IOSH Managing Safety Course

Course Objectives

Managing Safely in the workplace is a unique course designed for managers and supervisors in companies who require a foundation in health and safety management.

Unlike the standard Managing Safety course provided by other organisations, this course concentrates on the issues affecting people working within Companies.  Examples used are taken from real examples and additional topics of relevance to companies are covered


The overall objectives of this course are:

  • To give delegates an understanding of the concerns with health and safety and how these may be realistically controlled.
  • To provide delegates with reference material for use after the course.
  • To provide delegates with the knowledge of where further material may be sourced and the proactive steps taken by the HSE to provide such information.
  • The examples used are applicable to all industries.

Benefits to your company

  • Be in control of health and safety
  • Reduce the risk of accidents, reduce costs of insurance claims and solicitors’ fees
  • Get up-to-date knowledge of legislation
  • Be aware of key health and safety concerns related to industry, and the ways of controlling them

 IOSH Course

The course is accredited through the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and successful completion leads to a nationally recognised qualification. It is a 4-day course and is normally run as 2 blocks, each of 2 days, though other arrangements are available to suit participants.

The course concentrates on training delegates to apply a structured approach to health and safety management and covers the following modules:

IOSH Managing Safety CourseModule 1: Introduction

  • Aims of the course, costs of accidents

Module 2: Assessing risks

  • What is the purpose of risk assessments?
  • How to carry out assessments

Module 3: Risk control

  • Control methods
  • Proactive monitoring
  • Safety management systems

Module 4: Understanding responsibilities

  • Legal requirements
  • Obligations on different people in the organisation

Module 5: Identifying hazards

  • Work equipment
  • Substance hazardous to health and asbestos
  • Flammable Substances and Fire
  • Electricity
  • Key Printing Companies Issues
  • Noise
  • Manual handling, upper limb disorders, VDU use
  • Vehicle risks
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Control of contractor operations and other non-core work
  • Stress
  • Housekeeping, personal protective equipment, signs, first aid

Module 6: Accidents and incidents

  • How accidents and incidents occur
  • How to investigate accidents

Module 7: Measuring performance

  • The role of measurement in improving safety performance
  • How to measure performance

Module 8: Environmental concerns

  • Environmental concerns relating to printing
  • Elements of an environmental management system for printers

Course dates, venues and how to register

The course is available either as a public course, arranged at venues throughout the country, or as in-company courses.
The latter is cost effective where there are 5 or more participants from the same company. Public courses are arranged at venues throughout the country to suit participants.

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