IOSH Working Safely Syllabus
IOSH Working Safely is a basic risk management health and safety certificate, which will provide you with the knowledge of your responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace. The course consists of 5 parts assessed by a multiple choice test and hazard spotting exercise.
Overall learning outcomes
At the end of the training, you will:
- Understand your health and safety responsibilities and why it is important to work safely.
- Understand the difference between hazards and risks.
- Be able to identify common workplace hazards.
- Appreciate and improve upon safety performance within the workplace.
- Hold a CSCS recognised health & safety certification.
Full Course Syllabus
Part 1: Introducing working safely
- What is meant by “Health and Safety”
- Accident theory
- The moral, legal and financial reasons to work safely
Part 2: Defining hazard and risk
- The 5-step Risk Assessment Process
Part 3: Identifying common hazards
- How to identify, prevent and control a range of workplace hazards
Part 4: Improving safety performance
- Health and Safety Management System: ¬Plan - Do - Check - Act
- The health and safety responsibilities of: individuals, safety representatives, contractors and enforcement officers
- Systems and Procedures including: emergency procedures, Safe Systems of Work, PPE, Permit-to-Work, safety signs, first aid arrangements and accident reporting
Part 5: Environmental Awareness
- Business sustainability
- Air, water and land pollution
- Pollution: air, water and land
- Pollution and waste prevention and control
The course is assessed by a knowledge and comprehension exam consisting of 6 questions and an application of learning hazard-spotting exercise.