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Safety for Managers

Safety for Managers gives learners an understanding of how to manage health and safety issues in the workplace. It covers the moral and legal responsibilities of Managers and the techniques for identifying and controlling risk in the workplace. By the end of the session, learners will be able to recognise hazards in their own work environment and manage them appropriately.

This course is suitable for those in a line management or supervisory role who need to understand their health and safety responsibilities.

Learning Methods



2 days

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

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The dates for this course will be matched to your individual business requirements. Ready to get started? Why not get in touch to discuss dates.

What are the company benefits of sitting the Astutis Safety for Managers course?

Workplace absence costs the UK economy £18 billion in lost productivity. Good health and safety practices protect employees from injury and sickness, improving productivity and reducing costs. This course will enable your Manager’s to integrate a positive safety culture throughout your company and manage health and safety in balance with the other business objectives.
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  • Unit 1

    Introducing safety for managers

  • Unit 2

    Investigating accidents and incidents

  • Unit 3

    Human Factors

  • Unit 4

    Assessing and controlling risk

  • Unit 5


  • Unit 6

    Common Hazards

  • Unit 6

    Measuring Performance


  • Multiple choice test

Course Length

  • 2 days

Learning Methods

  • On-Site

    Professional HSE training delivered at your premises

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

No formal entry requirements 
Unit 1
Introducing safety for managers This unit begins by introducing the core principles of safety for managers
Unit 2
Investigating accidents and incidents This unit investigates how to correctly and successfully investigate accidents and incidents.
Unit 3
Human Factors Introducing the different control measures behind potential risk and how we can cause or propel risk.
Unit 4
Assessing and controlling risk This unit analyses how to rank and assess risk in the workplace
Unit 5
Responsibilities What are you responsible for? What are your colleagues responsible for? Find out in this unit. 
Unit 6
Common Hazards Recognise and begin to limit the most common workplace hazards
Unit 6
Measuring Performance How to effectively measure and evaluate performance leading to a healthier and safer workplace. 

The Astutis Safety for Managers course covers the following learning outcomes:

  • Appreciate the importance of managing health and safety and the consequences of failing to do so.
  • Understand how accidents and incidents occur and how to prevent them.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, evaluate and reduce risk.
  • Understand the legal requirements for managing health and safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • Recognise the key elements of a health and safety management system and how to implement them.
  • Demonstrate the ability to measure and improve health and safety performance.


Safety for Managers Course Guide

Once you complete the course, or completed a module, your tutor will issue you with the assessment. If you are sitting the course virtually, you will be emailed a copy of the assessment to complete and we ask that you email the assessment back to Astutis once complete.

Marking of the assessment and posting of the certificate can take between 2-4 weeks. A digital copy of the certificate is also available if required.
The Safety for Managers course is ideal for those who work in a line management or supervisory role. The course enables managers to understand their health and safety responsibilities - ensuring a safe work environment for their teams.
Workplace absences cost the UK economy over £18 billion every year. Good health and safety practices protect employees from injury and ill health, which helps maintain productivity and reduce costs. The Safety for Managers course equips managers with the skills and knowledge to integrate positive safety cultures into their organisation.
There are many reasons why health and safety should be managed in the workplace. They cover three key areas.

Legal - The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the main law that governs health and safety in the UK. This legislation places duties on employers to ensure the health and safety of their workforce.
Moral - Employers have a moral duty to keep their employees safe at work. Outside of each individual person, it is important to remember that every worker has a family and loved ones who hope they return home safely every day.
Financial - According to the HSE an estimated 35.2 million working days were lost in 2022/2023 due to self-reported work-related injury or ill health. This results in decreased productivity for businesses and delays which damages their reputation in the marketplace and overall sales.

Discover more information in our blog on "Why do Managers Need to be Health and Safety Trained?"
Both employers and employees have responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace. Managers' key responsibilities include conducting risk assessments and implementing training for staff to ensure a safe working environment.

For more information, read our blog, "Who is Responsible for Health and Safety in the Workplace?"
Workplace Training

Develop your people for a better organisation

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the Astutis Safety for Managers course you will contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at a premises of your choice on a day of your choice.

Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation

Cost and time saving benefits for larger number of staff.
Your own dedicated account manager to organise all aspects of your training.
Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
Choice and convenience of training delivery options to suit your staff.

Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?

Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery, hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK. Alternatively classroom training can be delivered on-site at your premises for multiple learners.

Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

Workplace Training

Helping You To Train Your Staff

Independent and practical consultancy support provided by our Chartered Health and Safety, and Environmental practitioners.

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