IOSH Managing Safely®️

IOSH Managing Safely®️ is ideal for supervisors, managers, and team leaders, providing them with the necessary knowledge needed to be responsible for the health and safety of others in the workplace.

Prices starting from £199 +vat

What is IOSH Managing Safely?®️

Across the accredited 3-day course, IOSH Managing Safely®️ delivers the knowledge needed for those in positions of responsibility to identify, evaluate and control workplace risks. This includes assessing the effectiveness and performance of the health and safety systems already in place across your organisation. 

The IOSH Managing Safely®️ course was developed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). This globally chartered body provides internationally recognised qualifications that promote high health and safety standards in the workplace, allowing employers to provide leading health and safety training to their staff. 

Providing your employees with the sought-after accreditation of IOSH Managing Safely®️ supports their continued professional development, while also fulfilling your obligation as an employer to provide effective training. 

Learning options

4 learning types available

Benefits for Employers

  • The high-quality training IOSH Managing Safely®️ provides will give you peace of mind, as you know your supervisory staff will always consider health and safety in the workplace. 

  • Increase staff productivity, with less time taken off due to workplace illness and injury. 

  • By providing employees with this globally recognised certificate, you demonstrate to them that you care for their health, wellbeing and professional development as an employer.

Benefits for Learners

  • IOSH Managing Safely®️ provides practical knowledge and skills that allow you to take responsibility for health and safety in your workplace.  

  • The course gives you the confidence to assess risk and improve existing health and safety practices in your organisation. 

Student Approved  

Phoenix assists thousands every year in acquiring their IOSH Managing Safely®️ certificates, delivering an unbeatable service reflected in our 4.9/5 rating on Trustpilot. 

Teaching and Support   

In every course Phoenix provides our leading team of expert mentors and tutors will do their upmost to support you in your studies, supplying advice and high-quality resources to enrich your learning. 

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.  

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, though with pass rates above industry standard this is rarely required. 

IOSH Managing Safely®️ is suitable for anyone responsible for other employees such as those in managerial or supervisory positions. 

It is appropriate for staff in these positions across all sectors, industries, and markets. You don't need any existing qualifications to study the course, or any existing health and safety knowledge.

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

  • When studied through classroom, virtual classroom or in-house learning, the course is 3 days.

  • When studied through E-learning, we recommend spending between 20 and 25 hours on the course.

Our classroom course timings are 09:00-17:00 Monday - Friday.

IOSH Managing Safely® includes 7 units of study: 

Module 1: Introducing managing safely 

  • Why is it important to manage safely?

  • What is your role in influencing managing safely?

Module 2: Assessing risks 

  • What is a risk?

  • What is a risk assessment?

  • How are risk assessments carried out?

Module 3: Controlling risks 

  • How do you reduce risk?

  • How do you decide which risk control to use?

Module 4: Understanding responsibilities 

  • What does the law require you to do?

  • How does the law work?

  • What are the key parts of a health and safety management system?

Module 5: Understanding hazards 

  • What are common hazards?

  • What can you do about common hazards?

Module 6: Investigating incidents 

  • Why investigate incidents?

  • How do incidents happen?

  • How do you carry out an incident investigation?

Module 7: Measuring Performance 

  • What is performance measurement about

  • How do you measure health and safety performance?

  • What is auditing?

After completing this course, candidates will have a firm grasp of the following areas:

  • Understand the importance of managing health and safety in the workplace 

  • Define the key terms relating to health and safety 

  • Understand how to assess, reduce, identify, and control risks in the workplace 

  • Measure health and safety within your own workplace 

  • Apply best practice principles to your organisation’s health and safety systems 

IOSH Managing Safely®️ is assessed in 2 parts:  

  • A Multiple-choice test of 30 questions. There are 60 points available and you need to score 60% to pass, so the pass mark is 36 out of 60.

  • A Practical assessment, in which participants must show how to apply the knowledge they have gained throughout the course to real-life situations. You must complete the risk assessment within 2 weeks of finishing the initial course.

An IOSH Managing Safely®️ certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of both parts of the assessment.   

Many who study the IOSH Managing Safely consider studying the NEBOSH General Certificate, or if you're based outside the UK, the NEBOSH International General Certificate. Being the industry standard for health and safety specialists, the qualification is also ideal for those looking to begin a career in health and safety.

How long is the IOSH Managing Safely course?

The duration of the IOSH Managing Safely course really depends on your study method. When the course is studied via a classroom, virtual classroom or in-house, the course will take 3 days to complete. When carried out via E-learning, you will need between 20 and 25 hours to fully work through the course.

How difficult is IOSH managing safely?

Knowing the proper guidelines to prevent accidents and create a safe working environment in any industry can be challenging and time-consuming, but IOSH managing safely offers a comprehensive course that gives you necessary guidance on how to do so efficiently. No prior knowledge of health and safety is required for the IOSH managing safely course, but a good standard of English is recommended.

What level qualification is IOSH Managing Safely?

The course itself is a level 2 qualification. This is equivalent to a GCSE qualification.

What is the pass mark for IOSH Managing Safely?

The minimum pass park for the IOSH managing safely exam is 36 out of 60.

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.

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