Health and Safety for Directors and Senior Managers

This course aims to inspire directors and senior managers and provide them with an understanding of their responsibility for the safety, health and wellbeing of people in their organisation. 


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Health and Safety for Directors and Senior Managers

This course aims to inspire directors and senior managers and provide them with an understanding of their responsibility for the safety, health and wellbeing of people in their organisation. 

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Health and Safety for Directors and Senior Managers is an interactive course that provides practical advice on effective leadership in health, safety and wellbeing.

The course is particularly important following the introduction of the new sentencing guidelines, which have seen multi-million-pound fines imposed on companies and an increase in the number of directors receiving immediate custodial sentences.

Live Online Learning

Get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like.

Students join remotely using a PC, laptop or tablet and download the relevant software in advance to enable access to the tutor run class. Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other. View course dates.

Find out more about Live Online

“An excellent course, very interactive and made one think. It will be effective in changing senior managers’ thinking and will therefore improve health and safety at JCB.”
Andrew Price, JCB World Headquarters

Bulk discounts apply! Please note: discounts will be applied to the online course once the products are in your basket. Contact [email protected] for bulk purchases of training centre or in your workplace training.

Why choose the British Safety Council?

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    We are one of the world’s leading health and safety organisations

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    Learning is student-centred and interactive

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    Our tutors are experts in health and safety and are excellent teachers

Why choose this course?

At the end of the course, directors and senior managers will understand their personal liabilities in relation to health and safety, how to reduce risk in the workplace, and the positive impact that good health and safety can have on the bottom line.

Learning outcomes

Learners start the course with a scenario-based exercise. Participants play the role of directors of a fictitious organisation where there has been a fatal accident. They discover the consequences of the accident for the organisation and for them as individuals.

Learners are then encouraged to reflect on the quality of the health and safety management systems in their own workplaces and their personal leadership in respect of health and safety. The course includes the latest think around mental health and wellbeing, and how to tackle work-related stress and presenteeism.

By the end of the course students will:

  • Understand the health and safety requirements placed on organisations and individuals
  • Understand how to reduce risks to people and the business
  • Understand how good health and safety will support the bottom line
  • Assess how well safety, health and wellbeing is being led within their organisation
  • Understand the latest thinking on wellbeing, mental health and stress management
  • Reflect on and identify improvements to their personal leadership in relation to health and safety.

Students finish the course with a personalised action plan to help implement the practices they learn.

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How can I study?

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes.

Learners can attend a course at one of our training centres, complete the course online or live online or we can deliver the course in your workplace.

Online - instant access

If you can’t find time in your busy schedule to attend a classroom course, then online training is the answer.

The online course includes scenario-based interactive exercises, videos, audio narration and the development of a personal action plan.

Why online?

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    Perfect for busy directors

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    Most cost-effective way to study for this qualification

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    Study wherever and whenever suits you

1+ candidates

£149.00(exc. VAT)



Live Online





Friday 24 September 2021

1 days

£265.00 (exc. VAT)




Thursday 11 November 2021

1 days

£265.00 (exc. VAT)


Join this half-day course remotely and learn ‘live’ with a tutor just as you would in a classroom. 

Students join via the web using a PC, laptop or tablet.  The course is run using Zoom, but students don’t need to download any software.  Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other.

This is a more intensive version of the one-day classroom course and is completed in 4 hours.


Why study Live Online?

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    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

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    Tutor support for individual learners

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    An opportunity to interact with and learn from other students

In your workplace

In your workplace training is currently delivered remotely with students joining using a PC, laptop or tablet. Request a call back to find out more.

We can visit your workplace and deliver this one-day course on a date of your choice. This is an effective way of training a group of directors as it saves on travel costs and allows participants to keep in touch with work.

Although we recommend the full 6.5-hour course, a more intensive 4-hour version can be delivered upon request.

Why in your workplace?

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    Cost-effective option for a group of directors

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    Discussions can be company-specific

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    Expert advice from an independent practitioner.

Request a call back

At a training centre


Holiday Inn Regency Park

Holiday Inn Regency Park Carburton Street W1W 5EE United Kingdom View in google maps




Thursday 21 October 2021

1 days

£280.25 (exc. VAT)


Training centre course dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Live Online courses may be added to replace training centre courses if the face to face versions are not able to run.

Our well-equipped training centres allow you to get away from the distractions of the workplace and focus on director-level health and safety for the day. Courses are held throughout the year in London, Birmingham and Manchester.


Why a training centre?

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    Free from workplace distractions

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    Facilitation by an expert tutor

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    Opportunity to network with other directors.