CITB Directors Role for Health & Safety


  • Duration: 1 day
  • Subject: Construction
  • Language: English

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This one-day interactive course has been designed for company Directors with the aim of recognising the human and financial implications of health and safety legislation non-compliance.

The course will provide a summary of how to promote a positive organisational culture for health and safety. Workshop exercises throughout the day will give delegates the opportunity to discuss their thoughts about health and safety and their responsibilities in an open forum.

The day concludes with delegates 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 as the standard training for all senior managers and company directors.

Delegates must be able to demonstrate the following: 
EITHER previously completed a CITB Director’s Role for Health and Safety course 
OR have a 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. 

To further support learners, CITB has created a DRHS eLearning, which provides the content for learning outcomes one and two. These learning outcomes may only be reflected on by the trainer in the trainer-led sessions, and learners will need to be confident to refer to this knowledge in class discussions and course exercises. The interactive course takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete, but you don’t have to do it all at once. You can close the eLearning at any time and, on your return, pick up where you left off. Your progress will be saved automatically. We recommend that you sit the course in 30-minute chunks. The pre-course eLearning is accessed via


The delegate will gain knowledge and understanding in:

  • moral, economic and legal costs and implications of making decisions
  • strategic management of risks
  • consequences of failed health and safety management
  • importance of competent duty holders, and cooperating, communicating and coordinating health and safety on projects
  • appointment of competent health and safety assistance
  • tools to introduce a proactive health and safety culture into an organisation.


At the end of the day the delegates will be able to:

  • recognise the moral, economic and legal costs/implications of decisions made in the boardroom that make their business liable
  • explain the importance of strategic management of risks
  • appreciate the consequences of failing to manage health & safety effectively
  • describe the importance of competent duty holders cooperating, communicating and coordinating health and safety throughout the whole project
  • recognise the need to appoint competent health and safety assistance, and the limitations of such an appointment
  • identify the basic tools for introducing a proactive health and safety culture into their organisation.


Successful completion of the course requires delegates to: 

  • Complete all three mandatory course exercises
  • Complete a personal review
  • Pass the trainer review and
  • Pass the two-part exam paper.
  • The examination pass mark is 80% (24 out of 30)


The CITB Directors certificate is valid for 5 years. Delegates must complete the full course again to renew their certification. 

CITB Grants

If your company is CITB registered, please provide your CITB levy number upon booking. Delegates will need to provide their full name, address, national insurance number and date of birth if you would like to claim for a grant, failure to do so will mean the delegates' achievement will not be uploaded and your grant will not be paid. Please provide the information to the training team before the course to avoid delay

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