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IOSH Leading Safely

Leading Safely is designed to equip business leaders and senior managers with the health and safety knowledge necessary to safeguard their employees and business.  

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Course overview

IOSH Leading Safely gives candidates the skills necessary to safeguard their employees and business through accredited health and safety practices.

The IOSH Leading Safely training course was developed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). This is a global chartered body that creates training courses to promote high standards of health and safety in the workplace. 

The IOSH Leading Safely training course is aimed at those in senior positions, with leadership responsibility. It delivers practical knowledge and solutions for good health and safety practice. IOSH Leading Safely helps you to evaluate your business’ health and safety performance. 

The course also helps you to map out the commitment and actions required to achieve the required level of improvement.

Who is this IOSH Leading Safely Training Course suitable for?

The IOSH Leading Safely training course is ideal for senior managers and directors. It focuses on the value of strategic health and safety policy together with understanding corporate responsibilities.

IOSH Leading Safely Training Course Programme

This course includes 4 study units:

Health and Safety Leadership: Your role and responsibilities.

Getting Health and Safety Right: Guidance on the effective planning and implementation of policies and workplace practice.

Incident Management and Recovery: Your responsibilities and the potential penalties for non-compliance with health and safety laws.

Personal Commitment: Your commitment to managing targeted plans for improving your organisation’s health and safety performance.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcome of IOSH Leading Safely:

  • Recognise the importance of strategic health and safety management in the workplace.
  • Learn how to integrate health and safety into business management systems.
  • Gain awareness of workplace health and safety in line with UK legislation.
  • Increase business productivity through effective health and safety management.


How long does IOSH Leading Safely take?

The duration of the IOSH Leading Safely course depends on the study method:

Next steps

At Phoenix, we offer courses for individuals including the NEBOSH General Certificate. These are ideal for furthering your professional career with a more advanced and specialised study of health and safety.


Candidates are provided with a diagnostic tool (accessed via a mobile app) to identify, review, and assess their current safety and health performance.

The tool recommends specific actions that need to be undertaken to make measurable levels of improvement to health and safety.

At the end of the course, candidates make a commitment to a personal action plan that will improve their organisation's safety and health management.

Popular IOSH FAQs

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  • Do I need to pay for IOSH membership?

    Candidates do not need to buy IOSH membership to complete one of our IOSH courses.
  • Are there any entry requirements for an IOSH course?

    There are no entry requirements for IOSH Working Safely, Managing Safely or Leading Safely.
  • When will I receive my IOSH certificate?

    Your IOSH certificate is sent via post and usually arrives within 2-3 weeks of completing your IOSH course.
  • If I complete an IOSH course do I receive IOSH membership?

    Completing an IOSH course does not give you membership of IOSH, although this is something you might want to consider separately.
  • What happens if I fail the IOSH assessment?

    The Phoenix Pass Pledge will cover your additional studies, but you retake the exams at your own cost. 

Why choose a IOSH course with Phoenix?

  • Accredited Partner

    Phoenix Health and Safety is an IOSH Approved Partner. This means our IOSH course materials, tutors, and learning environments are all quality-assured and stamped with excellence.

  • Expertise

    We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise, experience and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through study guides and student groups.

    Many candidates find our Facebook community group particularly helpful while they are studying, as it enables them to compare notes with fellow students and ask questions.

  • The Phoenix Pass Pledge

    Every Phoenix IOSH course entitles you to continue studying free of charge if you fail to meet the required standard in examinations. However, this is rarely necessary. Our pass rate for IOSH courses is above industry average.