What is IOSH Managing Safely?

health-safety-audit-iconIOSH Managing Safely is a course that has been designed to give people with safety responsibilities the knowledge they need to manage safety effectively. It is a risk management health and safety certificate that will provide your candidates both the technical knowledge and practical skills to manage safety in the workplace better.

Once a learner has completed the multiple choice exam and the risk assessment project they will receive a Managing Safety Certificate from IOSH, the world’s leading professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace.

By completing this course, candidates can work toward being a named competent person for your company, which is a legal requirement under the Management of Health and Safety regulations 1991.

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How long is the IOSH Managing Safely course valid for?

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The Managing Safely certificate does not have an expiry date; but because it is important to keep your knowledge of safety legislation current because things change.

IOSH recommends that you complete a Managing Safely Refresher Course every 3 years which is a one day course, wheras the IOSH Managing Safely Course is either 3 or 4 days long.  Our public courses are 3 days, but we are happy to do 4 day IOSH Managing Safely for In House bookings.

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Is IOSH Managing Safely Difficult?
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IOSH Managing Safely is a level 2 award, and is suitable for Manager, Supervisors and team leaders who have safety responsibilities. We also find that our clients sign up people with other job roles because they have safety responsibilities too. You don’t need have completed any safety courses before, because our tutors will guide you through the modules of the Managing Safely course, and you will get plenty of test questions and get to complete some practice practical risk assessment projects before the end of the course.

Our tutors post blogs on different Health and Safety topics, and there is also a further information section to help all of our students. Also, you can always contact us if one of your students is struggling.

The IOSH Managing Safely course we run is in English, and whilst it is not specified which level of English is required, we would recommend Intermediate Should you need a translator for an in house course, we can arrange one to work with our tutor and your team.

Please get in touch if you wish to discuss your requirements further.

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Is Managing Safely Suitable for my business?

The IOSH Managing Safely Course is suitable for any business, this is because the content is designed to cover all industries.IOSH Managing Safely

However, our tutors do take in to account who is attending the course and what their jobs and industries are, and where possible, tailor the exercise and case studies towards the different candidates in the room.

We have worked with Engineering, Electrical Installation, Museums, Office Coordinators, Security firms, Food Manufacturing, Students, School business managers and many more. If you want to discuss your requirements with one of our team, please get in touch by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

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Do you run Managing Safely In House?

The good news is Yes we do run in house Managing Safely courses, and you can have a choice of 3 or 4 days. IOSH Brain

You can choose from booking 3 or 4 consecutive days, or spacing them out over a period of time.

If you want the 4 day course, we can use your company risk assessment procedures and templates for the practical project, so that your candidates are trained to follow your procedures instead of having to train them again later on down the line.

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How many Modules does IOSH Managing Safely have?

There are 7 modules covered in IOSH Managing Safely and a practical risk assessment module.teaching IOSH Managing Safely

The subjects covered are:

  • Why Manage Health and Safety
  • Assessing Risks
  • Controlling Risks
  • Understanding safety responsibilities
  • Understanding hazards
  • Investigating Incidents
  • Measuring safety performance

All are essential to managing safety in any business.

Is there an exam with IOSH Managing Safely?

There is a multiple choice exam that is completed by delegates at the end of the course, and a risk assessment project that all learners have to complete within 2 weeks of the course end date.  Don’t worry if you don’t like exams, our tutor will run through lots of practice questions and some mock risk assessment projects.IOSH Managing safely

How often do I need to re-qualify for IOSH Managing Safely?

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Our IOSH Managing Safely certificate doesn’t have an expiry date. However, with something as important as health and safety we do recommend that you keep your knowledge up to date to ensure the wellbeing of your employees at all times.

How can the IOSH Managing Safely course benefit me?

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Attending our IOSH Managing Safely course means you can ensure the wellbeing and safety of your employees. You will be given access to an extensive range of resources that will help you effectively assess, evaluate and manage the risks in your workplace. Together with learning how to investigate incidents, identify any potential hazards with the primary aim of reducing any accidents and illnesses to ensure your employees are safe at work.


How long will my IOSH certificate take to arrive?

