• International Workplace
  • 21 November 2017

IOSH launches Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business

At the annual IOSH Conference held on Monday 20 November at the ICC in Birmingham, IOSH Chief Executive, Bev Messinger, outlined its new qualification in health and safety – the NCFE IOSH Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business. Developed in response to business trends and feedback from employers, trainers and experienced practitioners, the qualification offers both a business and a technical focus, with an emphasis on delivering tangible benefits for organisations.

As well as providing a technical overview of safety and health, this qualification addresses current issues demanded by employers, including how to drive programmes of cultural change. It also includes what it described as ‘pioneering new content’, such as managing uncertainty and how organisations can adapt to long-term ‘megatrends’ affecting the safety of the workplace. In addition, there is a strong focus on health and wellbeing, including health hazards, health assessment, global health trends and good practice.

The Ofqual-regulated Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business has been developed by IOSH in collaboration with awarding body NCFE, and builds on Managing Safely, IOSH’s tried-and-tested training course to equip supervisors and managers with the right knowledge and skills to evaluate safety systems, identify areas for improvement, implement control measures and reduce risk.

Managing Director of International Workplace, David Sharp, commented:

“As a long-standing IOSH-licenced training provider, we have been actively engaged with them as they have developed the new IOSH Qualification in Safety and Health for Business. We’re especially excited by the opportunity this new programme affords to existing IOSH Managing Safely Certificate holders, whose prior learning we understand will contribute to them gaining the new Qualification.”

If this new course programme is of interest, and you’d be keen to know more, please contact