IOSH Working Safely

What is the course?

The IOSH Working Safely course provides a basic introduction to workplace health and safety.

The course explains why health and safety is important. It shows how by changing your everyday behaviour you can improve your own well being and the well being of others. Both fun and interactive, it is more about best practice than legislation.

Course content

  • Introducing working safely
  • Defining risk and identifying common hazards
  • Risk assessments
  • Safety signage
  • Manual handling
  • Ergonomics and workstation design
  • Chemical safety and the COSHH guidelines
  • Machinery safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Electricity
  • Noise
  • Fire prevention and how to deal with workplace fires
  • Protecting the environment
  • First aid at work
  • Health and safety legislation, and legal responsibilities

How is the course taught and assessed?

The IOSH Working Safely course is delivered by an experienced construction professional and is a one-day, classroom based course. There are examples and real-life scenarios to demonstrate the key learning points. quizzes and interactive games keep the course interesting.

It ends with a ten question multi-choice assessment and a hazard spotting test.

What qualification will I receive?

Everyone who passes the IOSH Working Safely course can choose to receive either the IOSH Working safely certificate and/or the IOSH safety passport.

What can I do next?

The course is the equivalent to a Site Safety Plus: Health and Safety Awareness Course. Completion of the course means that you can apply for a Green CSCS Card once you have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test.

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for people working in all sectors regardless of their level of seniority. You will need to be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Similar courses

  1. CITB Site Safety Plus: Health & Safety Awareness
  2. CITB Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (QCF)