IOSH Working Safely Course

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  • Duration:
    1 day, usually 08:30 to 16:00
  • Location:
    Kent Training Centre - TN9 1SS
  • Level:
  • 12 places available
  • IOSH Certificate
  • 3 Year Certification (Recommended)
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Course Overview

Our IOSH Working Safely Course delivers a minimum of 6 hours of instruction and is designed to instruct up to a maximum of 20 delegates, providing training for safety and health training for employees. It’s a high-impact programme designed to be fun and get people fully involved. The first-class, jargon-free content is based on what people need to know in practice, and not off-putting legal language.

We incorporate the very latest tips and suggestions – from grabbing and retaining attention to maximising the training experience and making sure key points are taken on board with assessments built into one day’s training – so there is no need for follow-on tests on separate days, taking up valuable work time. The course also encompasses memorable and thought-provoking facts and case studies from around the world, to help reinforce learning throughout the course. Each module is backed by scenarios from genuine work situations. The course includes interactive games and quizzes, helping delegates to learn in a refreshingly informal way.

IOSH’s Working Safely Course 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.

This course consists of a training room lecture, DVD presentation and written assessment.

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.

Successful delegates will receive a physical IOSH Working Safely Certificate. 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 agenda for the IOSH Working Safely Course 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.

"The instructor was brilliant, explained everything needed & great attitude"
- John Dalman

"The trainer had a great training style, delivering serious and heavy content with good, balanced use of humour, relatable life situations and understandable language, for people of all levels and nationalities"
- Victoria Blackshaw

"The instructor is very engaging, he successfully makes what could be rather dry material interesting; overall he has a charming & supportive demeanor - great teacher!"
- Ian Butler

"Was good, enjoyed it, learnt a lot from one day"
- Aaron Price

"The trainer was good, perfect. Good Experience thanks"
- Gheorghe Maftei