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IOSH Training Courses

Browse our full list of IOSH approved courses. IOSH training is internationally recognised and highly regarded, making them reliable and respected courses of choice. The courses vary in duration and are aimed at individuals at different levels, from entry-level courses for all staff, to strategic courses for business leaders.

IOSH Courses for General Employees

This course aimed at workers who need to learn and understand the basics of occupational safety and health including hazards, risks and how to improve safety performance.

This course is appropriate for staff of any level but may be particularly useful for those who have a line management responsibilities. It aims to increase the knowledge & confidence of participants to enable them to provide first aid & support for colleagues experiencing mental health problems.

IOSH Courses for Supervisors and Mid Management

This course is aimed at those required to manage safely and effectively in compliance with both their organisation’s policy and best practice in health and safety. In larger organisations, it is often utilised to upskill supervisors or ‘midmanagement’ to aid and assist senior health & safety management. 

This course is aimed at site managers which are typically the lead representative of the main contractor onsite. The course aims to provide a key understanding of how to manage Health & Safety within a construction environment.

IOSH Courses for Executives, Directors and Business Leaders

This course aims to provide delegates with an understanding of the moral, legal and business case for proactive safety, health and risk management, and of strategic safety and health management and its integration into holistic business management systems and procedures.

This course is designed to equip business leaders or those with management responsibilities with the skills and knowledge necessary to safeguard their employees and their business through accredited health and safety practices.

IOSH Courses for Trainers

This course is intended for individuals who wish to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their own ‘in – house’ manual handling (inanimate load) training.

This course is intended for experienced healthcare professionals such as Nurses, Physiotherapists, OTs and suitably qualified and experienced Senior Care Staff who wish to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their own ‘in – house’ moving & handling of people training. 

FAQs about IOSH Training Courses

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the Chartered body and largest membership organisation for health and safety professionals. It is also an awarding body for a comprehensive range of highly respected and recognised courses and qualifications in safety and health for business.

An IOSH course is an internationally recognised course aimed at developing the occupational safety and health skillset of those undertaking it. Health Matters offers a comprehensive portfolio of IOSH training courses in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales ensuring that these prestigious courses are available to workplaces the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland.

Our innovative online approach to training delivery means these IOSH health and safety courses are also available to markets further afield. Markets include the Middle East, which contains countries such as India, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Our multilingual tutors facilitate the IOSH distance learning options. Support is provided via either an online virtual classroom or an eLearning platform.

Undertaking an IOSH qualification, whether this is classroom, virtual classroom or eLearning, will aid the individual safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others who may be affected by their work activities. Individuals taking an IOSH health and safety course through our centre will benefit from the highest quality training experience.

The intended audience varies based on the type of IOSH course offered. One of the significant advantages is that they cater for employees of every level. From the IOSH working safely, aimed at entry-level employees, to the prestigious IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors. Similarly to the IOSH Leading Safely, the IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors courses are for those business leaders at the top of an organisation's structure.

Businesses that wish to ensure that their employees' health, safety, and environmental training is of a high standard will opt for IOSH services. The IOSH kitemark reassures businesses that the training procured is recognised and follows an approved syllabus.

Public sector organisations such as local councils and housing associations and larger corporates based in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales tend to opt for IOSH health and safety courses as their training of choice.

The IOSH course best suited to you varies based on your circumstances. These circumstances include work level, responsibilities, and your desired outcome. IOSH categorise their qualifications based on the level of workplace responsibility.

These courses aimed at general employees include IOSH Working Safely and IOSH Mental Health First Aid at Work. The IOSH Working Safely is a one-day course covering the essentials of health and safety in the workplace. It is for employees from entry-level in all types of organisations who need to learn and understand the basics of occupational safety and health. The basics focus on identifying hazards, assessing risks, and methods to improve safety performance.

IOSH courses aimed at those required to manage, such as supervisor and mid-management level employees, include the prestigious IOSH Managing Safely. This flagship IOSH qualification sometimes referred to as the certificate in safety, is primarily aimed at those required to manage safely and effectively in compliance with their organisation's policy and best practices in health and safety. In larger organisations, it is often utilised to upskill supervisors or mid-management to aid and assist senior health & safety management. The IOSH Safety, Health and Environmental for Construction Site Managers is the construction sector equivalent to the IOSH Managing Safely. This course is for site managers, typically the main contractor's lead representative. The course aims to provide a fundamental understanding of managing health and safety within a construction environment. The IOSH Safety, Health and Environmental for Construction Site Managers course is equal and equivalent to the SMSTS. However, its advantages include its ability to be undertaken via eLearning, providing busy construction managers with operational flexibility.

Finally, for employees at the top of an organisation, IOSH has the prestigious IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors and IOSH Leading Safely courses. These IOSH qualifications aim to equip business leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to safeguard their employees and business through accredited health and safety practices.