IOSH Safety for Directors & Directors

Ensuring safety and health is appreciated by senior management

The IOSH Safety for Executives & Directors course provides 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.

Who is the course suitable for?

Those who have overall operational or strategic accountability for an organisation, responsible for determining and implementing effective safety and health management and monitoring its success.

Course pre-requisites

Employed in a Director’s role; owners of small- to medium sized enterprises or Executive/non-Executive Directors of larger organisations with governance structures.

There are no mandatory pre-requisites for the course, however delegates would benefit from the underpinning knowledge provided by our Managing safely course.

Course Duration

Our classroom based course will take place over 1 day.


  • Module 1:        The moral, financial and legal case
  • Module 2:        Plan
  • Module 3:        Do
  • Module 4:        Check
  • Module 5:        Act
  • Module 6:        Leading Health & Safety at Work (HSG417)

Learning outcomes

  • 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.


Every participant who has completed the course should 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.

The assessment must be the participant’s own work but can be supported by trainer coaching.

Candidates who successfully complete the IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course will receive an IOSH accredited certificate.

Next steps

IOSH Safety for Executives & Directors is an excellent precursor to further professional development, including NEBOSH Certificates.

Booking Options

Classroom Learning

at our centre in Liverpool
£ 245 + vat
  • Get away from the workplace
  • Face-to-face support with highly experienced tutors
  • Network and interact with fellow delegates


run at your premises
£ 550 excludes IOSH fees
  • Study alongside colleagues and learn together
  • Classroom or blended learning from home
  • Course customised to your workplace

Over 20yrs experience

High pass rates

Experienced tutors

On-line resources

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