What Is IOSH Managing Safely Training?

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What is an IOSH Managing Safely Course - Project Skills Solutions

In this blog, we’ll be discussing the IOSH Managing Safely course – what the course is about, why you should take it and the benefits. IOSH works with a range of organisations around the world in order to raise health and safety awareness and standards within workplaces around the world. IOSH provides a range of health and safety courses designed to create a safer environment for all workplaces.

Who is an IOSH Managing Safely course for?

The IOSH Managing Safely Training course is for anyone who is in a management or supervisory role. The course is not specific to any industry so is suitable for delegates who work within any industry sector. There are no prerequisites for the IOSH course, delegates do not need any previous health and safety training to attend. Delegates will learn all they need to throughout the course in order to pass the course exam and practical risk assessment.

How long is the course?

If you attend a classroom or virtual online course, this is run over 3 days. Project Skills Solutions also offers the IOSH Managing Safely course as eLearning. eLearning allows you the flexibility to learn anytime anywhere. So you are trying to fit in not being at work for 3 days, the eLearning may be a good option for you.

What will I learn on an IOSH Managing Safely course?

What is great about IOSH courses is that they are aimed at all types of workplaces and organisations. So wherever you work, what you learn on the IOSH Managing Safely course you will be able to apply it and use what you have learned to improve the health and safety awareness and culture in your team. IOSH as an organisation have tried to make the course informative and actionable. For example, by the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of risk assessments, how to carry out a risk assessment and action anything that is discovered by completing it.

What are the IOSH Managing Safely modules?

  1. Introducing Managing Safely
  2. Assessing Risks
  3. Controlling Risks
  4. Understanding Responsibilities
  5. Understanding Hazards
  6. Investigating Incidents
  7. Measuring Performance

Some of main take aways from the course modules are:

  • What risks are, how to carry out a risk assessment and action the findings of a risk assessment
  •  Understand your responsibility as a manager or supervisor of a team
  • Understand ‘reasonably foreseeable risk’ and how that relates to the law
  • They key parts of a health and safety management system (Plan, Do, Check, Act)
  • How to carry out an incident investigation and completing the relevant paperwork
  • How to read data with regards to health and safety in your workplace and how to use this to measure your overall H&S performance

What is the IOSH Managing Safely assessment like?

The course assessment comes in two parts:

  1. Timed assessment where you will get 45 minutes to answer 30 questions. Most of them are multiple-choice, but some will require you to write a few words or a single-word answer.
  2. You will have to complete a risk assessment. Risk assessments are covered over a few of the modules so they are a large part of the learning in the IOSH Managing Safely course.

You will need to achieve at least 60% for both your exam and the risk assessment to pass the course.


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