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Does IOSH Managing Safely Expire?

If you are thinking about doing the IOSH Managing Safely course or have already completed it and are wondering if there is an expiration date on the qualification, read on to find out more

September 2018

This blog was updated to reflect any changes to the course or qualification in August 2022.


If you are thinking about doing the IOSH Managing Safely course or have already completed it and are wondering if there is an expiration date on the qualification, read on to find out more. The simple answer to this question is, no. The IOSH Managing Safely certificate does not have an expiry date, however IOSH do recommend that you take a refresher course every three years to keep your knowledge up to date.

Why keep your IOSH Managing Safely knowledge up-to-date?

In the fast changing world of work, legislation, management systems, good practice is constantly being updated to reflect and improve on how we work safely and effectively today.

Similar to any safety course, the syllabus of the IOSH Managing Safely certificate will be updated every few years but fundamentally, everybody needs to refresh their knowledge of how to work safely. IOSH Managing Safely will provide you with the necessary skills such as completing a risk assessment, investigating incidents and measuring performance correctly. Staff equipped with this knowledge will enable companies to protect their people, operate to a high performance without disruption cause by accidents and illness.

For more information on the IOSH Managing Safely, please click here!

How do I refresh my knowledge of IOSH Managing Safely?

It is highly recommended by IOSH that you take a short one-day/6 hours IOSH Managing Safely refresher course ideally around three years after taking your full IOSH Managing Safely certificate but it is not mandatory. Ultimately it is always good practice to stay up-to-date with new regulations and systems .  

IOSH Managing Safely Refresher

IOSH Managing Safely Refresher refreshes your knowledge of the key parts of the full Managing Safely course reviewing the plan-do-check-act safety and health management system and the importance of leadership. IOSH Managing Safely Refresher gives you renewed confidence and the practical skills and knowledge to carry out your responsibilities efficiently. Companies have the peace of mind they are training their staff and updating them, demonstrated by an IOSH Managing Safely Certificate that is regularly renewed.

Benefits of staff taking the IOSH Managing Safely 

Many companies use the globally respected and certificated IOSH Managing Safely as essential health and safety training for staff demonstrating to all stakeholders the importance of a safe working environment. Staff are confident to assess and control hazards and risks in their workplace and are more motivated to improve their workplace culture. Companies benefit from greater productivity less disruption and an enhanced reputation within the supply chain.

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