CITB Courses

CITB Director’s Role for Health and Safety (DRHS) Course

CITB Directors Role for Health and Safety (DRHS) is a training course that highlights the financial and human consequence of not managing a safe and healthy work environment as a construction company director.

  • CITB Site Safety Plus accredited.
  • Delivered over one day.
  • Can be completed in the classroom or online.
  • Protect your business and employees.
  • Endorsed by BuildUK.
  • CITB Grant Claimable.
  • Valid for five years.
CITB Director’s Role for Health and Safety

CITB Directors Role for Health and Safety course content

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, as well as how boardroom decisions can impact the health, safety and wellbeing 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, how to encourage a positive health and safety attitude, safety culture and behavioural safety.

Being aware of the need to analyse their 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; application of 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.

Final Exam: 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 is a Director's Health and Safety course?

This is a one-day training course, and delegates will attend about 8 hours worth of learning. The course duration allows busy directors to get what they need out of the training, without spending too much time out of work.

Why should I take this course?

Company Directors in construction who are looking to understand their health and safety responsibilities and the consequences of not following them should attend 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.

CITB Directors Role for Health and Safety entry requirements

To be able to attend the course, you must be able to understand, write and speak English well. Not only is it required in the scheme rules; inability to understand the tutor or the discussions will affect how much you get from the training.

We also require you to provide photographic ID and your national insurance number on the first day of the course; we need to confirm that you are definitely the person attending.

To attend the Remote Learning course, delegates must have access to a computer or laptop that uses a microphone and webcam. Without the above devices, you will not be able to participate properly in course discussion or complete the exam in line with the scheme rules.

Is this course accredited?

This course is accredited by CITB and part of the Site Safety Plus suite of courses. SSP courses are nationally recognised and are the leading classroom qualifications in the industry.

Where can I complete this course?

This course can be delivered via both classroom-based or Online / Remote Learning.

Public Classroom Courses

Classroom delivered Director’s Role for Health and Safety are available to attend in our training venues nationwide. The tutor delivers the course in a traditional classroom format to a group of up to 12 people.

We have multiple public dates available to book throughout the year. Classroom courses can be booked on over the phone or online by delegates themselves or companies booking on behalf of their employees. Our full list of CITB Directors courses is available to view here.

Remote Learning

It isn’t always easy, especially as a director, to travel to an external training course. Luckily we offer the Remote Director’s Role for Health and Safety course, which can be complete from home or your workplace. This is because the course is delivered via an online virtual classroom using Zoom. Delegates have to log into the course using the link provided on the course start time; they will need a laptop or computer with a microphone, a camera, a screen and a connection to the internet. CITB introduced this delivery format to their courses in 2020, and it has proven very popular. All of the same content is covered as the classroom course, and delegates can still interact as they would in the classroom. Delegates are provided with a downloadable digital copy of the coursebook, and the final exam is completed online.

We have multiple dates for the Remote Learning course available to book online or over the phone.

In-house Courses

We can also organise the Site Safety Plus Director’s Role for Health and Safety course to be delivered on an in-house basis. In-house courses can be delivered in the classroom, remote learning or in a venue of your choosing. To be able to deliver an in-house directors course, there must be a minimum of 3 delegates and no more than 12. We quote our in-house courses on a case by case basis, considering factors such as location, number of delegates and delivery method. If you would like us to quote, complete the in house training enquiry form on this page and one of the team will be in touch.

Further development

On completion of the course, you will gain a CITB accredited certificate. The certificate has a life span of five years, which needs to be renewed upon expiry by completing the course again. Your certificate will be issued within 6-8 weeks.

There are several other potential training courses that delegates could take to further their knowledge. Courses such as the SMSTS course or the IOSH Leading Safely. While the SMSTS will educate on the importance of health and safety on a construction site; the IOSH Leading Safely will cover similar topics as the CITB course but in a more general setting.

If you are looking to become further qualified, we also offer the NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management which is a competence-based qualification that allows you to obtain the Black CSCS Manager Card. You will also need to pass the CITB Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment test.

3B Training doesn’t offer the touch screen test, but you can find more information here.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, you can claim £30 grant for each delegate who completes the course. As long as you are a CITB registered company provide us with your CITB Levy number on each delegate information form either at the time of booking or on the day of the course.


Next Available Courses

  • Online Learning - 07 May 2021

    £185.00 + VAT

  • Doncaster - 10 May 2021

    £185.00 + VAT

  • Online Learning - 19 May 2021

    £185.00 + VAT

  • Wigan - 27 May 2021

    £185.00 + VAT

  • Doncaster - 14 Jun 2021

    £185.00 + VAT

  • Leeds - 18 Jun 2021

    £185.00 + VAT

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