by Workforce Group

IOSH Working Safely

Do you need a basic health and safety course for employees?

IOSH Working Safely is an essential short course for employees of organisations in any industry sector who need a grounding in health and safety. It is an international safety certificate based on best practice and provides an awareness of general workplace hazards and focuses on why health and safety is important to the well-being of the individual worker and those around them.

NB: The course is equivalent to the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘Passport’ syllabus.

Course overview:

The IOSH Working Safely course is recognised as an equivalent to a level 1 award in health and safety in a construction environment.

It is a 1-day classroom course or 4-8 hour online course

Assessment is a multiple choice test

On successful completion you will have an internationally recognised IOSH accredited certificate

The IOSH Working Safely content covers:

  • Why staff must work safely
  • Staff’s responsibility towards health, safety and wellbeing
  • The difference between hazards and risks
  • Hazard and risk identification, impact and how to control them
  • The importance of safety performance within the workplace and how to improve it
  • How industry affects the environment

IOSH Working Safely Syllabus

IOSH Working Safely is a basic risk management health and safety certificate for employees. It enables people who work as part of a team to meet their responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace.

The course is split into 2 units – One taught unit assessed by a 10 question, multiple-choice assessment paper and a practical unit assessed by three hazard spotting exercises (15 mins).

Overall learning outcomes

  • At the end of the training participants will:
  • Understand why they must ‘work safely.
  • Understand the difference between hazards & risks.
  • Understand hazard identification.
  • Appreciate and improve upon safety performance within the workplace.
  • Hold a CSCS recognised health & safety certification.

N.B. Each element will have additional specific learning outcomes.

Full course syllabus

Module 1. Introducing working safely

Module 2. Defining hazard and risk

Module 3. Identifying common hazards

Module 4. Improving safety performance