IOSH - Directing Safely
The purpose of this 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.
Module 1: Aims and Objectives – Overview and introduction to the programme
Module 2: 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.
Module 3: Health & Safety – getting it wrong – Raising awareness and understanding of accidents and their causes, consequences
Module 4: Health & Safety – getting it right – Understanding the principles of effective health & safety management and requirements
for compliance with legislation.
Module 5: Planning for success – Identifying the roles of risk assessment and risk control systems in successful planning.
Module 6: People – your most valuable asset – Recognising the value of people within the organisation and factors affecting their
Module 7: How well are you performing? – Exploring methods of measuring performance.
Module 8: Improving performance – Considering ways of improving performance.
On successful completion of the 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
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.
Who should attend
This qualification is to provide Senior Management with a working knowledge of Health and Safety practices.
IOSH - Directing Safely aims to ensure that health and safety is appreciated by people at the most senior executive levels. The
course should enable executives to review policy and strategies, and, where necessary, introduce changes to make their organisation
operate more safely.
The programme complements the Institution’s Managing Safely training course, which is for those with line responsibility for health
The trainer for this course has extensive experience in design and delivery of health & safety training programmes. They are qualified
by NEBOSH (National Examination Board for Occupational Safety & Health) and Associate member of IOSH (Institute of
Occupational Safety & Health) and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and the International Institute of Risk and
Safety Management and the Association for Project Safety.
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.