IOSH Training

Managing Safely Course

Every manager should have an understanding of their responsibilities when it comes to health and safety.

Managing safely is a flexible course for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organization. It brings managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams.

Managing safely won’t turn learners into health and safety experts – but it will give them the knowledge and tools to tackle the health and safety issues they’re responsible for. Importantly – it brings home why health and safety is such an essential part of their job.

Download our Managing Safely brochure

Eight interactive modules:

1. Introducing managing safely
2. Assessing risks
3. Controlling risks
4. Understanding your responsibilities
5. Identifying hazards
6. Investigating accidents and incidents
7. Measuring performance
8. Protecting our environment

End of course assessments:

  1. A 22 question, multiple-format assessment paper.
  2. A risk assessment based project.

When you pass, you’ll be awarded an IOSH Managing safely certificate. You can study Managing safely in a classroom or by distance/e-learning.


IOSH Working Safely Course

Everyone at work should have an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’.

Working safely brochure cover

Working safely is a one-day course for people at any level, in any sector, needing a grounding of health and safety. It focuses on why health and safety are important, and how you can make a real difference to the wellbeing of yourself and others through changing your behavior.

It focuses on best practice rather than legislation, it’s suitable for delegates from around the world, and not just those from the UK.

The course is a 100% match to the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘Passport’ syllabus.

Working safely is recognized as an equivalent to a level 1 award in health and safety in a construction environment. This means that delegates who successfully complete it can apply for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Green Labourer Card once they’ve passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test.

Download our Working Safely brochure

Five interactive modules:

1. Introducing working safely
2. Defining hazard and risk
3. Identifying common hazards
4. Improving safety performance
5. Protecting our environment

End of course assessments:

1. A 10 question, multiple-choice assessment paper (15 mins)
2. Three hazard spotting exercises (15 mins)

When you pass, you’ll be awarded an IOSH Working safely certificate or a credit card-sized IOSH passport card.

You can study Working Safely in a classroom or by distance/e-learning


Green Card

IOSH Working Safely course gets construction industry recognition.

Training providers and course delegates across the UK stand to reap the rewards of a new development between the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

IOSH’s one-day Working Safely Course has now been recognized by CSCS as an equivalent to a Level 1 Award in health and safety in a construction environment.

It means that delegates who successfully complete the course can apply for a CSCS Green Labourer Card once they have also passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test.

This news is likely to be welcomed by course delegates who have already successfully completed their Working Safely Training because it gives them an opportunity to apply for their green card.

Jan Chmiel, Chief Executive of IOSH, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with this new development as it’s something we’ve wanted to achieve on behalf of our training providers and members for some time.

“We believe that training is relevant to everyone. Last year alone, more than 150,000 people were trained to our standards. Forward-thinking organizations know that investing in a culture of care brings advanced performance through reputation, resilience, and results.”

Working safely is for people at any level, in any sector, needing a grounding in the essentials of health and safety.

Tracey Wright, Commercial Development Manager at IOSH, said: “We’ve been working closely with CSCS over the past five months to achieve this recognition, bringing Working Safely in line with their new national occupational standard. That’s because we know it’s important to so many of our training providers who recognize our course as being world-class training.”

CSCS Chief Executive Graham Wren said: “When we introduced the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, we were keen not to duplicate existing training that met the objectives of this new qualification. To do so would have resulted in construction employers incurring unnecessary costs.

“IOSH’s Working Safely Course met our strict mapping criteria and we are confident that anyone who has successfully completed it will have the necessary understanding of on-site health and safety issues which affect laborers.”


IOSH Safety Passport

The IOSH safety passport is a credit-card size card outlining a workers’ health and safety training.

your passport to safety


On top of a photo, the robust plastic card includes a number of other security features and an expiry date, to make sure that training is up to date.

Delegates who successfully complete our Working Safely Course can choose to receive the IOSH certificate and/or passport card as proof of their qualification.

Download your passport to safety brochure
Why a passport card?

A card is a quick, practical way of confirming a worker’s training credentials. The cards are ideal for contractors or multi-site workers. They can be used to show the standard and level of training; as an identification card and as a site card.

Key benefits:

  • The cards are a simple way to demonstrate that you value health and safety.
  • Contractors and multi-site workers prefer a card to a certificate, as it’s more handy and portable.
  • Using a card to show that workers have basic training saves time on inductions – they’ll just need site-specific training.
  • They demonstrate that training is up to date – each passport expires after three years.
  • Security features include a photo, hologram, and signature, meaning they’re more tamper- and fraud-proof than a certificate.