27/05/2016

IOSH Working Safely

The IOSH Working Safely course is for employees at any level, in any sector, needing grounding in the essentials of health and safety.

Course Objective:

Everyone at work should have an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’ and this course will provide this information.

Course Content:

Modules:
1. Introducing working safely
It’s not unusual for delegates coming on an introductory course to think that accidents only happen to ‘other people’. This module stresses the realities of the human suffering behind the statistics and emphasises the importance of personal responsibility.

2. Defining hazard and risk
This module puts ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ into everyday language, and uses familiar examples to show what can happen. Importantly, it makes it clear that even something that is very simple or repeated over and over again can go wrong, with serious consequences. Focusing on the six broad hazard groups and risks they come across in their own work. ‘Risk assessment’ is demystified – delegates learn that we all carry out informal assessments day in, day out.

3. Identifying common hazards
All the main issues are covered in this module – entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise and the working environment, slips, trip and falls, and manual handling. Each area is backed by crystal clear examples and recognisable scenarios, and useful summaries reinforce the key learning points.

4. Improving safety performance.
This module deals with systems and processes, making sure that any jargon is explained in easily understood terms. The session bridges the gap between management and workforce, encouraging delegates to play a part in processes that are commonly seen as just down to their manager or supervisor. Other areas – including contract work, inspections, safe systems and permits, protective equipment, signage, emergency procedures, reporting and health checks – are all focused on from the delegate’s point of view.

Outcomes:

It will teach delegates what they need to know, and are perhaps reluctant to learn about, in a refreshingly informal way.

Working safely isn’t supposed to turn delegates into safety experts. It focuses on why health and safety is important, and how individuals can make a real difference to the wellbeing of themselves and others through changing their behaviour.

Successful delegates are awarded an IOSH Working Safely certificate.

Employers will benefit from:

  • Nationally recognised and respected certificated training for their teams
  • Peace of mind offered by training that’s designed and quality controlled by the Chartered body for health and safety
  • Minimum disruption to working days and shifts – the one-day program includes the assessment, so there’s no need to free up further time for a test after the course
  • Working safely meets the government’s guidelines for introductory health and safety training and reflects the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘passport’ syllabus
  • Two key areas – health and safety and environmental basics – are covered in a single self-contained session

Delivery:

  • Full PowerPoint presentation featuring state-of-the-art animation
  • Clear delegate workbook with sections for notes and Q & A sessions, and plenty of simple, custom-designed illustrations – no clip art.
  • Board games and quizzes to bring health and safety to life and maximise interactivityA bank of assessments – delegates’ understanding of health and safety basics is evaluated using multi-format questions and a hazard-spotting exercise
  • A bank of assessments – delegates’ understanding of health and safety basics is evaluated using multi-format questions and a hazard-spotting exercise