IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH – Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (UK)

IOSH is the world leading body for health and safety professionals. Every year over 160,000 people take IOSH courses. 
The Institution was founded in 1945 and is an independent organisation that sets professional standards, supports and develops members and provides authoritative advice and guidance on health and safety issues. IOSH is formally recognised by the ILO as an international non-governmental organisation.

Course Overview

A basic qualification in safety and health for managers and supervisors in all organisations. The aim of the course is to “ensure that safety requirements are appreciated by people employed as line managers and enable them to review their systems for safety, introduce new controls or implementing changes as appropriate to make their workplace safer”.

Who the Course is For

Managing safely is for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation. It’s designed to get managers up-to-speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle safety and health in their teams.

What will delegates get out of it?

Delegates will learn what they need to know – and are perhaps reluctant to learn about – in a refreshingly informal way. ‘Managing safely’ won’t turn delegates into safety experts – but it will give them the knowledge and tools to tackle the safety and health issues they’re responsible for. Importantly, it brings home just why safety and health is such an essential part of their job. 
Successful delegates are awarded an IOSH Managing safely certificate.

What will employers get out of it?

  • Globally-recognised and respected certificated training for their managers and supervisors
  • peace of mind offered by training that’s designed and quality-assured by the Chartered body for safety and health professionals
  • flexibility – the programme can be delivered in time-slots that suit the business
  • two key areas – safety and health and environmental basics – are covered in a single programme

Learning Outcomes

  • Fewer hours lost due to sickness and accidents, resulting in greater productivity
  • Improved company-wide safety awareness culture and appreciation for safety measures
  • Pro-active staff involvement to improve the workplace
  • Enhanced reputation within the supply chain





Introducing Managing Safely

Some managers may see safety and health as an add-on to their role – even an intrusion. The first module makes it clear that managers are accountable for their teams, and makes a persuasive case for managing safely.



Assessing Risks

This module defines and demystifies ‘risk’ and ‘risk assessment’. Risk assessments and a simple scoring system are introduced, and delegates carry out a series of assessments.


Controlling Risk

Here the session tackles cutting down risks, concentrating on the best techniques to control key risks, and how to choose the right method


Understanding Responsibilities

This module looks at the demands of the law and how the legal system works, and for those who do not have strict guidelines or laws, there is guidance and placeholders to fill with relevant information, and introduces a safety and health management system.



Understanding hazards

All the main issues any operation has to deal with are covered in this module – aggression and violence, asbestos, bullying, chemicals, computer workstations, confined spaces, drugs and alcohol, electricity, fire, getting in and out, heights, housekeeping, lighting, manual handling, noise, plant and machinery, radiation, slips and trips, stress, temperature, vehicles and transport and vibration.


Investigating Incidents

The session starts with why incidents should be investigated, and goes on to cover why things go wrong, and how to carry out an investigation when they do


Measuring Performance

This module explains how checking performance can help to improve safety and health. Delegates learn how to develop basic performance indicators, and get to grips with auditing and proactive and reactive measuring


The course is delivered in English or in Russian (without interpretation).


On successful completion of a one-hour test & a workplace practical assessment, the delegate will receive an IOSH accredited certificate.

Follow on Training

NEBOSH International Certificate, NEBOSH International Diploma 

Duration: 4 days 

Price: Provided by request