At some point or other we’ve all heard the phrase ’hit the ground running’. For most of us however, the dream of being instantly successful at a new activity is just that: a dream. It’s hardly surprising. Imagine getting behind the wheel of a car having never driven before. Or strapping on a set of skis before hurling yourself down the Alps. The results would not be pretty. That’s because the secret to hitting the ground running usually involves hours of hard work and dedication in order to make your exertions look effortless later on.
In many ways the same applies to your career in safety. Only by putting in the time and effort will you be able to arm yourself with the skills you need to succeed in the long run. That’s where IOSH comes in….
Not only is IOSH the only chartered body for health and safety professionals, but over 179,000 people take IOSH courses every year. IOSH’s world-leading safety training courses provide insights and practical tools so that individuals and organisations can create safer and healthier working environments. In particular, the IOSH Managing Safely training course gives a superb grounding in the practical actions needed for people responsible for handling health and safety within a team.
So, whether you’re a manager who needs to handle health and safety or you’re looking to further your career in health and safety, hitting the ground running with IOSH is vital to your future career. This article will provide you with everything you need to know about both IOSH and its flagship course: IOSH Managing Safely
What is IOSH Managing Safely?
IOSH Managing Safely is designed for managers and supervisors in any organisation or sector. It’s a pragmatic course, with a sharp business focus, which is held in high esteem by delegates and is delivered over three, four or five days at locations throughout the UK. It can also be delivered as an in-company option, or online for those based overseas or who simply wish to learn at a time and place to suit their needs.
What is IOSH Training?
IOSH has developed the syllabus for some very well-known health and safety training courses, as well as some more niche courses such as IOSH Managing Safely in Aviation, or IOSH Workplacement Assessors for those in certain job roles or sectors. Indeed, there’s an IOSH health and safety training course suitable for almost every level, in every sector and any organisation. Every year, around 100,000 employees gain an IOSH qualification.
What is IOSH Membership?
There are six categories, culminating in Chartered Status (CMIOSH/ FIOSH), which is reserved for members who meet the highest standards of competence. The six IOSH membership categories are:
- Affiliate Member
- Associate Member
- Technician Member
- Graduate Member
- Chartered Member
- Chartered Fellow
What’s the next step?
After completing the IOSH Managing Safely course, RoSPA offers a range of NEBOSH qualifications including the NEBOSH National General Certificate. This has become the UK’s most popular qualification of its kind, and is the perfect next-step for individuals looking to progress further in health and safety management