Directors Duties

Director's Duties

Understand your role and responsibilities for implementing health and safety strategy

What are director's duties?

The introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter Act in 2007 means that failure to meet director responsibilities for health and safety could now result in imprisonment. The maximum penalty is an unlimited fine and the court can additionally make a publicity order, requiring the organisation to publish the details of the conviction and fine – causing a permanent dent in your reputation. As a director, safety falls within your remit, and the law will therefore hold you accountable for any failings.

What is the Director's Duties course?

Our one-day course has been specifically designed to help senior managers understand their roles and responsibilities when it comes to the implementation of health and safety strategy. The course will provide you practical advice and a clear understanding on driving forward health and safety.

"RoSPA was able to ensure that training was bespoke for our needs, whilst maintaining the core objectives of directors' responsibilities in health and safety. The training was interactive and thought provoking and I would recommend RoSPA to other companies experiencing similar challenges."

Mark Twist
HSE Manager - David Webster Limited

Why study with RoSPA?

   

Use of academic and practical learning resources

   

Equipping you with practical skills to use at your workplace

   

Delivered by professional safety practitioners

   

Delivered in your organisation or at our training centre

What does Director's Duties cover?

The course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of senior management's role in agreeing and implementing health and safety strategy. There is no formal assessment for this course. Delegates who successfully complete the director safety training in full will receive a RoSPA certificate of training.

  • A Strategic Approach
    Director's safety role in agreeing and driving forward strategy. An opportunity to explore the benefits of a 'beyond compliance' approach
  • Core Actions at Board Level
    Consideration of the essential principles of planning for health and safety, reflecting the importance of the topic as a corporate governance issue. Implications of Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act
  • Delivering the Message
    Exploration of directors' and senior managers role in building health and safety into the organisation; adequate resources, access to competent advice, worker involvement at all levels
  • Monitoring and Review
    Significance of adopting a practical approach to ensure health and safety issues are addressed competently and systematically
  • Inputs, Outputs and Outcomes
    Review of case studies, where the health and safety equation has been balanced.

Where can I take Director's Duties training?

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes. You can attend a course at one of our training centres or have the course delivered in your workplace.

Group of people sitting in a classroom
Classroom

Our accredited training centres allow you to get away from the distractions of the workplace and focus on your qualification

Business people working on a project
In-company

We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you. This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs

"RoSPA was able to ensure that training was bespoke for our needs, whilst maintaining the core objectives of directors' responsibilities in health and safety. The training was interactive and thought provoking and I would recommend RoSPA to other companies experiencing similar challenges."

Mark Twist
HSE Manager - David Webster Limited


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