IOSH Managing Workplace Safety


Duration: 3-day course

Course structure:
• Day 1: Module 1 and 2
• Day 2: Module 3 and 4
• Day 3: Module 5 and 6

IOSH is an internationally recognised qualification that will give you knowledge and practical skills of health and safety principles. The course is highly interactive and allows attendees to put the principles they learn into practice.

This course has been designed for all industry sector employees who work in:
• Safety
• Operational
• Maintenance
• Supervisory

You might currently participate in health and safety in your workplace.


This 3-day course includes 6 modules that provide attendees with knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:

Module 1: Managing workplace safety — an introduction
Explore the meanings of ‘health’ and ‘safety’, relevance to business success, key health and safety responsibilities, and legal requirements in line with the current New Zealand legislation. Understand what is meant by a culture of safety, and influencing factors including leadership actions.

Module 2: Hazards, harm, and risk
Explore hazard identification, different types of harm, and targets for harm (including people, the environment, and business). Understand the concept of risk and identify a range of factors to consider when assessing risk, then apply those concepts to a practical scenario.

Module 3: Controlling risks
Explore the concept of initial and residual risk, the hierarchy of control measures, human factors that influence risk control, and effective monitoring and reviewing strategies. You’ll then apply this knowledge using a practical example.

Module 4: Common workplace hazards
Outline the mechanisms of harm and control measures for common workplace hazards and apply them to a practical scenario.

Module 5: Incident investigation
Explore why it’s important to report and investigate health and safety related incidents, effective investigation process, multiple causation analysis and root cause analysis, and key human factor considerations. You’ll complete a simple investigation using a practical scenario.

Module 6: Measuring performance and safety leadership
Explore health and safety management systems, the use of leading and lagging indicators, and implications for Directors applying caution. Understand key health and safety leadership tools and practices and identify steps to action for immediate positive change in the organisation, using a self-assessment safety culture and leadership checklist.

About IOSH:
IOSH is the world’s largest representative body for health and safety professionals, with over 40,000 members worldwide.

The assessment component includes an:
• In-class closed-book assessment
• Off-course risk assessment project, which should take 2 to 3 hours to complete — this is due within two weeks of the course end date


$1500 + GST per student

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