IOSH Managing Safely is a basic risk management certificate in health and safety. It enables those who manage a team to meet their responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace.
The course is split into 2 units – 1 taught module and a work-based assignment which will demonstrate your application of the knowledge you have gained over the course of the previous unit.
On completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand your responsibilities for safety in the workplace.
- Recognise common workplace hazards and implement appropriate control measures.
- Estimate, evaluate and reduce risk by applying a hierarchy of risk control.
- Undertake structured risk assessments and accident investigations.
- Understand the requirements of HSE legislation.
- Recognise different ways to measure and improve health and safety performance.
- Reduce your organisation’s impact on the environment.
Full course syllabus
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
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
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
- Chemical and substances
- Confined spaces
- Drugs and alcohol
- Manual handling
- Slips, trips and falls
- 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
9. Protecting the Environment
- Business and the environment
- The purpose and benefits of business sustainability
- Environment management systems
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.
Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction
This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health Outreach Training Program to their employees and other interested groups. Using OSHA Construction Standards as a guide, special emphasis is placed on those topics required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as those which are most hazardous. Students are briefed on effective instructional approaches and use of visual aids and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the OSHA Outreach Training Program, to conduct both 10- and 30-hour Construction Outreach classes, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Students who wish to participate as authorized Outreach trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA Construction Outreach Training Program topic individually or as part of a group and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. Minimum student contact hours: 26
Prerequisites: Students must successfully complete the OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction and have five (5) years of safety and health work experience in the construction industry. A degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation may be substituted for two (2) years of work related experience. Students should obtain guidance on whether they meet this requirement from the OSHA Training Institute Education Center where they intend to receive the training. Authorized OSHA Outreach Training Program trainers are required to attend OSHA #502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers at least once every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status.
- Module 1A: Introduction to OSHA and the OSH Act
- Module 1B: Basic Safety Orientation
- Module 2: Walking & Working Surfaces
- Module 3: Emergency Action Plan
- Module 4: Hazardous Materials
- Module 5: Hazwoper
- Module 6: Personal Protective Equipment
- Module 7: Confined Spaces & Permit Required Confined Spaces
- Module 8: Lockout/Tagout
- Module 9: Materials Handling & Storage
- Module 10: Machine Guarding Safety
- Module 11: Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
- Module 12: Electrical Safety
- Module 13: Hazard Communication
- Module 14: Hazardous Substances & Industrial Hygiene
- Module 15: Bloodborne Pathogens
- Module 16: Record Keeping & Reporting
- Module 17: Workplace Violence
- Module 18: Safety and Health Programs
- Module 19: Ergonomics
- Module 20: Hazards of Asbestos in the Workplace
- Module 21: Lead Safety in the Workplace
- Module 22: Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety
- Module 23: Formaldehyde Awareness
- Module 24: Process Safety Management of Highly Hazard Materials
The NEBOSH National General Certificate provides a broad understanding of key health and safety issues, covering the legal requirements for health and safety in the UK and the identification and control of workplace hazards.
The course is split into 3 units which are assessed individually – 2 taught units and a work-based assignment.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Assist in the planning, implementation and review of an organisations health & safety policy.
- Understand the requirements of HSE legislation, codes of practice and the prosecution process.
- Undertake risk assessments and recommend suitable action.
- Investigate accidents and prepare reports in line with HSE legislation.
- Identify common hazards in the workplace and recommend suitable corrective measures.
Full course syllabus
Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety
This unit provides the foundation of Health and Safety knowledge, covering HSE legislation and the key elements of an effective Health and Safety Management System.
