TRAINING & EVENTS
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Health and Safety for Directors and Senior Managers
This one-day course takes the form of a scenario-based exercise with delegates assuming the role of directors of an organisation where an accident has taken place. Even if you are not directly responsible for Health & Safety in your company, as part of the Management Team you have joint responsibility with your fellow directors nad managers under Health and Safety legislation. You will be encouraged to explore your legal responsibilities and consider how boardroom decisions impact on the health and safety of your workforce.
What you will gain?
The delegates work together, as directors, to identify:
- The root causes of the accident
- The legal breaches
- The consequences for the organisation and for individual directors
During and after each activity, the tutor injects expert information in support of the learning outcomes. It is during these interventions that the tutor can help the group to make the link between the issues raised in the exercise and the ‘real’ issues facing the directors in their own workplace.
The exercise covers both criminal and civil law. The organisation is prosecuted under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the injured parties successfully sue the company. The exercise culminates with several directors facing charges under Section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Although this is a scenario-based exercise, it is not a role-play. The delegates are faced with real scenarios to address. The nature of the exercise means that learners are fully engaged which makes the learning active, enjoyable and impactful.
The day ends with a plenary where directors are invited to develop an ‘action plan’ that they will commit to in terms of visible, active leadership in relation to health and safety in their own workplace.
Delegates receive a concise set of notes summarising the business benefits of good health and safety, legal duties and the management of health and safety based on the HSE’s Managing for Health and Safety (HSG65) – Plan, Do, Check, Act.
Who should attend?
The course is intended for Company Directors. In your role as a Company Director you have joint responsibility with your fellow directors under Health and Safety legislation. You will be encouraged to explore your legal responsibilities and consider how boardroom decisions impact on the health and safety of your workforce.
Benefits of attending
Moral and human costs and the implications of decisions made in the boardroom}
The economic implications of an unsafe working environment
Legal responsibilities with regards to health and safety
The principles and importance of the risk assessment proces
Acquiring competent health and safety assistance and the limitations of such an appointment
The basic tools of introducing a proactive health and safety culture
This training course can be tailored to include details of your company-specific materials and if desired previous company related case studies. In this case, our health and safety consultant will require details of your system and sample forms for inclusion prior to the course
Wales Quality Centre Certificates will be provided for this training.
This training can also be delivered in house contact us for details.
Members: £235 + VAT
Non-Members: £295 + VAT