The course will provide a summary of how to promote a positive organisational culture for health and safety. There are several group exercises throughout the day will give delegates the opportunity to discuss their thoughts about health and safety and their responsibilities.
The course aims to help directors to:
recognise the moral, economic, and legal costs/implications of decisions made in the boardroom that may make their business liable.
understand the significance of strategic management of risks.
appreciate the range of consequences from failing to manage health and safety effectively.
understand the importance of competent duty holders, and the significance of their cooperation, communication and coordination of health and safety on projects.
recognise the need to appoint competent health and safety assistance, and the limitations of such an appointment.
identify the basic tools to introduce a proactive health and safety culture into an organisation, and the benefits of this approach.
Who will the course benefit?
This course has been developed for company directors and senior managers active in a health and safety strategic role in construction.
If you are looking to understand your health and safety responsibilities and the consequences of not following them, then you should attend this course.
Examples of relevant roles (not exhaustive) are:
Senior Quality Surveyor
Private Quality Surveyor
Senior Project Manager
How is the course delivered:
The Director’s Role for Health and Safety course can be completed from home or your workplace via an online virtual classroom using Zoom.
To access the course, delegates must join the course using the link provided. However, they will need a computer or laptop with a screen, camera, microphone, and access to the internet to attend this course online.
Delegates can still interact as they would in the classroom and are provided with a downloadable digital copy of the coursebook. The final exam is completed online.
Classroom style Courses
We can also organise the Director’s Role for Health and Safety course to be delivered as a classroom style course.
We can deliver training on site as well as at our training centres which allows delegates to interact with each other, relate the content to their company processes, and discuss them. To deliver the course within CITB scheme rules, there must be a minimum of 4 delegates and no more than 12 delegates.
We quote our in-house courses on a case-by-case basis, considering factors such as location, number of delegates and delivery method. For a quote, complete the training enquiry form on this page, and one of our friendly team will be in touch.
This course provides you with an understanding of how to implement the right health and safety culture in your organisation.
Each delegate will receive the CITB Mandatory Publications (eBooks for virtual courses and hardcopy for face-to-face courses):
Publication Book A – Legal and management: Construction site safety (GE700A)
Other supporting materials such as will be provided as well:
HSE HSG65 – Managing for health and safety.
HSE INDG275 – Plan, Do, Check, Act – An introduction to managing for health and safety.
HSE INDG417 – Leading health and safety at work
This training is endorsed by BuildUK.
Delegates will be expected to have either previously completed the Directors Role for Health and Safety course or have a working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation to be able to attend this course. Although we don’t expect you to evidence this, the trainer will be delivering the course with this level of knowledge in mind.
CITB continue to recommend that the pre-requisite eLearning is completed by delegates prior to completing the classroom course as the eLearning content provides the foundation of information that will be expanded on in this course.
The interactive course takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete, but you don’t have to do it all at once. You can close the eLearning at any time and, on your return, pick up where you left off. Your progress will be saved automatically. We recommend that you sit the course in 30-minute chunks.
You must be able to understand, write and speak English well. Not only is it required in the scheme rules; inability to understand the tutor or the discussions will affect how much you get from the training.
We also require you to provide photographic ID and your national insurance number at the beginning of the course; we need to confirm that you are the person attending.
Publications that will be useful to know are:
This CITB Directors Role for Health and Safety course covers topics such as:
The economics connotations of a dangerous working environment - accidents, facts and figures, causes of fatality.
A company director’s responsibilities relating to health and safety - getting it right, encouraging a positive health and safety attitude, safety culture and behavioural safety.
The need to analyse your legal duties - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, fees for intervention, management liability, legal aid, and related legislation. Consider how their decisions affect the health and safety of the company.
Plan, Deliver, Monitor and Review – Health and safety management, monitoring of health and safety. Locating and using competent health and safety assistance and the limitations of using assistance
The construction design and management regulations - CDM, definitions, and the construction phase plan
Putting people to work safely, the principles and importance of risk assessment. Consider how their decisions affect the health and safety of the company – safety leadership action plan, compliance checklist!
Assessment will be by an end of course examination which is 35 minutes. The question paper consists of two parts, selected by CITB, which cover all aspects of the course:
Part A: Ten general questions based on the course and Part B: Ten questions associated with a case study.
Questions in each part will be one of three formats:
• Multiple choice questions worth 1 mark
• Multiple response questions worth 2 marks
• Short written answers worth 1 to 3 marks.
Part marks are available for questions worth more than one mark. The pass mark is 80% (24 out of 30). or more to pass the examination. This exam must be taken at the end of the course.
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