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Which IOSH Course is Best for Me?

February 2024

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, IOSH, is the largest health and safety membership body in the world with over 44,000 members, offering a wide range of IOSH courses. Every year around 100,000 employees complete an IOSH Certificate, demonstrating that organisations are committed to making work practices safe, healthy and sustainable.

IOSH pride themselves on providing quality courses and certificates, which provide skills that, are both useful and relevant in the workplace. Their courses are accessible to everyone including those with no prior knowledge of health and safety.

It is clear, that there are numerous benefits to taking an IOSH course, including improving knowledge and progressing your career. But, which IOSH qualification is the right one for you, at the current stage in your career? We have broken down the key benefits and learning outcomes on some of our most popular courses below:

IOSH Working Safely

Who is the IOSH Working Safely course designed for?


As everybody has a responsibility to work safely,  IOSH Working Safely is targeted at all employees, regardless of their seniority or sector. With over 35,000 people taking this course every year, companies all around the world are choosing this awareness training for their workforce. No prior knowledge of health and safety is required.

What will I learn from the IOSH Working Safely course?


As a short awareness course, the IOSH Working Safely can be completed within 4-8 hours online or 1 day in a classroom setting. 

The course covers the foundation of health and safety issues, equipping you with a level of awareness across a range of topics. IOSH Working Safely prompts learners to look at a number of hazards that could potentially cause harm and identify how these could be applied in your own place of work. 

How will the IOSH Working Safely benefit me?


Completing the IOSH Working Safely course, ensures you are aware of the key health and safety responsibilities at your workplace and can operate your role safely and effectively. This in turn can help to improve the overall safety performance of your company, as well as enhance your organisation's image as a responsible and proactive employer.

IOSH Managing Safely

Who is the IOSH Managing Safely course designed for?


The IOSH Managing Safely is a key risk management course, designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage health and safety effectively within their team. 

Designed for managers, this IOSH course ensures you develop a good understanding of your own responsibilities when it comes to keeping the workforce safe. 


How will the IOSH Managing Safely course benefit me?


Managers taking the IOSH Managing Safely course:

  • Gain an internationally recognised IOSH Certificate. 
  • Support companies enhance their reputation.
  • Showcase a clear commitment to safety.
  • Shape effective and productive teams.

IOSH Managing Safely certified managers, shape productive teams and create cost savings for businesses with fewer hours being lost to sickness and accidents. 

Find out more about the benefits of taking IOSH Managing Safely. Discover the IOSH Managing Safely Online Course designed by Astutis below:


IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors

Who is the IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course designed for?


The 1 day IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course is designed for:

  • Directors
  • CEOs and
  • Senior management teams with strategic health and safety responsibilities.

The course is designed to help prepare and protect heads of companies against issues arising from corporate manslaughter legislation, which can have huge financial repercussions.

How will the IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course benefit me?


The IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors helps directors understand the moral, legal and financial case of proactive health and safety leadership for a successful business. It covers the importance of effective management including planning, communicating and performance monitoring and is based on the plan, do, check, act model.


Directors that ensure health and safety management is integrated into the company’s effective management structure and leadership will benefit all key areas of the business. The senior managers will understand their legal responsibilities and the potential negative impact of non-compliance such as legal costs. Improved safety performance will enhance a company’s reputation among all stakeholders. Less disruption to productivity and potentially reduced insurance premiums are some of the financial benefits.

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Our Health and Safety training courses are designed by experts for experts. Our courses can be tailored to your and your company's needs. Find the service that matches your requirements and accelerate your career in Health and Safety today.

Discover our entire IOSH course catalogue by clicking the left button below! Alternatively, you can find out which IOSH course is right for you at this time in your career by reading our IOSH Career Progression Guide, by clicking the right button below.

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