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IOSH Managing Safely

Managing safely is a course for Managers and Supervisors in any sector and any Organization. It’s designed to give Managers all they need to know to help them handle Health and Safety in their teams. The flexible new high impact program covers all the main Health and Safety issues, and includes a session tackling the environment too.

Managing Safely can be delivered over a full week or on single days or as an evening course and has eight modules:

Modules of Study:

Module 1: Introducing Managing Safely

Some managers may see health and safety 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

Module 2: 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

Module 3: Controlling Risks

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

Module 4: Understanding Your Responsibilities

This module looks at the demands of the law and how the legal system works and introduces a health and safety management system.

Module 5: Identifying Hazards

All the main issues any operation must deal with are covered in this module – entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise, housekeeping and the working environment, slips, trips and falls, working at height, computers, and manual handling.

Module 6: Investigating Accidents and Incidents

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

Module 7: Measuring Performance

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

Module 8: Protecting Our Environment

A short but effective introduction to waste and pollution leads into a look at how organizations and individual managers can get involved in cutting down environmental impacts.

Assessment & Evaluation:

Written & practical tests included in the day’s learning.


Delegates who successfully complete the written and practical assessments at the end of the course are awarded an IOSH certificate in Managing Safely.

Please note that the practical assessment must be completed in the workplace and submitted within two weeks of completing the course.

Eligibility: Fluent communication in English language having scored IELTS band 5.0 or above.

Course format:  20 hours distance learning training (2 weeks)

Weekdays: 2 hours per day x 5 days a week = 10 hours per week – evening time only

Payment by Bank Transfer: Enclosed bank details

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