IOSH Working Safely
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FAQs about IOSH Working Safely Course
What is IOSH Working Safely?
IOSH Working Safely is one of the introductory health and safety training courses for workers at all levels in any industry. It is a perfect entry-level course for employees, as those who complete it will gain the required awareness of workplace health and safety, in line with UK legislation and best practice. The content is structured into four units: introducing working safely, defining hazards and risks, identifying common hazards, and improving safety performance.
How is IOSH Working Safely assessed?
This IOSH course is assessed in two parts. The first part is a multiple-choice examination, and the second is a hazard spotting exercise based on a workplace scenario. This hazard spotting exercise ensures that employees have grasped the hazard identification and reporting, enabling employees to contribute to a safe and healthy workplace. The intended behavioural outcome is that the employees become vested in health and safety through the training. This outcome can significantly contribute to creating a positive safety culture.
How long does IOSH Working Safely take?
IOSH Working Safely involves 6 hours of learning which a trainer typically delivers in one full day in the classroom or online via Zoom, WebEx or Microsoft Teams. Alternatively, an interactive IOSH working safety eLearning course is available. Delegates can complete the online content in as little as four hours at a pace and at times that suit them and the employer. This approach can offer considerable benefits in the form of operational flexibility.
Who needs IOSH Working Safely?
IOSH Working Safely is the perfect entry-level course for employees within any industry. The programme appeals to employers wishing to meet their legislative requirement to ensure that employees receive adequate information, instruction and training in the hazards and risks associated with their role. Although this course will not cover every specific danger, it can significantly contribute to the employer fulfilling this obligation. In addition, the course is approved, accredited, and certified by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. IOSH is the professional body for health and safety professionals in the UK and Ireland, thus meaning the course carries significant prestige and a quality guarantee.