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Multiple Choice Exam

You will be required to undertake a 45-minute multiple choice test, comprised of 30 questions. 

For classroom learning, this is taken in person at the end of the course, or for virtual or online learners, this is taken online.

A score of at least 36 out of 60 is required to pass.


Risk Assessment

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

A template is provided for you, and this is submitted by email according to deadline.

You will need to score at least 23 out of 38 to pass.



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

Once successful, a certificate will be issued by IOSH and arrives within 6-10 weeks of your result.


Multiple Choice Exam

You will complete a short multiple choice test, taken at the end of the course. 

You will have 30 minutes to answer 21 questions in a variety of formats, including multiple choice, true/false and open questions with short answers.


Upon successful completion, a certificate is issued by IOSH and arrives within 6-10 weeks of your result.

Please note - your previous IOSH Managing Safely certificate number will be required to register for this course and exam.

2-Part Assessment

Learners will be required to undertake a 2-part assessment:

Part A is a multiple choice test - you will have 20 minutes to complete 21 questions.  You will need at least 20 out of a possible 33 marks to pass.

Part B is a hazard spotting exercise comprised of 8 questions to complete in 10 mins.  You will need at least 10 out of a possible 16 marks to pass.


On successful completion, you will be awarded an IOSH approved certificate, this is issued by IOSH and takes usually 6-10 weeks to arrive.

Multiple Choice Exam

At the end of the course, there is a short multiple choice test, comprised of 20 questions, you will have 30 minutes to complete.

If you are studying on-site through your company, this is taken at the end of your course, for virtual or online learners this is available to take anytime after completing your studies.


Risk Assessment

There is also a practical workplace health risk assessment, to be completed within 2 weeks of reaching the end of your learning materials, and submitted by email.


Upon successful completion you will be issued a certificate from IOSH, this arrives usually 6-10 weeks after completing your course.

At the end of this course you will write a personal commitment/action plan relating to the learning on the course; you must write up to three actions that you commit to taking in your workplace, appropriate to your level of responsibility.

Upon successful completion you will receive an IOSH approved certificate.  This usually arrives 6-10 weeks following the completion of your course.

Multiple Choice Exam

You will complete a multiple choice test consisting of 25 questions at the end of the course.  The pass mark is 21 or above.

If you are studying on-site then this is taken in person, or if you are studying virtually, a copy of the test paper is sent to you by email.


Risk Assessment

This is a risk assessment assessing a hazard on your own site. The practical assessment must be completed within 2 weeks of your multiple choice, and is submitted by email. This assessment has a maximum of 38 marks.


An IOSH certificate is awarded upon successful completion, and usually arrives 6-10 weeks after you have completed your course.

At the end of the course, you will have to complete a personal commitment (action plan), in which you will be expected to write up to three actions you commit to carrying out in your workplace.

Upon successful completion, an IOSH certificate is issued.  This can take up to 6-10 weeks to arrive.  

Multiple Choice Exam

You will be required to complete a 45 minute multiple choice test at the end of the course.

If you are studying on-site through your company, this is taken in person, and if studying virtually, a copy of the test is sent by email.


Risk Assessment

You will also need to complete a workplace health and safety risk assessment, which must be completed within 2 weeks of your multiple choice test, and is submitted by email. 


On successful completion of the assessment, you will receive an IOSH certificate through the post, this can take 6-10 weeks to arrive.

Learners will need to complete a 22-question examination paper and a short hazard spotting exercise.

Upon successful completion, an IOSH approved certificate is issued, and usually arrives within 6-10 weeks.

If you have unfortunately been unsuccessful on any IOSH exam, don't worry!  All IOSH exams/assessments come with a second attempt if needed, at no extra charge.

If you are studying via classroom learning, virtual learning or on-site through your company, please just contact IOSHadmin@astutis.com to arrange.

Online learners can reach our online team on learningadvisor@astutis.com and they can allow a second attempt.


Please note after a second attempt, any further re-sits will be payable.

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