IOSH Familiarisation Day in Leicester

Posted on written by Sam Barton

IOSH Managing Safely

Jamie (training accounts) and I recently attended the IOSH familiarisation day in Leicester. This is a requirement for me as the new nominated IOSH member for Project Skills Solutions, but we found the day to be much more useful than first anticipated.

Training Perception

I must admit, like many employees, I wasn’t looking forward to having to spend a day on a course when I could be keeping up with the pile of work I have in the office. I think we all feel this way to some extent about training days, often we think they aren’t going to be any value, or we already know the subject content so it is going to be a waste of time.

Walking in with such low expectations I guess I was easy to impress, because I was! We took part in a short ice breaker to get to know the people in our groups, thankfully we didn’t have to stand up and talk about ourselves, nobody was ever put “on the spot”. The whole day had a variety of activities we could participate in, useful knowledge and even an old Only Fools and Horses clip to illustrate health & safety training doesn’t have to be boring. The trainers throughout the day were energetic, positive and very helpful.


IOSH courses - Managing Safely, Working Safely, Leading Safely


The whole day was a great show case for what IOSH are all about, making training relevant, engaging, interesting and light hearted. For years health and safety training has received a resounding groan from delegates, but thankfully IOSH have created a course that can be delivered in an almost entertaining way, even with a few laughs. The IOSH Managing Safely always gets a great response from candidates and excellent feedback.

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The room size was just right. The facilities were comfortable and the refreshments were free flowing providing an environment that was perfect for concentration. The trainer (Robin) was excellent. He maintained a pace that everyone was able to keep up with, the subject matter was kept interesting, he was evidently… Read More »

Debbie Dowsett

On day 1, Keith described the three types of people that attend courses and I was identified as a hostage! Attending this course was a requirement and I will be honest, I had a mountain of paperwork on my desk and did not want to be there. By the end… Read More »

Dave Critchell – ARCS Environmental Ltd

I organised IOSH Managing Safely for staff all of whom enjoyed the 4 days and I am pleased to say all passed. I have had very positive feedback about Robin the trainer and the course has generated a great deal of discussion and thought . My contact Jo at PSS… Read More »

Peter Dickinson – East Hertfordshire District Council

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