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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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Delegate testimonials

“ I just want to add that yesterday’s seminar was absolutely brilliant, the speakers, their subject knowledge and content was exceptional and it was delivered in such a way that an otherwise difficult and sometimes ‘dry’ subject came across in manageable and enjoyable format.” Kate Swinton, Sweet Squared

“This was one of  only a handful of courses that I have  ever been on where I have walked away having thought that it was time well spent, and that I had  learnt something"  Gemma Gill, Call Credit Information Group Leeds  

“Well presented with  especially useful discussions about real case studies. Excellent training day throughout“. Saoirse Cowley, Government Legal Department

“Pitched at the right level; not too detailed but sufficient to enable an overall understanding of key aspects of employment law”.  Chris Brewster, Animal Care Plc 

“Excellent presentation, clear learning outcomes and very good case studies”. Attendee Chaucer Foods Limited 

“Excellent and entertaining delivery“.  Bred Duncan, Duncan Chartered Accountants 

“Very well presented. All information detailed and very well put across”.  Mathew Chafer, Begbies Traynor  

“Excellent presenters, dynamic case studies and examples”.  Camilla Reece, Financial Force  

“Really enjoyed the day ; learned something new ! Excellent facilitators“. Sarah Kelly, HR Manager CPP 

“Very well presented and very informative”.  Shanna Pindair, Yorkshire Energy Partnership 

“Detailed , very informative, great use of case studies to illustrate examples”. Alexandra Myer, Morrisons Supermarket Plc 

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