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The course aims to help directors to:

  • recognise the moral, economic and legal costs/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 from 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 basic tools to introduce a proactive health and safety culture into an organisation, and the benefits of this approach.

This course has been developed for directors and senior managers active in a health and safety strategic role in the built environment. This can be from any organisational size in construction, civil engineering or allied trades, and therefore this should be considered before enrolling delegates on to this course.
Examples of relevant roles (not exhaustive) are:

  • Financial/Operations director
  • Senior quantity surveyor (QS)
  • Private QS
  • Principal designer
  • Senior/principal engineer
  • Company secretary
  • Contracts manager
  • Senior project manager
  • Non-executive director

Delegates must be able to demonstrate the following:

Either previously completed a CITB Director’s Role for Health and Safety course.

Or knowledge of the following health and safety legislation with the anticipation that course content and the end of course assessment will require delegates to consider these legislations in context with a director’s role and responsibility:

  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

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

Delegates are required to complete the pre-course e-learning (accessed for no cost via http://ecourses.citb.co.uk). Successful completion of this component generates a digital certificate, a copy of which must be sent to the Construction College at least 48 hours prior to the course.

Site Safety Plus (SSP) Director’s Role for Health and Safety Certificate.
(Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date.)

Successful completion of the course requires delegates to:

  • Complete all three mandatory course exercises
  • Complete a personal review
  • Pass the trainer review
  • Pass the two-part exam paper

Grants are available for eligible employers.

For further information please visit the CITB website.

Course Information


Cost: From £150

Duration: 1 day

Mandatory Entry Requirements: See Mandatory Entry Requirements

Funding: See Grants and Funding


How to Apply

Call 01922 663600 for course dates.

Upcoming Start Dates


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