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CITB – Directors Role for Health & Safety

This course will provide delegates with knowledge on how to promote a positive health and safety culture within an organisation.


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Course Details

Product number: CITB_DIR|2127

This course provides delegates with the knowledge and understanding required to promote a positive organisational structure for health and safety. The course aims to recognise the directors' duties of care and the moral, economic and legal costs and implications of non-compliance with health and safety legislation.

This attracts a CITB Short Course Duration Grant at Tier 1, with a value of £30.  Please see the Grants and Funding tab for further information.

  • 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, and
  • Identify the basic tools to introduce a proactive health and safety culture into an organisation, and the benefits of this approach
  • Group exercises will give delegates the opportunity to discuss their thoughts about health and safety and their responsibilities in an open forum


  • A combination of classroom-based theory and tutorials. You will be continuously assessed throughout the day and will have to complete a two-part written test comprising multi-choice questions and short written test associated with a case study.


The course has been designed for company 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 including: Financial/Operations Director, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Principal Designer/Engineer, Company Secretary, Contracts Manager, Senior Project Manager, Non-Executive Director. 

Even if you are not directly responsible for Health and Safety in your company, in your role as a Company Director you have joint responsibility with your fellow directors under Health and Safety legislation.

This course is recognised by Build UK as the standard for training for all senior managers and company directors.


Delegates must be able to demonstrate the following:

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


working 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

2) And Completion of the pre-course eLearning. Successful completion of this component generates a digital certificate, a copy of which must be sent to the Approved Training Organisation (ATO) at least 24 hours before the commencement of the main course.

A combination of classroom-based theory and tutorials. You will be continuously assessed throughout the day and will have to complete a multiple-choice test.

Upon successfully completing the course you will be awarded a CITB Site Safety Plus certificate.

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