IOSH Managing Safely - Virtual Classroom

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This IOSH accredited course ensures managers and supervisors are fully aware of their responsibilities when it comes to health and safety.

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Our next public course will run over three separate days: 9, 10 and 11 November 2021. The course is supported with live sessions each morning over Microsoft Teams.

After checkout/payment you'll receive a course confirmation email with details of what happens next. Any questions call us on: 0333 210 1995. We are ready to help you.

Our highly acclaimed IOSH accredited Managing Safely in-house course is now available through our virtual classroom.

The IOSH Managing Safely virtual classroom course is a 3 day health and safety training course, and is the most popular course of its type in the UK. 

The course is made up of 3 x 3-hour tutor led sessions, delivered over Microsoft teams and supported by a range of engaging eLearning materials.

During the session the tutor will guide you through the course syllabus leading to the end of course examination which take place on the last day of the course. The virtual classroom is the ideal environment for people to share experiences with fellow participants and have the opportunity to ask questions and gain direct feedback. The course covers a broad range of health and safety subjects and ensures every manager and supervisor is aware of their responsibilities.

As a leading centre for approved IOSH training, International Workplace has delivered IOSH training courses for over a decade and has helped thousands of people gain this highly regarded qualification and has helped a wide range of businesses to raise standards in health and safety.

Having successfully completed the assessments, candidates will be issued with an IOSH Managing Safely Certificate, issued online.


Course outline:           

  • Basic principles of health and safety – moral, financial and legal
  • Concept of safety management – using the Plan/Do/Check/Act model
  • Importance of health and safety strategy, plans and objectives
  • Management of occupational risk – risk profiling
  • The legal framework—criminal and civil, corporate manslaughter, corporate and personal liabilities
  • Enforcement arrangements
  • Safety leadership – key actions a senior manager can take.
  • Reviewing your health and safety performance and risk management arrangements.

Why businesses choose this course:

  • Approved by IOSH, the world's biggest professional health and safety membership organisation, with formal certificates issued to successful candidates
  • Greater productivity through reduction in lost time from sickness and accidents
  • Improved company-wide safety awareness culture and appreciation for safety measures
  • Enhanced reputation within your supply chain
  • Reduced costs from avoidable insurance claims and solicitors’ fees

Why learners choose this course:

  • Ensures they can assess and control risks and hazards
  • Ensures they understand their own responsibilities for safety and health
  • Enables them to investigate incidents
  • Empowers them to measure their own performance
  • Allows for personal reflections on good practice

By the end of the IOSH Managing Safely course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by the terms 'hazard' and 'risk'
  • Evaluate risk using a structured risk assessment approach
  • Identify and implement appropriate workplace precautions for specific risks or seek advice on workplace precautions
  • Be involved in preparing written risk assessments
  • Understand and have input into their organisation's health and safety policy and management system
  • Cooperate and communicate on health and safety matters
  • Ensure that their own work and that of the employees for whom they are responsible is carried out safely, i.e. without undue risk to themselves and others
  • Report relevant accidents and incidents
  • Identify methods of monitoring how safe their workplaces are

We also run the IOSH Managing Safely Certificate online. The online course is suitable for individuals and teams. 

After checkout/payment you'll receive a course confirmation email with details of what happens next. Any questions call us on: 0333 210 1995. We are ready to help you.



On succsesfull competion of the courses assessments, delegates will be issued with an IOSH Managing Safely Certificate.

Entry requirements

The IOSH Managing Safely course has no entry requirements.

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Full support until you pass

This IOSH course benefits from our Pass Promise scheme. This means that should a delegate fail, International Workplace can reset the eLearning element of the course free of charge in order for you to re-study and pass.

Once a Course has been started, a Learner has a period of 90 days from the Start Date to complete the Course (“Standard Study Period”), including submission of any online or offline course work, project work, and assessment deemed necessary by Us.

Learners whose project work and/or assessments fail to meet the required pass mark for a Course are permitted to resubmit project work and/or retake the Course assessment as many times as are required in order to achieve the required pass mark, provided they complete the Course within the Standard Study Period (plus any Discretionary Extension Period if agreed by Us).



Module one: Introducing managing safely

  • The three key moral, legal and financial reasons for managing safely
  • Manager responsibility and accountability for safety and health in the workplace

Module two: Assessing risks

  • Definitions of the terms ‘hazard’, ‘hazardous event’ and ‘risk’ 2
  • Definition of the term ‘risk assessment’ 2
  • Definition of the terms ‘likelihood’ and ‘consequence’ 2
  • Risk assessment process and risk rating systems 4
  • The benefits of carrying out risk assessment

Module three: Controlling risks

  • Definition of the term ‘reasonably practicable’
  • How to evaluate risk using a risk matrix and how to control those risks
  • How to reduce risk by applying the ‘hierarchy of risk control’
  • How implementing risk controls can impact the likelihood of an incident, consequence of an incident or both factors
  • Definition of the term ‘residual risk’

Module four: Understanding responsibilities

  • An overview of what the law requires an organisation to do to protect the safety and health of workers and other persons under its control
  • Definition of the term ‘reasonably foreseeable’
  • The three knowledge tests to help determine ‘reasonably foreseeable’ risks: common, industry and expert knowledge
  • The difference between criminal law and civil law in relation to safety and health
  • The possible outcomes of not working within the law
  • Where to find help and guidance for working within the law
  • The key parts, and the elements of each part, of a health and safety management system
  • The key benefits of introducing a health and safety management system
  • Why leadership is an essential part of a health and safety management system

Module five: Understanding hazards

  • The six main hazard categories and how hazards can fall into more than one group:
    • mechanical
    • physical
    • chemical
    • environmental
    • biological
    • organisational
  • Common hazards in the workplace, their effects and symptoms and how to manage them. Hazards covered are:
    • aggression and violence
    • asbestos
    • bullying
    • chemicals
    • computer workstations
    • confined spaces
    • drugs and alcohol
    • electricity
    • fire
    • getting in and out
    • heights
    • housekeeping
    • lighting
    • manual handling
    • noise
    • plant and machinery
    • radiation
    • slips and trips
    • stress
    • temperature
    • vehicles and transport
    • vibration
    • any other relevant hazards

Module six: Investigating incidents

  • Definition of the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘near miss’
  • Reasons to investigate incidents
  • The benefits of incident investigation
  • Definition of the terms ‘immediate’, ‘underlying’ and ‘root’ causes in relation to incidents
  • The actions to be taken following an incident
  • Incident reporting
  • The stages of a structured approach to incident investigation

Module seven: Measuring performance

  • The three essential principles for good safety and health performance
  • What types of information performance indicators can give to help improve safety and health in the workplace
  • The characteristics of good key performance indicators
  • The differences between ‘proactive’ and ‘reactive’ performance indicators
  • What is meant by ‘auditing’
  • The two types of auditing: internal and external
  • Types of evidence used in an audit


  • A 25 question, multiple format assessment paper taken on the last day of the course
  • A risk assessment based project that is completed after the classroom days and submitted

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