Directors Role for Health and Safety - Cskills Awards Site Safety Plus


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. The course will provide a summary of how to promote a positive organisational health and safety culture. 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

Aims & Objectives:

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

  • Recognise the moral, economic and legal cost/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 & safety effectively
  • Understand the importance of competent duty holders cooperating, communicating and coordinating health & safety throughout the whole project.
  • Recognise the need to appoint competent health & 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 Outline:

Health & 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 Human, Economic and Legal costs

Getting it Right

  • 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

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 & Safety File”
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  • Exercise 2 - Duty Holder’s Responsibilities

Theory Test

Putting people to work safely

  • Health & Safety is about putting competent people to work to safe systems or methods of work.
  • CDM Part 4 - Conditions on Site. Safety Policy (S.O.A).
  • Safety Leadership Improvement Action Plan
  • Exercise 3 - Compliance with Legislation
  • Delegates put together an ‘Outline Strategy Plan’ utilising HSG 65

Mode of Delivery:

  • Workshop Exercises
  • Case Studies
  • End of course examination

Intended For:

Company Directors responsible for the human and financial implications of health and safety legislation non-compliance.

Pre-Course Requirements:

Delegates will require a good understanding of spoken and written English