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IOSH Working Safely 

Do You Need a Basic Health and Safety Course for Employees?

IOSH logo websiteIOSH Working Safely is an essential short course for employees of organisations in any industry sector who need a grounding in health and safety.

It is an international safety certificate based on best practice and provides an awareness of general workplace hazards and focuses on why health and safety is important to the wellbeing of individual workers and those around them.

IOSH Working Safely Course Key Facts
Learning Methods Online and In-company
Duration IOSH recommend 6-9 hours of study
Modules 4 modules covering identification of hazards and improving safety performance
Assessments Short multiple-choice online test
Short hazard-spotting activity

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IOSH Working Safely course content

  • Why staff must work safely
  • The difference between hazards and risks
  • Hazard identification
  • The importance of safety performance within the workplace and how to improve it

The varied training style presents the relevant concepts and people can apply their learning using enjoyable and practical workplace examples and scenarios.

For more detailed information read the full IOSH Working Safely syllabus

Who is IOSH Working Safely for? 

It is for all employees working in any size of organisation in all industry sectors.

Course assessment and IOSH certificate

There is a 10 question multiple-choice assessment and hazard spotting exercises at the end of the course. On successful completion of the assessment you will get an IOSH Certificate.

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How and when do I take the course?

Dependent on where you are based and personal preferences you can take the course as a:
  • E-learning course takes between 4 to 8 hours and can be started at any time
  • 1 day classroom course at your company premises

When do you receive the results and the IOSH Certificate?

You should receive the results 6 to 8 weeks after the course. Provided you have passed you, you should receive the IOSH Certificate up to 18 weeks after the course.

Are there any entry requirements for taking IOSH Working Safely?

No, there are no entry requirements.

English isn't my first language. Will I be able to complete the course?

It is recommended that delegates should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 or higher in IELTS tests or equivalent. For more information visit the IELTS website.

What is included in the price?

  • Tuition
  • Examination fees and the IOSH approved certificate
  • Comprehensive course materials