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IOSH Directing Safely Course

DURATION

1 day

OVERVIEW

The purpose of the IOSH Directing Safely programme is to ensure that top level decision-makers develop an appreciation of the moral, financial and legal issues relating to workplace health and safety throughout the management process.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

On successful completion of the IOSH Directing Safely course delegates should be able to: -

  • Explain the root causes of accidents
  • Understand the charges of manslaughter and corporate killing
  • Appreciate the reasons for promoting Health & Safety in the workplace
  • Explain the role of directors in Health & Safety management
  • Understand the basic principles in the Revitalising Health & Safety strategy
  • Understand the main sections of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974, particularly relating to employers, managers, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and importers
  • Appreciate the principles of strategic management and planning
  • Understand the principles and application of safety management systems
  • Explain the concept of continual improvement with regard to health & safety
  • Understand the principles governing the use of workplace precautions, including relevant legislation, the environment and competence issues
  • Appreciate the need for health & safety training
  • Describe the role of safety professionals within the organisation
  • Understand what is meant by active monitoring
  • Identify means of active monitoring
  • Appreciate the importance of identifying key objectives
  • Recognise performance indicators
  • Understand the process of change

COURSE AGENDA

The IOSH Directing Safely course will cover the following topics: -

  • Aims and Objectives - Overview and introduction to the programme
  • Health & Safety management good business sense - Examining the reasons for the promotion of health and safety and focusing on the influential Turnbull Report and the Revitalising Health and Safety strategy.
  • Health & Safety getting it wrong - Raising awareness and understanding of accidents and their causes, consequences and costs.
  • Health & Safety getting it right - Understanding the principles of effective health & safety management and requirements for compliance with legislation.
  • Planning for success - Identifying the roles of risk assessment and risk control systems in successful planning.
  • People your most valuable asset - Recognising the value of people within the organisation and factors affecting their performance.
  • How well are you performing? Exploring methods of measuring performance.
  • Improving performance Considering ways of improving performance.


 

ASSESSMENT

Understanding of the course material is evaluated by means of a 15 minute written assessment paper consisting of 10 multiple choice questions and a project designed to test the delegates knowledge of acceptable records/documentary evidence required to support an organisations defence in litigation.

Successful delegates will be presented with an Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) certificate.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Owners, directors and senior management