IOSH Working Safely

What is IOSH Working Safely®?

IOSH Working Safely® is an entry-level course which provides key health and safety training to employees across your organisation, enabling them to work safely and effectively. It fulfils employer obligation to provide proper training, as well as health and safety awareness to employees so that they can minimise the risks they face in the workplace. In turn, this minimises the risk of fines and legal issues that may arise from workplace injury.

Developed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the course teaches to the high standard of Health and Safety promoted by this globally chartered body, providing employees with practical, jargon-free knowledge and skills that they can apply effectively to the workplace.

Benefits for Employers

  • IOSH Working Safely fulfils your responsibility as an employer to provide training so that your employees work in a manner which ensures their health and safety. 

  • By providing effective health and safety training your employees will be more productive, with less time taken off work due to workplace injury.  

  • IOSH Working Safely provides minimal business disruption, deliverable to your team in just one day. 

  • The course provides employees with an internationally recognised health and safety certificate as evidence of their training. 

Benefits for Learners

  • IOSH Working Safely provides the key health and safety knowledge you need, minimising risk to both your health and safety as well as that of fellow employees. 

  • The course allows you to take an active role in the health and safety culture and practices of your organisation. 

  • IOSH Working Safely teaches you to identify and manage both risks and hazards in the workplace, providing transferrable skills you can use for the rest of your career. 

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. 

IOSH Working Safely® is suitable for staff at all levels of a business, no matter their level of seniority. 

IOSH Working Safely includes 4 units of study: 

  • Module 1: Introducing working safely 

  • Module 2: Defining hazard and risk 

  • Module 3: Identifying common hazards 

  • Module 4: Improving safety performance 

The duration of the IOSH Working Safely course depends on the method of study: 

  • When studied in-house or through the virtual classroom, the course is 1 day.

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 through E-learning, we recommend spending 7 – 8 hours on the course. When studying in-house or through the virtual classroom, the course is 1 day.

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.

Interested in the IOSH Working Safely course?