IOSH Managing Safely


This comprehensive 3-day course gives managers/supervisors etc. in any sector the skills they need to improve health and safety performance.

Our face-to-face classroom course provides the best learning experience and is delivered by a Chartered Health & Safety Consultant with many years teaching experience.

Keeping the training on-site is convenient and cost-effective and enables the training to be kept more relevant to your business and its operations. You can also choose the dates when you would like the course to run.


The standard price for this course is £395 per person, with generous discounts available, depending on the size of the group.

Please use the form to provide us with a few details and we'll send you a competitive quote today, or call us on 01565 650 549 for a chat about your requirements.

Module 1: Introducing managing safely

    The three key moral, legal and financial reasons for managing safely

    Manager responsibility and accountability for safety and health in the workplace

Module 2: Assessing risks

    Definitions of the terms ‘hazard’, ‘hazardous event’ and ‘risk’

    Definition of the term ‘risk assessment’

    Definition of the terms ‘likelihood’ and ‘consequence’

    Risk assessment process and risk rating systems

    The benefits of carrying out risk assessment

Module 3: Controlling risks

    Definition of the term ‘reasonably practicable’

    How to evaluate risk using a risk matrix and how to control those risks

    How to reduce risk by applying the ‘hierarchy of risk control’

    How implementing risk controls can impact the likelihood of an incident, consequence of an incident or both factors

    Definition of the term ‘residual risk’

    Modules two and three include a practical activity to spot hazards, assess and control risk

Module 4: Understanding responsibilities

    An overview of what the law requires an organisation to do to protect the safety and health of workers and other persons under its control

    Definition of the term ‘reasonably foreseeable’

    The three knowledge tests to help determine ‘reasonably foreseeable’ risks: common, industry and expert knowledge

    The difference between criminal law and civil law in relation to safety and health

    The possible outcomes of not working within the law

    Where to find help and guidance for working within the law

    The key parts, and the elements of each part, of a health and safety management system

    The key benefits of introducing a health and safety management system

    Why leadership is an essential part of a health and safety management system

Module 5: Understanding hazards

The six main hazard categories and how hazards can fall into more than one group:

    - mechanical

    - physical

    - chemical

    - environmental

    - biological

    - organisational

Common hazards in the workplace, their effects and symptoms and how to manage them. Hazards covered are:

    - aggression and violence

    - asbestos

    - bullying

    - chemicals

    - computer workstations

    - confined spaces

    - drugs and alcohol

    - electricity

    - fire

    - getting in and out

    - heights

    - housekeeping

    - lighting

    - manual handling

    - noise

    - plant and machinery

    - radiation

    - slips and trips

    - stress

    - temperature

    - vehicles and transport

    - vibration

    - any other relevant hazards

Module 6: Investigating incidents

    Definition of the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘near miss’

    Reasons to investigate incidents

    The benefits of incident investigation

    Definition of the terms ‘immediate’, ‘underlying’ and ‘root’ causes in relation to incidents

    The actions to be taken following an incident

    Incident reporting

    The stages of a structured approach to incident investigation

Module 7: Measuring performance

    The three essential principles for good safety and health performance

    What types of information performance indicators can give to help improve safety and health in the workplace

    The characteristics of good key performance indicators

    The differences between ‘proactive’ and ‘reactive’ performance indicators

    What is meant by ‘auditing’

    The two types of auditing: internal and external

    Types of evidence used in an audit


"...attention to all the delegates questions was a huge benefit in making the course easier to understand and enjoyable."

Gildas, NHS Manager