The principles underpinning health and safety governance are no different than any other aspect of a governance role. The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 requires directors to take ultimate responsibility for the health and safety of their business. Governance in health and safety is not about responsibility for the day-to-day operations, it is about ensuring appropriate systems and processes are in place. Good health and safety governance is about having a demonstrable plan and a pro-active approach to making the workplace as safe as it can be.
Avid Plus has a range of options available to Directors which includes:
One on one mentoring
Health and safety training
Development of a stand-alone Health and Safety Governance system
Advisory role to the Board
Involvement with a Health and Safety Annual Review of the company
Undertaking company health and safety assessments/audits on behalf of the Board
Assisting board members with their due diligence plans
Rob McColl brings 20+ years of practical understanding of how an effective health and safety management system should operate and combines this with practical board experience. Rob is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.