CITB Director's Role for Health & Safety

DRHS Stoke, Staffordshire

This one-day interactive course in Staffordshire has been designed for company directors and senior managers, with the aim of recognising the human and financial implications of non-compliance of health and safety legislation.

The course, delivered on-site or at our Staffordshire base will provide a summary of how to promote a positive organisational culture for health and safety. Workshop exercises throughout the day will give leaders the opportunity to discuss their thoughts about health and safety and their responsibilities in an open forum. The day concludes with learners preparing an action plan for use when they return to the workplace. This will include a skills matrix to utilise within their organisations. The DRHS course is endorsed by Build UK, eligible for the CITB Grant and recognised as standard training for all senior managers and company directors.
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Grants & Funding for Industry Support

Tier 1 CITB Grant Payment Available (£60) for DRHS

CITB pay grants for the achievement of approved short courses, which last from 3 hours to 29 days and are focused on the core construction skills needed across the industry. 

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Grants & Funding for Industry Support

Tier 1 CITB Grant Payment Available (£60) for Director's Role for Health & Safety


Who should do this course

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, and therefore this should be considered before enrolling delegates on to this course.

The one-day DRHS course is highly interactive and allows you to discuss with other directors about their experiences with health and safety. The course will provide you with invaluable knowledge that will help to protect your employee’s safety and your business financially.


How someone is measured

CITB continue to recommend that the pre-requite e-learning is completed by learners prior to completing the classroom course as the e-learning content provides the foundation of information that will be expanded on in this course.

To complete the CITB Directors Role for Health & Safety course, delegates must show that they are partaking in the classroom discussion with the tutor and other delegates. They must also pass the final multiple-choice written exam to qualify.


How long the course takes

This classroom or virtually delivered course is held over 1 day.

What’s covered in CITB Director's Role for Health & Safety?


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Unit 1

The CITB Director’s Role for Health and Safety course covers how non-compliance to health and safety legislation can lead to big risks to the company and how boardroom decisions can impact the health, safety, and well-being of your workforce.

The tutor will cover subjects such as:

The economic connotations of a dangerous working environment.

Accidents, facts and figures, causes of fatality.

A company director’s responsibilities relating to health and safety.

Getting it right, encouraging a positive health and safety attitude, safety culture and behavioural safety.

Being aware of the need to analyse your legal duties.

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, fees for intervention, management liability, legal aid and related legislation. Consider how their decisions affect the health and safety of the company.

Plan, Deliver, Monitor and Review.

Health and safety management, monitoring health & safety. Locating and using competent health and safety assistance and the limitations of using assistance.

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and duty holder roles apply.

CDM, definitions, and the construction phase plan.

Putting people to work safely; the principles and importance of risk assessments. 

Consider how their decisions affect the health and safety of the company.

Safety leadership action plan, compliance checklist.

Who is CITB?

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is the industry training board for the UK construction industry. It’s their job to help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development, to build a better Britain.

How can I study the Director's Role for Health & Safety course?

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes. We can deliver the course in your workplace, you can visit one of our training centres or you can complete the course via an online virtual live class.

How long does the Director's Role for Health & Safety course take to complete?

The course is held over 1 day.

Will I be issued with a certificate upon successful Director's Role for Health & Safety completion?

Yes. On successful completion the learner will receive an accredited digital CITB certificate. The certificate will be forwarded by CITB at a later date. A proof of pass can be immediately provided if required though.

How long is the Director's Role for Health & Safety certificate valid for?

Certification for this course is valid for 5 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to re-take the course before the expiry date.

Are there any entry requirements for Director's Role for Health & Safety?

The minimum entry requirement for the Director’s Role for Health & Safety is a good understanding of spoken and written English. If you have any concerns in this area, please call us.


To be able to attend the course, delegates will be expected to have either previously completed the DRHS course, or have a working knowledge of relevant H&S legislation.


Although we don’t expect you to evidence this, the trainer will be delivering the course with this level of knowledge in mind.

Frequently asked questions

What we regularly get asked about the What’s covered in CITB Director's Role for Health & Safety (DRHS) in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire course

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