IOSH Working Safely

IOSH Working Safely, Stoke, Staffordshire

The IOSH Working Safely course develops greater productivity, from fewer hours lost due to sickness and accidents – Improved company-wide safety awareness culture and appreciation of safety measures, active staff involvement to improve the workplace  and an enhanced reputation within the supply chain.

IOSH Working Safely is a completely different approach to safety and health training. It’s a high-impact programme designed to be fun and get people fully involved. The first-class, jargon-free content is based on what people need to know in practice, and not off-putting legal language.


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Who should do this course

Working Safely is for people at any level, in any sector worldwide, who need a grounding in the essentials of safety and health. It gives everyone at work an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’ – and does it in an enjoyable way.


How someone is measured

Learners are required to take one of the four standard assessments under examination conditions. Based on the learning objectives, all learners should be assessed in two ways:

Part A: Knowledge and comprehension This consists of 20 questions in a variety of formats. Each paper has a maximum of 33 marks.

Part B: Practical application of learning This consists of four hazard-spotting questions plus four questions about harm caused by hazards and the best ways to control it. Each paper has a maximum of 16 marks.


How long the course takes

The classroom course is held over 1 day.

What’s covered in IOSH Working Safely


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Introducing working safely

  • Why it is important to work safely
  • Who is responsible for safety and health in the workplace
  • An organisation’s responsibilities for safety and health
  • Who has responsibility for workers’ actions

Defining hazard and risk

  • The six hazard groups
  • Hazards that are not easy to identify
  • What is meant by the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
  • What is meant by the term ‘risk assessment’
  • What is meant by the terms ‘likelihood’ and ‘consequence’
  • Deciding on what actions to take to control risk
  • What is meant by the term ‘reasonably practicable’

Identifying common hazards

  • An overview of common hazards, including how they can cause harm and what can be done about them:

Improving safety performance

  • What an organisation can do to manage and improve safety and health in the workplace
  • Workers’ responsibilities for improving safety and health in the workplace
  • How attitude and behaviour can affect safety and health in the workplace
  • What a ‘safe system of work’ is
  • What a ‘permit to work’ is
  • How safety signs can play an important part in communicating safety and health information
  • Using personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • The safety and health of other people who may come on site, including contractors, visitors and members of the public
  • The role of safety committees and worker representatives in safety and health
  • Types of workplace inspections
  • Emergency procedures
  • What is meant by the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘near miss’
  • Reporting incidents, including near misses and accidents
  • First aid provision
  • The role of the safety and health enforcement inspector
  • Health surveillance and monitoring

Who is IOSH?

IOSH stands for the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health and is a respected institution. It is the largest health and safety membership organisation in the world. The organisation is dedicated and committed to creating a world of work which is safe, healthy and sustainable.

How can I study the IOSH Working Safely course?

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes. We can deliver the course in your workplace, you can visit one of our training centres, you can complete the course online or via a blended approach of online and virtual live classes.

Frequently asked questions

What we regularly get asked about IOSH Working Safely training course in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Real, tangible benefits for you and your organisation.

Our Health & Safety Training Managed Service

IOSH Working Safely training in Stoke-on-Trent with the capability to shape stronger, smarter organisations.

The smarts to improve the bottom line

We empower your people with the capability to enhance systems, reduce risks, minimise waste, streamline processes and ultimately improve your organisation’s bottom line.

Innovation for a competitive edge

We give your people the capability and the confidence to drive innovation; improving products, services, systems and your customers’ experience. Sharpen your competitive edge.

How to do more with less

The latest approaches, information and insights to enable your people to discover ways to do more with less. All for a leaner, fitter, stronger organisation.

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