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IOSH Managing Safely

Ideal for supervisors, managers, and team leaders, IOSH Managing Safely helps those responsible for the health and safety of others to assess and control workplace risks.

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Course overview

The IOSH Managing Safely training course gives people in positions of responsibility an overview of how to identify, evaluate, and control workplace risks. It helps those responsible for the safety and welfare of other workers to assess and control workplace risks. This includes evaluating the safety systems already in place within your organisation.

The IOSH Managing Safely 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.

An IOSH Managing Safely certificate is a sought-after accreditation and supports continued professional development.

Phoenix’s IOSH Managing Safely course can be studied online.

Who is this course suitable for?

IOSH Managing Safely is aimed at anyone with responsibility for other employees, including team leaders, supervisors, and managers.

IOSH Managing Safely is appropriate for staff across all industries, sectors and markets.

Course programme

IOSH Managing Safely includes 7 study units:

Unit 1: Introducing managing safely.

Unit 2: Assessing risks.

Unit 3: Controlling risks.

Unit 4: Understanding responsibilities.

Unit 5: Understanding hazards.

Unit 6: Investigating incidents.

Unit 7: Measuring Performance.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of IOSH Managing Safely course:

  • 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.

Next steps

IOSH Managing Safely is an excellent precursor to further professional development to other NEBOSH Certificates.


IOSH Managing Safely is assessed in 2 parts:

  • Multiple-choice examination, in which candidates must demonstrate what they have learnt.
  • Practical assessment, in which participants must show how to apply the knowledge they have gained throughout the course to real-life situations.

An IOSH Managing Safely certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of both parts of the assessment. Please note that all IOSH certificates are now digital. 

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 or Managing 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

    Originally founded in the UK, we are one of the leading global 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.