IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH 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 safety & health in their teams.

The course will give the knowledge and tools to tackle the safety and health issues they are responsible for. It brings home why health & safety is such an important part of their job.


  4 days


Course content

  • 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 risks

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 introduces a safety & 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 & 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.

  • Protecting our environment

This module introduces business sustainability to explain how sustainable development can meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.




 Successful candidates are awarded an IOSH Managing safely certificate

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