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IOSH Managing Safely

Give managers and supervisors the knowledge and skills they need to manage health and safety within their teams.

Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, students are awarded a Managing Safely certificate from IOSH – the world’s largest health and safety membership organisation.

Bulk discounts apply. Contact us to find out more. Digital learning now available. 

 

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IOSH Managing Safely

Give managers and supervisors the knowledge and skills they need to manage health and safety within their teams.

Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, students are awarded a Managing Safely certificate from IOSH – the world’s largest health and safety membership organisation.

Bulk discounts apply. Contact us to find out more. Digital learning now available. 

 

New: Digital Learning

Get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like.

Students join remotely using a PC, laptop or tablet and download the relevant software in advance to enable access to the tutor run class. Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other. 

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Why study with the British Safety Council

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    We are one of the world’s leading health and safety organisations

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    Our tutors are experts in health and safety and are excellent teachers

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    No 'death by PowerPoint' – learning is student-centred and interactive

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    Study skills and examination techniques are embedded throughout

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    Pass rates are consistently above the national average

Why study IOSH Managing Safely?

  • IOSH Managing Safely gives your technical understanding of HSE and practical techniques and tools that will benefit your organisation as a whole
  • Ensures you can assess and control risks and hazards
  • Ensures you understand your own responsibilities for safety and health
  • Enables you to investigate incidents
  • Empowers you to measure your own performance
  • Those with an IOSH Managing Safely certificate are beneficial to the business in general, boosting its reputation, helping it create a strong internal health and safety culture.

What's in it for me?

  • Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage health and safety within your team
  • Be awarded a Managing Safely certificate from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world’s largest health and safety membership organisation
  • This certificate offers a distinct advantage to anyone holding or seeking a managerial or supervisory position.

If you have any questions about our IOSH training courses, please visit our FAQs page.

Course overview

The course is arranged into seven modules

  1. Introducing managing safely
  2. Understanding your responsibilities
  3. Identifying hazards
  4. Assessing risks
  5. Controlling risks
  6. Investigating accidents and incidents
  7. Measuring performance.

Course syllabus

IOSH Managing Safely will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage health and safety within your team.

Learning modules

Module one: Introducing managing safely
  • The three key moral, legal and financial reasons for managing safely
  • Manager responsibility and accountability for safety and health in the workplace

 

Module two: Assessing risks
  • Definitions of the terms ‘hazard’, ‘hazardous event’ and ‘risk’
  • Definition of the term ‘risk assessment’
  • Definition of the terms ‘likelihood’ and ‘consequence’
  • Risk assessment process and risk rating systems
  • The benefits of carrying out risk assessment

 

Module three: Controlling risks
  • Definition of the term ‘reasonably practicable’
  • How to evaluate risk using a risk matrix and how to control those risks
  • How to reduce risk by applying the ‘hierarchy of risk control’
  • How implementing risk controls can impact the likelihood of an incident, consequence of an incident or both factors
  • Definition of the term ‘residual risk’
  • Modules two and three should include a practical activity to spot hazards, assess and control risk

 

Module four: Understanding responsibilities
  • An overview of what the law requires an organisation to do to protect the safety and health of workers and other persons under its control
  • Definition of the term ‘reasonably foreseeable’
  • The three knowledge tests to help determine ‘reasonably foreseeable’ risks: common, industry and expert knowledge
  • The difference between criminal law and civil law in relation to safety and health
  • The possible outcomes of not working within the law
  • Where to find help and guidance for working within the law
  • The key parts, and the elements of each part, of a health and safety management system
  • The key benefits of introducing a health and safety management system
  • Why leadership is an essential part of a health and safety management system

 

Module five: Understanding hazards
  • The six main hazard categories and how hazards can fall into more than one group
  • Common hazards in the workplace, their effects and symptoms and how to manage them

 

Module six: Investigating incidents
  • Definition of the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘near miss’
  • Reasons to investigate incidents
  • The benefits of incident investigation
  • Definition of the terms ‘immediate’, ‘underlying’ and ‘root’ causes in relation to incidents
  • The actions to be taken following an incident
  • Incident reporting
  • The stages of a structured approach to incident investigation

 

Module seven: Measuring performance
  • The three essential principles for good safety and health performance
  • What types of information performance indicators can give to help improve safety and health in the workplace
  • The characteristics of good key performance indicators
  • The differences between ‘proactive’ and ‘reactive’ performance indicators
  • What is meant by ‘auditing’
  • The two types of auditing: internal and external
  • Types of evidence used in an audit

Assessments information

Based on the learning objectives, all learners should be assessed in two ways:

1. Knowledge and comprehension

  • Learners are required to use one of the four standard assessments
  • under examination conditions, which consist of 30 questions in a variety of formats that can be achieved within 45 minutes.
  • Each paper has a maximum of 60 marks

 

2. Practical application of learning

Learners are required to complete a workplace risk assessment using either the standard IOSH form or their own company form. This is to be completed within two weeks of the end of the course. The project must be marked using the IOSH criteria and has a maximum of 38 marks.

 

  Knowledge Practical application
Minimum mark required for each section 36/60 23/38
Minimum overall mark required 60

Assessment

Assessment depends on how you choose to study.

Classroom - There is an end-of-course assessment made up of 30 multi-format questions. There’s also a work-based risk assessment task to be completed within two weeks of the end of the course.

Online - You can start studying immediately. When the interactive exercises are completed you can start the assessment and risk assessment task. This must be completed within five months of registration.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the key reasons to manage health and safety in the workplace
  • Define the key terms relating to health and safety
  • Identify how the law can have an impact on health and safety in the workplace 
  • Describe how to assess, reduce and control risk in the workplace
  • Identify workplace hazards and risks, assess their impact and how to manage them
  • Identify how to evaluate and respond to an incident
  • List the characteristics and benefits of an effective health and safety management system
  • Describe the principles that underpin good health and safety performance.

Select how you want to study

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes.

You can attend a course at one of our training centres, have the course delivered in your workplace, or start studying immediately by taking the course online.

Digital Learning

We are pleased to now offer IOSH Managing Safely Live Online. Students can join remotely and learn ‘live’ with a tutor just as they would in a classroom.  

Price
Get in touch with us for course pricing.

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In your workplace

We can visit your workplace and deliver the course on dates of your choice. This is an effective way of training a group of people as it saves on travel costs and allows students to keep in touch with work.

The three-day course can be delivered as a single block or, if you prefer, on separate days. The exam is sat at the end of the course and the work-based risk assessment task is submitted within two weeks.

Why in your workplace?

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    Cost-effective option for a group of learners

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    Face-to-face courses have the highest pass rates

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    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

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    Class discussions can be company-specific

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    Allows students to keep in touch with work

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