by road, Chertsey is served by both the M3 and M25. No parking is permitted on the grounds of the Centre, but there is sufficient parking in and around Chertsey, all within walking distance of the John Ryder Training Centre. 

For those that use public transport, Chertsey if served by a good service from Waterloo, changing at Staines, Weybridge or Virginia Water for the Chertsey line. The station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Centre. 

If you are attending a two day course and require overnight accommodation, a local hotel list is available upon request.