Understand your role and responsibilities for implementing health and safety strategy
What are directors' 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 Directors' 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."
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
What does Directors' 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 Directors' Duties training?
We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes. You can attend a course at our live virtual classrooms or have the course delivered in your workplace.