Health & Safety Training For Board Members

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9 December 2021 Online 11:45am- 12:45pm

About the session

The Sector Risk Profile puts health and safety at the top of the agenda, where it should be. Is this reflected in your Board? Does your Board understand its responsibilities? How to get assurance from the Executives and how to lead from the top on this vital subject? If you or your Board are unsure on any of these areas then this course if for you.

With the Regulator stating that Boards are ultimately responsible for ensuring the health and safety of their tenants and staff, and that they must have appropriate controls in place to ensure compliance with all their health and safety responsibilities. The Board Development Agency has designed a one-hour session that will cover everything you need to know about your Health and Safety responsibilities as a Board Member.  Our interactive session will cover: 

  1. What a Board Member needs to know about Health and Safety

We will review the broad risk profile within the sector, and then focus on some key health and safety risks in the Housing Sector including Fire, Asbestos, Legionella, Electrical, Gas, Lifts, Lone Working, Work at Height, Health and Wellbeing matters and your statutory and regulatory obligations relating to these health and safety risks.

  1. What are the Board’s responsibilities?

We will look at what your responsibilities are as Board Members, how you can demonstrate effective commitment to health and safety and lead from the top.  We will look at practical ways in which you can demonstrate your commitment and we will also explore the key elements of an effective health and safety strategy.

  1. How do you gain assurance on Health and Safety                                                                                    We will explore how you gain assurance that the key health and safety risks are being effectively managed. We will look at the three lines of defense and the Board and the Executive team’s role in receiving assurance.  We will look at practical ways in which you challenge health and safety concerns and we will look at how you can develop and monitor effective health and safety performance metrics. We’ll also reflect on the relationship between safety, compliance and assurance.
  2. Delivering the RIGHT Health and Safety Culture
    Finally we will look at how you can help drive the right health and safety culture within your organisation. We will explore what a good health and safety culture looks like and what a poor health and safety culture looks like and give you some tools and techniques to help achieve the right health and safety culture within your organisation.

This Webinar is presented by Emma Bodiam NEBDip PGCert MSc MIIRSM

Emma is a health and safety professional with over 24 years’ experience working in a range of sectors. Emma’s early career was spent working for the Environment Agency, before moving into senior roles within higher education, financial services and housing. This varied career and range of experience from work with operational teams through to executives and board members led Emma to set up her own consultancy, Create Safe Ltd, in December 2019 and she now runs the business full time. Emma’s interest is in the complex relationship between safety, compliance and culture.

She offers flexible and client led support on health and safety management including auditing, training, project support and general consultancy.

The Webinar will be 1 hour and will cost only £60 (plus VAT) per person. 9 December 2021 online, 11:45am- 12:45pm Contact us to book your place on this training

We are also able to offer an extended, bespoke version of this training tailored to your organisation’s position and needs. Please contact us for more details and a specific quote.

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