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IOSH Working Safely is a short entry level course covering the essentials of health and safety in the workplace. It is aimed at all employees in all types of organisations.

This course looks at people’s responsibilities for health and safety, workplace hazards and risks, and how to control them.

Why choose us?

We offer high-quality tutorial support, excellent materials, exceptional support to all our students and the creation of an engaging and positive learning environment.

You will receive unlimited support from our approved IOSH tutors until you pass

All our learners will have free access to all our excellent online interactive Digital Learning Resources and Study Support Hub, with additional resources, tutor guidance and forums to talk with tutors and other students

From the very start of your studies, our expert tutors are committed to guiding you through your course, providing supportive learning and application of your knowledge in real-world scenarios, enabling you to confidently achieve your certificate.

The British Safety Council has been a trusted provider of health, safety sustainability and wellbeing education for over 65 years, with exceptional pass rates.  Not only will you be joining our large cohort of students who have successfully completed their professional development with the British Safety Council, but you will also be supporting our global charitable activities in our dedication to making sure no one is injured or made ill through their work.

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IOSH Working Safely Course Information

Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, students are awarded a Working Safely certificate from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world’s largest health and safety membership organisation

Course requirements

There are no entry requirements for this certificate, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the course.

Course overview

The course is divided into four modules:

  1. Introducing working safely
  2. Defining hazard and risk
  3. Identifying common hazards
  4. Improving safety performance.


Regardless of your chosen route of study, you will have the option to complete your assessment on line, whereby you will receive instant results and feedback. 

To achieve your IOSH Working Safely certificate you must complete one assessment:

  • An online 30 multi-format questionnaire with hazard spotting exercises.

Results and Certificates

  • You will receive your results instantly when completing your assessment on line.
  • You will receive your certificate parchment within 8 weeks of the successful completion of your online assessment.

Profession recognition

Certificate from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) for Working Safely.

Learning progression: What’s next?

Once completed, our students often continue their studies by completing a IOSH Managing Safely, a NEBOSH National General Certificate or sometimes broadening their knowledge with our shorter courses, such as British Safety Council Risk Assessments.

Frequently asked questions

1. How long does an IOSH certificate last for?

An IOSH Working Safely or Managing Safely certificate is valid for life. We do recommend that you regularly refresh your knowledge.

2. What happens if I have to re-sit my assessment?

We will continue to offer you support and access to resources until you pass. We will provide two free attempts on your assessment, thereafter the assessment fees are not included.

Queries and feedback – Contact points

Should you have any queries, please contact our Education Team ([email protected])

If you wish to provide feedback regarding the service provided by your tutor or our Education Team, please contact our Customer Service Team ([email protected]).

How can I study?

In your workplace

Either virtual class or we can visit your workplace or a third party venue and deliver this 1-day course on dates of your choice

A cost-effective method that can be tailored to your organisation, creating a study community with your colleagues, building team relationships and discussing hazards and risks relevant to your organisation. Our dedicated account managers can guide you through the options that suit your organisation to support your learning requirements.

Digital learning

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

You can complete the course online, learn through our digital learning offering.