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Health and Safety Governance

Understand your legal obligations as a director under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

This is an online course. Start at any time.
2 Hours
Price for members
$160.00 incl GST
Price for non-members
$185.00 incl GST
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Course description

In this online module you will learn good practice health and safety governance, and directors’ duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

By the end of the module you will have a confident grasp of directors' duty to exercise due diligence about health and safety.


One to two hours

Available for six months

Content covered

  • The importance of health and safety governance
  • Recent case studies
  • The shifting health and safety governance landscape
  • Changing legislation
  • Duties and due diligence
  • Liabilities and penalties
  • The role of the director in establishing and monitoring best practice
  • Framework of director responsibilities
  • Worker engagement
  • Engaging with organisations with similar health and safety risks

Additional information

Pay by credit card when you register for the online module. We accept all major credit cards.

We will send you a username and password for the module to the email address you give when you register.


We have been monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and are keeping up to date with Ministry of Health guidance with regard to events and public gatherings. All our courses are still running as per schedule. However, we do ask that anyone attending one of our courses follows current Ministry of Health recommendations.

More information, including countries or areas of concern, can be found on the Ministry of Health website

The online module works on these combinations of browser and operating system:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above (Windows XP, Windows 7, OSX)
  • Firefox 4 and above (Windows XP, Windows 7, OSX)
  • Google Chrome (Windows XP, Windows 7, OSX)
  • Safari 5.x (Windows 7, OSX)

The module supports common mobile and tablet screen sizes:

  • iPad 1024x768
  • Galaxy and other mobiles 1280x800
  • ETI 1024x600

Who should attend

Directors and senior executives wanting to:

  • refresh their knowledge of best practice in health and safety
  • familiarise themselves with the legislation changes.

All dates and locations

  • Online

    Members — $160.00
    Non-members — $185.00

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