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Health and safety responsibilities of a Managing Director

The managing director is responsible for the overall arrangements and for ensuring that the company’s operations are executed at all times in such a manner as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees and others who may be affected by its operations.

Managing Director health and safety responsibilities include:

  1. Ensure there is an effective company policy for health and safety and that all employees, contractors and temporary workers are made aware of their individual responsibility.
  2. To understand and ensure, through the appointment of competent persons, that the company’s responsibilities as employers under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and any relevant Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments are met.
  3. To appoint a director responsible for safety.
  4. To ensure that all directors and managers understand and fulfill their responsibilities with regard to health and safety.
  5. Arrange for funds and facilities to meet the requirements of company policy and legislation.
  6. Make provision for adequate and appropriate training to be given to all employees.
  7. To ensure that notification and reporting procedures to the relevant statutory authorities are carried out.
  8. Set a personal example on all matters of health and safety.


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Mike is Managing Director of RISK who provide Health & Safety consultations and are recognised as one of the UK’s leading health and safety training providers. Delivering CITB, NEBOSH and IOSH courses at their venues in Nottingham, Liverpool and London and in-company.