IOSH Managing Safely ®

The market-leading health and safety course certificate for managers and supervisors.

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About the IOSH Managing Safely Course

IOSH Managing Safely is a Health and Safety course designed for managers, supervisors and team leaders, awarded by the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH), a Chartered membership body.

This is a highly practical health and safety course full of step-by-step guidance. You'll learn about the current UK legislation and be given the knowledge and tools to manage safety in your workplace. 

Choosing TSW for your IOSH Certificate

  • Our IOSH Trainers are all experts in their field, all selected for their real-world health and safety experience. 
  • A NEBOSH Gold rated provider
  • Full 24/7 support throughout your study
  • Virtual, classroom and Online/E-learning options to suit
  • Available In-house, delivered for your organisation whenever and wherever you need it
  • All IOSH course material and mock assessments are included in your price
  • We have a 99%+ pass rate, your success is our success
  • Independently reviewed 4.8/5 on Coursecheck

When you successfully complete the IOSH Managing Safely course, you will be awarded an IOSH Managing Safely certificate - a nationally recognised and respected training accreditation.

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Who is the course for?

IOSH Managing Safely is designed for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation concerned with safety management. It’s designed to get managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams.

There are many great reasons to take the Managing Safely qualification, read more in our blog about why you should take the course.

You could also take our online IOSH Managing Safely course, which gives you the flexibility to take the course at your own pace

How much does the IOSH Managing Safely course cost?

How much a classroom and virtual IOSH Managing Safely course costs (£499+VAT)

 

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

  • Our open programme courses start from £499+VAT
  • Our e-learning course costs from £195+VAT plus exam fees
  • The cost of in-house courses, run exclusively for your organisation, vary based on numbers and specific requirements

Your IOSH registration and certification are included in the IOSH course cost, as well as all of your course materials.

To find out more about the costs of taking this course, see our costs page.

IOSH Managing Safely course content

The Managing Safely course will show you exactly why health and safety is an essential part of a manager's job.

The syllabus reflects the real requirements of safer working. You'll see practical improvements that benefit you, your colleagues and wider business from the very first module.

  • Introducing Managing Safely
  • Assessing risks
  • Controlling risks
  • Understanding your responsibilities
  • Identifying hazards
  • Investigating accidents and incidents
  • Measuring performance
  • Protecting our environment

See whats in the IOSH Managing Safely FAQ's and Syllabus

IOSH Managing Safely Assessments and Certificate

100% pass rate iosh managing safely exam

Course assessment tests your understanding of health and safety basics. There are two assessments in the course:

  • A multi-format question exam that tests your health, safety and environmental knowledge - it's a closed book test that'll take you around 45 minutes
  • A risk assessment project which sees you assessing the risks in your workplace - you'll need to complete the project within two weeks of the end of the course

On successful completion of both assessments, you will be awarded an IOSH Managing Safely certificate, which will be sent to you by post and will arrive within 2-3 weeks.

The first-time pass rate on TSW's IOSH Managing Safely is over 99%. If you do fail the assessment, you can arrange a resit to be taken within 20 working days (free of charge).

You're in good hands with TSW's IOSH Approved Trainers

Luke Pitt is TSW's Head of Health and Safety. He has revitalised our IOSH Managing Safely course since he joined the ranks. Our learners love Luke's sessions because he makes the course content fun, memorable and relatable.

He was awarded the standard of Recognised Safety Practitioner by IIRSM, so he spends spend a lot of time mentoring health and safety practitioners in the industry as a representative of IOSH. He knows the Chartered Body inside out - there's nothing he can't tell you. 

He has two fellowships with the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and the Royal Society for Public Health and has been a registered member of the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register since it began.

Luke sets the standard for all our Health and Safety trainers!

Still have questions about the IOSH Managing Safely course?See our FAQ section

An IOSH Managing Safely Case Study

Pullmaflex contacted TSW because they wanted to upskill their middle managers and begin to improve health and safety culture in the workplace. We worked with their training team to develop a tailored IOSH Managing Safely course that would do just that.

Following the course, Pullmaflex's Human Resources Manager said:

"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” they said. “The training met our objectives.”

“We have used TSW previously and found that both the service and knowledge of the consultant was excellent”

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What level is IOSH Managing Safely? chevron

Level 2, equivalent to a GCSE qualification.

 

The IOSH Managing Safely is an entry-level health and safety course. You don't need any prior experience or qualifications to sign up, but IOSH recommends you have a good understanding of English.

 

How long does it take to get the IOSH Managing Safely qualification? chevron

Three full study days, plus two weeks following course completion to submit your risk assessment project.

How many guided learning hours are in the IOSH Managing Safely? chevron

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.

What prior experience do you need? chevron

No prior experience or preparation is required prior to attending the IOSH training course. However, it's great to start thinking about health and safety in your organisation and the things you see around you. Take a look at your health and safety policy and maybe your risk assessments. This will all be helpful in bringing context to your learning and getting an early view of workplace hazards

What is in the IOSH Managing Safely Syllabus? chevron

A syllabus built around identifying hazards and preventing accidents

The IOSH Managing Safely syllabus contains a balance of theory and practical examples over seven areas. Your focus will largely be on investigation and assessment, safety culture, environmental concerns and measurement.

