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IOSH Working Safely

IOSH Working Safely

Providing an awareness of general workplace health and safety

What is the IOSH Working Safely course?

This IOSH course is an international safety certificate based on best practice and provides an awareness of general workplace hazards and focuses on why health and safety is important to the well-being of the individual worker and those around them. The course is equivalent to a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.

Why take the IOSH Working Safely course?

Recent statistics have shown that up to 555,000 injuries occur at work every year. The IOSH Working Safely course helps organisations avoid accidental injury by operating safely and healthily.

Why study with RoSPA?


We set the standard for safety professionals


Run by professional safety practitioners with excellent track records in training delivery


Real and practical benefits that delegates take back to their organisation


Flexible study options to suit your needs – including COVID secure classrooms

Who can study the IOSH Working Safely course?

IOSH Working Safely is an essential course for employees of organisations in any industry sector who need a grounding in health and safety.

What does the IOSH Working Safely course cover?

IOSH Working Safely covers the essentials of health and safety in the workplace.

The course is divided into four modules:
  • Introducing working safely
  • Defining hazard and risk
  • Identifying common hazards
  • Improving safety performance

How long is the IOSH Working Safely course?

The course is taught over one-day via classroom learning or 4-8 hours for online course.

How is the IOSH Working Safely course assessed?

Assessment depends on how you choose to study. If you study in the classroom the multiple-choice examination and hazard spotting exercise are completed at the end of the course. If you study online, the course and assessment must be completed within five months of registration.

Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, students are awarded a Working Safely certificate from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world’s largest health and safety membership organisation.

Where can I study the IOSH Working Safely course?

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes. You can attend a course at our live virtual classrooms, at one of our training centres or start studying immediately by taking the course online.

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Live virtual classroom

Live interactive and engaging classes with break out, case studies and discussions. Find out more about our live virtual classroom courses.

Online course

If you can’t find time in your busy schedule to attend a classroom course, then studying the course online is the answer.

Face-to-face classroom

Our accredited training centres allow you to get away from the distractions of the workplace and focus on your qualification.

Our IOSH Working Safely course can also be delivered at your organisation. We can visit your workplace or deliver the course via our live virtual classrooms at a time and place to suit you. This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs. Speak to one of our Learning Advisors on +44(0)121 248 2233 or email us.

All images/photographs were produced prior to COVID-19.

What does IOSH stand for?

Visit our IOSH FAQs to see your questions about IOSH answered.

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