Employers have a range of general and specific duties to manage risks to the health, safety and welfare of employees, contractors, service users and the general public where those risks are associated with the business.
Governing body members are firmly in the ‘management chain’ as far as Health & Safety management is concerned.
- This reflects the governing body’s financial responsibilities and its role in providing direction and leadership to the organisation through the senior officer.
- As a result, your organisation’s governing body could be held liable for Health & Safety failures that are deemed to stem from its actions or omissions.
The Health & Safety Control Manual details the responsibilities of governing body members and others within the organisation. We strongly recommend that all governing body members and managers in your organisation are fully familiar with their Health & Safety responsibilities.
To help with this, we offer Health & Safety training tailored to the responsibilities of governing body members.