IOSH Managing Safely Course

Managing Safely is a course that has been designed and certificated by IOSH. Managers, Supervisors and Employees will gain the valuable knowledge required to manage safety in compliance with both their organisations policy and legislative requirements.

This highly interactive course uses animations, videos, individual and group exercises to give Delegates an understanding of safety management.

Course completion ensures a good understanding of:

  • Legal requirements
  • Management responsibilities of health and safety
  • Management systems and policy
  • Risk assessment and control
  • Common workplace hazards
  • Reactive and proactive monitoring techniques
  • Management review and audit


The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is Europe’s leading body for health and safety and is committed to promoting protection from workplace hazards at every level. The Managing Safely certificate issued by IOSH is recognised nationally and identifies the holder as having been instructed in proactive approaches to managing health, safety and welfare. The course covers health and safety management basics in a high impact interactive format.

Who Should Attend?

Managing Safely is for Managers and Supervisors in any sector, and any organisation. It is designed to get Managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams.

Course Objectives

Delegates will receive detailed interactive training and on completion will have:

  • –the knowledge and tools required to tackle the health and safety issues they are responsible for
  • an improved understanding of desired workplace behaviours and how to achieve them
  • a good understanding of industry best practices and current legislation
  • an improved knowledge of the health and safety responsibilities of managers
  • a good knowledge of reactive and proactive monitoring techniques


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.

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.

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.

4. Understanding your Responsibilities
This module looks at the demands of the law and how the legal system works. It also introduces a health and safety management system.

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

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.

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.

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

Course Duration, Certification and Assessment

The course duration is 3 days. Delegates will undertake a short assessment and conduct a workplace practical project. Assessments are carried out throughout the course and all Delegates who successfully complete this course are issued with an IOSH Certificate.
Suggested Follow on and Complementary Courses – IOSH Managing Safely Refresher, NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Cost: £550.00 per Delegate, plus VAT

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