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What is IOSH Working Safely?

schedule 14th August 2019 by Virtual College in Health and Safety Last updated on 14th August 2019

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Why is Health and Safety so important?

Health and safety plays a large role in every business all over the world, with the wellbeing of employees in the workplace being the main focus. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) represent the world’s largest health and safety organisation out there, operating in 99 separate countries to ensure that workplaces provide a safe and sustainable working environment.

The IOSH Working Safely course is typically a one-day course which aims to cover off all the essential health and safety best practices in order to help businesses maintain a suitable working environment within practically all types of organisation.

An IOSH Working Safely course consists of five individual, interactive modules:

  • An introduction to working safely
  • Defining ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
  • Identifying common hazards
  • Improving safety performance
  • Protecting our environment

Each one of these modules helps to build a broader awareness of what hazards and risks are within the workplace and how to avoid them becoming bigger issues. For more information on these modules, check out our IOSH Working Safely course which is fully accredited by the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety.

What are the benefits of doing the IOSH Working Safely course?

IOSH recognises that businesses have many responsibilities when it comes to health and safety. Therefore, the IOSH Working Safely course is designed to help businesses meet their responsibilities and needs as set by legislation such as Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate authenticated by IOSH to show you now have an awareness of the basics around health and safety. This certificate is recognised by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) which is a necessary requirement when applying for a CSCS card required to work on a UK construction site.


What does IOSH means?

IOSH refers to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, an organisation based in Britain for professionals working in the health and safety field. The organisation offers training courses on various health and safety topics.

What is an IOSH course?

An IOSH course is a training course offered and certificated by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. They can be taken online or in a classroom, focus on a variety of health and safety topics, and ultimately result in a certificate.

Is IOSH a qualification?

No – the IOSH is an organisation for those who work in the health and safety industries. The IOSH offers various levels of memberships which can be achieved by completing courses and other requirements.

Is IOSH internationally recognised?

The IOSH is an internationally acclaimed and recognised body, offering certified courses and training for health and safety professionals.

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