The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has developed the Managing Safely Training course for managers and supervisors at any level in any sector.
Note about duration: 4 day classroom session & written assignment
The IOSH Managing Safely training course is for those required to manage safely and effectively in compliance with both their organisations policy and best practice in Health and Safety. The qualification comprises of seven core modules, requiring a total direct input of at least 22 hours plus assessment time. The programme is taught using a mixture of lectures, practical exercises to maintain interest and to allow learners to practice the skills they have learned, so that they can be applied in the workplace. It will not turn you into a health and safety expert, but will teach you exactly what you need to know and what your responsibilities are as a manager.
This module explains how checking performance can help to improve health and safety. Learners are taught how to develop basic performance indicators, and get to grips with auditing and proactive and reactive measuring.
Some managers may see health and safety as an add-on to their role, even an intrusion. The first module makes it clear that managers are accountable for their teams.
This module defines and demystifies 'risk' and 'risk assessment'. Risk assessments and a simple scoring system are introduced, and delegates carry out a series of assessments.
Here the session tackles cutting risks down, concentrating on the best techniques to control key risks, and how to choose the right method.
The demands of the law and how the legal system works, and introduces a health and system management system.
All the main issues any operation has to deal with are covered in this module - entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise, housekeeping and the working environment.
The session starts with why accidents should be investigated, and goes on to cover why things go wrong, and how to carry out an investigation when they do.