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IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors

Course Name: IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors

Approved e-Learning course

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes course

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IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors

£175.00 +VAT

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 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. Moreover, this programme provides guidance on how to implement ongoing and effective health and safety management system.

Why this IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors Course is Vital

Organisations with poor health and safety records are more likely to see costly accidents and claims, fines, and unwanted attention. There is a clear moral duty to protect individuals the pain and suffering to 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 time period. This amounted to a cost of £8,800 per non-fatal injury and £1.7 million per fatality.

A leader who prioritises health and safety within their organisation will reduce the likelihood of costly incidents and ill health, avoid unwanted attention for breaches of the law, and find that their staff are more engaged and motivated overall. They will also have the confidence that they are doing their part to protect the lives and well-being of those they employ.

Legal Responsibilities

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, a board director must make the workplace safe without health risks, provide information and instruction, training and supervision necessary for health and safety. They must also ensure that plant and equipment are safe and safe systems of work are set.

Beyond this. there is a wide range of regulations that deal with specific hazards, for example, hazardous substances and electricity, as well as specific industrial sectors, for example, railways and mines.

Health and safety regulations are proactive and require that employers adopt a preventative approach. It is the duty of executives and directors to understand the health and safety legislation that applies to their operations and take appropriate action.

Objectives of IOSH Safety for Directors Online Training

The primary objectives of the IOSH leading safely training course are to make delegates aware of their duties when it comes to health and safety, as well as the trademarks of an effective health and safety management system.

This IOSH leading safely course will help users to understand health and safety management and its integration into complete business management systems and guidelines. They will understand effective tools to implement an effective policy, which includes vital areas such as procurement, communication channels, monitoring performance, reporting, auditing, and learning from mistakes.


This IOSH directing safely course online requires:

  • No prior subject knowledge
  • No course certification requirement

Course Content

Below are the details of each module of this IOSH safety for senior executives and directors e-learning course:

Module 1 – The Moral Legal and Financial Case

Participants will work through the following sections:

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

Module 2 – Plan

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

Module 3 – Do

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

Module 4 – Check

Participants will work through the following sections:

  • The Check Stage
  • Auditing
  • Monitoring
  • Reactive Measurement
  • Proactive Measurement
  • Where to obtain information
  • Ensuring Key Outcomes

Module 5 – Act

Participants will work through the following sections:

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

End of Course Assessment

All the trainees who have completed the course should take the end-of-course assessment. This comprises a personal commitment relevant to the learning on the course. The delegates have to write three action plans they obligate to taking regarding the level of duties in their organisation.

The evaluation must be the participant’s work but can be reinforced by trainer coaching.

Who this IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors Online Course is for?

This IOSH safety for executives and directors online training course is ideal for managers, directors, executives, or any senior staff with strategic duties for health and safety within the organisations or any workplace.

Learning Outcomes of IOSH Safety for Senior Executives and Directors Online Training Course

On successful course completion, the delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the legal, moral & financial role of operational directors including their responsibilities for the organisation
  • Illustrate how to plan the direction for safety and health by implementing health and safety policy into the business system
  • Explain the value of an adequately resourced health and safety management system
  • Outline the benefits of good health and safety management system
  • Describe the importance of setting key indicators for performance and improvement in safety & health management

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

Choosing Human Focus for IOSH safety for senior executives and directors course provides the following benefits:

  • IOSH approved
  • Compliant with health and safety regulations
  • All-time access to the LMS
  • High-quality and engaging video content
  • Short and interactive course content

Course Format

Fully online that delegates can take on any of their Android or IOS device such as on any of their tablet, mobile, or desktop.

Course Duration: The course is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes of video split into 5 sessions as well as downloadable PDF supporting documents, followed by an action plan.


The trainees will receive an IOSH approved certificate on passing the end test successfully. If a trainee fails to pass the test s/he gets a one-second attempt to retake the test.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does IOSH directing safely last?

The training course does expire all you need to do is refresh your training of IOSH to keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date and to meet the legal health and safety requirements.

What is the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act?

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 establishes that companies and organisations can be found guilty of manslaughter, if it is found that management failures resulted in a breach of health and safety that caused a death in the workplace.

What is the Company Directors Disqualification Act?

The Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 is a law which establishes that directors can be disqualified for misconduct. This includes failures to maintain the appropriate level of health and safety for anyone affected by an organisation’s operations.

Directors can be disqualified for a maximum of five years, if the order is made by a magistrates’ court. They can be disqualified for 15 years by the Crown Court, or any other court.

Product Details

Study lengthApproximately 2 hours and 30 minutes
Approval bodyIOSH - Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Target AudienceAll Managers, Supervisors, and Directors – In-Depth/Managerial Level
FormatInteractive Video With End of Course Test Questions
AssessmentTheory Test and Practical Project
CertificationPaper Certificate Sent by Post Once Processed by IOSH

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