IOSH Managing Safely Refresher


Refresh your IOSH Managing Safely Certificate.

This 1 day ‘Managing Safely Refresher’ course is for delegates who have already completed the full IOSH Managing Safely course. For delegates to be eligible to take the Refresher course, they must do so within three years of completing their Managing Safely course.

IOSH Managing Safely is a high impact interactive course covering the health and safety management for managers and supervisors in any organisation in any sector. It’s designed to give managers all they need to know to help them handle health and safety in their teams.

Course Overview

Delegates will be provided with a brief overview of the managing safely programme to refresh content particularly where new legislation or codes of practice have been enacted. There will also be a much greater emphasis on monitoring, auditing and reviewing, which is learned through two practical case studies

Who should attend?

Delegates who have already completed the full Managing safely course.

Course Content

The training will comprise of five areas for delivery namely:

  1. Thinking back – A personal reflection from delegates on what they took away from the full Managing safely course and a discussion on what each delegate wants to get from the Refresher course. Delegates will also revisit the key reasons for managing safely in an engaging and participative way.
  2. Refreshing your knowledge – Through an interactive quiz and group discussion, delegates will refresh their knowledge of the key learning points from the full Managing safely course.
  3. Building on what you know – Delegates will learn why leadership and management is important, their role in influencing managing safely, changes to legislation that affect them, how you can work with the Plan, Do, Check and Act model, and why effective communication is essential.
  4. Putting managing safely into practice – Carrying out a site audit – this practical part of the course will see delegates working in pairs or small groups to review and comment on monitoring checklists based on the operations of a real business, to help them understand why monitoring and reporting are important parts of an organisation’s safety and health arrangements.
  5. Applying the management system – This focuses on the Plan, Do, Check and Act model – looking specifically at what controls need to be put in place, how you’ll get key players on board, keeping staff up to date with developments, checking progress and identifying any issues, and assessing the overall success of your plan and lessons learned.

Course Objectives

On successful completion of the course delegates should:

  • Understand their responsibilities
  • Have the practical ability to manage health and safety issues in the workplace
  • Be able to implement risk assessment and control strategies
  • Have an understanding of health, safety and environmental management systems and their business benefits
  • Have a basic understanding of common hazards including; fire, electricity, working at height, stress, noise, vibration, chemicals and workplace transport


At the end of the course, delegates will complete a multi-format question paper made up of 20 questions. Successful delegates are awarded an IOSH Managing Safely certificate.

Please let us know if participants have any specific learner requirements.