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DateSeptember 07 2017
TitleIOSH Working Safely
Time09:00 - 16:30
Duration1 Day


Duration: 1 Day

Working Safely: introducing a completely new approach to health and safety training - a one-day course offering all the basics in a high impact interactive package.

This course is designed to get delegates engaged with health and safety. The content and delivery is enjoyable and stimulating, produced to deliver vital health and safety messages. We provide the tools, and our accredited trainers provide the training expertise.

First class, jargon-free technical content based on what people need to know in practice, not off-putting legal language but clear scenarios drawn from genuine work situations to drive home practical points.

Working safely isn't supposed to turn delegates into safety experts. It focuses on why health and safety is important, and how individuals can make a real difference to the wellbeing of themselves and others through changing their behaviour. Working safely meets the government's guidelines for introductory health and safety training and is 100 per cent match to the Health and Safety Executive's 'passport' syllabus. The training is designed and quality-controlled by the Chartered body for Health and Safety professionals and covers two key areas - health and safety and environmental basics.

Who is the Course For?

Working safely is for people at any level, in any sector, needing grounding in the essentials of health and safety. Everyone at work should have an understanding of why they must 'work safely' - and this course offers exactly that.

What Will They/You Learn?

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Carry out work activities without risk to yourselves or others and understand the consequences to both the individual and their organisation if you fail to work safely.
  • Identify hazards, risks and risks controls and understand the importance of risk assessment with examples of everyday use of risk assessment.
  • Understand how to take appropriate workplace precautions and their importance in the working environment.
  • Appreciate the importance of a health and safety management system.
  • Identify lines of communication with respect to health and safety in your place of work.
  • Identify safety signs and signals
  • Understand emergency, accident plans and procedures and how and who to report accidents, incidents and near misses to, in your place of work.
  • Recognise how industry affects the environment and how individuals can minimise pollution and waste.
  • Receive a nationally recognised certificate from Europe's leading professional body.

What will the Course Cover?

Introducing working safely

It's not unusual for delegates coming on an introductory course to think that accidents only happen to 'other people'. This module stresses the realities of the human suffering behind the statistics and emphasises the importance of personal responsibility.

Defining hazard and risk

This module puts 'hazard' and 'risk' into everyday language, and uses familiar examples to show what can happen. Importantly, it makes it clear that even something that is very simple or repeated over and over again can go wrong, with serious consequences. Focusing on the six broad hazard groups, delegates are asked to think about the hazards and risks they come across in their own work. 'Risk assessment' is demystified - delegates learn that we all carry out informal assessments day in, day out.

Identifying common hazards

All the main issues are covered in this module - entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise and working environment, slips, trips and falls, and manual handling. Each area is backed by crystal clear examples and recognisable scenarios, and useful summaries reinforce the key learning points.

Improving safety performance

This module deals with Systems and processes, making sure than any jargon is explained in easily understood terms. The session bridges the gap between management and workforce, encouraging delegates to play a part in processes that are commonly seen as just down to their manager or supervisor. Other areas - including contract work, inspections, safe systems and permits, protective equipment, signage, emergency procedures, reporting and health checks, are all focused on from the delegate's point of view.

Protecting our environment

A shot but effective introduction to waste and pollution leads into a look at how organisations and individual team members can get involved in reducing environmental impacts. Memorable and thought-provoking facts and figures help drive the learning content home.

Pre-Course Preparation and Assessment

Delegates are requested to complete a pre-course questionnaire that will be handed to the tutor before the first day of the course. This ensures that the course is delivered to the highest quality and is relevant to delegate's needs and objectives.

The delegates' understanding of health and safety basics is evaluated using multi-format questions and a hazard-spotting exercise carried out during the day's training.

On successful completion of the IOSH Working Safely course delegates with receive an IOSH accredited Certificate.

In-House Training Options

If you are representing a business this course can be run exclusively and tailored to suit your company's specific learning requirements and organisational needs. Costs are dependant on number of days required and bespoke content.

For further information please call 01656 644300 to speak to our Business Development team or Contact us via email at

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