Health and safety responsibilities if you’re a Director specifically responsible for Health and Safety
15 November 2018
The director responsible for Health and Safety is accountable to the managing director for all matters relating to health, safety and welfare of employees and those affected by the companies operations.
Health & Safety Director responsibilities include:
- Understand and ensure that the implications and duties imposed by new Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments, H.S.E. Guidance Notes and Codes of Practice are brought to the attention of the Board of Directors.
- To bring company related health and safety matters to the attention of the Board of Directors at regular intervals.
- 3 To ensure that good communications exist between employer and employees and are maintained.
- To liaise with the person appointed in the role of safety manager over the full range of their duties and responsibilities, with respect to inspections, audits, report recommendations, changes in legislation and advice obtained from other sources.
- Ensure adequate means of distributing and communicating health, safety and welfare information obtained for the H.S.E., Safety organisations and Trade associations regarding new techniques of accident prevention, new legislation requirements and codes of practice etc.
- Ensure that an adequate programme of training for health and safety is established and that the safety culture is encouraged amongst employees.
- Set a personal example at all times by using the correct personal protective clothing/equipment and following all safety requirements and procedures.
Do you understand the Health & Safety responsibilities on you?
Mike is Managing Director of RISK who provide Health & Safety consultations and are recognised as one of the UK’s leading health and safety training providers. Delivering CITB, NEBOSH and IOSH courses at their venues in Nottingham, Liverpool and London and in-company.