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Getting to Grips with the IOSH Managing Safely Course

The variety of health and safety courses out there that we can choose from is changing all the time. Amongst the most popular due to the relatively short time it takes to complete them (as opposed to a NEBOSH General Certificate or Diploma for example) are IOSH qualifications. IOSH are, in the words of the firm themselves, the heart of health and safety, and an IOSH accredited course certificate can stand you in good stead moving forward.

For a business owner, managing safely won't make your business safe; you need to make sure that everyone else is managing safely, too. To do this you need to be able to give them the knowledge and the information needed to tackle even the most dangerous of situations. This creates trust and responsibility with your staff and can be a great way to make sure that your business can keep moving forward in a positive, comfortable and progressive direction.

This makes a huge difference in general to the way that your business will be perceived by staff and clients alike, so it's vital to get the situation right at the first time of asking.

For a manager, getting to grips with successfully managing health and safety issues takes a long time and will usually see you dealing with questions on everything from risk assessment to hazard management and even protecting the environment. The IOSH Managing Safely course takes into account the most important aspects of staying safe within the workplace and ensuring that you can get the kind of help that is needed to move things forward and help safeguard the health and safety of your employees.

Any business has to make sure that their staff is capable of working in the safest capacity possible. It's an essential part of the management of a business; being able to keep people safe and in good health, and the IOSH Managing Safely course will go a long way to assisting managers in this charge.

Selected Courses

Please see below for a selection of health and safety courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH qualification, and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals.

The NEBOSH National Diploma provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an occupational health and safety practitioner.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General Certificate is one of the most popular and widely-held health and safety qualifications in the UK. It is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who require an understanding of general health and safety issues.

The NEBOSH General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, along with the identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The general content of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus means it is suitable and relevant for those working in virtually any industry, and is often used as a solid foundation for those going on to further study and specialising in a particular area such as construction site health and safety or fire safety.

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IOSH Managing Safely Course

The IOSH Managing Safely course is designed for managers and supervisors of organisations in virtually all industry sectors, in order to give them all they need to know to effectively manage health and safety in the workplace.

Recently updated, the new high impact programme covers key health and safety issues, and includes references to international case studies.

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CITB Site Management SMSTS Course

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is one of the most popular health and safety training courses, and is intended for construction site managers, project managers and senior supervisors, as well as proprietors of smaller companies.

Client-based personnel would also benefit from attending the SMSTS course.

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CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course

This course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site. It aims to provide a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental health and safety issues.

The course also allows delegates to identify their individual responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, what the employer's duties are and what should be done if they think anyone's health and safety is being put at risk.

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