What is the IOSH Managing Safely training course all about, who’s it directed at and what are the benefits of the course to your business?
We’ve outlined a little about this course on our IOSH Training Courses page but here we’re going to discuss the course in some more depth.
The IOSH website tells us that the course is directed at ‘Anyone in a management or supervisory role’. That’s a lot of people, so is this course applicable to everybody in those positions, even if there is no specific health and safety responsibility outlined within the job description of the individual?
The answer is yes. Improving health and safety performance should be achieved through a contribution from everybody within the business, even more so for those who are responsible managing others. Even if health and safety is not specifically mentioned in a Managers job description it’s impossible to think of a Manager taking their role seriously without considering the welfare of their staff.
Managers are in a key position as the link between the top and bottom of an organisational structure. Health and safety should be a top priority from board level and communicated throughout all levels of the business via Middle Management. To do this effectively Management need to have a good understanding of the importance themselves and the practical actions they can take to communicate this importance and manage health and safety performance.
All businesses are legally bound to protect the well-being of all their employees. Without improving the health and safety knowledge of their Management team it’s almost impossible for a business to do this effectively.
Businesses who invest in their Managers health and safety knowledge gain many tangible key benefits. Increased health and safety performance brings a reduction is sickness, accidents and waste – fewer lost hours of work increase productivity and profit for your business.
Showing your commitment to health and safety by investing in your employees and their well-being will create a more positive working culture internally and can be showcased to your industry peers and colleagues.
The IOSH Managing Safely Training Course uses genuine business case studies and continually brings the focus back to how increased health and safety performance can affect other business performance indicators positively. This commercial focus is something that all business owners and Directors should consider when asking themselves whether an IOSH Managing Safely course would be a valuable investment for their Managers.
We deliver IOSH Managing Safely Training Courses in Livepool roughly every 8-10 weeks. Click here to see our upcoming dates.