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IOSH Safety for Senior Executives

Safety at work is fundamental to a successful business. In order to avoid costly accidents and litigation, senior executives/managers should be up-to-date with legal requirements and practices.

Who should attend?

IOSH Safety for Senior Executives will be beneficial to directors and senior executives operating at policy and strategic levels within all business sectors, who are looking for a health and safety management course focused on their needs.
Benefits

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:
understand their health and safety role and how this should influence their strategic thinking and holistic management approach
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
understand the principles of occupational safety and health management systems, continual improvement and annual reporting

Course structure

  • Introduction to health and safety issues
  • Major accidents
  • The health & safety role and responsibilities of senior executives
  • Key legal aspects
  • Civil v criminal law
  • Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974
  • Penalties
  • Defending claims for compensation
  • Manslaughter
  • Gross negligence manslaughter
  • Corporate manslaughter
  • Accident prevention
  • Loss causation
  • Accident disaster case study
  • Effective proactive management of health and safety
  • Risk management
  • Corporate governance
  • Health & safety management systems

Assessment structure
Each candidate will be required to sit a multiple choice test at the end of the course. Candidates who successfully complete the IOSH Safety for Senior Executives course will receive an IOSH accredited certificate.