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Introduction to this document

Directors’ health and safety checklist

Directors are more likely than ever to get the blame when there’s a health and safety incident. Using our checklist will help them to avoid legal action.

What’s covered?

Directors and other senior managers need to show that they take reasonable care. A good place to start is with recommendations from the HSE and the Institute of Directors. So we’ve created a checklist based on that guidance.

Broadly, it covers:

  • the role of the board, i.e. how board meetings should operate, information to be received and monitoring which should be undertaken
  • the actions which individual directors should take
  • checks which should be carried out on the company’s arrangements for health and safety.