IOSH Directing Safely Training

Course Details

The Course Bargain’s IOSH directing safely programme is planned to deliver companies support in guiding the health and safety agenda in private, public and third sector parties. The training last for 1 day and shows the methods applied in the organisation of Directors/Health and Safety Executive leadership.


The Directing safely training course is aimed to show managers and owners an understanding of the ethical, legal and business case for active health and safety management, and to deliver a movement on effective risk management. 

Course Contents

The modules below are the topics that you will learning for the duration of the programme:

Module 1 – Why Direct Safely?

  • Moral, legal, financial and reputational arguments for health and safety management.
  • Integrating health and safety into the business agenda.
  • Why health and safety leadership is important.
  • The importance of strong leadership, worker involvement and assessment/review.
  • Directors’ responsibilities – appointment of a health and safety director and the role         of non-executive directors.

Module 2 – Planning Health and Safety                                                                                                

  • Identifying significant risks to the organisation.
  • Establishing and maintaining a health and safety policy.
  • The importance of integrating the policy into the organisation’s culture, values and standards.
  • Corporate governance.
  • Communicating, promoting and championing health and safety throughout the organisation.

Module 3 – Delivering Health and Safety

  • Effective health and safety management systems and practices (ensuring sensible, responsible and proportionate risk management).
  • Resourcing of health and safety arrangements:
  • Gaining access to competent advice at all levels in the organisation
  • Ensuring risk assessments are carried out
  • Addressing the health and safety implications of changes to processes, working practices and staffing
  • Visible leadership
  • Developing procurement standards to minimise the  risks introduced by suppliers of goods and services
  • Training for all employees, including board members.
  • Employee involvement in decisions that affect their health and safety.
  • The role and function of health and safety committees.

Module 4 – Monitoring Health and Safety

  • The role and importance of specific and routine reports on performance.
  • Proactive and reactive performance measurement and the importance of balance between the two.
  • Auditing the effectiveness of health and safety management structures and risk controls.
  • Reporting the impact of change and major failures.
  • Procedures for monitoring changes in the external environment (such as changes to legislation) and implementing change as appropriate.
  • Benchmarking health and safety performance against other organisations in the sector.
  • Setting targets for improvement.

Module 5 – Reviewing Health and Safety

  • The role and purpose of top-level reviews of health and safety.
  • Key outcomes of the top-level reviews
  • Determining whether policy is in line with organisational priorities and plans
  • Determining whether the health and safety management system is reporting effectively
  • Identifying shortcomings and impact of board decisions
  • Deciding actions to address any weaknesses.
  • Annual reporting.
  • Continuous improvement


Who will be instructing me?

The instructors at Course Bargains are highly qualified and have global experience.

When should I arrive to the venue?

You should aim to arrive at 9am.

How can I contact you?

If you would like more information about any course please feel free to either contact us on 01159 031 029 or you can email us at