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IOSH Managing Safely

It is important to pay attention to health and safety in the working environment, so that risks can be managed and dangers can be avoided. This IOSH Managing Safely course will offer participants a strong understanding of all aspects of health and safety in the workplace. The skills that are taught in this course can be used to create a safe working atmosphere where all employees will be protected from harm. This training is also available in e-learning format.

The official qualification title is ‘IOSH Managing Safely’ and it is made for supervisors, managers and anyone else in a role of responsibility within the workplace. This course has been issued by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. This is a well-respected qualification that will verify that the holder has been trained in supervising health and safety within a workplace.

Benefits of IOSH Training for Employers

An employer who sends their managers and supervisors on this IOSH Managing Safely training course will benefit from having professionally qualified staff that will be responsible for managing health and safety in the workplace. This will verify that you are working to comply with safety and health laws and will also reduce the risk of expensive accidents in the workplace.

Course Content

There are some excellent skills which are taught throughout the IOSH Managing Safely course. You will begin by learning exactly what your duties are concerning the law and how the legal system works regarding health and safety. This is a great place to build on, and you will be made aware of the consequences if you don’t put your skills into practice.

Through the rest of the course you will look into creating and monitoring risk assessments and safe methods of work. Risk assessments are required as they help to identify the risks in all types of work, and shows who is in danger. You can use risk assessments to work out how to reduce the hazards for each job and to identify what equipment is needed. You then go through the assessment and working methods with your staff and make sure they are aware of how to carry out the job correctly.

The IOSH Managing Safely course also goes through how accidents are investigated and why this is necessary. You should leave the course with all the skills you need regarding recognising risks, dealing with reducing the hazards and finding solutions and also how to measure performance. These are vital for all people in supervisory roles and the tutors qualified to deliver IOSH training have a fantastic way of delivering the information you need to gain the qualification.

In summary the course content includes:

  • Recognising hazards in the workplace
  • How to produce and record risk assessments
  • Recommending control measures upon observing the findings of risk assessments
  • Offering managing principles and practices, which will create part of a management strategy
  • Making a plan and implementing actions that will help to meet health and safety objectives
  • Investigating and reporting incidents and accidents, so that the cause of an injury or damage can be determined
  • Understanding ergonomic factors and accounting for their risks

You will be provided with an objective test which happens during the course. A practical assessment is also required which you will hand in after the course at a later date. Failure to hand in the assessment will lead to failing the course. The course is taught using great graphic materials and fun presentations. You are given scenarios to use as case studies which all managers will be able to relate to. There are games and quizzes all designed to help you pick up all the information you need in order to pass.

Course Materials & Workbooks

IOSH Managing Safely course materials and workbooks required will be provided during the training period.

Training Assessment

To pass this IOSH training, first you will be required to pass an objective test. This is a series of short answer questions which are provided during the duration of the course. Secondly, you will be required to submit a practical assessment, which is based on your particular workplace. This assessment is completed after the course and will need to be submitted in a timely matter in order to pass.

Course Duration

The duration of this IOSH Managing Safely course depends on the method chosen for taking it. If you choose to take the tutor led course, this will require attending the classes for a minimum of three days. Also, you may take the e-learning course and learn at your own speed.

Further Study

If you are interested in studying further, the next step is the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. This qualification will offer the next level of training for those who want to pursue a career in occupational health and safety.

Course Overview

IOSH Managing Safely Refresher

The IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course is aimed at managers and supervisors who have previously undertaken the full version of the qualification. The training course provides delegates with the latest best practice and legislation changes and ensures that their knowledge and best practice is completely up to date. Although the original certificate does not expire it is IOSH’s view that it is best practice for certificate holders to renew their learning within a three year period.

The full IOSH Managing Safely course can be attended in a classroom environment or by e-learning format. Proof will be required in the form of a photocopy or scan of their original certificate or their certificate issue number and date.

With effect from the 1st April 2017, IOSH certificates for all refresher courses will contain the word “refresher” within the course title.

Course Content

The IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course content includes eight modules of which six modules are mandatory and two are optional.

  • Introducing Managing Safely Refresher
  • Identifying Hazards (Optional)
  • Risk Assessment
  • Investigating Accidents and Incidents
  • Risk Control
  • Measuring Performance
  • Your Responsibilities as a Manager
  • Protecting our Environment (Optional)

Course Duration

The training course takes approximately 6 to 7 hours to complete and unlike the full course there is no requirement for a final written workplace project.

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