IOSH Managing Safely HS01

Target Group

The course is designed for those required to manage safely and effectively in compliance with both their organisation’s policy and best practice in health and safety. Managing Safely’s target audience is people in an organisation who have to manage risk and resources. The course’s aim is to provide these people with the competencies they require.


To ensure that people employed as line managers appreciate safety requirements and to enable them to review departmental systems for safety, introducing new controls or implementing changes as appropriate to make the department work more safely.


On successful completion of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Explain ‘working safely’ and the component parts of a recognised safety management system such as HSG65 or BS 8800 and appreciate the role of risk assessment within the system;
  • Compare safety management systems with other management systems and describe how to integrate systems successfully if appropriate;
  • Identify the data and techniques required to produce an adequate record of an incident and demonstrate the procedure for an accident investigation, recognising the human factors involved;
  • Describe statutory requirements for reporting and procedures for checking for non-reporting, and methods of basic trend and epidemiological analysis for reactive monitoring techniques;
  • Define hazards and risks and describe the legal requirements for risk assessment;
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of a quantitative risk technique and the data required for records;
  • Identify workplace precaution hierarchies and the criteria for types of workplace precautions and controls;
  • Prepare and use active monitoring checklists and implement schedules for active monitoring, recording results and analysing records.
  • Explain the purposes and techniques of a health and safety audit;
  • Outline the main provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992;
  • Describe procedures and techniques used in management reviews;
  • Outline relevant health and safety legislation, codes of practice, guidance notes and information sources such as the Health and Safety Executive, and distinguish specific hazards both generally and from an organisational perspective.

Course Structure

Managing Safely comprises seven core modules and one organisation-specific one requiring a total direct input period of at least 24 hours plus assessment time. Evita’s delivery timetable is based on a 4 day block programme including the examination/assessment period.

Managing Safely Certification

In order for an IOSH Managing Safely certificate to be issued, the delegate must successfully complete the Institution’s approved assessment procedure.

Days: 4

Ratio: 12:1