IOSH Managing Safely

- IOSH Managing Safely® Online Training Course

An outstanding pathway for line managers to master health and safety management

£ 225

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Membership Body Approved: IOSH

Skill level: For Managers and Supervisors

Entry → Level 2 (not RQF)

About this course

The IOSH Managing Safely® online training course is designed for line managers, executives, supervisors, and anyone responsible for managing people. This course is recognized for its outstanding delivery, as rated by IOSH, and focuses on giving a comprehensive understanding of safety and health responsibilities in the workplace.

Fully online and IOSH-approved, the course is accessible anytime, anywhere, with full support from our in-house team of IOSH-approved tutors.

IOSH Approved Qualification

This course is for you if...​

You’re a line manager or supervisor

If you are responsible for managing safety and health in the workplace, this course will enhance your ability to influence, control, and monitor risk.

You’re committed to improving workplace safety

Looking to gain a solid foundation in workplace safety and health? This course provides practical insights and knowledge applicable in any workplace setting.

What this course entails

The IOSH Managing Safely® course is entirely online, including the final assessment, and covers a comprehensive curriculum. Learners can complete the course typically in 16-24 hours, with a 6 months completion window, once enrolled.

You will learn how to describe key safety and health reasons in the workplace, define essential terms, identify how law impacts safety and health, assess and control risks, and much more.

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Managing Safety Skills

Understanding Safety and Health

Learn the crucial reasons for managing safety and health in the workplace and define key related terms.

Risk Assessment and Control

Master the skills of assessing, reducing, and controlling risks in various workplace situations.

Understanding Legal Responsibilities

Gain insights into legal requirements and responsibilities relating to safety and health.

Hazard Identification

Identify various workplace hazards and learn how to manage them effectively.

Incident Investigation

Acquire the ability to evaluate and respond to incidents, understanding their causes and implications.

Course breakdown

This course provides a thorough learning experience across seven modules, each focusing on a key aspect of managing safely.

Course Syllabus

7 Units  –  Level 2 equivalent (not RQF)


Introducing Managing Safely

  • Understanding the fundamental principles of managing safely.
  • Responsibilities of managers and supervisors in safety and health.

Assessing Risks

  • Learning the concepts of hazard, risk, and risk assessment.
  • Mastering the risk assessment process and risk rating system.

Controlling Risks

  • Grasping the concept of ‘reasonably practicable’ measures for risk control.
  • Applying the hierarchy of risk control to minimize risks.

Understanding Responsibilities

  • Comprehending legal responsibilities in safety and health.
  • Differentiating between criminal and civil law in safety and health contexts.

Understanding Hazards

  • Identifying various workplace hazards and effective management strategies.
  • Covering a wide range of hazards from fire safety to manual handling.

Investigating Incidents

  • Examining the reasons and benefits of incident investigation.
  • Learning the stages of structured incident investigation.

Measuring Performance

  • Understanding safety and health performance indicators.
  • Differentiating between proactive and reactive performance indicators.

Payment options

Full Payment 

£225 + VAT (£0)

3-Month Payment Plan

£118/ month x3 

How it works

Embark on a straightforward, engaging journey to enhance your safety management skills:

Engage in Comprehensive Learning

Complete the modules at your own pace, fully online.

Undertake Exam and Project

Demonstrate your understanding through an online exam and a practical risk assessment project.

Receive Your IOSH Certificate

Achieve certification recognized across industries for managing safety effectively.


What is the IOSH Managing Safely® Online Training Course?

The IOSH Managing Safely® online training course is a comprehensive program designed for line managers, executives, supervisors, and anyone responsible for managing people and ensuring workplace safety. It provides a solid foundation in safety and health management, covering various aspects of risk assessment, legal responsibilities, hazard identification, and incident investigation. The course is fully online, IOSH-approved, and can typically be completed in 16-24 hours.

Who should take the IOSH Managing Safely® course?

This course is ideal for line managers, supervisors, and anyone responsible for managing safety and health in the workplace. It is suitable for those looking to enhance their ability to influence, control, and monitor risk, as well as those committed to improving workplace safety and seeking a recognized qualification in safety and health management.

What is included in the course curriculum?

The IOSH Managing Safely® course includes seven modules, focusing on understanding safety and health principles, assessing and controlling risks, understanding legal responsibilities, hazard identification, incident investigation, and measuring performance. Each module is designed to provide practical insights and knowledge applicable in any workplace setting.

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