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The IOSH Leading Safely course takes place over one day and covers everything you need to know to boost productivity, increase profits, enhance corporate reputation and strengthen your brand by improving your organisation’s safety and health practices.

Who is this course for?

It is aimed at anyone in a senior management or leadership role, in all types of organisations

Why choose us?

  • We create a positive learning environment for all our students.
  • We provide high quality tutorial support, excellent materials and a supportive learning journey.
  • Our expert trainers create interactive sessions that are informative and engaging and help support learning by applying knowledge using real world scenarios.
  • Unlimited dedicated study support with additional resources, tutor guidance and forums to talk with tutors and other students
  • Our pass rate is well above the national average, which means you have a greater chance of passing the first time around.
  • For over 60 years, the British Safety Council has been educating millions of workers and making hundreds of thousands of workplaces safer around the world.
  • We are a not-for-profit membership organisation, a trusted brand and a leader in driving health, safety and wellbeing innovation and engagement across our global community.

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IOSH Course Information

What’s the outcome?

Be awarded a Leading Safely certificate from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world’s largest health and safety membership organisation

This certificate offers a distinct advantage to anyone holding or seeking a leadership position.

Course information

The course covers:

  • Safety and health and what it means for different leadership roles
  • The responsibilities and behaviours of a leader
  • What effective safety and health leadership looks like
  • How to get things right
  • How leaders can make improvements
  • The benefits of effective safety and health leadership.

Why Leading Safely?

The stand-out feature of the session is the ability for delegates to benchmark their current and future safety and health vision and priorities in line with global models of safety, and to recognise good practice gathered from leading organisations from around the world.

The course helps to set your organisational safety and health objectives by:

  • understanding good practice from around the world
  • benchmarking your performance against others
  • shaping your safety and health vision and identify the steps you can take to achieve it.

Rewards for your company will include:

  • reduced accident rates, absence and sick leave
  • increased productivity and profits
  • improved reputation among suppliers, clients and partners
  • reduced insurance premiums and legal costs
  • better business continuity.

Leading Safely will sharpen your skill-set and make you a more effective leader. It will give your organisation the expertise it needs to succeed.

Leading Safely is right for you and your business

Course requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

Tutor support

Your tutor will provide support in relation to subject content and assessment preparation.  You can also contact our dedicated Study Support Adviser.

Assessment and Results

Learners use the diagnostic tool, accessed via a mobile app, to identify their current safety and health position against a set of critical questions. The tool recommends the actions they should take. At the end of the course they make a commitment to a personal action plan to improve their own and their organisations’ safety and health management.

You will receive your results within 2 weeks and your certificate parchment within 8 weeks of the successful completion of the course.

Qualification level

IOSH Leading Safely is a short course.

Learning progression: What’s next?

Once completed, our students often continue their studies by completing a NEBOSH National General Certificate or Foundation in IEMA, or sometimes broadening their knowledge with our shorter courses, such as BSC Risk Assessments.

Learner’s Agreement

British Safety Council will:

  • Use suitably qualified and experienced tutors to deliver the tuition
  • Cover all the specification learning outcomes
  • Provide or direct you to the information you need to pass the qualification
  • Provide you with expert advice on revision and examination technique
  • Respond in a timely manner to any queries
  • Be diligent and courteous at all times

You must:

  • Attend all scheduled sessions
  • Contribute to group discussions in a positive manner
  • Endeavour to be active, rather than passive in terms of learning
  • Complete the required number of revision hours
  • Pay particular attention to advice regarding revision and examination technique
  • Bring any learning difficulties to our attention at the earliest opportunity

Queries and complaints

Should you have any queries, please contact our Education Team ([email protected])

If you are not satisfied with the service provided by your tutor or our Education Team, please contact our Customer Service Team ([email protected]).

Study Methods and Booking


Why in-company?

  • Cost-effective method that can be tailored to your organisation
  • Creates a study community with your colleagues
  • Allows you to tailor the training to your organisation

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is the IOSH Leading Safely course?

A:1 day, or five hours of study

Q: How long does an IOSH certificate last for?

A: An IOSH certificate is valid for life.

Q: What study materials do I need for my IOSH courses?

You do not need to supply your own study materials for your IOSH course. Learners doing the live on line course will be provided with all the necessary information online, while those doing the classroom-based course will be provided with the appropriate physical learning materials.

Q: What are the different levels of membership for IOSH certification?

A: There are various ways to gain membership of IOSH. Completing a Diploma-level IOSH course provides membership; you can read more about this on the IOSH membership page. It is also possible to become an Affiliate Member of IOSH without completing a Diploma, through the payment of a fee.