IOSH Managing Safely Refresher

What is the IOSH Managing Safely®️ Refresher?

The IOSH Managing Safely®️ Refresher training course provides staff in managerial positions with a recap of the core elements of IOSH Managing Safely®. This includes areas such as how to identify, evaluate and control workplace risks, as well as how to evaluate safety systems and strategies in the workplace.

By refreshing their knowledge on these topics, candidates will develop confidence in promoting proper safety practices. In addition, They will be provided with the opportunity to reflect on their safety practices since completing the initial training. The course also updates candidate’s knowledge in line with any relevant changes to legislation, standards and good practice guidance.

Benefits for Employers 

  • The high-quality training that the IOSH Managing Safely®️ Refresher provides will give you peace of mind, as you know your supervisory staff will always employ proper health and safety practices.

  • Increase staff productivity, with less time taken off due to workplace illness and injury.  

  • By providing employees with this Refresher course, you demonstrate to them that you care for their health, wellbeing and professional development as an employer. 

Benefits for Learners 

  • Reflect on your own practices since completing the initial qualification, allowing you to evaluate the health and safety procedures you have put in place since.

  • Update your knowledge of key legislation and best practice based upon recent industry developments 

Teaching and Support  

We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible learning experience and support, whether that be through study guides, student groups or our team of expert tutors and mentors. 

Accredited Partner 

Mckay Training is an IOSH Approved Partner. This means our IOSH course materials, tutors, and learning environments are all quality-assured and stamped with excellence. 

The IOSH Managing Safely®️ Refresher course is aimed at anyone who has previously gained the IOSH Managing Safely®️ qualification, and now wishes to refresh their knowledge via online study. The course is compulsory for everyone who passes an IOSH Managing Safely®️ course, and must be studied within 3 years of completing your initial course.

The IOSH Managing Safely®️ Refresher course includes 6 study units: 

  • Module 1: Thinking back – reflect on full Managing Safely course. 

  • Module 2: Leadership. 

  • Module 3: Plan – review and deliver policy. 

  • Module 4: Do – undertake risk assessment. 

  • Module 5: Check – review data types. 

  • Module 6: Act – applying lessons learnt in the workplace. 

The duration of the IOSH Managing Safely®️ Refresher course depends on the study method.

  • 1 day when studied in-house at our training centre or through Virtual Classroom.
  • When studied via E-learning, we recommend spending between 5 and 10 hours on the course.

Our classroom course timings are 09:00-17:00 Monday – Friday.

By the end of the course, candidates will be able to do the following:

  • Appreciate the importance of risk management in the workplace 

  • Be aware of workplace health and safety in line with UK legislation 

  • Identify common hazards and risks 

  • Know how to make a difference to the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others 

IOSH Working Safely® is assessed in 2 parts: 

  • A short, multiple-choice test. 

  • A hazard spotting exercise. 

The IOSH Working Safely certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of both parts of the assessment.

How long is IOSH Working Safely valid for?

Once you have successfully completed the course you will be rewarded with a certificate that does not expire. Despite the lack of expiry date however, IOSH recommends completing a refresher every 3 years to ensure your knowledge and understanding is also kept up to date.

How long does it take to complete the IOSH Working Safely Course?

When studying in-house the course is 1 day. When studied via E-learning, we recommend spending between 5 and 10 hours on the course

Do I need to pay for IOSH membership?

Candidates do not need to buy IOSH membership to complete one of our IOSH courses.

Are there any entry requirements for an IOSH course?

There are no entry requirements for IOSH Working Safely, Managing Safely or Leading Safely.

When will I receive my IOSH certificate?

Your IOSH certificate is sent via post and usually arrives within 2-3 weeks of completing your IOSH course.

If I complete an IOSH course am I entitled to an IOSH membership?

Completing an IOSH course does not provide you with an IOSH membership, although this is something you might want to consider separately.

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