 

Throughout the course, you’ll learn how to identify different types of hazard and decide how to control them. You’ll use a risk assessment to communicate the likelihood of accidents, list the potential consequences and apply controls. Among many other hazards, you'll think about:

 

  • Where could you slip, trip or fall?
  • Which equipment, tools, or chemicals can cut, burn, or shock?
  • When is violence or aggression a possibility?

Module one: Introduction to Managing Safely

In the opening module, you look very broadly at what health and safety is.

You'll review your responsibilities and accountability for keeping the workplace and the people in it, safe.

You'll learn about health and safety from a moral, legal and financial perspective. At the end of this module, you’ll know why effectively managing health and safety is critical for business success.

 

Module two: Assessing risks

The risk assessment module shows you how to:

 

  • Distinguish between a hazard, hazardous event and a risk
  • Assign a likelihood value between one and five
  • Assign a consequence value between one and five
  • Understand the risk assessment process
  • Use the risk rating system and calculator

At the end of the module, you’ll see the benefits of carrying out a risk assessment and know how to assess and control risks in the workplace.

 

Module three: Controlling risks

In the controlling risks module, you’ll be introduced to ‘reasonably practicable'. It refers to your legal obligation, under the Health and Safety Act 1974, to reduce risks in the workplace so that everyone is safe.

 

But, it’s not at any cost. You’ll learn how to balance the money and time needed to manage the risk to create a reasonable plan of action.

You’ll discover:

 

  • The risk matrix: A method of evaluating risk, defining its probability and the severity of the consequence.
  • The hierarchy of risk control: A system that reduces exposure to hazards.
  • Inherent risks: The risk a hazard would pose if you did nothing.
  • Residual risk: After the inherent risks are removed, these are dangers still posed by the hazard.
  • Safety Systems of Work (SSW): A safety process to catch all hazards and reduce risk.
  • Permits to Work (PTW): Management systems designed to control risk, so workers get the job done safely.
  • What happens in an emergency?

Module four: Your legal responsibilities

Lawfully, your business is responsible for keeping you and your colleagues safe.In this module, you’ll learn about the Health and Safety Act 1974 and distinguish between criminal and civil health and safety laws.

 

With your newfound health and safety skills, you'll know how to predict reasonably foreseeable risks:

 

  • Common knowledge: Someone with no health and safety experience would spot the risk, for example, standing on a cliff edge
  • Industry knowledge: You’d see the risk if you had industry experience, for example leaving heavy machinery on a trench edge
  • Expert knowledge: You’ll only see the risk if you have many years of experience in the field, for example, unsafe use of Polyvinyl Chloride

You’ll also learn how to create, introduce and manage a health and safety management system using the plan-do-act-check system.

 

Module five: Identifying hazards

The six hazard categories that are the focus of this module:

 

  • Mechanical
  • Physical
  • Chemical
  • Environmental
  • Biological
  • Organisational

You’ll tackle common hazards and discuss how they affect the workplace and what you can do to manage them.

 

Module six: Investigating accidents and incidents

Initially, you’ll learn how to separate incidents, accidents and near misses.

 

You'll also be introduced to HSE's Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences 1995 regulations (RIDDOR) - it tells you who is responsible for reporting serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and near misses.

 

You'll review the structure of incident investigation and the benefits of scrutinising every incident.

 

This module also covers the use of accident ratios - the rate of incidents and accidents per employee - and 'accident triangles', the theory behind accident prevention,

 

You’ll know how to define the cause of an incident - whether it’s an immediate, underlying or root cause – and how to report it.

 

Module seven: Measuring performance

In this module, you’ll be introduced to auditing, defining performance indicators, and gathering evidence:

 

  • What is good health and safety performance?
  • Which metrics will help you to measure and improve the health standards in your workplace?
  • What’s the difference between ‘proactive’ and ‘reactive’ performance indicators?
  • What’s the difference between an internal and external audit?
  • What evidence can you use during an audit?
What are the IOSH Managing Safely Learning outcomes? chevron

IOSH guarantees that when you complete the course, you'll have achieved eight learning outcomes. By the end of the course 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 that 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 
How long is the IOSH Managing Safely certificate valid for? chevron

IOSH recommends that you refresh your training every three years. There's no expiry date on your IOSH Managing Safely training, but lawfully you're responsible for keeping your skills up to date.

How to verify your IOSH Managing Safely certificate chevron

If you want to verify your certificate, scan your copy of the certificate and send it to membership@iosh.com and ask for it to be verified. If you want to confirm your employee has the IOSH Managing Safely qualification, use IOSH's training certificate tracker.

What next after IOSH Managing Safely? chevron

Once you've achieved the level 2 IOSH Managing Safely certificate, the next step is a level 3 health and safety course, like the NEBOSH General Certificate. But you can also take more specialist courses, such as the CITB's SSSTS or SMSTS qualifications if you want to focus on construction site management.

What are the benefits and learning outcomes of IOSH Managing Safely? chevron

7 Key Benefits and Learning Outcomes 

On completion of the IOSH course, you'll be able to: 

 

  • Apply basic management principles and practices to workplace health and safety issues as part of a total management strategy
  • Set achievable health and safety objectives as well as plan and implement courses of action to achieve those objectives
  • Recognise health and safety hazards present in the workplace
  • Carry out and record basic assessments of the risks associated with workplace hazards, and recommend suitable control measures
  • Take account of risks arising from ergonomic factors
  • Ensure that adequate information, training and supervision is provided for employees
  • Investigate an accident or incident involving injury or damage to determine the causes and take appropriate actions

 

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