IOSH Managing Safely Course®

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Course Facts

Duration: 3 Day/s
Assessment: Multiple Choice Exam and Risk Assessment Project
Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements
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IOSH Managing Safely Course Overview

The IOSH Managing Safely is an internationally recognised health and safety qualification designed for managers and those with health and safety responsibilities.

The highly practical and creative course format will take you or your staff on a step-by-step journey, supported by our expert team of trainers.

TSW Training is a long-established and professional IOSH-accredited training centre with extensive experience in supporting learners to achieve their qualifications. It’s this commitment to learner success that maintains our 99%+ pass rate.

Whether you’re an organisation or an individual and are looking for face-to-face classroom training, a virtual online course or an e-learning online course, we have you covered.

What is IOSH Managing Safely?

IOSH Managing Safely is a course designed specifically for those responsible for one or more employees.

Split over two core learning areas, a taught module, and a practical exercise, the course allows managers and supervisors to develop their skills before implementing them.

The main topics covered in the IOSH Managing Safely Certificate course help managers improve their ability to manage resources and risk. These core topics are:

Course Introduction

Managers are given an overview of the course and a better understanding of what “Health and Safety” means and their responsibilities in leading the provision.

Assessing risks

Overviewing the importance of risk assessments and showcasing how to conduct them efficiently. As a core area of the syllabus, you may only succeed in the course if you know How To Take & Pass The IOSH Managing Safely Risk Assessment Project.

Controlling risks

This section details Safe Systems of Work (SSW) and legal requirements for safeguarding physical and mental well-being in the workplace.

Identifying hazards

Here, managers learn about the most common hazards in the workplace, from slips and falls to bullying and harassment, as well as causes and preventative measures.

Investigating accidents and incidents

A section dedicated to defining correct incident investigation methods and appropriate responses.

Understanding your responsibilities

This course element focuses on a manager’s duties as laid out by legislation such as the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974).

Measuring performance

The final area of the assessment offers insights into health and safety monitoring and auditing processes.

Learners will also be given case studies and practical hazard perception, response, and mitigation examples throughout these core topics.

Upon completion of the course, managers will fully understand their responsibilities in assessing potential risks. They will also know how to respond to hazards by leveraging a risk control methodology.

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Is IOSH Managing Safely Worth It?

An estimated 7,500 people die every day globally as a result of unsafe and unhealthy working conditions.

Preventing work-related deaths and illnesses should be the only encouragement needed to enhance the quality of occupational safety and health knowledge in your business.

The IOSH Managing Safely course delivers this improvement and empowers managers to safeguard physical and mental well-being standards throughout the company.

Who is the IOSH Managing Safely Course For?

IOSH Managing Safely is designed for any industry, typically for job roles such as:

  • Middle Managers
  • Line Manager
  • Team Leaders
  • Supervisors

There are no entry requirements for the course, which means you don’t need prior qualifications, and all ability levels are welcome.

In short, if you have health and safety responsibilities, this course is for you.

Read more about the benefits of taking the IOSH Managing Safely.

This approved qualification is perfect for organisations that are on a journey to build a safety awareness culture and need their Managers to play a key role in embedding safety policies and processes.

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It’s Time to Start Managing Safely!

If you’d like to book a spot, take a look at the available booking options below.

Or if you would like still to know more about the IOSH Managing Safely, and whether it’s the right health and safety course for you and your organisation, take a look at our IOSH FAQ page, or get in touch with our friendly and supportive team to discuss your specific needs. 

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What Jobs Can I Get With IOSH Managing Safely?

Passing the IOSH Managing Safely qualification showcases to employers that you take the roles and responsibilities of occupational safety and health seriously.

Having this internationally recognised accreditation also signposts desirable employee qualities such as diligence, commitment, pragmatism, and organisation. Not to mention your ability to learn quickly.

The course opens your employability up to roles like:

Health and Safety Manager/Coordinator

You can work as a dedicated health and safety professional, overseeing safety policies, conducting risk assessments, and ensuring compliance with regulations.

