Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Managing Safely

IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH Managing Safely is a course for managers, supervisors or line managers in any sector and any organisation. It’s designed to give managers all they need to know to help them effectively manage health and safety in their workplace. The new high impact programme covers key health and safety issues, and also includes a section on environment protection.This course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), one of Europe’s leading health and safety awarding bodies.

Aims and Objectives

The IOSH Managing Safely course will cover relevant health and safety issues such as:
• The concept of “managing safely”
• Identifying hazards
• Assessing and controlling risks (risk assessment)
• Understanding your health and safety responsibilities (i.e. the legal framework)
• Incident and accident investigation
• Measuring performance
• Protecting our environment and environmental health and safety

Modern training is not about teaching, it’s about learning. No more ‘death by PowerPoint’. We know that getting people fully involved, having fun, and learning by doing, is the way to achieve health and safety training success.

Our health and safety trainers and consultants have many years of experience in the health and safety industry and delivering effective training. This means our IOSH Managing Safely course gets delegates really thinking about what they’re learning – and gaining the confidence and enthusiasm to put it into practice when they’re back at work.

Who should attend an IOSH Managing Safely Course?

The IOSH Managing Safely course is aimed at managers and supervisors with health and safety responsibilities, but is equally valid for directors, senior officers and health and safety officers in low risk organisations.

Course Material

Each delegate will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after this IOSH training course which will contain information, guidance and forms to assist managers. The IOSH Managing Safely course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills with the support of the course tutor.

Course Tutor

Our health and safety consultants are qualified and experienced professionals with an appropriate background in risk management. All consultants hold professional membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).


The course will be delivered over four days – either in-house for your company, or through our open course programme at one of our training centres nationwide.


At the conclusion of the course, delegates are required to undertake a multi-format assessment and a short workplace based practical project. Delegates must complete their project and return it to us within 14 days of the course completion. Delegates who successfully complete the assessments at the end of the course are awarded the IOSH Managing Safely Certificate.

Is The IOSH Managing Safely Course Suitable as an Online or Distance Learning Course?

No. The IOSH Managing Safely course, whilst providing a general overview of the most important areas of managing with regards to health and safety responsibilities, still includes issues such as health and safety legislation, risk assessments, accident investigation and performance measurements. All of this means that there is a tremendous amount of detailed information which needs to be absorbed in order to pass the assessment at the end.

At Trebol Limited we care more about delegates passing the assessment and gaining the qualification than taking their money off them. Hence, we are considered one of East Anglia’s most trusted health and safety training providers that remains committed about passing on key knowledge to protect yourself and fellow personnel.

Duration: 4 OR 5 days (flexible)

Who should attend?

Managing Safely is for managers and supervisors in any sector, and in any organisation. It’s designed to get managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams.

What will they get out of it?

What they need to know – and are perhaps reluctant to learn about – in a refreshingly informal way.

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

Successful delegates are awarded an IOSH Managing Safely certificate.

What will their employer get out of it?
• Nationally recognised and respected certificated training for their managers and supervisors.
• Peace of mind offered by training that’s designed and quality controlled by the Chartered body for health and safety professionals.
• Flexibility – the four/five day programme can be delivered in slots that suit the business.
• Two key areas – health and safety and environmental basics – are covered in a single programme.

Main Areas Covered:

1. Introducing managing safely
Some managers may see health and safety as an add-on to their role – even an intrusion. The first module makes it clear that managers are accountable for their teams, and makes a persuasive case for managing safely.

2. Assessing risks
This module defines and demystifies “risk” and “risk assessment”. Risk assessments and a simple scoring system are introduced, and delegates carry out a series of assessments.

3. Controlling risks
Here the session tackles cutting risks down, concentrating on the best techniques to control key risks, and how to choose the right method.

4. Understanding your responsibilities
This module looks at the demands of the law and how the legal system works, and introduces a health and safety management system.

5. Identifying Hazards
All the main issues any operation has to deal with are covered in this module – entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise, housekeeping and the working environment, slips, trips and falls, working at height, computers and manual handling.

6. Investigating accidents and incidents
The session starts with why accidents should be investigated, and goes on to cover why things go wrong, and how to carry out an investigation when they do.

7. Measuring performance
This module explains how checking performance can help to improve health and safety. Delegates learn how to develop basic performance indicators, and get to grips with auditing and proactive and reactive measuring.

8. Protecting our environment
A short but effective introduction to waste and pollution leads into a look at how organisations and individual managers can get involved in cutting down environmental impacts.
Memorable and thought-provoking facts, figures and case studies help drive the points home over the whole course. Each module is backed by crystal clear examples and recognisable scenarios, and summaries reinforce the key learning points. The course includes checklists and other materials for delegates to try out and then use when they get back to work