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What Is IOSH?

With 44,000 members throughout 99 countries, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is committed to promoting safe, healthy, and sustainable work practices globally. Students taking IOSH courses through the IRSC SAFETY INSTITUTION will have access to excellent facilities and outstanding tutors who have extensive industry expertise.

What does IOSH stand for?

Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the UK’s Chartered body for health and safety professionals. The organization offers professional qualifications to raise standards of health and safety in the workplace.

What is IOSH training?

  • People in all sectors can benefit from IOSH qualifications by participating in two training courses:

Working Safely and Managing Safely:

  1. The Working Safely course is aimed at all employees and covers the essentials of health and safety at work.
  2. The Managing Safely course is designed for managers, team leaders, and supervisors. It gives them the knowledge and skills to manage health and safety within their teams. The IOSH training courses combine academic theory and practical experiences to offer around 100,000 people each year the opportunity to earn their qualifications. Earning an IOSH qualification will enable the individual to ensure that their workplace’s health and safety practices are current, effective, and well managed.

What is IOSH Managing Safely?


  1. Managers and supervisors can learn how to effectively manage health and safety in their teams with the IOSH Managing Safely course, which is a three-day course
  2. IOSH Managing Safely covers health and safety, identification of hazards, assessment and control of risks, accident investigation, and performance evaluation.
  3. IOSH Managing Safely will enable managers to motivate health and safety performance among their teams and improve the safety culture in their organizations.

What is IOSH Working Safely?

  1. IOSH Working Safely is a one-day course covering the essentials of health and safety in the workplace. It is aimed at all employees in all types of organisations.
  2. IOSH Working Safely looks at people’s responsibilities for health and safety, workplace hazards and risks, and how to control them.
  3. IOSH Working Safely shows how everyone can make a difference to their own and others’ wellbeing through everyday actions.


What does IOSH training include?

The course syllabus varies depending on the course, but both emphasize these key elements:

a) Identifying hazards

As part of the Working Safely course, you’ll learn about a variety of hazards, including mechanical, physical, chemical, environmental, biological, and organizational hazards. The Managing Safely course examines hazards from an industry perspective and covers topics such as location, activity, substance, and equipment

b) Defining and assessing risks

Both courses guide learners through the risk assessment process and use a simple scoring system to use during assessments. Both also seek to underline that even simple, repetitive tasks can result in serious risks.

c) Improving health and safety performance

Looking at systems and processes, this topic investigates a wide range of workplace safety issues including inspections, permits, protective equipment, signage and emergency procedures to demonstrate how checking performance across these aspects can help to reduce risk.

Mode of learning will be in

  1. Virtual Learning
  2. Classroom Learning.

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