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IOSH Managing Safely in South Africa

Do You Need a Health and Safety Course for Employees in South Africa?

IOSH logo websiteIOSH Managing Safely is a basic risk management health and safety certificate for employees. It enables organisations in countries across South Africa to demonstrate a commitment to health and safety standards based on best international practice which is important for the reputation of organisations.

IOSH Managing Safely Course Facts
Learning method Online or Virtual
Duration IOSH recommends around 24 hours
Modules 7 modules covering risk management and hazard control
Exams 1 online, multiple-choice test
1 practical risk assessment project

What is IOSH Managing Safely? 

IOSH Managing Safely is the Institute of Occupational Safety and Healthy (IOSH's) flagship course. It's a basic health and safety qualification that helps management and supervisory staff assess risk and manage hazards in the workplace. 

Achieving the IOSH Managing Safely certificate empowers managers in any business to better manage their team, safeguarding their wellbeing and embedding a safe culture in the workplace. 

Who is IOSH Managing Safely for? 

IOSH Managing Safely is a short, entry-level course. It's perfect for general managers, supervisors and team leaders who need to brush up on their health and safety responsibilities so they can make sure their team is working as safely as possible. 

The course is open to both individuals learners who want to develop their skills, and companies looking to get a group of staff certified. 

IOSH Managing Safely course entry requirements

The IOSH Managing Safely course is open to everyone. You don't need any previous health and safety knowledge or experience as you'll learn everything you need to know on the course. 

The only thing we recommend is that you have is a good understanding of the English language. This is so you can understand the technical concepts covered and confidently discuss these in your assessment and workplace.

What is covered in the IOSH Managing Safely Course? 

IOSH Managing Safely focuses on the essential principles of managing health and safety on a day-to-day basis. It's split into 7 modules covering:

  • Introducing managing safely
  • Understanding your responsibilities
  • Identifying hazards
  • Assessing risks
  • Controlling risks
  • Investigating accidents and incidents
  • Measuring performance

Read the full IOSH Managing Safely syllabus here

How is the IOSH Managing Safely assessed?

IOSH Managing Safely has a robust two-part assessment to test your theoretical knowledge and practical skills:

  1. An online, multiple-choice test to assess your understanding of theory
  2. A risk assessment project to assess your ability to practically apply your learning

Is IOSH Managing Safely recognised in South Africa?

Yes! IOSH Managing Safely is recognised and respected by employers all around the world. It's best practice approach makes it relevent to all industries.

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Why take the course?

On successful completion of the course, staff will have the knowledge and tools to effectively deal with health and safety issues in their role and the teams they manage. Delegates will receive an internationally recognised and respected certificate.

Are there any entry requirements for taking IOSH Managing Safely?

No, there are no entry requirements

When do you receive the results & IOSH Managing Safely Certificate?

A. 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.

What is included the price?

Training and tutor support
Examination fees and the IOSH accredited certificate
Comprehensive course materials

How can I improve my career in health & safety after completing IOSH Managing Safely?

In your workplace ensure you put the concepts learnt on the course into practice. Sign up to regular e-news health, safety and environmental bulletins so that you are kept up to date on legislative and topical issues. Plan your next course, the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety which is an internationally recognised health and safety qualification.