HSE Advisor/Officer

In this role, you would provide guidance and support to organisations in developing and implementing health, safety, and environmental policies and procedures.

Compliance Officer

Your responsibilities may include monitoring and enforcing safety regulations, conducting audits, and identifying areas for improvement.

Site Supervisor/Manager

With your knowledge of workplace safety, you can oversee the implementation of safety protocols and procedures on construction sites or other work environments.

Training and Development Officer

You could focus on delivering health and safety training programs to employees and promoting a proactive safety culture within organisations.

Risk Manager

In this role, you would assess and manage risks associated with workplace activities and develop risk mitigation strategies.

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How Long Does The Course Last?

The course lasts for three days when delivered as a live online course or a classroom course or at your own pace via e-learning.

During the three days, you will complete the multiple-choice examination plus all the learning you need to write a practical risk assessment.

After the three-day course ends, you will have ten days to complete the practical in your own time.

Does IOSH Managing Safely Expire?

One core benefit of the IOSH Managing Safely qualification is that it lasts a lifetime.

Once students obtain their certification, there is no expiration date or requirement to resit the course. However, staying updated with the latest best practices in the field of occupational health is still recommended.

Additionally, if you want to continue your safety education journey, many who pass the IOSH Managing Safely course go on to take a NEBOSH General Certificate.

The NEBOSH course offers more in-depth health and safety knowledge for managers and supervisors who are aiming to progress into a health and safety-centric career.

Alternatively, if you would like to develop your generalist safety knowledge, we also offer other IOSH courses.

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What is IOSH Managing Safely Equivalent to?

The IOSH Managing Safely Course is a Level 2 qualification, which is equivalent to a GCSE, as opposed to IOSH Working Safely, which is an entry-level course that only takes a day to complete.

However, both IOSH and NEBOSH offer health and safety accreditations from level 2 upwards. If you want to pursue a career in the safety industry, we’d recommend the more detailed NEBOSH course.

As we mentioned previously, the IOSH qualification is more targeted to line managers who require solid OSH knowledge to manage one or more people safely.

Another entry-level assessment to consider is the HABC Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment. However, this area of study is more steered towards risk perception and recognition.

Is IOSH Managing Safely a Level 3 Qualification?

IOSH Managing Safely is a Level 2 qualification. If you’re searching for Level 3 accreditation, the IOSH Level 3 Certificate in OSH Principles and Practice is the best option.

The Level 3 Certificate in OSH Principles and Practice is for individuals aiming to pursue a career in OSH across several industries.

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Benefits of Taking the IOSH Managing Safely Course

There are several benefits to taking the IOSH Managing Safely course. However, one overarching advantage to businesses is the development of management and employees.

Hesham Alawi Abdulla of Aluminium Bahrain highlighted that the course invigorated his firm’s safety consciousness and gave his supervisors additional understanding.

“Managing Safely has meant that our supervisors are now talking about safety issues, with others keen to take the course. It’s because they’ve heard that the training is serious and constructive, with strong assessments and engaging instructors. Feedback shows that delegates enjoy the presentation style too.”

But there are some other advantages to taking the course, from enhanced efficiency to cost savings. Here is a more comprehensive list of benefits:

Instills proven methodologies

The course equips participants with the necessary tools and understanding to identify workplace hazards, assess risks, and implement risk control methodology.

Enhanced safety standards

Recent studies showed 561,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury in 2022/23. By applying these learnings, managers can help create a safer working environment, reducing accidents and injuries.

Compliance with Legal Requirements

The course covers legal responsibilities related to health and safety, ensuring that participants know their obligations.

Enhanced Risk Management

Participants gain a solid understanding of risk assessment and management strategies. This enables them to proactively identify and mitigate hazards, minimising the likelihood of workplace incidents.

Improved Safety Culture

The course emphasises the importance of effective communication and employee engagement in creating a positive safety culture.

Cost Savings

Lost workdays, insurance premiums, legal fees, and compensation claims cost UK businesses around £20.7 billion in 2012/22. Active injury prevention methods and practices can mitigate these expenses.

