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Health & Safety for Directors and Senior Managers - the essentials

Module Leader: Jonathan Cripwell

This full day training session gives an understanding of legal requirements, risk management, individual and corporate liability and the key points that need to be kept in mind when subject to criminal investigation.

Session aims

This Session aims to provide participants with:

  • an understanding of basic legal principles;
  • practical risk management;
  • how to deal with an intervention by HSE;
  • HSE powers – questioning and interviews;
  • An understanding of Statutory Notices;
  • An overview of Criminal / Civil proceedings in the Courts;
  • A list of common pitfalls to try and avoid;

Course Agenda

09:45 - 10:00 Coffee and Registration
10:00 - 10:05 Introduction
10:05 - 10:30 Overview of the statutory framework
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Health & Safety Regulations
10:30 - 11:15 Risk Management
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Accident investigation.
  • The Enforcement Authorities
  • Inspectors Powers
  • Interviews
  • Enforcement options
12:30 – 13.00 Group Exercise
13.00 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 Improvement/Prohibition Notices
  • Law
  • Practical consequences
  • Appeals
14:15 - 14:30 Case Study
14:30 - 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 – 15:30 Criminal liability
  • Who gets charged
  • The course of a criminal trial
  • Sentencing
  Civil liability
  • Practical issues
  • An overview of civil proceedings for damages
15:30 – 16:00   Questions and recap of the day


The Cost

Our standard charge is £200 plus VAT per delegate for a full day course, if it is being held at our premises or a venue close to our offices.  In addition, we do offer three for the price of two rates.

For a half day course, our fees are £125 plus VAT per delegate.

Should you require the course to be held in-house at your premises, then the fee would be £2,000 plus VAT for up to 12 attendees.  Should your premises be in London, then the fee would be £2500 plus VAT plus travel and hotel costs. 

For a half day course, our fee would be £1250 or £1500 for London plus travel costs. 

If you are interested in reserving a place, please contact Hayley MacDonald.

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