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IOSH Working Safely

IOSH Working Safely provides basic training in health and safety for workers in any sector, worldwide. It provides the knowledge and tools required to work safely. This broad entry-level course is suitable for employees across the organisation.

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Course overview

IOSH Working Safely provides basic training in health and safety for workers at all levels and industries. This is a broad entry-level course and is suitable for employees across the organisation. 

The IOSH Working 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.

Candidates completing this course will gain the required awareness of workplace health and safety, in line with UK legislation. IOSH is recognised as one of the leading health and safety membership organisations.

You can study Phoenix’s IOSH Working Safely via our E-learning course.

Who is this course suitable for?

IOSH Working Safely is suitable for staff at all levels of a business, no matter their level of seniority.

Course programme

IOSH Working Safely includes 4 study units:

Module 1: Introducing working safely.

Module 2: Defining hazard and risk.

Module 3: Identifying common hazards.

Module 4: Improving safety performance.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of IOSH Working Safely:

  • Appreciate the importance of risk management in the workplace.
  • Be aware of workplace health and safety in line with UK legislation.
  • Identify common hazards and risks.
  • Know how to make a difference to the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others.

Next steps

IOSH Managing Safely is the next step after IOSH Working Safely. It is appropriate for supervisors and managers. 

At Phoenix, we offer a range of NEBOSH courses, too — ideal for furthering your professional career with a more advanced and specialised study of health and safety.


IOSH Working Safely is assessed in 2 parts:

  • Multiple-choice examination.
  • A hazard spotting exercise.

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

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.