Clearly there are many IOSH training providers out there who provide the IOSH Managing Safely course, but do they all provide training that will make a difference to the way the candidates think about health and safety? We think not.
The importance of well trained personnel cannot be over emphasised because it’s people that make health and safety systems work – this is especially so at manager and supervisor level.
We have commented in the past about the importance of real life health and safety experience and how it adds to the value of the training received. We know that when the candidates can see how health and safety relates to their workplace it helps them to relate to the subject, and through relating to health and safety it helps them to retain the knowledge and pass the course.
We have now worked with a number of large companies that have set the standard for their managers and supervisors to pass the IOSH Managing Safely course. They have done this as it demonstrates a level of health and safety competence that others (such as the HSE) would expect to see in managers and supervisors.
However the course should provide much more than achieving a pass because that’s what the company expects. It should also challenge the candidates to think differently. We like to ask our clients to comment, letting us know what they think. They gives us comments such as:
The IOSH course was interesting & fun. The trainer was good at answering our questions; whilst making us think outside of the box.
Kelly Stevens, Systems Administrator, HV Wooding
We recommend that any business would benefit from the IOSH training. It won`t make managers and supervisors health and safety experts but if delivered well it will help to improve the way they approach health and safety in the future.