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IOSH Managing Safely

Managing Safely is designed for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organization worldwide. it delivers practical step-by-step guidance with a sharp business focus that’s hands-on and jargon-free.

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Every year, around 100,000 people gain a qualification from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), which enables them to effectively promote and manage health and safety in their workplace. Our IOSH training courses focus on best practice, which makes them ideal for people from different industries, countries and job roles.

Managing Safely is unlike any other safety and health course. Why? Because it delivers practical step-by-step guidance with a sharp business focus that’s hands-on and jargon-free. The innovative format and content are engaging and inspiring – critical to embedding safety and health throughout your entire organization.

Who is Managing Safely For

Managing Safely is designed for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organization worldwide. They won’t suddenly become safety experts – but they’ll get up-to-speed on the practical actions they need to take and gain the knowledge and tools to tackle the safety and health issues they’re responsible for. Importantly, Managing Safely makes a powerful case for safety and health being an integral part of day-to-day management and business

Having participated in several safety and health courses and seminars over my 35 years in the industry, this was the most precise, engaging and informative training course I’ve ever attended.”

Billy Allison, Divisional Director (Scotland), Briggs Equipment UK. Read the full case study.

1. Introducing Managing Safely

  • Understanding what is meant by “health and safety”
  • The moral, legal and financial reasons to manage health and safety
  • Managers responsibilities and accountability

2. Investigating Accidents and Incidents

  • The difference between accidents and a near miss
  • Accident ratios/accident triangles
  • Accident causation theories
  • The reasons for investigating an accident
  • Responding to an accident
  • The investigation process
  • RIDDOR – reporting of injuries, diseases, and dangerous occurrences regulations

3. Human factors

  • Organization factors including safety culture and managers
  • Job factors
  • Individual factors; attitude, personality, abilities, training and development, motivation, and perception of risk
  • Human failure
  • Violations
  • Errors

4. Assessing Risk

  • Sensible risk management
  • The risk assessment process
  • Specific cases for risk assessment

5. Controlling Risk

  • The legal framework for Risk Management
  • Hierarchies of control
  • Required levels of control
  • Safety Systems of Work (SSW) and Permits to Work (PTW)
  • Emergency arrangements

6. Understanding Managers Responsibilities

  • Health and safety law; civil, criminal and levels of legal duties
  • Enforcement of health and safety
  • Health and safety management systems; plan, do check, act

7. Common hazards

  • Access and Egress
  • Aggression, bullying, and violence
  • Asbestos
  • Chemical and substances
  • Confined spaces
  • DSE
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Electricity
  • Fire
  • Housekeeping
  • Lighting
  • Manual handling
  • Noise
  • Radiation
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Stress
  • Vibration
  • Welfare facilities
  • Work equipment and machinery
  • Workplace transport
  • Workplace temperature
  • Work at height

8. Measuring performance

  • Active and reactive monitoring systems
  • Health and safety auditing

The learner will be able to:

  • Describe the key reasons to manage safety and health in the workplace
  • Define the key terms relating to safety and health
  • Identify how the law can have an impact on safety and health in the workplace
  • Describe how to assess, reduce and control risk in the workplace
  • Identify workplace hazards and risks, their impact and how to manage them
  • Identify how to evaluate and respond to an incident
  • List the benefits and characteristics of an effective health and safety management system
  • Describe the principles that underpin good safety and health performance

There is a 45-minute written assessment, consisting of 30 questions in a variety of formats, and a standard project which comprises of a workplace risk assessment. The project must be completed within two weeks of the end of the course.

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Designed for anyone, in any sector, worldwide
  • Provides the knowledge and tools required to work safely
  • Peace of mind from training that’s designed and quality controlled by us
  • The flexibility of delivery that suits your business
  • Internationally recognized and respected certification
  • Efficient and effective learning health, safety, and environmental basics covered in a single program
  • Memorable and thought-provoking facts and case studies
  • Modules backed by clear examples and recognizable scenarios
  • Summaries to reinforce key points
  • Checklists and materials supplied for subsequent use in the workplace
  • Informal and interactive quizzes and discussions
  • Evaluation using a multi-format question paper and a multiple choice hazard spotting exercise
  • Peace of mind from training that’s designed and quality
  • Controlled by the Chartered body for safety and health professionals, IOSH
  • Flexibility – the program can be delivered flexibly so that it suits your business
  • Efficient and effective learning
  • Health, safety, and environmental basics are covered in a single programme
  • Globally recognized, respected, and certificated training for your managers and supervisors

Memorable and thought-provoking facts and case studies from across the globe help drive the points home over the whole course. Each module is backed by crystal-clear examples and recognizable scenarios, and summaries reinforce the key learning points

  • Greater productivity fewer hours lost to sickness and accidents
  • Improved organisation-wide safety awareness culture and appreciation of safety measures
  • Active staff involvement to improve the workplace
  • Internationally recognised certification for managers and supervisors
  • Enhanced reputation within the supply chain
  • Ensures you can assess and control risks and hazards
  • Ensures you understand your own responsibilities for safety and health
  • Enables you to investigate incidents
  • Empowers you to measure your own performance
  • Allows for personal reflections on good practice

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