IOSH Directing Safely


To ensure that health and safety is appreciated by people at the most senior executive levels. The course should enable executives to review policy and strategies, and, where necessary, introduce changes to make their organisation operate more safely.

Who Should Attend

This qualification is to provide Senior Management with a working knowledge of Health and Safety practices.

Course Duration

1 day

Learning Aims and Objectives
On successful completion of the course, delegates should be able to:

Explain the root causes of accidents.
Understand the charges of manslaughter and corporate killing.
Appreciate the reasons for promoting Health & Safety in the workplace.
Explain the role of directors in Health & Safety management.
Understand the basic principles in the Revitalising Health & Safety strategy.
Understand the main sections of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974, particularly relating to employers, managers, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and importers.
Appreciate the principles of strategic management and planning.
Understand the principles and application of safety management systems.
Explain the concept of continual improvement with regard to health & safety.
Understand the principles governing the use of workplace precautions, including relevant legislation, the environment and competence issues.
Appreciate the need for health & safety training.
Describe the role of safety professionals within the organisation.
Understand what is meant by active monitoring.
Identify means of active monitoring.
Appreciate the importance of identifying key objectives.
Recognise performance indicators.
Understand the process of change.

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This course is accredited by iosh. Each delegate that passes the end of course Assessments will receive an iosh Directing Safely Certificate.

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