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Directors Role for Health and Safety (DRHS)

Promote a positive organisational culture with tailored exercises, discussions and action plans for directors from specialist trainers.
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Course details

This one-day interactive course 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 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.


To help the director to 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.
Entry requirements

This course has been developed for directors and senior managers of any organisational size in construction, civil engineering or allied trades, and therefore this should be considered before enrolling delegates on to this course. Delegates must be competent in English at senior management level.


Assessment will be by an exam paper and a trainer review. The examination demonstrates to external bodies that the certificate is only awarded to successful delegates following both an assessment and examination.

The examination paper number will be notified when the course booking is accepted by CITB.

Delegates will need to pass all elements of the trainer review to gain a pass. The elements of the trainer review are as follows.

  • Exercise – overall, thinking about the delegate’s performance in the group exercise, did they work well as part of the team? Areas to consider:
    • Accuracy, suitability and adequacy of the analysis of evidence and proposed corrective actions, bearing in mind the site scenario in both parts of the exercise.
    • Clear indication of responsibilities of duty holders, action timeframes and cost implications. o Effective reaction to the new issues highlighted in part 2 of the case study scenario.
    • Clarity, precision, suitability and accuracy of the brief presentations.

Has the delegate actively engaged with the course and the group? Such as:

  • Active listening
  • Answered questions
  • Given suggestions
  • Shared experiences etc.

The paper consists of 15 questions; 10 multiple choice questions and 5 short written and/or matching questions and answers. This exam paper will be taken at the end of the course.

The examination paper is compulsory and consists of 15 questions, selected by CITB, covering all aspects of the course.

The examination pass mark is 80% (20 out of 25).

The paper consists of 10 multiple choice questions and 5 short written and/or matching questions. Questions can score between 1-5 marks.

The exam paper forms part of the overall assessment as to whether or not the delegate has successfully achieved the Director’s Role for Health and Safety Certificate and demonstrated knowledge of health and safety management responsibilities and liabilities.

The examination lasts for 30 minutes and must be completed within this time.

Delegates are permitted to use Book A – Legal and management: Construction site safety – The comprehensive guide (GE700) publication for the last ten minutes of the examination period.

Learning outcomes

Delegates taking the DRHS course should be able to achieve all of the learning outcomes listed below by the end of the course:

1. Leadership and worker engagement

Explain how good leadership and worker engagement can aid with protecting the workers and continually improve organisation risk management.

2. Health and safety law

Describe the purpose of health and safety legislation and the different legislative requirements that must be followed to ensure this is achieved.

3. Plan, Do, Check, Act

Explain how to effectively plan for health and safety within an organisation.

4. Plan, Do, Check, Act

Explain how to implement a health and safety plan, including the key actions for leaders, managers and workers in an organisation.

5. Plan, Do, Check, Act

Explain how to monitor the effectiveness of health and safety arrangements and measure its performance in an organisation.

6. Plan, Do, Check, Act

Explain how to review health and safety performance to ensure high standards are maintained and continually improved.

Training venues
We can deliver the training at our head office in Huddersfield. Please see the below information on how to find us. Or we can deliver on-site training, please contact us for more information.
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Huddersfield or contact us for on-site training.
We can train up to 20 delegates at one time.
Why choose us
Safety is paramount in construction. If you really want to put it first, you can’t take any chances. Majestic Site Management is a safety training provider you can rely on. Here’s why…
Three decades’ experience
When it comes to construction, we’ve been there and done it. With over 30 years’ industry experience, we can provide practical real-world guidance.
Chartered and accredited
From the highest level of CHAS Accreditation (Elite) to CIOB Chartership, our expertise is backed up by the biggest names in the construction industry.
Always up to date
We stay in the know about the latest construction regulations, health and safety legislation, and best practices – to keep your training relevant.
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No client is too big or too small. Whatever your requirements, we’ll work to find a training solution that ticks every single box.
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From a wealth of industry experience to distinguished accreditations, our trainers are best placed to provide reliable, insightful and effective training for your staff.

But that’s not all. What really sets us apart is our enthusiastic, hands-on approach. Our trainers will tailor the course to the students and their background, providing relevant, real-life examples. The result is better engagement with high value knowledge and skills that stay with your team.

Directors Role for Health and Safety Course FAQs

How long does the Directors Role for Health and Safety course take?

The Director’s Role for Health and Safety course lasts 7.5 hours, completed in one full day of training.
What’s covered on the course?
DRHS helps directors recognise the importance of health and safety compliance – and the implications of non-compliance from both a human and business perspective. It covers costs and consequences, strategic management, the importance of competent duty holders and the appointment of competent assistance.
Who can participate in the course?
As the name suggests, this course is designed for directors, along with senior managers, throughout the construction and civil engineering industries or related trades.
How is the course assessed?
At the end of the one-day course, participants will sit a 30-minute exam with 15 questions – 10 multiple choice and 5 matching questions or written answers. To pass, you require an overall mark of 80%.
You will also need to pass a trainer review during a group exercise, where they will look for a good understanding of the different areas covered, such as corrective actions and cost implications.
What if I don’t pass?
If you achieve at least 70% in the trainer review and 72% in the exam, you can re-sit the exam on the day or within 90 days. If you score less than 68% in the exam or fail your re-sit, you’ll need to re-take the full one-day course.
Can I take DRHS online?
We understand that directors and senior managers are busy. However, it’s well worth attending face-to-face training if you want the material to be relatable, engaging and easily understood. As such, we only provide in-person training from our Huddersfield training centre or on-site.
What will I get from the course?
Directors and senior managers who successfully complete this course will gain a DRHS certificate, valid for 5 years – not to mention a wealth of insight on health and safety law, leadership, worker engagement, and how to plan, do, check and act when it comes to health and safety.
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