The Importance of Health and Safety Training for Directors and Executives

As you move up the chain of command and distance yourself from the people working on the building site, factory floor or in your warehouses, it can become easy to rely on those closer to the action when it comes to health and safety.

After all, if you have a health and safety officer isn't it their sole responsibility to ensure the health and safety of everyone?


As a director you have a responsibility to educate yourself about health and safety. You need to know what your role is in ensuring a safe, as well as productive, workplace. Being an executive, getting that title of director, comes with a price - ultimately the buck stops at your desk.

Health and Safety Culture in the Workplace

The safest workplaces are those where H&S standards are set at a high level - from the very top right down to the very bottom. You have to lead by example and encourage everyone to adopt a safe and compliant attitude across the entire organisation. Ignorance is never a defence if your find yourself in the middle of a RIDDOR investigation.

No Time for Lengthly Training Courses?

The good news is that, although you need to know the broad outline of health and safety regulations, you don't need to commit the fine detail to memory. That means you can fit a health and safety course into a single day.

Some of the best health and safety courses for those at the top are:

*formally called 'IOSH Directing Safely'.

Using our simple course search tool, you can narrow down the options to find a course at a time and location to suit you.

Enter your postcode and the results will be organised by distance from your location, making it simple to choose a convenient course.

if you need your training to take place ASAP (maybe tomorrow) then you can sort by start date, ensuring all courses running at the same time are grouped together.

All prices include course materials, registration and certification so you know upfront what your training will cost.

It's easier than ever to book a course to suit you, so understanding how to promote health and safety in your workplace can be a quick and painless asset to achieve.