The IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors training course is for Company Directors, owners of small to medium sized enterprises or Executive Directors of larger organisations with governance structures, overall operational or strategic accountability, responsibility for determining and implementing effective safety and health management and monitoring its success.
The aim of the IOSH Safety course for Executives and Directors is to provide an understanding of the moral, legal and business case for proactive safety, health and risk management, strategic safety and health management and its integration into holistic business management systems and procedures.
On successful completion of the course delegates should be able to:
- Describe the legal, moral and financial role of Operational Directors, owners of small businesses and Senior Executives, including their responsibilities, liabilities, both personal and organisational.
- Explain the importance of health and safety at top-management level and how integrating those objectives into other business management objectives can help minimise risk, reduce losses and make better use of time and resources.
- Illustrate how to plan the direction for health and safety through developing and implementing a health and safety policy and integrating it into business systems.
- Explain the value of an adequately resourced and efficient health and safety management system, the value, and benefits of training at all levels, and when to access competent advice.
- Outline the benefits of good health and safety management systems, the consequences of failure 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 issues.
- Explain the positive impact and improvement that an organisation’s leader 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 health and safety management.