Natural Safety Solutions

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Internationally recognised and respected IOSH licensed training.

Good occupational safety and health performance is core to enhancing/protecting a corporate image.

Occupational health and safety is concerned with the promotion of better working environments, often characterised by motivated workers and competent managers, and preventing foreseeable losses to individuals and organisations.

According to the Health and Safety Commission (HSC), most health and safety failures are due to poor management and ignorance of good practice, rather than direct malicious intent.

Managers can delegate responsibilities for health and safety practice, but, within their scope of control, they cannot delegate their legal accountability.

Organisations, board members, directors and senior managers may be held accountable for organisational health and safety failings, as a number of high profile prosecutions have demonstrated.

The HSC recommends that directors lead safety from the top of an organisation, arguing that it is essential both for effective health and safety management and an effective safety culture. Surveys of directors indicate that most directors recognise this responsibility. However, a recent survey of UK directors revealed that in 26% of the companies surveyed, health and safety is not led at director level.

The IOSH Safety for Senior Executives course reflects the principles embodied in:

  • The HSE’s “Directors’ Responsibilities for health and safety”, INDG 343
  • The Turnbull Report, “Internal control: Guidance for directors on the Combined Code”
  • The HSE’s annual reports
  • The HSE’s “Successful health and safety management” HSG 65; and the British Standards Institution’s “OHSAS 18001”


Who is the course for?

Those with strategic responsibility for determining and implementing effective health and safety management within an organisation that has 250 or more employees.

The course aims to provide senior executives of organisations with an understanding of their health and safety role and how this should influence their strategic thinking and holistic risk management systems/procedures.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand the health and safety role and responsibilities of senior executives
  • Recognise the importance of integrating health and safety objectives with other business objectives in order to minimise the overall risk
  • Take account of health and safety aspects during strategic planning, decision making and effective supply chain management
  • Know the consequences of failing to manage health and safety effectively; and
  • Understand the principles of occupational safety and health management systems, continual improvement and annual reporting.

Course Structure

The course is divided into 4 Modules:

Module 1: Aims and objectives Overview and introduction to the programme
Module 2: Senior Executives’ health and safety responsibilities The moral and legal case for effective health and safety management, and the role played by directors
Module 3: Corporate Governance and health and safety The business case for effective management of health and safety risk, including the ‘hidden’ costs of failure and the requirements for annual reporting
Module 4: Management systems Understanding the requirements for effective health and safety management, its principles and its strategic implementation

Course Duration

1 day

Assessment and Certification

Understanding of the course material is evaluated by means of a 15-minute written assessment paper consisting of 10 multi-choice questions.

Successful delegates are awarded an IOSH Safety for Senior Executives certificate.


Public (open) course: From £199 + VAT per delegate*       *Discounts available for multiple bookings on individual courses.

Our price includes:

  • Delegate registration
  • IOSH fees
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Comprehensive course notes
  • IOSH Certificate on successful completion

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Order IOSH for Senior Executives Per Person @ £199.00