IOSH Managing Safely and Working Safely Courses updated for International Market

07 December 2016

IOSH Managing Safely Course 

Summary of main changes

Syllabus

IOSH have developed an underpinning standard that gives a clear view on what delegates should know, be able to do and understand by attending the Managing Safely course. This has resulted in some changes to the course syllabus, including the removal of Module eight, Protecting our environment. As the environment is such an important subject, IOSH would like to focus on it a little more than the Managing Safely course currently allows. So, they may look at developing an environmental course in the future.

Intended audience

As IOSH works with members and organisations globally, it made sense for them to take the opportunity to adapt the course to make it more relevant to a global audience. With this in mind, we’ve blended in international content throughout the course materials by including facts, statistics and case studies from around the world.

International course content

Although IOSH have included examples of laws, conventions and standards from a range of countries – such as the United Arab Emirates, India, Malaysia, Ireland and the UK – they’ve put the main focus firmly on the positive aspects of safety and health and a good practice approach. Assessment process As well as changes to the risk assessment project, we’ve also changed the question papers to ensure a fair assessment process wherever your delegates are based. This means that questions about laws, conventions or legal systems from the papers have been removed.

IOSH Working Safely Course updated for International Market

Summary of main changes

Syllabus

IOSH have developed an underpinning standard that gives a clear view of what delegates should know, be able to do and understand by attending the Working Safely course. This has resulted in some changes to the course syllabus, including the removal of Part five, Protecting our environment. As the environment is such an important subject, IOSH would like to focus on this topic more than the Working Safely course currently allows. So, they may look at developing an environmental course in the future.

Intended audience

IOSH was always aware that the course content was more suited to UK workers and so it made sense to give it a more international appeal, especially as IOSH works with members and organisations across the globe to keep people safe and healthy at work. IOSH have woven in the global content throughout to include global facts, statistics and internationally recognised signs and symbols. The delegate workbook has also been changed to give it a more international appeal.

International course content

It’s not right to place too much emphasis on legislation at this level of course, which is why we’ve put the main focus firmly on the positive aspects of safety and health and a good practice approach. Even so, to give the course an international flavour and to demonstrate points made, IOSH have included examples of legislation from countries such as Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Ireland and the UK. Luddon Training Centre Glasgow can still include some additional content to make it even more relevant to our audience.