Virtual IOSH Managing Safely Online Course

Due to extraordinary circumstances impacting the regular provision of health and safety training the IOSH Managing Safely ‘Virtual Trainer’ course is designed to maintain a level of training in the industry for existing supervisors and managers, ensuring a continued understanding of legislative changes and their impact on the workplace.

Using Video Technology

It is permitted to deliver the IOSH course remotely via video technology solution. The training will follow the same curriculum as the classroom course and deliver the same standard of training meeting all examination body rules. Minimum delegate numbers for the course may be reduced for the period the emergency training provision is in place. To manage remote training effectively, the maximum number of delegates allowed may also be reduced.



Each virtual IOSH Managing Safely course listed on our website includes a location including town/city, county and postcode, however it is important to note that all virtual courses can be attended from anywhere and therefore please ignore the location information. Location data is currently a system requirement to publish virtual courses on our website. If these courses continue beyond the current COVID-19 lockdown our systems will be developed further.


IOSH Managing Safely training is an excellent opportunity to improve your current skill levels. You will benefit by meeting your legal responsibilities. Employers benefit by having their managers trained to this level as it proves that the managers are competent in managing health and safety issues. Business owners benefit by having trained employees working to meet the demands of the law. This IOSH Managing Safely training and qualification can help you to implement the safety procedures and your policy ensuring that your efforts to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act are kept up and managed effectively.

If you have already attended the full IOSH Managing Safely course and you would like to bring yourself up to date with the latest health and safety legislations and other updates, we recommend attending the IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course which is just 6 – 7 hours in duration. Refresher training is available in both classroom and online learning (e-learning).

Introducing the Virtual IOSH Managing Safely Course

As a manager it is important to know your legal duties when it comes to health and safety management. You have a responsibility to ensure that the company policies and procedures are implemented and maintained.Health and safety management training is a must for all managers and supervisors. You can ensure your managers are competent by sending them on accredited IOSH training courses. This tutor-led training course is ideal for any sector and is suitable for managers or those who are employed in supervisory positions. The IOSH Managing Safely course provides face to face training which delivers knowledge in appreciating safety requirements. This provides the skills necessary for reviewing personal departmental safety systems, how to introduce new safety control measures and how to bring in new changes which will improve the overall safety within the workplace.

Learn How to Spot Hazards

One of the most important skills that you will need to learn is how to spot the hazards. Hazards are what cause the risks and risks are what can result in workplace injuries, accidents and even ill health. You will need to establish the risks within your organisation and find ways to work around them in a safe manner, or find solutions that will eliminate the risks entirely. This is why spotting hazards is so essential.

Learn How to Conduct a Risk Assessment

One of the core elements within the IOSH Managing Safely course content includes learning how to spot the hazards. You will also learn how to conduct a risk assessment. The risk assessment will highlight the hazards, describe who is at risk and what the risks are and from there you will describe the safety measures that must be followed in order to keep employees and possibly the public safe from harm. Possession of health and safety certificates or in this case the IOSH Managing Safely certificate will prove that the supervisor or manager is able to:

  • Recognise hazards found in the workplace
  • Produce and record basic risk assessments
  • Recommend control measures as a result of the basic risk assessments
  • Provide management practices and principles as part of a complete management strategy
  • Plan, create and implement actions to meet health and safety objectives
  • Recognise and account for the risks from ergonomic factors
  • Investigate accidents and incidents which resulted in damage or injury to discover the causes and to ensure the appropriate steps are taken.

In order to pass the IOSH Managing Safely course the candidates will need to successfully complete the assessments which involve:

  • An objective test
  • A practical assessment in the workplace (project)

Practical Assessment / Project

The objective test requires short answers and takes place at the training centre during the course. The IOSH Managing Safely project (practical hand written assessment) needs to be submitted at a later date to complete the training course. If the candidate does not hand in the project on time will fail the course and ultimately the IOSH qualification and certification.

Examination Rules

For a delegate to obtain certification for the course they must complete the practical assessment and pass the relevant examination. During the period the emergency training provision is in effect, an alternative exam method will be in place for any courses that are run remotely. Due to the nature of the examination questions and the open book element, it is compulsory to use an online examination tool. Classmarker or Microsoft Forms are the recommended solutions for online assessment.

Identification may be checked prior to the examination commencing. During the examination, the trainer will invigilate delegates. Each delegate must show the invigilator that they are alone in the room and must be visible via the video at all times.


IOSH Managing Safely Certificate

All candidates who successfully pass will be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification and IOSH certificate issued by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Requirements to Attend

Although there are no prerequisites, prior learning is available in the form of IOSH Working Safely. The training is one day in duration and the working safely certificate is suitable for anyone requiring and introduction to health and safety in the workplace.

Further Studying

If you pass the training and decide that you would like to study further, the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety would be the next step.

Alternative Study Options

Not everyone has the time to take part in a classroom based health and safety course. Envico offer an IOSH Managing Safely E-learning version of the full course.