Building Board Effectiveness for Health and Safety

A one-day course looking at health and safety as a strategic, integral part of good corporate governance.


When you are reviewing board development needs with your Chair is heath, safety and wellbeing an issue you’ve considered? Or, perhaps it’s an issue that board members feel would be a good item for a refresher?

Maybe you’re not at this stage of development? Are you the person who ends up dealing with health and safety issues for the board? How does your board talk about health and safety issues for your organisation? Does it even make the agenda?

Whatever the case, the fact is that health, safety and wellbeing is now in the spotlight more than ever before. Boards need to have it on their radar and the ability to deal with it as a strategic business issue, as well as it being an organisational compliance issue.

Changes in the strategic context for health, safety and wellbeing over recent years have been significant. They include a much more active focus on health and wellbeing as well as traditional safety issues. The potential for much higher legal penalties and ramifications as well as significant reputational damage. And, on the more positive side, the very real benefits from understanding how good health, safety and wellbeing can contribute to good governance, business sustainability and success.

If you’d like to learn more about the links between good governance and a more strategic board level approach to health, safety and wellbeing why not come along to our interactive, half day session? Not only will you learn more and get some great insights, you’ll also increase your value in being able to help your board build its effectiveness in this important area.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this half day session, you will understand:

  1. The strategic context for health, safety and wellbeing (HS&W)
  2. Links between good corporate governance and good HS&W
  3. What good practice in corporate HS&W governance looks like
  4. Key elements for boards, including leadership, values and culture; risk oversight; board HS&W information; audit and assurance processes; and annual HS&W Review
  5. The sorts of challenging questions that board members should ask

You will also receive:

  • A delegate pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 3 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland. This includes a subscription to G+C Magazine as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base.

Bespoke training

The trainer is available to facilitate a group or board discussion on the health, safety, and well-being concerns of your organisation.

Click here to find out how bespoke training can help support you and your staff as governance professionals in formulating, implementing, and evaluating HS&W strategies.

This training workshop is available for in-house bookings.

Contact our team at for more information.

CPD hours (per workshop): 3

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 - 12:30

If you need any further assistance or advice, please call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us


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