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Course Guide - IOSH Working Safely

An introduction on how to lead this course.


Please organise your travel to arrive at the course venue by 08:30 hours to register your attendance.
The course will start promptly at 08:45 hours and is scheduled to finish at 17:00 hours. (please note: timings are subject to change at the discretion of the course tutor).

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course candidates should be able to:

  • Explain their personal responsibilities for working safely and why it is important.
  • Discuss an organisation’s responsibilities for protecting staff and others from harm, including: provision of safe systems of work, safety committees, safety signs,
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), first aid and emergency procedures.
  • Explain what is meant by ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’.
    Identify common and often harmful hazards in the workplace.
  • Outline basic risk assessment principles.
  • Describe basic control principles and be able to select appropriate controls for different situations.
  • Outline the elements of a safety management system and how performance can be measured.
  • Explain what is meant by ‘incidents, accidents and near misses’ and why it is importance to report these in the workplace.
  • Outline what is meant by pollution and how pollution can result from workplace activities.
  • Outline the measures an organisation can take to minimise pollution and waste.

Assessment Information

Upon completion of the course, candidates must sit a closed-book assessment comprising a multi-choice assessment paper and three hazard spotting exercises.

Candidates who successfully complete the assessments will be awarded a certificate from the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH).​


We very much wish you success on your course. If you have any queries or feedback please feel free to speak with your course tutor or contact our customer service team at or call us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.