The IOSH Managing Safely course does what it says on the tin - it teaches managers how to manage safely and provides them with the knowledge to enable them to keep people safe at work. The course is informative, relevant, motivational and easy to understand and implement. It is tried and tested nationally and internationally. Health and Safety Management is not about what you can’t do, it is about what you can do safely.
Organisations big and small, in the private or public sector all have work to do. Some of that work exposes the workers and others to potential hazards and employers must put controls in place to eliminate or reduce the risk, whilst carrying on business and being totally productive. Health and safety management should fit naturally into sustainable management strategies, and IOSH Managing Safely will help to achieve this.
I am an IOSH Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner who has a vast experience in training and I recommend that all your managers should hold the IOSH Managing Safely Certificate. I've provided a little more information below to help you make an informed decision. You can read more about the IOSH Managing Safely course structure here.
The Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978 places a legal duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, (SFARP) the health, safety and welfare at work of all of his employees.The same legislation places a legal duty on employees to take reasonable care of their own health, safety and welfare. The Management of Health and Safety at Work (NI) Regulations 2000 place a legal duty on employers to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments of reasonably foreseeable risks and to eliminate or reduce those risks SFARP. Employees have a legal duty to report any health and safety shortcomings, dangerous situations and to carry out their work in accordance with training and instruction. IOSH Managing Safely will teach your managers how to play their important roles and help you as an employer, meet your legal responsibilities.
The IOSH Managing Safely course is relevant to all attendees. At the beginning of the course the tutor instructs the attendees to apply what they are learning, to their individual workplace. That means that if the attendee is from e.g., an office environment, a food processing plant, a building site, a call centre, a hospital, a prison, a gymnasium or a restaurant, everything that they learn will be able to applied to their workplace. That is how good this course is! The training MUST be delivered by a highly qualified, competent and experienced instructor. Don’t be afraid to ask about the qualifications of the tutor. IOSH dictate that the tutor must at least be a Technical Member of IOSH, have a teaching qualification or at least IOSH Train the trainer. Be sure that the training provider you are using is meeting this extremely important requirement. Don’t waste your training budget by compromising on the quality of training you will experience. Here are a few tips:
A good trainer will motivate the attendees to put into practice what they have learned in the training session. Candidates should feel empowered and refreshed after the course and have learned skills to understand how to ‘Manage Safely’ by including their teams in the process and developing systems that will allow the team to work productively, effectively and safely. The attendees should leave the course well informed, excited and motivated to apply what they have learned in the workplace. To the trainer; this is a job well done and to the person who organised the training session, it is training accomplished.
We at NPTNI pride ourselves in delivering excellent IOSH training courses possible at highly competitive prices. We can guarantee ‘accomplished training’ and promise that you that we will never compromise on quality and integrity.
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