IOSH Safety for Senior Executives
Overview and aim
The senior executives of organisations set the culture for good health and safety performance and are responsible for proper governance. The course reflects the principles of control set out in the ‘Leading Health and safety at work’ guidance and enables executives to identify and implement a structured approach to executing their responsibilities.
At the end of the training there will an assessment where attainment is achieved the delegates will be awarded a ‘Health and Safety for Senior Executives’ certificate.
By utilising an interactive approach facilitated by a Chartered health, safety and environment practitioner the delegates will be able to:
- Recognise the health and safety role and responsibilities of senior executives
- Implement the integration of health and safety objectives with other business objectives
- Include health and safety aspects during strategic planning, decision making and effective supply chain management
- Understand the consequences of failing to control health and safety risks
- Appreciate the principles of occupational health and safety management systems, continual improvement and annual reporting
- Provide a leadership role in health and safety
Contents and areas covered in the course
To meet the aim of the course the training programme will include the:
- Main elements of Managing for Health and Safety (HSG65)
- ‘Leading Health and safety at work’ (INDG 417)
- The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
- Comparisons of health safety and environment management system OHSAS 18001 and the HSE’s Managing Health and Safety.
- Main legal obligations placed on the ‘directing minds of employers and employees to included Sections 2 – 8, 36, 37 and 40 of the Health and Safety at Work Act, Regulations 2 – 12 of the Management of Health and Safety Regulations.
- Appreciation of Section 20 powers of enforcing authorities and the issuing of notices.
- The application and status of approved codes of practice, guidance and other standards
- Principles of health and safety management
Duration typically up to 4 hours (variable to suit the organisations aims, objectives and content requirements)
Introduction, aim and objectives
To cover course administration, overview and introductions
Roles and responsibilities
The business case for control health and safety risks to include the legal position of executives, managers and employees.
Using a case study and feedback the exercise will cover the development of a systematic approach to the management and control of health and safety in an organisation