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  • International Workplace
  • 25 July 2017
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IOSH Managing Safely syllabus change

The latest version of the IOSH Managing Safely syllabus – version 5 – introduced some major changes to the content and structure of the course. We’ve also used it as an opportunity to bring out a brand-new eLearning version.

When we reported back in November 2016 that IOSH was introducing yet another new version of its popular Managing Safely syllabus (version 5), we noted then that it would be the second upgrade within twelve months, and that more significant changes were afoot. Version 4 had seen some relatively small changes: the principles of RIDDOR were introduced earlier in the course; the Plan – Do – Check – Act principles were introduced to ease alignment with the planned new ISO 45001 standard; hazards were categorised more specifically; and the focus of the end project was changed.

Managing Safely Version 5 syllabus has now been live for some weeks, and has seen the UK legislative content decoupled from the course as planned, to allow for a more international approach to delivery. We’ve been delivering the new syllabus for some weeks now, and it seems to have been well received by trainers and learners alike.

We’ve also been working closely with our development team at International Workplace to produce a brand new eLearning version of the v.5 Managing Safely course for study online. Starting with a completely blank sheet or paper (or rather, a blank screen) it’s a ground-up revision of the course, built with the very latest technology, designed for study on any device. We’ll be telling you more about it soon, but if you’d like to know more, email jack.lowe@internationalworkplace.com now for a sneak preview.