IOSH Managing Safely Training Course

The market-leading health and safety qualification for managers, and anyone with a role to play in managing safely. Take it in a classroom or online.

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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, whether you take it in-house, in a classroom or online. 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.
  • 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.

Ready to find your IOSH Managing Safely course? See our scheduled courses and prices

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.

*The IOSH Managing Safely online course is perfect for those that want to complete the qualification in their own time. Self-paced and all online. 

How much does the IOSH Managing Safely course cost?

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

  • Our open programme courses start from £499+VAT
  • The cost of in-house courses, run exclusively for your organisation, vary based on numbers and specific requirement.
  • The Virtual IOSH Managing Safely costs £499+VAT
  • The E-learning/online IOSH Managing Safely costs £195+VAT per person (includes your IOSH fee of £25)*

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

*The online course fee grants you six months of access to our learning portal. You can extend access for an extra three months for an additional £60.00 + VAT.

IOSH Managing Safely course content

The Managing Safely course consists of eight taught modules that 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

To find out more, see what's in the IOSH Managing Safely Syllabus on our blog.

IOSH Managing Safely Assessments and Certificate

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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.

*For the e-learning/online course, the multiple-choice question exam is completed online and the practical risk assessment project is completed offline before being uploaded to the platform.

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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Course Dates

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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 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 
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


What is the difference between IOSH and NEBOSH? chevron

IOSH and NEBOSH both provide market-leading health and safety courses and qualifications. Certification from either awarding body will provide a highly regarded accreditation and a range of skills and knowledge to improve health and safety in the workplace.

The main difference between IOSH and NEBOSH is who the courses are targeted at:

  • IOSH courses - designed for employees and managers who have involvement in health and safety but no direct responsibility. Also for those working in a lower-risk settings or industries.
  • NEBOSH courses - designed for those with a higher level of health and safety responsibility and those who wish to build a in health and safety management.

Both IOSH and NEBOSH provide the nationally-recognised qualifications.