The IOSH Working Safely Course is for people at any level, in any sector worldwide, who need a grounding in the essentials of safety and health. It gives everyone at work an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’ – and does it in an enjoyable way. The course is full of step-by-step guidance you’ll find that the highly innovative format and content inspires delegates – critical to getting essential health and safety messages across.
IOSH’s Working safely training course is designed for people at any level in any sector, and meets the government’s guidelines for introductory health and safety training. It’s a 100% match to the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘Passport’ syllabus. Full of step-by-step guidance you’ll find that the highly innovative format and content inspires delegates – critical to getting essential health and safety messages across.
Throughout the course, delegates will take a mock assessment to prepare for the multiple choice test and hazard spotting exercise at the end of the course.
Successful delegates will receive an IOSH Certificate. Although there is no expiry date on the certificate, IOSH recommend that delegates refresh their course every 3 years to keep their knowledge up to date.
Successful delegates will gain an understanding of current relevant legislation and be able to know the essentials of health and safety to take back to their workplace.
The course agenda includes:
1. Introducing Working Safely
It’s not unusual for candidates coming on an introductory course to think that accidents only happen to ‘other people’. This module stresses the realities of the human suffering behind the statistics and emphasises the importance of personal responsibility.
2. Defining hazard and risk
This module puts ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ into everyday language, and uses familiar examples to show what can happen. Importantly, it makes it clear that even something that is very simple or repeated over and over again can go wrong, with serious consequences. Focusing on the six broad hazard groups, delegates are asked to think about the hazards and risks they come across in their own work. ‘Risk assessment’ is demystified – candidates learn that we all carry out informal assessments day in, day out
3. Identifying common hazards
All the main issues are covered in this module – entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise and the working environment, slips, trips and falls, and manual handling. Each area is backed by crystal clear examples and recognisable scenarios, and useful summaries reinforce the key learning points.
4. Improving safety performance
This module deals with systems and processes, making sure that any jargon is explained in easily understood terms. The session bridges the gap between management and workforce, encouraging candidates to play a part in processes that are commonly seen as just down to their manager or supervisor. Other areas – including contract work, inspections, safe systems and permits, protective equipment, signage, emergency procedures, reporting and health checks – are all focused on from the candidate’s point of view.
5. Protecting our environment
A short but effective introduction to waste and pollution leads into a look at how organisations and individual team members can get involved in reducing environmental impacts. Memorable and thought-provoking facts and figures help drive the points home.
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- Ian Butler
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