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IOSH safety for senior executives and directors

Designed for senior leaders within the business, IOSH Safety for Senior Executives and Directors ensures those with ultimate responsibility for the business and its actions know their legal responsibilities relating to health and safety.

IOSH Safety for Senior Executives and Directors provides a solid base knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act, which will help leaders ensure the business is being ran safely, and keep the workforce and the public safe from harm.

To find out of this is the right course for you, read our blog on ‘Choosing the right health and safety training for senior executives’.

This course can be enhanced by integrating game based learning to embed knowledge and drive behavioural change.

Make UK are dedicated to improving EHS knowledge and performance in individuals and companies across the UK. Our trainers have industry recognised qualifications and practical experience. For your convenience, costs quoted are inclusive of tuition, course materials, assessment, and certificate.

Make UK can work with you to develop a bespoke programme that focuses the learning outcomes on your specific requirements, getting right to the heart of your objectives and goals. We’ll embed your organisation’s values, competencies and working practices with an approach that has great impact and immediate relevance.

  • Course content
  • IOSH Safety for Senior Executives and Directors provides an understanding of the moral, legal, and business case for proactive safety, health and risk management, and of strategic safety and health management and its integration into holistic business management systems and procedures.

    The course aims to:

  • Describe the legal, moral and financial role of operational directors, owners of small businesses and senior executives, including their responsibilities, liabilities and accountabilities, both personal and organisational.
  • Explain the importance of safety and health at top-management level and how integrating those objectives into other business management objectives can help to minimise risk, reduce losses and make better use of time and resources.
  • Illustrate how to plan the direction for safety and health through developing and implementing a safety and health policy, and integrating it into business systems.
  • Explain the value of an adequately resourced and efficient safety and health management system, the value and benefits of training at all levels, and when to access competent advice.
  • Outline the benefits of good safety and health management systems, the consequences of failing to manage effectively, and how to ensure internal controls are working.
  • Describe the importance of reviewing and continually improving management systems, especially following change or failure.
  • Explain the positive impact and improvement that an organisation’s leaders can have on its performance through their attitude and support for improving its safety culture.
  • Describe the importance of setting key performance indicators and targets, together with performance monitoring and review for continual improvement in safety and health management.
  • Pre-requisites
  • Learners should have a suitable standard of English language to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

    To benefit from the course, delegates should be employed in a director’s role; owners of small and medium-sized enterprises; or executive/non-executive directors of larger organisations with governance structures.

  • Assessment
  • Every participant who has completed the course will take the end-of-course assessment. This consists of a personal commitment (action plan) relating to the learning on the course, in which the participant writes up to three actions that they commit to taking. Commitments should be appropriate for the level of responsibility the participant has in their organisation.

  • More details
  • Benefits of attending:

    By attending this course delegates will be able to:

    • Fulfil their health safety role and responsibilities
    • Integrate health and safety objectives with business objectives
    • Ensure the business is organised to manage risks
    • Integrate health and safety within the standards culture of the business


    A digital IOSH certificate will be provided upon successful completion of this course and is included within the price. If you would like a printed certificate please let us know, these are available from IOSH at an additional charge of £21 plus VAT per certificate.