IOSH Managing Safely Syllabus
IOSH Managing Safely is a basic risk management certificate in health and safety, which will enable you to effectively mange the health and safety of your team in the workplace.
The course is consists of 9 taught modules and a work-based assignment which will demonstrate your application of the knowledge gained over the course.
On completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand your responsibilities for safety in the workplace.
- Identify common workplace hazards and their appropriate control measures.
- Estimate, evaluate and reduce risk by applying a hierarchy of risk control.
- Undertake risk assessments and accident investigations.
- Understand the requirements of HSE legislation.
- Measure and improve health and safety performance.
- Reduce your organisation’s impact on the environment.
Full Course Syllabus
1. Introducing Managing Safely
- Why is it important to manage safely?
- What are your responsibilities as a manager?
2. Investigating Accidents and Incidents Safely
- How do accidents and incidents happen?
- How do you carry out an investigation?
- Why investigate accidents and incidents?
3. Human Factors
- What are human factors?
- How does human failure contribute to the cause of accidents?
4. Assessing Risk
- What is risk?
- What is a risk assessment?
- How are risk assessments carried out?
5. Controlling Risk
- How do you reduce risk?
- How do you decide which risk control to use?
6. Understanding Managers Responsibilities
- What does the law require managers to do?
- How does the law work?
- What are the key parts of a health and safety management system?
7. Common Hazards
- What are common hazards?
- What can you do about common hazards?
8. Measuring Performance
- What is performance measurement about?
- How do you measure health and safety performance?
- What is auditing?
9. Protecting the Environment
- What is the impact of industry on the environment?
- How can you control pollution and waste?
- What are the main elements of an environmental management system?
There is a 45-minute assessment consisting of 25 questions and a workplace risk assessment project which must be completed within two weeks of the end of the course.