The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health is the world’s largest professional health and safety body. They are also the only chartered body of health and safety professionals operating today. They are dedicated to establishing practical, sustainable and effective health and safety practices for all workers.
There are three main categories of IOSH-approved training:
A wide range of tailored, non-standard courses have also been developed by different IOSH-approved training organisations to address the needs of specific industries or environments.
Without taking at least a basic IOSH-approved safety course and gaining your IOSH Safety Passport or Working Safely Certificate (or an equivalent safety qualification) you would struggle to find a position in the construction industry almost anywhere in the UK today.
For example, once you have taken the IOSH H&S Awareness course and passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test, you will be eligible for a Green CSCS Card, which can be the first step in a rewarding career in construction.
Furthermore, having one of the leadership or management-focused courses under your belt shows employers that you are ready to take on more responsibility, and have the training necessary to be responsible for other workers safely.
The most important factor to consider when choosing an IOSH course is what level of responsibility you can expect in your current position, as well as in any position you would like to move up to in the near future.
This course is suitable for any employee or worker regardless of status or position. It provides a basic understanding of health and safety at work that will be useful to anyone.
This course is much more involved, and gives both current and aspiring managers the understanding of the regulatory framework they need to safely manage their team, as well as practical, hands on experience in applying them.
This course is perfect for those already in senior positions, and those who have set that as the next milestone in their career. It explores not just health and safety, but the legal responsibilities that employers face in ensuring a safe environment for their people.
Last updated: Tuesday 18 December 2018 13:01:17