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IOSH Managing Safely Course

Updated: May 20, 2023

If you are considering taking an IOSH Managing Safely course, here are five reasons why it would be beneficial for you to achieve this qualification.


If you are considering taking an IOSH Managing Safely course, here are five reasons why it would be beneficial for you to achieve this qualification.

1. Understand Your Responsibility for Safety

The IOSH Managing Safely course is designed for anyone who is responsible for the safety of other members of staff, such as a line manager or supervisor. When you are in a position of responsibility where you oversee others, you have a duty to keep them safe.

This course will introduce you to key health and safety management principles and will draw on your own experience and knowledge, so that you have the skills to help reduce hazards in the working environment and tackle existing issues within your company.

This course will address your legal responsibility and legislation in place designed to protect the safety of employees and members of the public, leaving you with a better understanding.

2. Proactively Identify and Avoid Hazards

Within the IOSH Managing Safely course, you will learn to identify hazards and help avoid accidents by honing your attention to detail and ability to carry out thorough risk assessments and management on site. The course will take you through common hazards and human factors that can cause accidents, so you know what to look out for and instil in your team the importance of avoiding these common and avoidable accidents.

As part of your end assessment and evaluation, you will complete a hazard spotting exercise to review your ability to spot and identify hazards.

3. Understand How To Investigate Accidents

By the end of the IOSH Managing Safely course, you should be able to confidently investigate any accidents that occur on site and review how and why they happened. Additionally, you will look on what actions can be taken to avoid the same accident happening again – be that further safety elements, health and safety education or equipment training.

You will leave the course with a checklist and tools that you can use in your workplace to aid you in your investigations, how to pre-empt potential hazards and the questions to ask.

4. Create A Safer Workspace

With this training, you will have the ability to help shape the health and safety policy in your workplace and suggest and implement new working practises to increase the productivity of the workforce and reduce sick days among staff.

You will be able to take inspiration from the three-day course and interactions with your fellow course members on elements that could be implemented within your own workplace which is great for both the business and your career development.

5. Measure Your Own Performance

As well as giving an opportunity for career development, this course will allow you to measure your own performance and how you are meeting the requirements of your role in promoting health and safety and motivating staff.

The course covers a wealth of information such as the costs and losses that occur from accidents and hazards; management models to encourage care and attention; human factors in accidents; understanding accident causation; where investment needs to be made and creating a safe environment for people to work.

You do not need any prior health and safety knowledge to take this course, just a willingness to learn.

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