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IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH Managing Safely® is the flagship course for the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). It is an accredited health and safety qualification that delivers essential learning to those in positions of responsibility. This includes the identification, evaluation and control measures associated with workplace risks. 

Achieving the IOSH Managing Safely certificate empowers managers in any business to better manage their team, safeguarding their wellbeing and embedding a safe culture in the workplace. 

 It will help you or your workforce to:
1. Control Hazards
2. Reduce Risk
3. Improve Productivity

 In-Company Training Offer: Request a custom quote today to access discounts for purchases of 10+ courses. The IOSH Managing Safely Online course is also available in French, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish and Portuguese. Get in touch to find out more.
 

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Duration

16-24 hours

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements

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IOSH Managing Safely Explained

The IOSH Managing Safely course is an ideal first step into health and safety management.  It is a course that gifts highly transferable skills that apply in any industry, making it a highly sought after course for management personnel. 

The IOSH Managing Safely®️ course was developed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). This globally chartered body provides internationally recognised qualifications that promote high health and safety standards in the workplace. 

Unique to Astutis, each IOSH Managing Safely course contains a free Human Factors bonus learning module. The Human Factors module explores organisational factors including safety culture, human failure, motivation and perception of risk.
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Units

  • Module 1

    Introducing Managing Safely

  • Module 2

    Assessing Risk

  • Module 3

    Controlling Risks

  • Module 4

    Understanding Responsibilities

  • Module 5

    Common Hazards

  • Module 6

    Investigating accidents and incidents

  • Module 7

    Measuring Performance

  • Bonus Module

    Human Factors

Assessments

  • 45 minute multiple choice test

    Workplace-based practical risk assessment.

Course Length

  • Classroom/Virtual: 3 days

    Online: 16-24 hours (6 months access provided)

Learning Methods

  • Online

    Instant access with interactive study support 

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

  • Classroom

    Traditional structured learning environment

  • On-Site

    Professional HSE training delivered at your premises

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Warrington - High Legh Golf Club
22/04/2024
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13/05/2024
Heathrow - Best Western Ariel Hotel
20/05/2024
Virtual
03/06/2024
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08/07/2024
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08/07/2024
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05/08/2024
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05/08/2024
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09/09/2024
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09/09/2024
London - Broadway House
23/09/2024
Cardiff - Holiday Inn City Centre
07/10/2024
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07/10/2024
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07/10/2024
Wakefield - Holiday Inn Leeds M1 Jct 40
14/10/2024
Virtual
04/11/2024
Virtual
04/11/2024
Bristol - Engineers' House
18/11/2024
Warrington - High Legh Golf Club
25/11/2024
Virtual
02/12/2024
Virtual
02/12/2024
Virtual
13/01/2025
Virtual
13/01/2025
Virtual
03/02/2025
Virtual
03/02/2025
Cardiff - Holiday Inn City Centre
17/02/2025
Wakefield - Holiday Inn Leeds M1 Jct 40
17/02/2025
Virtual
10/03/2025
Virtual
10/03/2025
London - Broadway House
17/03/2025
Bristol - Engineers' House
07/04/2025
Virtual
07/04/2025
Virtual
07/04/2025
Virtual
12/05/2025
Virtual
12/05/2025
Heathrow - Thistle Hotel Terminal 5
19/05/2025
Virtual
09/06/2025
Virtual
09/06/2025
The IOSH Managing Safely is open to everyone and does not require any prior qualifications or prerequisites.
While the course is aimed at those in managerial and supervisory positions, experience in these fields is not necessarily required to take the course.

This means applicants do not require any knowledge of health and safety prior to taking the course.
Module 1
Introducing Managing Safely 1. The three key reasons - moral, legal and financial for managing safety
2. Manager responsibility and accountability for safety and health in the workplace
Module 2
Assessing Risk 1. Definitions of the terms hazard-hazardous event-risk
2. Definition of the term risk assessment
3. Definition of the terms likelihood and consequence
4. Risk assessment process and the risk rating systems
5 The benefits of carrying out risk assessment
Module 3
Controlling Risks 1. Definition of the term reasonably practicable
2. How to evaluate risk using a risk matrix and how to control those risks
3. How to reduce risk by applying the hierarchy of risk control
4. How implementing risk controls impact incident and consequences of incident
5. Definition of the term residual risk
6. Modules 2 and Module 3 include a practical activity to spot hazards, assess and control risk.
Module 4
Understanding Responsibilities 1. An overview of what the law requires an organisation to do to protect H&S of workers and other people under its control
2. Definition of the term reasonably foreseeable
3. The three knowledge tests to help determine reasonably foreseeable risks: common, industry and expert knowledge
4. The difference between criminal law and civil law in relation to health and safety
5. The possible outcomes of not working inside the law
6. Where to find legal guidance
7. Key elements of a health and safety management system
8. Why leadership is an essential part of a health and safety management system
Module 5
Common Hazards 1. The six main hazard categories and how hazards can fall into more than one category
2. Common hazards in the workplace, their effects and symptoms and how to manage them
 