Professional Growth and Recognition

Obtaining this qualification enhances managers’ professional development and credibility. Don’t forget that you can apply for student membership with IOSH when you enrol.

Available online

You can take the IOSH Managing Safely as an in-classroom or live online course. Or in your own time through e-learning.

Enhanced reputation with supply chain

Brands are more likely to partner with companies that have a business-wide approach to health and safety. Additionally, in the food industry, 35% of injuries come from employees manually handling heavy products or packages from suppliers. Supply chain-related injuries like this can affect the smooth running of restaurants and other services in the hospitality sector.

Give yourself and your employees the best chance at developing their careers by passing the IOSH Managing Safely course with TSW Training.

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IOSH Managing Safely Syllabus

The Managing Safely syllabus contains a balance of theory and practical examples covered over seven modules.

Each module is reinforced with real-world occupational safety and health examples, scenarios, and overviews that support the intended learning outcomes.

For more information, read our guide “IOSH Managing Safely Syllabus & Course Content“.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll have achieved eight crucial learning outcomes in safety management.

You’ll be able to:

  1. Describe why you should manage safety and health in the workplace
  2. List the key terms relating to health and safety and describe what they mean and why they’re relevant
  3. Know which laws are relevant to your work and how they impact health and safety in the workplace
  4. Understand how to assess, reduce and control risk in the workplace
  5. Spot workplace hazards and risks, know how they’ll affect anyone who encounters them, and learn how to manage them
  6. Identify how to respond to and evaluate an incident
  7. Understand the benefits and characteristics of a health and safety management system
  8. Describe the principles that define good health and safety 

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How is the IOSH Managing Safely Assessed?

Your Managing Safely certificate will be awarded upon the successful completion of two assessments;

  • a multiple-choice exam
  • a practical work-based 

The cost of both is included in the price of the course.

The IOSH Managing Safely Exam

The assessment is a multiple-choice examination, in which you will need to demonstrate what you have learned.

This is taken on the last day of the course with the support of your expert trainer.

We don’t stop there – take a look at our guide to completing the IOSH Managing Safely exam, complete with mock questions.

The IOSH Managing Safely Practical Assessment

This is a workplace risk assessment, in which you must show how you apply your practical knowledge to real-life situations.

You will complete the project online and submit it to TSW via our dedicated submission form.

You have ten days from the last day of the course to complete and submit your practical assessment.

For more information about the practical assessment, read of our guide “How To Take & Pass The IOSH Managing Safely Risk Assessment Project“.

Assessment Support and Certification

At TSW, our Managing Safely exam pass rate is above 99%. That’s because we ensure individual learners have all the support they need to pass their IOSH assessment with flying colours.

On successful completion of both assessments, you’ll gain a level two IOSH qualification and certificate.

With your IOSH Managing Safely certificate in hand, you can think about your next steps…

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What are the Next Steps After This Course?

Once you’ve achieved the level 2 IOSH Managing Safely certificate, the next step is often a level 3 health and safety course, like the NEBOSH General Certificate.

We also offer other IOSH courses, which might suit you or your organisation.

Student Membership (IOSH Managing Safely Students Eligible)

Don’t forget that all IOSH Managing Safely learners are eligible for Student Membership with IOSH. For more information on how to join, see our guide to IOSH membership.

IOSH Managing Safely with TSW Training

TSW Training is one of many IOSH-approved training providers, but there are several reasons for booking your course with us:

  • TSW is a market-leading Health and Safety training provider that has achieved the NEBOSH Gold standard
  • We are trusted by thousands of health and safety professionals each year.
  • Our IOSH Trainers are experts in their field, selected for real-world health and safety experience.
  • Take an online course, virtual or classroom course – TSW Training offers study routes to suit individual learners’ needs, whether the preference is for online learning or face-to-face.
  • Also, available in-house – delivered flexibly for your organisation whenever and wherever you need it.
  • All IOSH course books and mock assessments are included in your price – there are no hidden charges for materials and exams.
  • We have a 99%+ pass rate; our success as a training provider is built from your success.
  • Independently reviewed 4.8/5 on Coursecheck

Testimonials & Reviews

Case Study: Pullmaflex

“We have used TSW previously and found that both the service and knowledge of the consultant was excellent. Managers now have a better understanding of health and safety risks, responsibilities and the importance of ‘why’ so they can communicate to their direct reports.