30 days from the submission of your project. health-safety-consultant-icon

What is the maximum amount of delegates that can attend an IOSH Managing Safely Course?

15 – 20 delegates per course. IOSH Managing safely

Can I cancel my IOSH Managing Safely booking?

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To cancel your place at one of our IOSH Managing Safely courses, get in touch with one of our health and safety consultants, and we can try to rearrange a new date at your convenience.

Is the IOSH Managing Safely course guaranteed to run?


We haven’t had to cancel one of our health and safety training course yet. And, should we ever need to, we would always make sure that you we give you a good amount of notice, and make new arrangements for you to still complete the training course.

What is involved in a Health and Safety audit?

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Conducting regular health and safety audits are recognised to be a best practice for all businesses. A health and safety audit is so much more than just assessment or merely a box-ticking procedure, there are so many health and safety benefits that it can bring to a business.

The primary purpose of a health and safety audit is so you can protect your customers and employees from harm. It also means that you can promote a safety culture amongst your employees so they can work safer as a collective to protect everyone within your business.

Where is Terra Firma 360 based?


Terra Firma 360 is a London based health and safety training and solutions company specialising in IOSH Managing Safely courses, risk assessments, health and safety tours, fire risk assessments and construction design management. We work with a diverse range of companies providing them with bespoke health and safety solutions, whether it be classroom style courses, on-site training or 1-2-1 coaching sessions.

What is the best way to contact you?

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The easiest way to contact us is to simply drop us a call on 02070849629 or alternatively email us at hello@terrafirma.co.uk.

What is included in a fire risk assessment?

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A fire risk assessment is a way of identifying and evaluating potential fire hazards in the workplace. And, then putting measures in place to prevent the risk of fire. It helps to determine what the chances are of a fire occurring and danger that it poses to those in the workplace. The type of business that you are will ultimately determine how you conduct a fire risk assessment. But, they generally follow these 5 steps.

Step 1 –
Identify the fire hazards that are present in your workplace
Step 2 – Identify who is at risk
Step 3 – Evaluate whether the existing fire prevention arrangements are effective and satisfactory. Or, whether they need updating.
Step 4 – Carefully document the fire risk assessment findings. And, then produce a detailed emergency procedure followed by training all members of staff.
Step 5 – Schedule in regular dates where you repeat the process in order to retain a safe working environment.

I have a group of delegates, can a course be tailored to my business's requirements?

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We absolutely can! The more bespoke and tailored it is to your business means we can create a comprehensive and highly effective health and safety training course that will make a difference.

When delivering our health and safety training courses, we like to get our attendees as engaged as we possibly can. We do this by taking the very serious topic of health and safety and turn it into something a lot more fun and inject an element of humour along the way.

I have a group of delegates, can one of your health and safety consultants come to me?


Yes, our health and safety consultants can come to you and provide an in-house training course. This way we can primarily focus on your workplace environment and focus on your hazards more effectively. This also means that we can use your existing risk assessment policy and in-house procedures to provide a bespoke health and safety training course that is tailored to your requirements.

Why should I investigate the cause of an accident?


Investigating an accident in the workplace means that you can identify the root cause of the accident and put corrective actions in place to prevent a similar incident from taking place in the future. Accident investigations should only ever be conducted by those who are familiar with the workplace environment and the area to which the accident took place.

By conducting such an investigation means that you can draw up a snapshot of what really happened, improve the way you manage risk in the workplace and help others learn how they can contribute to a safe working environment.

Can you create a bespoke health and safety policy for my business?

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If your business employs more than 5 people, you are required by law to have a written health and safety policy in place. And, you must have practical arrangements in place to manage risks within your business.

At Terra Firma 360, we can create a bespoke health and safety policy that is completely tailored to your business’s requirements. Not only this, we will create it based on the identified risks within your business and help you implement it into your day-to-day operations.

Who should attend an IOSH Managing Safely Course?

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Participating in Terra Firma 360’s IOSH Managing Safely course is a must for any manager or supervisor regardless of what industry background they come from. Our IOSH Managing Safely course is designed to provide people with health and safety responsibilities the valuable knowledge they need to manage health and safety in the workplace effectively.

How much does the IOSH Managing Safely course cost?