IOSH Working Safely Courses

The IOSH Working Safely course is an intense, one-day course in general health and safety that gives people working at any level a good grounding in health, safety and safely working with others.

Who is the IOSH Working Safely course for?

The Working Safely course is a general introduction to health an safety and is suitable for anyone working at any level. As a course, it is particularly popular with construction workers as it has been recognised by the the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) as an equivalent to the Level 1 Award in health and safety in a construction environment.

This means that those people who successfully complete the Working Safely course are allowed to apply for their green CSCS Labourer card once they have also passed the Construction Industry Training Board’s Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test.

If you are looking at working in construction, without a valid CSCS card, you will not be able to work on a UK construction site in any capacity. That means that not only does the IOSH Working Safely course give you a good grounding in the basics of H&S, it can also be a pathway to a new career in the construction industry.

Key learning outcomes

  • On completion of the course, delegates will:
  • Have a good general knowledge of the importance of health and safety and the importance of personal responsibility.
  • Understand what a hazard is and be able to identify common hazards and risks
  • Understand the importance of systems and processes when it comes to health and safety.
  • Understand how organisations and individual team members can reduce their environmental impact.

Course details

The course contains a number of modules:

Module 1 – Introducing Working Safely

This is the introductory module and will introduce delegates to health and safety and illustrate the reality behind the statistics and the importance of people taking a personal responsibility.

Module 2 – Defining Hazard and Risk

This module defines what hazards and risks are and uses examples that will be familiar to delegates and discusses the fact that even the most common, routine and repetitive tasks can go seriously wrong with serious and sometimes even lethal consequences.

Module 3 – Identifying Common Hazards

This module discusses the main common hazards that delegates may come across such as manual handling, trips, slips, noise, bullying, stress, entrances, exits, electricity, chemicals, fire, traffic and physical and verbal abuse.

Module 4 – Improving Safety Performance

The aim of this module is to improve health and safety by bridging the gap between the workforce and management. It encourages people on the course to take an active role in systems and processes that are often seen as supervisory or management responsibilities, and may include:

  • Reporting
  • Health checks
  • Inspections
  • Contract work
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Signage
  • Emergency equipment

Focussing on these from the delegates point of view will give them a new insight into H&S.

Module 5 – Protecting Our Environment

The Working Safely course finishes with this short module looking at the impact we can have both as individuals and organisations on the environment through such things as pollution and waste.


Our tutors are are well-qualified health and safety professionals who are experienced at delivering the IOSH Working Safely course and other health and safety qualifications. All of our trainers hold profesisonal membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and many have other professional qualifications and professional body memberships.

Course materials

Delegates will receive a Working Safely workbook which they will work through with the group and their tutor. The workbook contains valuable information that will not only be of use during the course but will be an important tool to refer to in the future.


This is a one day training course.


The course is assessed by a multiple choice examination paper that comprises of 10 questions. Delegates are also expected to complete three activities that test their risk assessment skills learnt by spotting potential hazards.


On successful attendance of the course and the passing of both the multiple choice assessment and hazard spotting exercises, delegates will have the choice of whether they receive the IOSH Safety Passport or the IOSH Working Safely certificate as proof of their qualification.

If you’d like to book an IOSH Working Safely course or make and enquiry, please complete the form below.