IOSH Managing Safely® v5.0

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), established in 1945, is a UK royal charter awarded health and safety organisation committed to the vision of creating a safer and healthier world of work. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, IOSH offers a diverse range of courses, including Managing Safely®, a leading health and safety course tailored for line managers—a program that has been thoroughly tried, tested, and trusted. Unlike other courses, this program is specifically designed to instill confidence and enthusiasm in all managers/supervisors, enabling them to apply their acquired knowledge directly in the workplace. The Managing Safely® course serves as a catalyst for enhancing safety awareness culture within the organization, boosting productivity, and enhancing the reputation of the entire supply chain by embedding safety and health practices across the entire organization.

IOSH MS Course

The IOSH Managing Safely (MS) course is designed to equip managers and supervisors with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively manage health and safety within their teams and organizations. It covers key aspects of health and safety management, including risk assessment, hazard identification, and control measures. The course aims to cultivate a proactive safety culture, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and promoting a safer work environment. IOSH MS is well-suited for managers/supervisors across various industries who seek to enhance their understanding of health and safety practices and contribute to creating safer workplaces.

Managing Safely

Why Pursue IOSH MS course?

  • Provides essential knowledge in health & safety management systems
  • Enhances productivity at work
  • Helps to deliver tangible benefits for your organizations
  • Facilitates to meet legal requirements and promote positive safety culture
  • Paves the way to start a career journey in safety domain

  • Makes you honored with Internationally recognized certificate
  • Offers sound base for pursuing NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) qualification.

Who can Study IOSH MS?

Irrespective of the organization and sector, the following personnel can take up the IOSH MS course.

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team leaders
  • Directors
  • Owners of smaller organizations
  • Anyone who wants to learn the basics of safety and health.

IOSH Managing Safely (MS) Course – Topics Covered

Unit EMC1: Environmental Management (Theory Paper)

  • Module 1: Introducing managing safely

  • Module 2: Assessing risks

  • Module 3: Controlling risks
  • Module 4: Understanding responsibilities
  • Module 5: Understanding hazards

  • Module 6: Investigating incidents

  • Module 7: Measuring performance.

Prerequisites – IOSH MS?

  • None; however a minimum standard of proficiency in English is required

IOSH MS Training Delivery

  • Virtual
  • Face to Face

Duration of IOSH MS Course

Type Training Days Training Duration Exam Duration
Day 3 21 hrs 45 mins (MCQ Assessment) + Project Submission
Evening 6 21 hrs

Assessment Method – IOSH MS

  • All learners should be assessed in two ways

Part A: Knowledge and comprehension

Multiple-choice Examination

  • Learners are required to use one of the four standard assessments under examination conditions, which consist of 30 questions in a variety of formats that can be achieved within 45 minutes.
  • Each paper has a maximum of 60 marks.
  • Minimum mark required for this section is 36 out of 60

Part B: Practical application of learning

Workplace Risk Assessment Project Submission

  • Learners are required to complete a workplace risk assessment using the standard IOSH form
  • This is to be completed within two weeks of the end of the course
  • This paper has a maximum of 38 marks
  • Minimum mark required for this section is 23 out of 38

To be eligible for a managing safely certificate, delegates must have a total score of 60 or more

What to Pursue after IOSH MS?

  • NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC)
  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (IDIP)

For more details about the course and project guidelines, please refer: