IOSH Directing Safely
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This IOSH Directing Safely training course is held in Manchester, York, Durham, Birmingham, Burton on Trent, Colchester, Southampton, London and Reading. Please select the Course Dates Tab above to see current course dates, or select a category link above to see more course and location options. IOSH Directing Safely

The IOSH Directing Safely is a course intended for people with strategic responsibility for determining and implementing effective health and safety management within an organisation.

The course aims to ensure that people at the most senior levels appreciate health and safety and the course reflects the principles embodied in:

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 that came into force on 6 April 2008, is a landmark in law. For the first time, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care. The Act, clarifies the criminal liabilities of companies including large organisations where serious failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality.
The Health and Safety Executive's guidance. 'Successful Health and Safety Management' (HSG65),
The Turnbull report ('Internal controls: Guidance for Directors on the Combined Code')
Institute of Directors and HSC 'Leadership Actions for Directors and Board Members' (INDG417)
An IOSH Directing Safely Certificate is awarded to all those who attend the course and successfully complete the written and practical assessments. Understanding of the course material is evaluated by means of a 15-minute written assessment paper consisting of 10 multi-choice questions and a project designed to test the delegate’s knowledge of acceptable records/documentary evidence required to support an organisation’s defence in litigation.

Course Aims
The course aims to provide directors/owners of companies with an understanding of the moral, legal and business case for proactive health and safety management and to give guidance on effective risk management.

Learning objectives
On successful completion of the course, delegates should be able to:

- understand the new ‘The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007’
- understand the importance of strategic health and safety management and its integration into other business management systems
- understand directors’ and employees’ statutory duties identify accident causes and plan for  prevention through hazard identification, risk assessment and control strategies
- appreciate the consequences of failing to manage health and safety effectively understand the  importance of employee selection and the effect of human factors on health and safety
- recognise the importance of consultation and communication with employees on health and safety issues
- appreciate the significance of performance monitoring for continual improvement of health and safety management.
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Duration1 day
per delegate
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