Working Safely Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Working safely (IOSH)

The IOSH Working safely one-day training course is for all employees and meets the government’s guidelines for introductory health and safety training and conforms to the HSE’s Passport Scheme syllabus.

Who should attend?

This course is for employees from any industry sector who have no supervisory or managerial responsibilities.

What you will learn?

This course covers the responsibilities when handling resources, risk in the workplace and how safety can be improved.

Assessment and certification

Multiple choice questionnaire and hazard spotting exercise.

Successful candidates receive an IOSH accredited certificate.

Course content

• Defining hazard and risk
• Identifying common hazards
• Improving safety performance
• Introducing working safely
• Protecting our environment

Course duration: One day.


This training meets the CSCS Green Card H&S Awareness Training Requirement

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 recognised 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 Working safely 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 organisations 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 recognise 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 labourers.”