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    IOSH Managing Safely

    Course Objectives:

    • IOSH Managing Safely is a comprehensive certificate that grants the trainee an understanding of the importance of management in implementing, controlling, and improving the organization’s Health and Safety in the workplace. It enables those who manage a team to meet their responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace. The responsibilities are categorized into the potential of a Health and Safety Management System and how it affects the employees, the environment, and the efficacy of the work as a whole.
    The following points shall be discussed in the course:
    • Describe the key reasons to manage safety and health in the workplace
    • Define the key terms relating to safety and health.
    • The Moral, Legal, and Financial Reasons to withhold safety in the workplace
    • Identify how the law can have an impact on safety and health in the workplace
    • Understand the worker’s responsibilities for safety in the workplace such as contractors, safety representatives, and contractors.
    • Describe how to assess, reduce and control risk in the workplace
    • Identify workplace hazards and risks, their impact, and how to manage them
    • Define the differences between hazards and risks in the workplace.
    • Recognize common workplace hazards and implement appropriate control measures.
    • Estimate, evaluate, and reduce risk by applying a hierarchy of risk control.
    • Undertake structured risk assessments and accident investigations.
    • Understand the requirements of HSE legislation.
    • Understand how to decrease the probability of risks by indicating the active role of management to increase performance.
    • Recognize different ways to measure and improve health and safety performance.
    • Identify how to evaluate and respond to an incident
    • List the benefits and characteristics of an effective health and safety management system
    • Describe the principles that underpin good safety and health performance.


    •  Classroom with Theoretical and Practical Implementation

    Day 1
    Module I: Introducing Managing Safely

    • Defining Health and Safety and its significance in the workplace
    • The three-key moral, legal and financial reasons for managing safely
    • Manager responsibility and accountability for safety and health in the workplace

    Day 2
    Module II: Assessing Risks

    • Definitions of the terms ‘hazard’, ‘hazardous event’ and ‘risk’
    • Definition of the term ‘risk assessment’
    • Definition of the terms ‘likelihood’ and ‘consequence’
    • Risk assessment process and risk rating systems
    • The benefits of carrying out risk assessment
    • Group Discussion: Trainees shall discuss potential hazards in their workplace and implementation of risk assessment with the discussion of the risk assessment matrix.
    • Module III: Controlling Risks
    • Definition of the term ‘reasonably practicable’
    • How to evaluate risk using a risk matrix and how to control those risks
    • How to reduce risk by applying the ‘hierarchy of risk control’
    • How implementing risk controls can impact the likelihood of an incident, consequence of an incident or both factors
    • Definition of the term ‘residual risk’
    • Group Discussion: Trainees shall discuss possible controls for the risks previously discussed and to increase their efficacy to be the hazards to be as low as reasonably practicable.

    Day 3
    Module IV: Understanding Responsibilities

    • An overview of what the law requires an organization to do to protect the safety and health of workers and other persons under its control
    • Definition of the term ‘reasonably foreseeable’
    • The three knowledge tests to help determine ‘reasonably foreseeable’ risks: common, industry and expert knowledge
    • The difference between criminal law and civil law in relation to safety and health
    • The possible outcomes of not working within the law
    • Where to find help and guidance for working within the law
    • The key parts, and the elements of each part, of a health and safety management system
    • Why leadership is an essential part of a health and safety management system
    • Module V: Understanding Hazards (Part One)
    • The six main hazard categories and how hazards can fall into more than one group:
    • mechanical
    • physical
    • chemical
    • environmental
    • biological
    • organizational
    • Common hazards in the workplace, their effects, and symptoms and how to manage them.
    • Hazards covered are:
    • aggression and violence
    • asbestos
    • bullying
    • chemicals
    • computer workstations
    • confined spaces
    • drugs and alcohol
    • electricity
    • fire

    Day 4
    Module V: Understanding Hazards (Part Two)

    • Common hazards in the workplace, their effects, and symptoms and how to manage them. 
    • Hazards covered are:
    • Getting in and out
    • heights
    • housekeeping
    • lighting
    • manual handling
    • noise
    • plant and machinery
    • radiation
    • slips and trips
    • stress
    • temperature
    • vehicles and transport
    • vibration
    • any other relevant hazards
    • Module VI: Investigating Incidents
    • Definition of the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’, and ‘near miss’
    • Reasons to investigate incidents
    • The benefits of incident investigation
    • Definition of the terms ‘immediate’, ‘underlying’ and ‘root’ causes in relation to incidents
    • The actions to be taken following an incident
    • Incident reporting
    • The stages of a structured approach to incident investigation

    Day 5
    Module VII: Measuring Performance

    • The three essential principles for good safety and health performance
    • What types of information performance indicators can give to help improve safety and health in the workplace
    • The characteristics of good key performance indicators
    • The differences between ‘proactive’ and ‘reactive’ performance indicators
    • What is meant by ‘auditing’
    • The two types of auditing: internal and external
    • Types of evidence used in an audit
    • Group Discussion: Trainees will be shown the Risk Assessment Matrix Project, briefed on the steps, and the deadline for submission. 

    • Workers that have supervise and/or manage day-to-day employees and the procedures they do in the workplace.

    • The importance of health and safety in the workplace
    • Steps to Risk Assessment Process
    • Implementation of controls to decrease hazards
    • Improving Safety Performance by understanding the importance of the review process.

    • Previous experience in Health and Safety Management Performance and/or Supervision.

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