Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

IOSH Working Safely

Who needs this qualification?

  • IOSH Working Safely is for people at any level, in any sector, who need a ‘grounding’ in the essentials of health and safety. Everyone at work should have an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’ – and this course offers exactly that.
  • The course meets the government’s guidelines for introductory health and safety training and is a 100 per cent match to the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘passport’ syllabus.

Prior Learning Requirements

  • There are no specific prior learning requirements for this course

Why is this training important?

  • IOSH Working Safely is a nationally recognised and well respected certificated training program that’s designed and quality-controlled by the Chartered body for health and safety professionals
  • Focuses on why health and safety is important and how individuals can make a real difference to the well being of themselves and others through changing their behaviour. 


  • Introducing Working Safely
  • Defining Hazard & Risk
  • Identifying Common Hazards
  • Improving Safety Performance
  • Protecting Our Environment

Course Duration

  • A one day training programme


  • Multiple choice test and a hazard spotting exercise.
  • Delegates who successfully complete the written and practical assessments can choose between the IOSH Working Safely certificate or a credit card-sized IOSH ‘passport’ card.

Suggested Progression

  • IOSH Managing Safely if the candidate has responsibility for others

Interested in this course or need more information on how to apply?