CITB Directors Role in Health and Safety


The Directors’ role for health and safety (DRHS) is a one-day interactive course that has been designed for company directors and senior managers active in a health and safety strategic role in the built environment, with the aim of recognising directors’ duties of care and the implications of non-compliance with health and safety legislation. The course will summarise how to promote a positive organisational culture for health and safety. Group exercises throughout the day will give delegates the opportunity to discuss their thoughts about health and safety and their responsibilities in an open forum.



Throughout the course, the following topics will be introduced, explained or demonostrated to the delegates:

Recognise the moral, economic and legal costs and implications of decisions made in the boardroom that may make their business liable.

Understand the significance of strategic management of risks.

Appreciate the range of consequences of failing to manage health and safety effectively.

Understand the importance of competent duty holders, and the significance of their cooperation, communication and coordination of health and safety on projects.

Recognise the need to appoint competent health and safety assistance, and the limitations of such an appointment.

Identify the essential tools to introduce a proactive health and safety culture into an organisation and the benefits of this approach

Course duration and attendance

This is a one-day course. Delegates are required to complete the full course, i.e. the pre-course eLearning (maximum expected completion time 1.5 hours), course delivery and the end-of-course assessment (7.5 hours), to be eligible for certification

the following are frequently asked questions about the CITB Directors Role in Health and Safety course:

What is Required?

This course has been developed for directors and senior managers active in a health and safety strategic role in the built environment from any organisational size in construction, civil engineering or allied trades. Therefore, this should be considered before enrolling delegates on this course.

Delegates should hold, or be about to hold, the director or senior strategic role. Delegates must be competent in English at the senior management level.


How Long is the Course?

The total length of the course is: 4 Hours

£166.67 Per Delegate Excluding VAT