IOSH Managing Safely

Helps Managers to know their health & safety responsibilities

If you have employees with management responsibilities, IOSH Managing Safely is a widely recognised accredited certificate providing them with the knowledge and skills to manage effectively as an integral part of their role. This will result in greater productivity with reduced disruption from accidents and sickness and a positive awareness of the importance of safety across the company.

1. Introducing Managing Safely

  • Understanding what is meant by “health and safety”
  • The moral, legal and financial reasons to manage health and safety
  • Managers responsibilities and accountability

2. Investigating Accidents and Incidents

  • The difference between accidents and near miss
  • Accident ratios/accident triangles
  • Accident causation theories
  • The reasons for investigating an accident
  • Responding to an accident
  • The investigation process
  • RIDDOR

3. Human factors

  • Organisation factors including safety culture and managers
  • Job factors
  • Individual factors; attitude, personality, abilities, training and development, motivation and perception of risk
  • Human failure
  • Violations
  • Human error

4. Assessing Risk

  • Sensible risk management
  • The risk assessment process
  • Specific cases for risk assessment

5. Controlling Risk

  • The legal framework for Risk Management
  • Hierarchies of control
  • Required levels of control
  • Safety Systems of Work (SSW) and Permits to Work (PTW)
  • Emergency arrangements

6. Understanding Managers Responsibilities

  • Health and safety law; civil, criminal and levels of legal duties
  • Enforcement of health and safety
  • Health and safety management systems; plan, do, check, act

7. Common hazards

  • Access and Egress
  • Aggression, bullying and violence
  • Asbestos
  • Chemical and substances
  • Confined spaces
  • DSE/Ergonomics
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Electricity
  • Fire
  • Housekeeping
  • Lighting
  • Manual handling
  • Noise
  • Radiation
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Stress
  • Vibration
  • Welfare facilities
  • Work equipment and machinery
  • Workplace transport
  • Workplace temperature
  • Work at height

8. Measuring performance

  • Active and reactive monitoring systems
  • Health and safety auditing

Assessment

There is a 45-minute written assessment, consisting of 25 questions in a variety of formats, and a standard project which comprises of a workplace risk assessment. The project must be completed within two weeks of the end of the course.