IOSH Managing Safely

Producer: Safety4Business

Duration: 21.5 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 6-month licence.
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CPD Certified - contributes 24 points towards your CPD.

The Managing Safely course is aimed at managers and supervisors in any sector and any organisation. The course content is designed to give managers all they need to know to help them handle health and safet in the area under their responsibility. Managers will gain a broad based knowledge of health and safety and safe systems of work.

Managing Safely is delivered and tested online so managers never need to leave their workplace. A Risk Assessment project is completed by the learner onsite and marked by our IOSH certificated consultant. Delegates who sucessfully complete the online and practical assessments at the end of the course are awarded an IOSH certificate in Managing Safely.

This title covers all of the main health and safety issues, and includes a session covering the environment too. The course has eight interactive modules which include video introductions and an online video tutor.

Please Note: students will only have access to this title for 6 months from the date of order as per IOSH rules and the assessment must be completed within this time. If this is not achieved, the student will have to reorder the product.

This product is certified by an awarding body and the certificate is sent out to the student via Customer Services upon sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses

Important Information for Learners

On successful completion of the learning modules you will be able to access the online Final Assessment. You will have a total of 2 attempts at passing the Final Assessment. The questions contained within the assessment are drawn randomly from a large bank of questions; this means that the same questions are never asked in any two Final Assessments.

On successful completion of the assessment you will be presented with a ‘Confirmation of Completion’ screen. This screen enables you to confirm your completion of the Final Assessment with IOSH by entering the 'Unique ID' number provided, and clicking the ‘submit’ button on screen. Your Unique ID number is below your username and password before you launch the course. Please ensure you have it to hand before commencing the Final Assessment.

When you have completed and passed the online course and Final Assessment you are required to undertake a workplace project. The project briefing, documents and guidance notes are available from within the course. If you work in a very low risk area, for instance a relatively hazard free office, you may wish to extend the area studied or use another area that enables you to consider a wider range of hazards for your project. For instance you may be able to use a delivery bay, a car park, or a maintenance workshop. Alternatively you could seek permission from your employer to conduct the activity in a different organisation to your own, but one presenting more scope for your project. During your project activity you are encouraged to speak to those working in the area that you are assessing in order to discuss hazards associated with the tasks being undertaken with those who carry them out.

You have 2 weeks from the date of passing the online Final Assessment to complete and submit the project (or by your course deadline date if this is earlier). We strongly recommend that you complete the E-learning and Online Final Assessment and submit your Workplace Project by month 5 to allow for marking and time for resubmission if required. Should you fail to achieve a pass on your project you then have a further 2 weeks (or by your course deadline date if this is earlier) to re-submit the revised project to us. You will only be permitted a total of 2 attempts to pass the Workplace Project.

The project must be hand written; projects submitted in any other form cannot be accepted. When completed it can be returned by post or sent via email. The details of where to send it are included within the course. If you need confirmation, please contact Customer Services. If sending by post we advise making a copy beforehand and sending it recorded delivery.

Your project will be marked by an IOSH accredited Tutor. If you achieve the necessary pass mark you should be able to receive your IOSH Managing Safely certificate within approximately 1 month.

Throughout the course you have access to a course tutor who will be able to help you if there is anything you do not understand or need explaining more fully. Your tutor can be contacted by email or fax, and these details can be found by clicking on the ‘Resources’ tab at the top of the course screen.

Please note the course, course test and course project must be completed by the student named above. Plagiarism is treated as a serious matter and will result in the student failing the course. Further action may also be taken by the company in question and Safety4business Ltd.

NB. Please ensure your name is correct within the course before submitting your assessments as that is the name that will appear on your IOSH Managing Safely Certificate when issued. If this name is incorrect please notify us by return. Name corrections or changes result in an additional £25 IOSH charge.


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The IOSH Managing Safely titles covers the following topics:

Module 1: Introducing 'Managing Safely'
Unit 1: Course Aims and Content
Unit 2: Why Managing Safely is Important
Unit 3: Your Responsibilities as a Manager

Module 2: Risk Assessment
Unit 1: The Meaning of Risk
Unit 2: The Meaning of Risk Assessment
Unit 3: How to Carry Out Risk Assessment

Module 3: Risk Control
Unit 1: Reducing Risk
Unit 2: The Risk Control Hierarchy
Unit 3: Identifying the Right Method of Risk Control

Module 4: Your Responsibilities as a Manager
Unit 1: Your Legal Responsibilities
Unit 2: Criminal Law and Civil Law
Unit 3: Health and Safety Management Systems

Module 5: Identifying Hazards
Part I
Unit 1: An Introduction to Common Workplace Hazards
Unit 2: Fire and Emergency Procedures
Unit 3: Electricity
Unit 4: Vibration
Unit 5: Slips and Trips
Unit 6: Vehicles at Work
Unit 7: Working at Height
Unit 8: Manual Handling
Unit 9: DSE & Workstations
Unit 10: Noise

Part II
Unit 11: Hazardous Substances
Unit 12: Access to Work Areas
Unit 13: Violence
Unit 14: Bullying
Unit 15: Stress
Unit 16: Temperature
Unit 17: Lighting
Unit 18: Housekeeping & Welfare
Unit 19: Machinery

Module 6: Investigating Accidents and Incidents
Unit 1: Why Investigation is Necessary
Unit 2: How Accidents and Incidents Happen
Unit 3: Carrying Out Investigations

Module 7: Measuring Performance
Unit 1: Understanding Performance Measurement
Unit 2: How Health and Safety Performance is Measured
Unit 3: Auditing Health and Safety Management Systems

Module 8: Protecting Our Environment
Unit 1: Industry and the Environment
Unit 2: Controlling Pollution and Waste
Unit 3: Environmental Management Systems

Final Assessment


Upon completion of IOSH Managing Safely, students will be able to:

- Explain what is meant by the term 'risk'
- Explain the purpose of risk assessments
- Describe the process of a risk assessment
- Explain how health and safety risks are reduced
- Describe how to decide which risk controls to use
- Describe your legal responsibilities
- Explain how UK criminal and civil law works
- Explain the key elements of a health and safety management system
- List the common hazards found in most workplaces
- Describe how to manage the risks arising from these common hazards
- Explain why investigation is necessary
- Explain how accidents and incidents happen
- Describe how to carry out an accident or incident investigation
- Explain the principle of 'performance measurement'
- Describe how to measure health and safety performance
- Explain what is meant by 'auditing'
- Describe the impact of industry on the environment
- Explain how pollution and waste can be controlled
- List the main elements of an environmental control system

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