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IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors

  • Level 2 Certificate
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The IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course is approved by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and is intended for those who have overall operational or strategic accountability for an organisation, responsibility for determining and implementing effective safety and health management, and monitoring its success.

The IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course is valid for directors, executive officers and senior managers across all sectors and industries. This course is intended for all organisations and replaces the IOSH Safety for Senior Executives and IOSH Directing Safely courses as of August 2016.

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Course Objectives

Completing the IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course will enable you to:


IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors Course
  • Explain the importance of safety and health at top management level
  • Illustrate how to plan the direction for safety and health through, developing and implementing a safety and health policy
  • Explain the value of an efficient safety and health management system
  • Explain the positive impact of health and safety culture through effective leadership
  • Describe the importance of setting key performance indicators and targets

Key Topics Include:

  • The moral, legal and financial case for effective health and safety management
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act model (HSG65)



Frequently Asked Questions

At the conclusion of the course delegates are required to undertake a 30 minute written assessment based on the course content.

Delegates who successfully complete this assessment at the end of the course are awarded the IOSH Certificate in Safety for Executives and Directors.

Each delegate will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course which will contain information, guidance and forms to assist directors and executives. The course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills with the support of the course tutor.




Scheduled Open Courses

Unfortunately the IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course is not currently scheduled as an open course.

If you have a need for this course please call us on 0844 800 3295 or contact us online as we may be able to schedule one for you, or run it in-house.

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Other IOSH Courses

Please see below for some other IOSH courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

IOSH Managing Safely Course

The IOSH Managing Safely course is designed for managers and supervisors of organisations in virtually all industry sectors, in order to give them all they need to know to effectively manage health and safety in the workplace.

Recently updated, the new high impact programme covers key health and safety issues, and includes references to international case studies.

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IOSH Managing Safely Refresher Course

The 1-day IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course is available to those who have obtained the full IOSH Managing Safely qualification within the last three years and who wish to update and refresh their knowledge with the latest health and safety issues and best practice. It is designed to provide continued support to managers in dealing with health and safety issues in the workplace.

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IOSH Working Safely Course

This course is approved by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and trains workers to ensure that their actions contribute to health and safety in the workplace, as well as ensuring that individual responsibilities are clearly understood. The course will assist workers in complying with the requirements of health and safety, and alert them to co-operate with managers in safety activities to improve the organisation's safety performance.

The course is aimed at operative level and is designed to be equally valid across all industry sectors.

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