IOSH Directing Safely
From£199.00 + VAT per delegate
Nationwide or In-House
The IOSH Directing Safely is a course intended for people with strategic responsibility for determining and implementing effective health and safety management within an organisation.
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The course aims to ensure that people at the most senior levels appreciate health and safety and the course reflects the principles embodied in:
- The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 that came into force on 6 April 2008, is a landmark in law. For the first time, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care. The Act, clarifies the criminal liabilities of companies including large organisations where serious failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality.
- The Health and Safety Executive's guidance. 'Successful Health and Safety Management' (HSG65),
- The Turnbull report ('Internal controls: Guidance for Directors on the Combined Code')
- Institute of Directors and HSC 'Leadership Actions for Directors and Board Members' (INDG417)
An IOSH Directing Safely Certificate is awarded to all those who attend the course and successfully complete the written and practical assessments. Understanding of the course material is evaluated by means of a 15-minute written assessment paper consisting of 10 multi-choice questions and a project designed to test the delegate’s knowledge of acceptable records/documentary evidence required to support an organisation’s defence in litigation.
The course aims to provide directors/owners of companies with an understanding of the moral, legal and business case for proactive health and safety management and to give guidance on effective risk management.
On successful completion of the course, delegates should be able to:
- understand the new ‘The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007’
- understand the importance of strategic health and safety management and its integration into other business management systems
- understand directors’ and employees’ statutory duties identify accident causes and plan for prevention through hazard identification, risk assessment and control strategies
- appreciate the consequences of failing to manage health and safety effectively understand the importance of employee selection and the effect of human factors on health and safety
- recognise the importance of consultation and communication with employees on health and safety issues
- appreciate the significance of performance monitoring for continual improvement of health and safety management.
Module 1: Aims and Objectives – Overview and introduction to the programme
Module 2: Health & Safety Management – good business sense – the moral, legal and economic reasons for promoting health and safety in the workplace coupled with the role of senior executives in health and safety management. The basic principles contained in the ‘Revitalising Health and Safety’ strategy statement and the Turnbull Report and Corporate Governance with The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
Module 3: Health & Safety – getting it wrong! – raising awareness and understanding of how accidents happen, the root causes of accidents and associated costs, direct, indirect, insured and uninsured. Be aware of the powers that the health and Safety inspectors have; the charges of manslaughter and corporate manslaughter and the roles of the Magistrates and Crown courts.
Module 4: Health & Safety – getting it right! – understanding the principles of effective health & safety management and requirements for compliance with legislation. The difference between civil and criminal law and what is meant by the terms ‘negligence’, ‘contributory negligence’ and ‘vicarious liability’. The difference between Acts, Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance notes.
Module 5: Planning for success – Identifying the roles of risk assessment and risk control systems in successful planning. Understanding the principles governing workplace precautions and the process of continual improvement with regard to health and safety.
Module 6: People – your most valuable asset – recognising the value of people within the organisation and factors affecting their performance. The need for careful selection of staff with appropriate training suitable for them to carry out their tasks safely.
Module 7: How well are you performing? – exploring methods of measuring performance and what is meant by active and reactive monitoring.
Module 8: Improving performance – the key areas for improving performance and identifying key objectives, i.e. the need for an action plan; the benefits of setting target dates; appreciating the need for allocating responsibility; performance indicators and the process of change.
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