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IOSH Managing Safely

Course Length:

3 days

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IOSH Managing Safely

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 skills taught on the IOSH Managing Safely course will help to establish a strong knowledge surrounding occupational health and safety. Workplaces need to be carefully controlled and managed to try and reduce the risks surrounding the workforce and the public. You can transfer the skills and knowledge taught on this course with ease and will help any manager or supervisor to contribute and control to a safer working environment.
Those who manage a team to meet their responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace.

The IOSH Managing Safely course is made up of the following modules:

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
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.
An understanding of spoken and written English.

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