The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health are internationally recognised as the only chartered accrediting body for professionals in the health and safety field. Over 130,000 people a year complete an IOSH training
course, in locations throughout the world. IOSH regulate the health and safety profession and offer professional development, codes of conduct and are famous for a combating the bureaucratic red tape of health and safety with their ‘common sense’ approach.
Completing an IOSH training
course, can very beneficial for candidates looking to formalise their knowledge and experience within health and safety. It can show that they are update date with their knowledge and understanding and their dedication to potential employers.
The stalwarts of the IOSH training
programme are the working safely and managing safely courses. Both are designed as general occupational health and safety courses, relevant across most sectors.
The IOSH working safely is a one day course, designed as an introduction to safe working practices. It covers how to work safely, including identifying and minimising risks and hazards (vehicles, noise, poor housekeeping, chemicals, display screen equipment, electricity, fire and manual handling), risk assessment, active monitoring and when and where to get advice. Delegates successfully completing the IOSH working safely course will be able to improve and monitor health and safety in the workplace, identify those exposed to risk and complete risk assessments.
The IOSH Managing Safely is a four day course. It is longer than the working safely, as it covers issues in more detail and so is suitable for those candidates in managerial positions with responsibilities for the health and safety of their team. It covers, assessing and controlling risk, identifying hazards, protecting the environment, assessing health and safety performance and how to investigate accidents. Successful delegates show be able to competently manage the health and safety of their team.
Another key advantage in complaining IOSH training
is that there is such a diverse range of courses available. As well as the working and managing safely, IOSH after a rigorous standardisation process, also allow the accreditation of customised courses. This means that candidates looking for more specialised professional development, can still benefit from an IOSH course. Some of the customised IOSH training
courses available include IOSH managing safety in construction (4 days), IOSH directing safely (1 day), IOSH for senior executives (1day), IOSH managing safely for CDM (3 days), IOSH Working with environmental responsibilities (1 day), IOSH managing safely in facilities management (4 days) and IOSH managing environmental responsibilities (4 days).
As IOSH is such a well know organisation, there are numerous training providers throughout the UK, offering their courses. The most time efficient way of finding the course that is best for you, is to use an online service provider. A good online service providers will work with many reputable trainers and be able to compare courses to find the best match for your needs. Ask them to look into which course is the closest to you, which is the cheapest and if you are in a hurry soonest course available.