IOSH Training Courses & QUALIFICATIONS in Yorkshire

Professional excellence in workplace safety and health

Formed in 1945, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has become leader of a profession that has transformed the world of work, making it a safer, healthier place to be. It is a status identified by business and why Chartered Membership of IOSH is recognised worldwide as the hallmark of professional excellence in workplace safety and health.

IOSH stands for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. It is a professional organisation that is globally recognised, with the aim to promote and uphold the highest standards of workplace health and safety. 

IOSH plays a vital role in setting the benchmark for health and safety practices. It offers a range of health and safety courses, certifications and resources to both individuals and organisations to help them improve their standards of health and safety and create a safer work environment.

What is IOSH training?

IOSH training refers to the various training courses and programs offered by IOSH. The programmes are designed to provide participants with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to effectively manage health and safety in the workplace.

Here at Q1TUM, we offer a wide range of IOSH training courses that cater to different levels of expertise and experience. IOSH courses typically involve a combination of theory, practical exercises, case studies and assessments. They are delivered by qualified trainers that have expertise in health and safety management.

Why take an IOSH course?

Having an IOSH qualification can dramatically enhance your career prospects. Employers value people with IOSH qualification as it shows you have demonstrated a commitment to health and safety and possess the necessary skills to manage risks effectively.

Many industries hold legal requirements to ensure the health and safety standards of their employees are up to scratch. Taking an IOSH course will help you understand your legal responsibilities and how to comply with relevant rules and regulations.

Taking an IOSH course is a valuable investment in your professional growth and the overall safety culture of your workplace. It equips you with essential skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively manage health and safety in the workplace, making you a valuable asset to any organisation.

Who needs an IOSH qualification?

An IOSH qualification is beneficial for individuals in various roles and industries. Managers and supervisors, no matter what industry, have a significant responsibility in ensuring the health and safety of their teams. An IOSH qualification, significantly IOSH Managing Safely equips you with the necessary knowledge to effectively manage risks, implement control measures and ensure a safe working environment.

Health and safety professionals, including safety officers, advisors and consultants should consider an advanced IOSH course such as IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors. These courses provide in-depth knowledge and expertise in managing complex health and safety issues and implementing health and safety management systems.

Employees at all levels can also benefit from IOSH training. Basic IOSH courses like IOSH Working Safely provide a foundation of health and safety knowledge, empowering employees to contribute to a safe working environment, identify hazards, and take appropriate actions.

Additionally, contractors and self-employed individuals often work in diverse environments and need to manage their own health and safety. An IOSH qualification provides them with the necessary knowledge and skills to assess risks, implement control measures, and comply with legal requirements in their specific work contexts.



Which is better, IOSH or NEBOSH?

IOSH qualifications are suitable for professionals that are looking to get up to speed on the fundamentals of health and safety. If you are already working as a health and safety professional and are looking to get more qualifications then you should choose NEBOSH.

Does IOSH Managing Safely expire?

The IOSH Managing Safely qualification doesn’t expire, however, IOSH recommends that you renew it every 3 years with an IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course.

Can I do an IOSH course online?

We offer IOSH courses online through Zoom, please contact us to discuss your requirements and get a quote.

How long is an IOSH course?

The IOSH Managing Safely course is delivered as both a day Release over 4 days (1 day a week for 4 weeks) and as an intensive block course over 3 consecutive days. The IOSH Working Safely course is delivered over 1 day and the IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors is delivered over 1 day.

What is the pass rate on IOSH?

Q1tums pass rates are above the industry standard and on completion of the course there is rarely a requirement for a delegate to resit the assessments. Through our leading team of tutors and their support and enriched learning most delegates pass the 2-part assessment on the day.

Q1tum is an IOSH-approved partner, as our tutors, pass rates and learning environments are quality-assured and stamped with excellence.

How long does an IOSH qualification last?

A IOSH qualification is a life-time qualification, there is currently no expiry date, as IOSH no longer require a refresher for their courses.

However, delegates may benefit from revisiting the course if they completed the qualification quite some time ago due to new and updated health and safety regulations, guidance and law.

What is the highest IOSH course / What is the difference between the IOSH qualifications?

The IOSH Working Safely 1 Day course is considered an introductory level course into health and safety awareness. This course is suitable for anyone at any level and in any sector, who require a grounding in the essentials of health and safety and working safely at work.

The IOSH Managing Safely is IOSH’s flagship course, as it delivers a more in-depth, intense understanding and knowledge of health and safety and its law. Specifically, for those in positions of responsibility and management and for those looking for professional development to move into such positions. Allowing them to identify, assess and control workplace risks.

The IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors 1 Day course is for those directors and seniors with strategic leadership direction and oversight for their organisation to comply with health and safety laws, knowledge, understanding and guidance.