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If you are not based in the North West and Manchester is too far for you to commute our expert trainers can deliver this course at your venue.

The following course information is provided so that you can be sure that your managers are getting the training that they need to enable them to contribute to your safer workplace.

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Importance of managing safely

In this module of the course learners are introduced to what can happen if things go wrong.

Responsibilities of managers

This is an area for concern for many managers. Information is given on the responsibility to manage safely and, just as important, the accountability for health and safety.

woman managerDefining risk

Throughout this part of the course we introduce the component parts of a risk assessment, starting with defining and clarifying words and phrases used in risk assessment.

Risk assessment

We then move on to identify what a risk assessment consists of and what its intention is etc.

Conducting risk assessments

There are six steps to the IOSH risk assessment process.

Each of these are expanded upon so that learners fully understand the process of risk assessing and how to complete a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. We even cover points on how the learners can further improve their risk assessments.

We carry out a risk assessment exercise in the form of a board game. This helps the learners to apply the skills that they have just covered.

woman_concernedReducing risks

Through examples of how people might be hurt at work we demonstrate how the likelihood of people being hurt can be reduced and how the severity or consequence of accidents can be reduced.

The learners are introduced to the hierarchy of risk control.

Explanation is given to each component of the hierarchy along with justification for its position in the hierarchy, their strengths and their weaknesses. Managers can now understand the principles of risk prevention and we apply this in an interactive way, in a couple of examples.

Deciding on risk controls

If there is a hierarchy of risk controls why do we not always pick controls from the top of the hierarchy? That is the question answered in this part of the Managing Safely course.

This decision making process is practiced in a practical exercise in the form of a board game.

employee_groupLegal requirements

Here we give clarity to the expectations of the law and explain the need to control reasonably foreseeable risks so far as is reasonably practicable.

How the law works

The British legal system is a complex beast, which can lead to managers not understanding the basics of its expectations. We clear the fog of confusion.

Health and safety management systems

Here we cover the component parts of health and safety management systems and introduce learners to a couple of examples including HSG65 and OHSAS18001.

employee_boxesCommon hazards

First we will go through the six broad groups into which hazards fall.

Then we cover a range of hazards including:

  • Aggression & Violence
  • Asbestos
  • Bullying
  • Chemicals and harmful substances
  • Computer workstations
  • Confined spaces
  • Drugs & alcohol
  • Electricity
  • Fire
  • Getting in and out
  • Heights
  • Housekeeping
  • Lighting
  • Manual handling
  • Noise
  • Plant & machinery
  • Radiation
  • Slips and trips
  • Stress
  • Temperature
  • Vehicles and transport
  • Vibration

There is an interactive exercise where learners identify each of these hazards in a work environment.

Controlling common hazards

Each hazard identified in the previous key learning point is covered in some detail including causes, consequences and what can be done about them.

IOSH woman managerInvestigating accidents and incidents

In this part of the course we cover the reasons for investigating accidents and incidents as well as identifying the benefits of investigating.

How accidents and incidents happen

By using an interactive demonstration we build a ‘causal tree’ and show how accidents happen.

How to conduct investigations

IOSH provide a six step process to accident investigation including:

Each of these steps are discussed in detail enabling learners to take the appropriate immediate action following an accident.


Performance measurement

Here we identify why it is important to measure health and safety performance and what are reactive and proactive indicators.

Measuring performance

In this part of the course we identify how we might measure reactive and proactive indicators.

Auditing safety

One part of collecting information for measurement is through a process of auditing. Here we clarify the audit process and who would be interested in their outcomes.

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What is the impact of industry on the environment?IOSH Project

How do we damage the environment? This in just one of the questions that we answer before we can identify what we can do about it.

How can you control pollution and waste?

In addition to giving meaning to some of the environmental management speak such as ‘aspects’ and ‘impacts’ learners are taught the process of environmental risk assessment including the hierarchy of waste control:

  • Prevent
  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Recover responsibly dispose

What are the main elements of an environmental management system?

Having a structured approach helps in managing environmental risks. We will look at environmental management systems.

End of course assessment

The end of course assessment is a multi format question paper. It consists of a mix of multiple choice questions and questions where you are required to provide listed answers for.



Learners are required to complete a post course project, which is based upon a risk assessment of their workplace. The project is clearly explained by the trainer.

Learners have up to two weeks to complete and return the project.

Passing the course

The minimum mark for the multi format assessment is 36 out of 60.
The minimum mark for the project is 23 out of 38
The minimum total mark is 60
If learners score the minimum marks on both the multi format assessment and the project they will not score enough to achieve the minimum mark of 60.