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IOSH Directing Safely

Programme Overview

This one-day course is intended for people with strategic responsibility for determining and implementing effective health and safety management within an organisation. This in turn aims to provide directors/proprietors with an understanding of the moral, legal and business case for proactive health and safety management and to give guidance on effective risk management.


Course Objectives

 On successful completion of the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of strategic health and safety management and its integration into other business management systems
  • Understand directors and employees statutory duties
  • Identify accident causes and plan for prevention through hazard identification, risk assessment and control strategies.
  • Appreciate the consequences of failing to manage health and safety effectively.
  • Understand the importance of employee selection and the effect of human factors on health and safety.
  • Recognise the importance of consultation and communication with employees on health and safety issues.
  • Appreciate the significance of performance monitoring for continual improvement of health and safety management.


Course Content

Aims & Objectives

  • Overview and introduction to the programme
  • Assessment details
  • IOSH certification

Health & Safety Management – good business sense.

  • Looking at – the moral, legal and economic reasons for promoting health and safety in the workplace

Health and Safety – getting it wrong

  • Looking at accidents and the outcomes

Health and Safety – getting it right

  • Areas to be covered are, the differences between Acts, Regulations, Approved
    codes of practice and guidance notes

Planning for Success

  • Looking at – SMART, and understanding the principles governing workplace precautions

People - your most valuable asset.

  • Covering occupational health issues, health and safety training

How well are you performing:

  • Looking at – recognising improvements in performance, active and reactive monitoring

Improving performance:

  • The key areas for improving performance and identifying key objectives