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Course guide - IOSH Managing Safely

An introduction on this course.


Please organise your travel to arrive at the course venue by 08:30 to register your attendance and verify your identity.

The course will start promptly at 08:45 and is scheduled to finish at 17:00. (please note: timings are subject to change at the discretion of the course tutor).

Verification of identity

Verification of your identity must be completed on the first day of your course. A learner who does not verify their identity will be deemed to have failed their assessment.

To verify your identity, please bring two forms of acceptable evidence from the list below and show them to your tutor.  Evidence must include at least one item that has a photograph/image/Biometric of you. All evidence must be supplied as original documents. No photocopies, electronic images or any other simulation of documentation will be accepted.

Forms of acceptable evidence

  • A current passport
  • A UK or other nationally issued current driving licence
  • A national authority issued visa or citizen identity card
  • A current bank statement showing your name and address
  • Current utility bills showing your name and address
  • Current council tax statement showing your name and address.

Please bring your preferred form of personal stationery with you, so that you can use what will help you learn most effectively.

  • Paper to write on e.g. in a file, pad or notebook
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Sticky notes.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course candidates should be able to:

  • Identify their responsibilities for health and safety.
  • Explain the reasons for preventing workplace accidents and occupational ill health.
  • Define ‘hazard’, ‘risk’ and ‘risk assessment’.
  • Identify common hazards including those associated with entrances 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.
  • Carry out a risk assessment.
  • Identify the best techniques to control key risks.
  • Identify the demands on the law and how the legal system works.
  • Describe a health and safety management system.
  • Identify why and how accidents should be investigated.
  • Outline the basic performance indicators for monitoring activities.
  • Outline the requirements for the control of waste and pollution.​

Assessment Information

Candidates must pass an end of course assessment and workplace practical risk assessment project.

Candidates who successfully complete the course and the assessments will be awarded a certificate from the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH).

British Safety Council Policies

To view student malpractice policy, tutor malpractice policy and Verification of identification policy please click here.

Learning agreement

You are about to embark on a programme of study.

The British Safety Council will:

  • Provide a classroom environment which is conducive to learning
  • Use suitably-qualified and experienced tutors to deliver the classroom teaching
  • Cover all the syllabus learning outcomes
  • Provide or direct you to all the information you need to pass the qualification
  • Provide you with expert advice on revision and assessment technique
  • Respond in a timely manner to any queries
  • Be diligent and courteous at all times.

You must:

  • Attend all scheduled classroom sessions. Failure to attend all the learning sessions will mean you cannot complete the course requirements and assessments.
  • Contribute to classroom activities in a positive manner
  • Endeavour to be active, rather than passive in terms of learning
  • Pay particular attention to advice regarding revision and assessment technique
  • Be aware that the classroom assessment is held in closed book conditions. You will have no access to any learning materials.
  • Bring any learning difficulties to our attention at the earliest opportunity.


We very much wish you success on your course. If you have any queries or feedback please feel free to speak with your course tutor or contact our customer service team at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.