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IOSH Managing Safely ECITB Training Course

IOSH Managing Safely ECITB in the Engineering Construction Industry (Module 4)

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IOSH Managing Safely Module 4 is tailored to the engineering and construction sector. It provides the risk management health and safety certificate, offering supervisors an understanding of the legal requirements and practical actions needed for the health and safety of their teams. 

This course is part of the Supervisor Competence Framework for the engineering construction industry and comprises the safety knowledge and skills element of the 'Supervisor' level. 

Completion of this safety module 4 of the 5 modules provides Supervisors with the necessary safety certificate for the Supervisor Training Programme.

IOSH Managing Safely ECITB in Engineering Construction Key Facts
Learning MethodsIn-company
Sessions6 Sessions
AssessmentsShort multiple choice test and practical risk assessment
Duration4 days

Who is IOSH Managing Safely ECITB module 4 for? 

For any person with supervisory or management responsibility for health, safety and the environment, especially those with little previous training. 

It is also for Supervisors and Managers in the engineering and construction sectors who want to develop their role as part of the 'Supervisor Competence Framework'. 

These roles typically include Supervisor 2, Lead Chargehand, Supervisor Foreman, 2nd Line Supervisor and Lead Engineers in organisations.

What is covered in IOSH Managing Safely ECITB module 4? 

The IOSH Managing Safely ECITB Module 4 course content covers:

  • Understand the importance of managing health and safety at work 
  • Understand the contributory factors which can cause accidents 
  • Increase awareness of personal safe behaviours and the need to promote safe behaviours within the work team 
  • Recognise the vital role that a supervisor plays in the overall health & safety management process. 

Course assessment and IOSH certificate

There is a 45 minute multiple choice test at the end of the course and a workplace health and safety risk assessment. These must be completed within 2 weeks of doing the test in order to pass. 

Upon successful completion of the assessment you will receive the IOSH Certificate.

What next?

The next step in the Supervisor Development Programme is the Senior Supervisor Training which lasts around 18 months leading to the Chartered Management Institute Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. Information about this training is available from the ECITB.

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The benefits are plentiful – ranging from a heightened awareness on how to improve health and safety measures generally to greater leadership traits.Minimising the threat of accidents and illness will of course reap its own rewards as attendance records improve and workplace injury is reduced. 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.

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.

You should receive the results and, provided you have passed, your certificate up to 6 to 8 weeks after the course. 
  • Training and tutor support
  • Examination fees and the IOSH approved certificate
  • Comprehensive course materials
In your workplace, ensure that you put the concepts learned on the course into practice. Sign up to regular e-news, health, safety and environmental bulletins so that you are kept up to date on legislative and topical issues - see the Astutis blog for useful updates. Plan your next course, the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety which is an internationally recognised health and safety certificate.

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