IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors

This IOSH directing safety online course explains the importance of good health and safety performance. It outlines how to integrate health and safety at the level of upper management and into larger business goals. This programme also provides guidance on how to implement an ongoing and effective health and safety management system.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Digital certificate on completion*

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Six months to complete the course once registered

Learning Outcomes:

Gain awareness of the roles of executives and directors in health and safety management

Identify how health and safety management works

Recognise the importance of effective communication systems

Understand the legal background for managing health and safety

Learn what effective systems for health and safety look like

Identify how to support a positive culture of health and safety

This training course is approved by:

£175.00 +VAT

✓  Discounts for bulk purchases

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About IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors

Good leaders recognise that maintaining a high standard of health and safety and business success go hand in hand. Beyond this, those in upper management, have a moral duty of care to protect anyone who might be affected by their operations. Failure to do so can result in the disqualification of directors, fines and imprisonment.

This course provides those in upper management with an awareness of their role in ensuring compliance and protecting lives.

Why Is IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors Training Course Important?

Organisations with poor health and safety records are more likely to see costly accidents and claims, fines, and employee risks. There is a clear moral duty to protect individuals from the pain and suffering of those directly impacted by accidents and ill health.

Around 1.6 million people suffer from work-related ill-health and injuries, according to data from the Health and Safety Executive for 2019/20. There were 111 work-related fatalities during the same period. This amounted to a cost of £8,800 per non-fatal injury and £1.7 million per fatality.

Course Outline

Five Modules

Approximately 6-8 Hours

This training course comprises the following modules:

Participants will work through the following sections:

  • Moral Arguments
  • Financial Arguments
  • Reputational Arguments
  • Reporting System Failures
  • Legal Requirements
  • Important Legislation
  • The Cost of Failure

Participants will work through the following sections:

  • The Health & Safety Policy
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Priorities, Plans & Targets
  • How to Identify & Manage Risks
  • Emergency Planning
  • Necessary Resources
  • The Importance of Consulting with Employees

Participants will work through the following sections:

  • The Do Stage
  • Top-down Communication
  • Engaging the Workforce
  • The Importance of High-quality Training
  • Developing Standards of Procurement
  • Control

Participants will work through the following sections:

  • The Check Stage
  • Auditing
  • Monitoring
  • Reactive Measurement
  • Proactive Measurement
  • Where to Obtain Information
  • Ensuring Key Outcomes

Participants will work through the following sections:

  • The Act Stage
  • Strong & Visible Leadership
  • Commitment to Social Responsibility
  • Celebrating Good Performance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Continuous Improvement

Why Choose IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors Course with Human Focus?

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Ensures directors and executives are aware of their responsibilities to their employees

Provides trainees and lower-level employees with knowledge regarding executive responsibilities

Ensure that the responsibility hierarchy is properly set up

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IOSH Safety for Executives and
Directors Certification

IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors Certification

End of Course Assessment

Trainees will be asked to submit their Action Plan within 2 weeks of successful completion of the course videos. This will be externally assessed by an IOSH approved marker.

Approved Certification

Upon successful completion of training, the trainee’s digital certificate will be claimed by Human Focus directly from IOSH.

IOSH will issue the certificate within 28 days.

*If you require a paper certificate, please select the option at the checkout, additional fees will apply.

What does my certificate include?

The IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors certificate includes:

  • Trainee’s name
  • Course name
  • Date of completion
  • Name of the approval body

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Frequently Asked Questions

IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors is a training course developed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) – a professional body for safety and health practitioners. IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors targets senior executives, directors and board members to ensure they have an understanding of their role in supporting health and safety from the top down. The course equips trainees with the knowledge and skills to manage health and safety effectively and empowers them to create safer working environments, make informed decisions and drive positive changes within their organisation.

The key benefits of completing the IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course are that it:

  • Enhances understanding of legal responsibilities and obligations related to health and safety
  • Develops effective risk management skills to identify and mitigate workplace hazards
  • Improves ability to integrate health and safety into corporate governance and decision-making procedures
  • Improves ability to lead on health and safety and promote a positive work culture
  • Builds proficiency in performance monitoring and evaluation to drive continuous improvements in health and safety

This IOSH Safety course for Executives and Directors is comprised of five modules, covering:

  • The Moral, Legal and Financial Case for Health and Safety
  • Plan
  • Do
  • Check
  • Act

The IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course usually takes one to three days to complete but the time taken may vary depending on the trainee’s pace, internet connection and assessment turnaround time.

After completing the IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course, participants receive  IOSH certification. The certificate recognises their achievement and demonstrates their understanding of health and safety management. It is a valuable credential that showcases a commitment to health and safety in the workplace.

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