Module 6
Investigating accidents and incidents 1. Definition of the terms incident-accident-near miss.
2. Reasons to investigate incidents
3. The benefits of incident investigation
4. Definition of the terms immediate-underlying-root causes
5. The actions to be taken following and incident
6. Incident reporting
7. The stages of a structured approach to incident investigation 
 
Module 7
Measuring Performance 1. What types of information performance indicators can help to improve safety and health in the workplace
2. The Characteristics of good key performance indicators
3. The difference between proactive and reactive performance indictors
4. What is meant by auditing
5. The two types of auditing: internal and external
6. Types of evidence used in an audit
 
Bonus Module
Human Factors 1. Organisation factors including safety culture and managers
2. Individual factors, attitude, personality, abilities, training and development, motivation and perception of risk
3. Human failure
4. Job factors
5. Violations

IOSH Managing Safely Course Guide

IOSH Managing Safely Syllabus Guide

You will be required to undertake a 45-minute multiple choice test, comprised of 30 questions. A score of at least 36 out of 60 is required to pass.

You will also need to conduct and submit a skill-based workplace risk assessment within two weeks of completing your course material.

You must pass both units to achieve your full IOSH Managing Safely.


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Do you have the time to commit to the course?
The IOSH Managing Safely course is not a large time commitment. The course is designed to accommodate every possible requirement. Researching each learning method is key to understanding which method is best for you. If you need a flexible method, you may want to look at our Online and Virtual Classroom formats.

The benefits for taking the IOSH Managing Safely course are plentiful – ranging from a heightened awareness on how to improve Health and Safety measures generally, to developing greater leadership traits. This IOSH qualification will also support minimise the threat of accidents and illness, improve attendance records and reduce workplace injuries. A complete workforce is undoubtedly a more productive one, regardless of size or sector.

Crucially, IOSH Managing Safely is internationally recognised. Employees that successfully complete this IOSH Certificate demonstrate a company’s commitment to keeping its workforce safe and thus differentiates them from many competitors. Having IOSH Managing Safely certified staff contributes to companies fulfilling their legal responsibilities.

Find out how the IOSH Managing Safely course can benefit your organisation. Click here to read our blog.

The IOSH Managing Safely is open to everyone and does not require any prior qualifications or prerequisites. While the course is aimed at those in managerial and supervisory positions, experience in these fields is not necessarily required to take the course.

The IOSH Managing Safely is a great foundation level course providing those in managerial positions with the knowledge they need to ensure their teams are working as safely as possible. This means applicants require no knowledge of health and safety prior to taking the course.

Read about the many ways that you can study the IOSH Managing Safely. Click here to read our blog.

The theories and practical knowledge gained from the IOSH Managing Safely course will allow you or your staff to make the workplace safer from the moment the course is completed.

If a few years have passed since completing the IOSH Managing Safely course, we recommend learners to invest in the IOSH Managing Safely Refresher. The course acts as a critical reminder of the fundamental Health and Safety theory articulated in the original IOSH Managing Safely course. The IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course also covers any regulatory updates and legislative changes.

More aptly for companies however, the IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course ensures managerial staff remain compliant and ahead of the curve in all things Health and Safety. This is vital at a time where organisations face heavy scrutiny to ensure their operations are meeting the best Health and Safety regulations.

Click here to find out how the IOSH Managing Safely Refresher can benefit your staff.
After enrolling onto the IOSH Managing Safely course, learners will have access to comprehensive, engaging and thought-provoking course materials that will guide them on their training journey.

Learners will also have access to tutors support to cement their understanding and assist them as they near the end of the course. Examination fees are also included in the course price. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be sent their IOSH Certificate.

For more information about the IOSH Managing Safely course read our blog.
You should receive the results and, provided you have passed, your IOSH certificate up to 6 to 8 weeks after completing the IOSH Managing Safely course.
The IOSH Managing Safely course is a Level 2 course.
The IOSH Managing Safely course is assessed via a 45 minute multiple choice test that will draw on the knowledge gained from the course.

The test will consist of thirty questions with up to sixty marks available. Learners must also complete a skill-based workplace risk assessment within two weeks of completing the course materials. Both the test, and the risk assessment must be passed to achieve IOSH Managing Safely Certificate.

For more information about the assessment, please visit our exam hub.
The Astutis exclusive Human Factors module investigates the human influence over risk, how individual factors such as personality and attitude can have a drastic effect over risk and the perception risk. It is an engrossing module that can help supplement your studies and provide added context.
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IOSH Managing Safely for Your Workforce

Develop your people for a better organisation.

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the IOSH Managing Safely qualification, you will be able to contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options, including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at premises of your choice on a day of your choice.

Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation

Cost and time saving benefits for larger number of staff.
Your own dedicated account manager to organise all aspects of your training.
Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
Choice and convenience of training delivery options to suit your staff.

Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?

Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

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