The training met our objectives. Using the same organisation for a variety of training helps the trainer relate to our business. Having the same training provider builds trust between our managers and the trainer.

The trainer can provide business-related examples which the delegates can both buy into and understand.” – Human Resource Manager, Pullmaflex

Case Study: Newport Norse

“I found that IOSH courses often lasted over four days and were quite costly, but the training TSW delivered was only over three days and at a better price than other businesses we’d looked at. And, TSW has been operating for a long time and has a good reputation – I’d highly recommend them for ease of use, efficiency, and quality of training and support.” – Jakes Jones, Support Services Manager

Our Latest IOSH Managing Safely reviews

A lot to take on board in such a short time but worth while and I’m sure it will aid my future work.
Andrew P February 14, 2024
I found the experience to be informative and beneficial for my understanding of health and safety in the workplace. The course content was well-structured and covered a wide range of relevant topics. I appreciated the depth of information provided on various health and safety regulations. The instructor was knowledgeable and engaging, making the sessions interesting and easy to follow.
Sant s February 14, 2024
Despite the difficulties I had (language), sometimes understanding some statements, I think it was good 🙂
Marcin S February 14, 2024
Great course – thank you 🙂
Victoria E February 14, 2024
A huge investment in time over the 3 days but absolutely worth it. I have learnt a lot of new things to support me in the workplace, encouraged me to challenge for the site and on reflection, for the first time ever feel I can confidently explain what a hazard is thanks to the support and constant learning checks from Luke. I was so nervous about the exam and naturally I complicate things to do the best job – Luke put my mind at rest throughout and really helped me to focus for the project.
Joanne H February 9, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

The IOSH Managing Safely is a Level 2 qualification, equivalent to a GCSE.

It’s an entry-level health and safety course aimed at people with health and safety management responsibilities at work.

Three full study days, which include the time taken to complete the exam.

You have two weeks following course completion to submit your risk assessment project.

A total of 22 guided learning hours consisting of:

  • 21 hours of learning
  • One hour for assessment (including introduction/ instruction time of 15 minutes).

The guided learning hours can be delivered flexibly, but can not be delivered in less than three days. The IOSH assessment is to be completed once the full course has been completed.

The pass marks required for IOSH Managing Safely are as follows:

  • Multiple choice exam pass mark – 36 out of 60
  • Practical work-based risk assessment – 23 out of 38

If you don’t pass the first time you are eligible for a free resit.

Exam Length

The IOSH Managing Safely exam is fully integrated into the three days you’ll spend on a live online or classroom course or the e-learning course you complete in your own time.

You’ll have 45 minutes to answer 30 questions, including multiple-choice, true or false or one-word open-question formats.

Practical Assessment Length

You’ll have two weeks to complete the practical from the last day of your live online or classroom course. If you’re taking the e-learning course, your ten days will start from when you complete your exam.

Further information about the IOSH exam and assessment:

The cost of the course depends on how you want to learn:

  • Our open programme courses, delivered online or in a classroom, cost £499+VAT (IOSH registration, certification and course materials are all included in price)
  • Our e-learning course costs £195+VAT plus exam fees
  • The cost of in-house courses, run exclusively for your organisation, varies based on numbers and specific requirements

Public Course Booking Options

This course is available on our open programme, with a calendar of virtual and classroom events. You can book a place for yourself, for an employee or for a group of staff.

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£499 +VAT
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In-House Delivery Exclusively For Your Organisation

This course can be delivered exclusively for your organisation, in any location or virtually through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Read more on our in-house training services.

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