Element 1: Foundations in Health and Safety
- 1.1 Scope and Nature of Occupational Health and Safety
- 1.2 Moral and Financial Drivers for Health and Safety Management
- 1.3 The Legal Framework For Health and Safety Regulation
- 1.4 Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
- 1.5 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- 1.6 Client and Contractors
Element 2: Health and Safety Management Systems – Plan
- 2.1 Key Elements of a Health and Safety Management System
- 2.2 Purpose and Importance of Setting Policy for Health and Safety
- 2.3 Key Features and Appropriate Content of an Effective Health and Safety Policy
Element 3: Health and Safety Management Systems – Do
- 3.1 Roles and Responsibilities of Employers, Directors and Managers Health and Safety Culture
- 3.2 Human Factors That Influence Behaviour at Work
- 3.3 Improving Health and Safety Behaviour
- 3.4 Principles and Practice of Risk Assessment
- 3.5 General Principles of Control
- 3.6 Sources of Health and Safety Information
- 3.7 Safe Systems of Work (SSW)
- 3.8 Permits-To-Work (PTW)
- 3.9 Personal Protective Equipment
- 3.10 Safety Signs and Signals
- 3.11 Emergency Procedures and Arrangements
- 3.12 First Aid in the Workplace
Element 4: Health and Safety Management Systems – Check
- 4.1 Active and Reactive Monitoring
- 4.2 Investigating incidents
- 4.3 Recording and Reporting Incidents
Element 5: Health and Safety Management Systems – Act
- 5.1 Health and Safety Auditing
- 5.2 Reviewing of Health and Safety Performance
GC2: Controlling Workplace Hazards
GC2 covers a wide range of common hazards from various working environments and the appropriate control measures required to minimise risk.
Element 1: Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
- 1.1 Health, Welfare and Work Environment Requirements
- 1.2 Violence at Work
- 1.3 Substance Misuse
- 1.4 Safe Movement of People
- 1.5 Working at a Height
- 1.6 Excavations
- 1.7 Temporary Works
Element 2: Transport Hazards and Risk Control
- 2.1 Safe Movement of Vehicles
- 2.2 Driving at Work
Element 3: Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
- 3.1 Work-related Upper Limb Disorders
- 3.2 Display Screen Equipment
- 3.3 Manual Handling
- 3.4 Manually Operated Load Handling Equipment
- 3.5 Powered Load Handling Equipment
Element 4: Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
- 4.1 General Requirements For Work Equipment
- 4.2 Hand Tools
- 4.3 Machinery Hazards
- 4.4 Control Measures for Machinery Hazard
- 4.5 Specified Equipment
Element 5: Electrical Safety
- 5.1 Use of Electricity at Work – Hazards and Risks
- 5.2 Control measures When Working With Electrical Systems or Using Electrical Equipment in All Workplace Conditions
Element 6: Fire Safety
- 6.1 Fire Initiation, Classification and Spread
- 6.2 Fire Risk Assessment
- 6.3 Fire Prevention and Prevention of Fire Spread
- 6.4 Fire Alarm and Fire-Fighting Equipment
- 6.5 Evacuation of a Workplace
Element 7: Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
- 7.1 Forms of, Classification of, and Health Risks from Hazardous Substances
- 7.2 Assessment of Health Risks
- 7.3 Occupation Exposure Limits
- 7.4 Control Measures
- 7.5 Specific Agents
- 7.6 Safe Handling and Storage of Waste
Element 8: Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control
- 8.1 Noise
- 8.2 Vibration
- 8.3 Radiation
- 8.4 Stress
GC3: Health and Safety Practical Application
The aim of this unit to assess your knowledge and understanding gained from Units NGC1 and GC2 in a practical environment by successfully completing two activities:
- A safety insepction of a workplace, identyfing common hazards and suggesting approptiate and cost effective control measures
- A written report detailing your findings from the inspection and persuasively urging management to take appropriate action
All units are compulsory and assessments must be passed to gain the full qualification.
Units NGC1 and GC2 are each assessed by a 2 hour exam consisting of 10 short essay answers and 1 long essay answer.
GC3 is a practical assessment which must be completed within 14 days of sitting the NGC1 and GC2 exams.