CITB Health and Safety for Directors Course

CITB Health & Safety for Directors Course


The CITB Health & Safety for Directors course aims to ensure that health and safety is appreciated by people at the most senior level who are responsible for determining their organisation's safety policy.

*  PLEASE NOTE - It will take approximately 2-3 weeks for the CITB to issue an E-Cert  *


Candidates who successfully complete this CITB course will gain knowledge and skills in: -

  • Moral and human costs/the implications of decisions made in the boardroom
  • The economical implications of an unsafe working environment
  • The legal responsibilities with regard to health and safety
  • The principles and importance of the risk assessment process
  • Appointing competent health and safety assistance and the limitations of such an appointment
  • The basic tools of introducing a proactive health and safety culture


The CITB Directors Health & Safety Course will cover the following topics: -

  • Introduction and course aims
  • The Director's legal duties
  • The Director's responsibilities
  • Principals of risk assessments and importance of the process
  • Health and safety planning
  • Financial implications of health and safety
  • The non-prescriptive approach to legislation
  • Recognising the need for competent health and safety assistance


Assessment is through a combination of classroom performance and case study-based questions. Candidates will be continuously assessed throughout the course.

The paper is in two parts; 10 questions based on the course, followed by 10 questions associated with a case study. The examination CITB Health & Safety for Directors exam pass mark is 80% (24 out of 30). Certification is valid for 5 years.

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at directors and senior managers, with the purpose of recognising the human, economical and finanical implications of non-compliance with health and safety legislation.


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Delegates must meet the below pre-requisites to be eligible for attendance:

  • A good understanding of spoken and written English will be necessary in order to attend and complete the course successfully.
  • Either previously completed the CITB Health & Safety Course for Directors OR have working knowledge of the below health & safety legislation as the course assessment will require delegates to consider these in context of the directors' role and responsibility:
    • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
    • Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969
    • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015
    • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Complete the Pre-Course E-Learning (Please CLICK HERE - Opens a new window for the CITB Free Course).  On successful completion a digital certificate will be generated. This MUST be supplied to us at least 24 hours prior to the course commencement.

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