The IOSH Managing Safely Course is designed for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation worldwide. They won’t suddenly become safety experts – but they’ll get up-to-speed on the practical actions they need to take, and gain the knowledge and tools to tackle the safety and health issues they’re responsible for. Importantly, Managing Safely makes a powerful case for safety and health being an integral part of day-to-day management and business.
Since the IOSH Managing Safely Course requires that delegates read and thoroughly understand course notes and instructions, literacy and language comprehension are an important requirement.
If delegates have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, they must bring them to the attention of their employer.
Delegates will gain an understanding of current relevant legislation and be able to get up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams.
Throughout the course, delegates will take a mock assessment to prepare for the written test at the end of the four day course. After the course has finished, delegates will take a project home with them that they will need to complete and return within two weeks of the course end date.
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.
The course agenda includes:
1. Introducing Managing Safely: Some managers may see health and safety as an add-on to their role – even an intrusion. The first module makes it clear that managers are accountable for their teams, and makes a persuasive case for managing safely.
2. Assessing Risks: This module defines and demystifies ‘risk’ and ‘risk assessment’. Risk assessments and a simple scoring system are introduced, and delegates carry out a series of assessments.
3. Controlling Risks: Here the session tackles cutting risks down, concentrating on the best techniques to control key risks, and how to choose the right method.
4. Understanding Your Responsibilities: This module looks at the demands of the law and how the legal system works, and introduces a health and safety management system.
5. Identifying Hazards: All the main issues any operation has to deal with are covered in this module – entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise, housekeeping and the working environment, slips, trips and falls, working at height, computers and manual handling.
6. Investigating Accidents and Incidents: The session starts with why accidents should be investigated, and goes on to cover why things go wrong, and how to carry out an investigation when they do.
7. Measuring Performance: This module explains how checking performance can help to improve health and safety. Delegates learn how to develop basic performance indicators, and get to grips with auditing and proactive and reactive measuring.
8. Protecting Our Environment: A short but effective introduction to waste and pollution leads into a look at how organisations and individual managers can get involved in cutting down environmental impacts.
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