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Training spotlight: IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH Managing Safely is the market-leading health and safety course. Designed to provide all managers with the confidence and enthusiasm to apply knowledge to the workplace, improve the safety awareness culture in your organisation, and increase productivity, it’s a course that you may want to consider for you business.


Failing to effectively manage safety can be a disaster for any business. Not only do people get injured, but the business itself can suffer serious consequences such as prosecution for both the company and individual Directors as well as significant claims for civil compensation.

If you are the Director of a company the law requires you to appoint a competent person to manage Health and Safety. This can be you, an employee or an external consultant. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) would prefer that this person is a senior employee within the company. While there is currently no absolute definition of competency what you can be sure of is that if your or the person you want to take on this role has no health and safety training then it is unlikely they can be deemed competent.

The IOSH Managing Safely course is an ideal way to ensure you or your managers have a recognised health and safety qualification and have the knowledge and skills to manage safety in an effective manner.

Who should go on Managing Safely?

Managing safely is for managers and supervisors in any sector, and 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. Directors of SMEs often fill the role of Managers as well and Managing Safely is a very effective course for these Directors.

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 into 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 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 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

In the current climate training can easily slip down the list of priorities. We can provide courses remotely via Microsoft Teams, meaning your staff can attend virtually and avoid any unnecessary risks of attending workplaces. Now could be the perfect time to upskill your staff and keep them engaged in these otherwise challenging times.

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