As a manager it is important to know your legal duties when it comes to health and safety. You have a responsibility to ensure that the policies and procedures are implemented and maintained. You will also need to decide if and when the IOSH Managing Safely course is required. 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.
Health & Safety Training for Managers
Health and safety training is a must for all managers and supervisors. Ensure your managers are competent by sending them on accredited courses. The tutor-led training course is ideal for managers or those who are employed in supervisory positions. The training 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.
What is IOSH?
IOSH stands for the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, they are a respected institution and the largest health and safety membership organisation in the world. The organisation is dedicated and committed to creating a world of work which is safe, healthy and sustainable.
IOSH Managing Safely Course Content
One of the core elements within the course content includes learning how to spot the hazards. You will also be taught the skills and methods used in creating risk assessments. The risk assessments 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. This qualification and 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
- Recognising and accounting for the risks from ergonomic factors
- Investigating accidents and incidents which resulted in damage or injuries to discover the causes and to ensure the appropriate steps are taken.
Examination and Assessment
In order to pass the course the candidates will need to successfully complete the assessments which involve:
- An objective test
- A practical assessment in the workplace (project)
The objective test requires short answers and takes place during the course. The IOSH Managing Safely project (practical hand written assessment) needs to be submitted at a later date to complete the course. If the candidate does not hand in the project on time will fail the course.
Benefits of the Training
The training is an excellent opportunity to improve your current training levels. You will benefit by meeting your legal responsibilities. It is also a useful addition to your CV if you are looking for work or seeking a promotion. 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. The training can help you to implement the procedures and your policy ensuring that your efforts to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act are kept up and managed effectively.
Qualification and Certification
All candidates who successfully pass the IOSH course will be awarded with a certificate issued by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Prior learning is available in the form of IOSH Working Safely. The training is one day in duration and the certificate is suitable for anyone requiring and introduction to health and safety in the workplace.
Online Study Options
Not everyone has the time to take part in a classroom based health and safety course. Envico® provide e-learning versions of the managing safely course from a cost of only £249.00 plus VAT including certification and examination fees.
For those individuals who have already attended the full IOSH Managing Safely training 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. The refresher course is available in both classroom and online learning (e-learning).