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Mon, 06 Feb



APIXIMS001 - IOSH Managing Safely

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APIXIMS001 - IOSH Managing Safely

Time & Location

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06 Feb, 08:00 – 08 Feb, 17:00

OEL UK, Unit 19, Nelson Industrial Estate, Atley Way, North, Cramlington NE23 1WA, UK

About the Event


Course Objectives

· To be able to assess risk

· To be able to control risk by applying the hierarchy of controls

· To be able to understand the responsibilities in relation to health and safety

· To be able to understand the concept of Plan-Do-Check- Act framework

· To be able to understand different types of hazards

· To be able to understand importance of incident investigation and the method on how to do accident investigation

· To be able to understand what is performance measurement and its important in evaluating HSE performance.

Course Description

This course aims to help student build confidence and enthusiasm to apply occupational health and safety (OHS) knowledge to the workplace by providing essential knowledge and understanding on how to manage health and safety in the workplace. This course explains the different hazards and risk in workplaces and how these risks can be address in the most reasonably practical manner through application of the hierarchy of controls. This course explains the method of doing the risk assessment and how to priorities actions based on the risk ratings. This course explains the importance of incident investigation and the means of how to conduct incident investigation. This course also explains the concept of Management System and the key aspect of the Plan-Do-Check-Act frame work. This course also help the learners to understand the difference between audits and inspection.

Who Should Attend

This program is excellent for managers/supervisors or anyone who wish to start their health and safety career in any sector,


Preferably with working knowledge with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Course Outcome

At the end of this course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) through hazard identification and risk assessment. You will be able to understand the concept of management system and can apply the P-D-C-A concept in managing health and safety. You will be able to conduct incident investigation and be able to write narrative reports on the incident being investigated upon.

Course Outline

Module 1

• Introduction

• The three key reasons – moral, legal and financial – for managing safely

• Manager responsibility and accountability for safety and health in the workplace

Module 2

• Definitions of the terms ‘hazard’, ‘hazardous event’ and ‘risk’

• Definition of the term ‘risk assessment’

• Definition of the terms ‘likelihood’ and ‘consequence’

• Risk assessment process and risk rating systems

• The benefits of carrying out risk assessment

Module 3

• Definition of the term ‘reasonably practicable

• How to evaluate risk using a risk matrix and how to control those risks

• How to reduce risk by applying the ‘hierarchy of risk control’

•How implementing risk controls can have an impact on the likelihood of an incident, the consequences of an incident, or both

• Definition of the term ‘residual risk’

Module 4

· An overview of what the law requires an organisation to do to protect the safety and health of workers and other people under its control

· Definition of the term ‘reasonably foreseeable’

·The three knowledge tests to help determine ‘reasonably foreseeable’ risks: common, industry and expert knowledge

· The difference between criminal law and civil law in relation to safety and health

· The possible outcomes of not working within the law

·Where to find help and guidance for working within the law

·The key parts, and the elements of each part, of a health and safety management system

· The key benefits of introducing a health and safety management system

·Why leadership is an essential part of a health and safety management system

· The three essential principles for good safety and health performance

Module 5

· The six main hazard categories and how hazards can fall into more than one group:

- mechanical

- physical

- chemical

- environmental - biological

- organisational

· Common hazards in the workplace, their effects and symptoms and how to manage them. Hazards covered are:

- aggression and violence

- asbestos

- bullying

- chemicals and harmful substances

- computer workstations

- confined spaces

- drugs and alcohol

- electricity

- fire

- getting in and out

- heights

- housekeeping

- lighting

- manual handling

- noise

- plant and machinery

- radiation

- slips and trips

- stress

- temperature

- vehicles and transport

- vibration

- any other relevant hazard

Module 6

· Definition of the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘near miss’

· Reasons to investigate incidents

· The benefits of incident investigation

· Definition of the terms ‘immediate’, ‘underlying’ and ‘root’ causes in relation to incidents

· The actions to be taken following an incident

· Incident reporting

· The stages of a structured approach to incident investigation

Module 7

· What types of information performance indicators can give to help improve safety and health in the workplace

· The characteristics of good key performance indicators

· The differences between ‘proactive’ and ‘reactive’ performance indicators

· What is meant by ‘auditing’

· The two types of auditing: internal and external

· Types of evidence used in an audit


· 3 days


Assessment 1: Knowledge and Comprehension with 30 questions

Assessment 2: Practical Application of Learning (Workplace Risk Assessment Report for 4 hazards)

Passing Marks:

Minimum overall mark: 60


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