1. IOSH Managing Safely

This course is designed to help team leaders, supervisors, managers and heads of department effectively manage their teams' health and safety.The aim of the course is to provide delegates with sufficient knowledge to be able to complete the practical and written assessments at the end of the course, and to enable delegates to manage practical health and safety issues in the workplace.

On completion of the course delegates should be able to carry out practical risk assessments and identify the key legal requirements for health and safety.

Key facts

Classroom course duration: 4 days

Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for line managers requiring a broad-based knowledge of health and safety and safe systems of work.

It is also suitable for those who do not wish to progress to the level of professional qualification, but would benefit from attending an accredited health and safety management course.An awareness of health and safety issues would be an advantage but is not essential.

Practical Assessment:

The practical assessment must be completed in the delegate’s workplace and submitted within two weeks of completing the course.

Note: Our Trainers can visit your organisation and deliver face-to-face training, on your site.

Course Content

  • Principles of accident prevention
  • Common and statute law
  • Health and safety management systems
  • Risk assessment – techniques and control measures
  • Workplace hazards*
  • Fire, electricity, COSHH, noise, work equipment*
  • Accident causation and investigation
  • Audit and review

*The ‘hazards’ sections may be tailored to suit clients’ needs for in-company courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply basic management principles and practices to safety and health issues as part of a total management strategy.
  • Set achievable safety and health objectives and plan and implement courses of action to achieve those objectives.
  • Recognise safety and health 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.


Delegates attending and successfully completing both the practical and written assessments will be awarded a certificate from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).