IOSH Managing Safely

The first module aims to introduce the course and explain the importance of managing safely in the workplace. Detailing the consequences of over looking health and safety and the role manager’s play.

It aims to convince managers that health and safety is not an intrusion or an add-on to their job role and is actually important and why.

This module explains risk, using simple graphics to break down what makes up a risk and what exactly needs to be included in the assessment. The risk assessment process is simplified, using a scoring system and made clear to delegates with easy to remember visual examples.

Delegates are then asked to carry out a series of assessments themselves.

Once assessing risks has been covered delegates are taught how to control them. IOSH Managing Safely concentrates on the best techniques to control and reduce risks, and how to choose the right method. Using graphics and scenarios to clearly demonstrate how risks can be controlled and reduced in the work place.

Module 4 looks at your responsibilities as a manager, what the law requires you to do and how the law works.

You will see examples and the effects a health and safety failure can have on you as a manager, your organisation and other stakeholders including suppliers, customers and employees. You will also be introduced to a health and safety management system.

This module teaches delegates about the common hazards in the workplace such as, entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, abuse, bullying, stress, working at heights and more. You will be taken through an interesting example that displays all the typical types of hazard and each area is broken down and simplified.

You will then learn what you can do to handle them.

The first part of the IOSH Managing Safely course aims to raise your awareness of the importance of identifying and controlling risks before harm occurs.

Module 6 now teaches you what to do when an incident occurs, and how to learn from them. You will learn how to investigate an incident, identify the cause, and take steps to prevent it from occurring again.

Module 7 teaches delegates how to measure health and safety performance, explaining how indicators must be established to measure performance in a useful way.

You will learn how to measure health and safety performance both proactively and reactively, to establish an injury incidence rate, giving you something you can compare and measure against industry standards or other branches/areas of your organisation.

The final module briefly covers the key points of how organisations and managers can get involved in cutting down environmental impacts. You will learn the impact industry has on the environment, the benefits of improved environmental performance and the main elements of an environmental management system.