CITB – Director’s Role for Health & Safety

This 1 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.

The course will provide a summary of how to promote a positive organisational culture for health and safety. Workshop exercises throughout the day will give delegates the opportunity to discuss their thoughts about health and safety and their responsibilities in an open forum. The day concludes with delegates preparing an action plan for use when they return to the workplace. This will include a checklist to utilise within their organisations that will help to ensure compliance with legislation.

Course Duration: 1 Day

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for company Directors

Course Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Recognise the moral, economic and legal costs/implications of decisions made in the boardroom that make their 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

Identify the basic tools for introducing a proactive health and safety culture into their organisation

Course Programme: 

Module 1 – Health and Safety Strategy Influences – Discuss the Accountability of Directors

  • HASWA 74
  • Turnbull Report
  • Criminal Offences Act
  • Corporate Homicide and Manslaughter Act
  • Importance of Achieving Best Practice
  • Discuss Humane, Economic and Legal costs

Module 2 – Getting it Right to Managing Health and Safety (POPMAR) 

Outline of the Management Regulations 

  • Outline of the Work at Height Regulations
  • Outline of the COSHH and Occupational Health Regulations
  • What Competence Means

Exercise 1 – Cooperation Communication Coordination in CDM

Module 3 – Plan, Deliver. Monitor and Review, CDM and Duty Holders Roles. 

  • CDM Part 3 – Turning Pre-Construction Information into a Construction Phase Plan and then into a “Health and Safety File”

Exercise 2 – Duty Holders Responsibilities

Theory Test 

Module 4 – Putting people to work safely – Health and Safety is about putting competent people to work to safe systems or methods of work. 

  • CDM Part 4 – Conditions on Site. Safety Policy (SOA)
  • Safety Leadership Improvement Action Plan

Exercise 3 – Compliance with Legislation

Delegates put together an ‘Outline Strategy Plan’ utilising HSG 65

Certification and Assessment 

The method of assessment will be multiple-choice questions at the end of the course and interactions during the course.

Successful delegates will be awarded a CITB certificate, which is valid for five years.