Advanced Health and Safety Governance

We are proud to bring you this course following on from its success as part of the experienced director series.

8 CPD points

In this applied interactive course you will explore the health and safety accountabilities of the board, your own responsibilities and discuss how to apply Health and Safety legislation in real life scenarios. 

Course/workshop category: Focused short course

Duration: One day, 8.30am – 5.00pm

In this course George Adams, a highly experienced director who chaired the independent forestry safety review in 2014, and Mike Cosman, an experienced health and safety consultant, discuss how to apply the legislation in real life scenarios.

Content covered

  • Understand and identify risk in business: a facilitated case study
  • What 'reasonably practicable' means in the context of your business
  • Managing overlapping responsibilities with your supply chain

Who should attend?

Participants must complete the Health and Safety Governance online course or have knowledge of the current legislation.

* photo courtesy WEL Networks


Members: $1,275 incl GST
Non-members: $1,675 incl GST

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Our facilitators

  • George Adams, FCA, CMInstD

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    George is an independent company director and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a former CEO of Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand, finance director of British Telecom Northern Ireland and Group Finance Director of Molino Beverages Group. He is also Chair of both the Occupational Health Advisory Group, an expert panel that advises WorkSafe on Occupational Health strategy and the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum.

    George is passionate about improving New Zealand’s health and safety record and in 2014 he chaired the Independent Forestry Safety Review which delivered a report on practical recommendations to improve the industry’s safety record. At the 2013 Safeguard Workplace Health and Safety Awards George was awarded the “New Zealand Leader of the Year Award”, and his work at Coca-Cola Amatil was a noted case study in the IoD’s 2013 publication Good Governance Practices Guideline for Managing Health and Safety Risks.

  • Mike Cosman BSc (Hons), PG Dip OSH MInstD

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    Mike is a highly experienced and respected health and safety professional with international experience as a regulator, policy maker, manager and consultant. He was the only specialist member of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety established by the Minister of Labour after the Pike River tragedy and of the Independent Forestry Safety Review. Mike has deep technical expertise in many areas of health and safety as well as the ability to apply this in a strategic context whether at firm, sector or national level. He regularly undertakes expert witness work for both prosecution and defence and peer review complex investigations. Mike has facilitated the IoD’s Advanced Health and Safety Governance Workshop for the past three years. Mike is also the independent member on the Health and Safety Governance Committees for Corrections, Customs and Oranga Tamariki.