IOSH Working Safely

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Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:1 Days

Timings:08:30:00 - 16:30:00

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Price: £157.25 + VAT
Duration: 1 Days
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Working Safely is a one-day course for staff from any sector wishing to gain a recognised certificate and a thorough grounding in the essentials of health and safety.


Candidates will be able to understand why health and safety is important and be able to apply that knowledge in the workplace.


To develop an awareness of the basic knowledge and skills needed to work safely in an organisation. The course concludes with a formal assessment of skills and underpinning knowledge. With successful Candidates receiving a certificate from IOSH


Module 1. Introducing working safely

  • Why it is important to work safely
  • Who is responsible for safety and health in the workplace
  • An organisation’s responsibilities for safety and health
  • Who has responsibility for worker actions

Module 2. Defining hazard and risk

  • The six hazard groups
  • Hazards that are not easy to identify
  • What is meant by the term ‘Hazard and Risk’
  • What is meant by the term ‘Risk assessment’
  • What is meant by the term’s ‘likelihood’ and ‘consequence’
  • Deciding on what actions to take to control risk
  • What is meant by the term ‘reasonably practicable

Module 3. Identifying common hazards

  • An overview of common hazards, including how they can cause harm and what can be done about them

Module 4. Improving safety performance

  • What an organisation can do to manage and improve safety and health in the workplace
  • Worker responsibilities for improving safety and health in the workplace
  • How attitude and behaviour can affect safety and health in the workplace
  • What a safe system of work is and, what a ‘permit to work’ is
  • How safety signs can play an important part in communicating safety and health information
  • Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • The safety and health of other people who may come on site, including contractors, visitors and members of the public
  • The role of safety committees and worker representatives in safety and health
  •  Types of workplace inspections
  • Emergency procedures
  • What is meant by the term’s ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘near miss’
  • Reporting incidents, including near misses and accidents
  • First aid provision
  • The role of the safety and health enforcement inspector
  • Health surveillance and monitoring

Please note that the practical assessment must be completed in the workplace and submitted within two weeks of completing the course.