IOSH Managing Safely is the health and safety course for managers and supervisors in any sector and any organisation. It is designed to give managers all they need to help them handle health and safety in their teams.
On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to:
Identify how and why health and safety forms an integral part of any managers or supervisors responsibilities
Identify hazards in the workplace and the range of control measures available
Understand and be able to conduct the basic process involved in risk assessment
Define their legal responsibilities and the responsibilities of their staff with regard to health and safety in the workplace
Understand why incidents involving damage or injury occur
Communicate effectively on health and safety matters with their staff, managers and safety advisors
Have basic understanding of attitude to risk and the physical and psychological limitations in the causation of incidents and accidents
Introducing Managing Safely
Some managers may see health and safety as an add-on to their role – even an intrusion. The first module makes it clear that managers are accountable for their teams, and makes a persuasive case for managing safely.
This module defines and demystifies “risk” and “risk assessment”. Risk assessments and a simple scoring system are introduces, and delegates carry out a series of assessments.
Here the session tackles cutting risks down, concentrating on the best techniques to control key risks, and how to choose the right method.
Understanding your responsibilities
This module looks at the demands of the law and how the legal system works, and introduces a health and safety management system.
All the main issues any operation has to deal with are covered in this module – entrance and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise, housekeeping and the working environment, slips, trips and falls, working at height, computers and manual handling.
Investigating accidents and incidents
The session starts with why accidents should be investigated, and goes on to cover why things go wrong, and how to carry out an investigation when they do.
This module explains how checking performance can help to improve health and safety. Delegates learn how to develop basic performance indicators, and get to grips with auditing and proactive and reactive measuring.
Protecting our environment
A short but effective introduction to waste and pollution leads into a look at how organisations and individual managers can get involved in cutting down environmental impacts.
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