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How Much Does IOSH Managing Safely Refresher Cost?

A guide to the prices of taking the IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course. Discover how much IOSH Managing Safely Refresher costs.

May 2019

If you have already invested the time and money in your team leaders completing the IOSH Managing Safely course, you want to keep them up-to-date with their health and safety responsibilities, don’t you? Of course. So, your next question is, how much is it going to cost then?

I will go through the factors you need to consider that will influence the cost of IOSH Managing Safely Refresher. You will then be in a better place to make a qualified decision on how and when, you can organise IOSH Refresher training for your staff.

Key facts

Remember – only people who have successfully completed the IOSH Managing Safely certificate can take IOSH Managing Safely Refresher. The certificate number will need to be provided at the point of booking. IOSH recommends that people with line management responsibilities need to update their knowledge with the Refresher course every three years.

Is it worth investing in an IOSH Refresher course?

The benefits of IOSH Managing Safely Refresher for businesses are an essential. Ask yourself these four questions:

Do you want:

  1. A management team that knows how to manage safely and effectively using the Plan-Do-Check-Act model?
  2. An engaged workforce that can help create a safety culture?
  3. Higher productivity with less time lost to sickness and accidents?
  4. To demonstrate to your stakeholders your commitment to safety with an up-to-date IOSH trained management team?

If a resounding yes, is your answer, can you afford to not to update your line managers in their safety responsibilities with an IOSH accredited Refresher course?

Course duration: good news - IOSH Managing Safely Refresher is a short 1 day / 6 hours course so this means the price will naturally be lower than any longer courses.

 

What affects the price of the IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course?

Learning method: if you choose to take it online, which is the most popular way to study, it will be less expensive than a classroom course. As IOSH Managing Safely Refresher is a short course, there are very few public scheduled courses available.

Discover more about some of the learning methods available for the IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course, take a look at our blog.

Quality of the training provided: prices can vary considerably and this is usually reflected in the quality of the course. A good quality course will deliver a successful learning experience that can be used in the workplace. 

Accreditation and assessment fees: if you are organising class or online training for multiple staff members, there will an additional cost for accreditation and the monitoring of the assessments by IOSH. Course providers will normally factor these expenses into the online license fee, or day rate if you choose class-based training at your company.

Prices of online courses for employees

Online learning for IOSH courses is becoming more and more popular. Short courses like IOSH Managing Safely Refresher are perfect for your managers to work through online. The price of an online IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course will vary from one course provider to another. Factors that determine the course price will be the quality of the online course.

Any good quality online learning course should offer plenty of interaction such as practice activities to help your understanding of the material. The course should be easy-to-use, with lots of relevant workplace examples and a range of assessments to keep your learning on track.

The online IOSH Managing Safely Refresher can cost anything from £110 to £170 + VAT for a user license with Astutis. The number of employees for whom you buy online licenses, will determine the price. The more licenses you buy, the lower the cost.

Online learning is a very cost-effective and convenient way of training employees. Wherever staff are based, and whatever their work patterns, online learning offers a flexible solution for companies. Managers can dictate their own pace of learning with minimal disruption to work.

Cost of training staff at your company

If you have a group of managers that need to update their IOSH Managing Safely skills, you can opt for class-based training at your preferred site. This will be more expensive than buying multiple online licenses and means your staff lose a day’s work. However, you can train up to 20 people on a face-to-face course. The training provider will charge a day’s rate plus, certification, assessment and any travel costs for the tutor.

More and more companies are choosing online learning to train staff because it offers greater convenience at a cost-effective price.

Prices of class-based courses

Very few providers offer public classroom courses scheduled at different venues probably because it is a short 1-day course. Dependent on the course provider, the price can range from £150 to £200 per person.

IOSH Refresher training is a sound investment 

The value IOSH Managing Safely Refresher training will bring your management team and company will far outweigh the costs: a more productive workforce, with less time lost to accidents and injury. The internationally recognised IOSH accredited badge will enhance your company’s reputation and renew confidence among its stakeholders as evidence that safety is a priority.

Here in Astutis, we develop our health and safety course materials in-house. Designed by experts for experts, explore our health and safety training, tailored to your needs. Discover more today.

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