Reason One: An important motivation for many delegates when completing an IOSH Course, is that the Institute of Occupations Safety and Health (IOSH), is a very well know accredited body. This means that the IOSH courses are recognised throughout the UK as reaching a certain standard. This is advantageous for those already working in positions that involve health and safety and for those looking to get into the field, as by completing the course, they show they have the necessary knowledge and understanding in this area.
Reason Two: IOSH courses offer a variety of different levels of training. This means that whatever stage in your career you are at, there will be a course suitable for you. The IOSH Working safely is a single day course, providing a general introduction and is suitable for professionals that need to be aware of health and safety practices for their own and their peers’ safety. The IOSH Managing safely is a longer course, lasting four days and is designed to promote health and safety knowledge suitable to help supervisors and managers maintain a safe working environment and ensure that their teams keep to safe working practices. The director level course is aimed at persons in higher positions of responsibility. It is a shorter course and runs for a single day. It includes information about UK health and safety legislation, who is responsible for what and to whom, how to keep to the regulations and fines that are associated with this, if you do not.
Reason Three: IOSH courses are available in two main types. The first is the general course (know as working, managing or directing safely). These are not linked to a specific field or profession and are suitable for all working environments such as offices and care homes. The second is the specialised IOSH course. These are focused around specific, usually higher risk industries or particular issues of concern. These include IOSH construction courses, IOSH Construction Design Management (CDM) courses and IOSH environmental safety and protection offered at different levels (See the paragraph above).
Reason Four: Another important advantage of completing one of the IOSH courses on offer, is that some offer recertification courses, rather than having to doing the full course all over again. The recertification courses only last a day and are cheaper than completing the full course. So doing a requalification can save you both time and money, whilst keeping your qualification valid.
Reason Five: IOSH courses are available in locations throughout the UK, making it very convenient to attend a course. Locating the closest course to you can be really easy if you use an online service provider. This is because they work with lots and lots of different training providers so they have easy access to information on location and course dates, which they can compare for you. They can also compare the prices of the courses, ensuring you get the best deal for your money and find the more specialised courses that are applicable to your professional situation.