Contact Astutis today

Knowledge for success, wherever you are

You are here: 

IOSH Managing Safely Syllabus

iosh logo for webIOSH 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.

Learning outcomes

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.

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?

Course Assessment

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.

Choose how to learn

Online Learning 

Interactive online course with tutor support
Discover Astutis' online benefits