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IOSH Managing Safely Refresher

The IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course provides continued support to managers dealing with health and safety issues. A refresher is recommended within three years of completing the full Managing Safely course.

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Course overview

The IOSH Managing Safely refresher 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.

This refresher course aims to revise key management responsibilities as outlined on the Managing Safely course and update candidate’s knowledge in line with any relevant changes to legislation, standards and good practice guidance.

Who is this course suitable for?

IOSH Managing Safely Refresher is aimed at anyone who has previously gained the IOSH Managing Safely qualification, and now wishes to refresh their knowledge via online study.

We recommend that everyone who passes an IOSH Managing Safely course takes IOSH refresher training within three years of completion.

Course programme

IOSH Managing Safely Refresher includes 6 study units:

Module 1: Thinking back – reflect on full Managing Safely course.

Module 2: Leadership.

Module 3: Plan – review and deliver policy.

Module 4: Do – undertake risk assessment.

Module 5: Check – review data types.

Module 6: Act – applying lessons learnt in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of IOSH Managing Safely Refresher:

  • Refresh knowledge gained from the Managing Safely course.
  • Build on existing understanding and capabilities.
  • Understand how good leadership can influence in health and safety.
  • Manage health and safety in the workplace more effectively.
  • Refresh knowledge of crucial health and safety terms.
  • Update understanding of the critical benefits and components of a health and safety management system.
  • Review the different types of performance measurements.
  • Identify how the law can affect health and safety in the workplace.
  • Assess, reduce and control risk in the workplace.
  • Learn how to apply risk profiling in an organisation.
  • Understand the importance of lessons learnt and continuous improvement.

Next steps

IOSH Managing Safely can also be a stepping stone to many NEBOSH health and safety courses available from Phoenix.


IOSH Managing Safely Refresher is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, in which candidates must demonstrate what they have learnt.

A certificate is awarded upon completion.

To book this course you must have passed the IOSH Managing Safely course previously. You'll also need your original IOSH certificate number - details of how to get this easily from IOSH are included in the course materials.

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.
  • 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.