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What is IOSH?

Having employees with a solid understanding of health and safety fundamentals is a real asset to every organisation.

In this article, we review one of the leading training organisations for health and safety, IOSH, look at health and safety career paths, and discuss the best training options for your career development.

Read more: Should I study IOSH or NEBOSH?  

What is IOSH?

IOSH stands for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. It is a not-for-profit institution, health and safety membership organisation, and awarding body.

IOSH training comprises short health and safety courses to a variety of levels. When you have completed your IOSH course, you will have gained a strong understanding of workplace health and safety.

These IOSH certifications are highly regarded and internationally recognised, making them a great addition to your other accolades and accreditations.

IOSH training can be completed in just a few days, which is ideal for those with limited time.

Due to the fundamental level of training, IOSH qualifications are designed for non-health and safety professionals looking to become more efficient in the workplace and help manage risks.

Snapshot of the benefits of IOSH courses

Undertaking ISO training will benefit you and your organisation in a range of ways:

  • IOSH training is suitable for non-health and safety individuals looking to manage risk and resources, so you don’t have to be a specialist to get started!
  • As these qualifications are short, they can be used to quickly build higher-level knowledge and practical skills.
  • Gain a better understanding of health and safety and become more aware of how to improve workplace safety, irrespective of your current job role or experience level.
  • A great training option for all team members and managers wanting to understand health and safety fundamentals.
  • Help to minimise risk in your workplace.
  • Energise and motivate staff to make improvements around your workplace and within their own lives.

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What are the different IOSH courses?

IOSH offers a wide range of health and safety training courses which they have divided into four categories:

  • Core Skills
  • Management Education
  • Executive Education
  • Professional Development

Core Skills – A series of fundamental training courses which every person in the workplace needs, irrespective of role. These courses include Working Safely, Fire Safety Awareness, and Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers.

Management Education – Aimed at those responsible for implementing health and safety in the workplace, in line with the business strategy. These courses include Managing Safely (and refresher option), Environment for Business, Fire Safety for Managers, Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Site Managers.   

Executive Education – Advanced training to support overall business requirements. These courses include Leading Safely, Corporate Governance, and Corporate Risk Essentials.

Professional Development – Aim at health and safety professionals. Courses include Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and the Level 3 Certificate.

Here at e-Careers, we offer two main IOSH training courses:

IOSH training cost

We offer IOSH training via Virtual Classrooms, with the schedules updated frequently.

Click to view our next IOSH Working Safely and IOSH Managing Safely training dates.   

It’s always best to check our website for the latest pricing, including any special offers we may have on.

At the time of writing, our IOSH Working Safely training is £225, and our IOSH Managing Safely training is £425.

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IOSH career path

Earning your IOSH certificates opens your options to either continue your studies into the more thorough NEBOSH qualifications or work in one of the below job roles (additional training may be required):

  • Health and Safety Adviser - £34,000
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Inspector - £35,505
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Specialist - £37,600
  • Senior Health and Safety Adviser - £45,000

(Source: Payscale)

Contact our Health and Safety Course Consultants on +44 (0) 20 3198 7700, to find out which courses are best for your career development, and they’ll be happy to help you out. Alternatively, fill out our contact form and someone will get back to you shortly. 

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