IOSH Leading Safely

IOSH (The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) have designed a Leading safely course in conjunction with business leaders to cover only what you need, in as short a time as possible. Health and Safety Matters provides dynamic IOSH accredited trainers who will ensure you enjoy and benefit from this crucial one day programme.

Whatever the size of your organisation, the course will show you how investing in safety and health can reap valuable business benefits, including better productivity, increased profits, an enhanced reputation and a stronger brand.

Key Learning Points

  • Recognising the value of strategic safety and health and its integration into business management systems and performance
  • Understanding your safety and health responsibilities
  • Appreciating the consequences of poor safety and health
  • Planning the overall direction for safety and health in your organisation
  • Understanding the importance of adequately resourcing your safety and health management system
  • Knowing why you should monitor and review your safety and health performance
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Course programme

IOSH Leading Safely includes 4 study units:

Health and Safety Leadership: Your role and responsibilities.

Getting Health and Safety Right: Guidance on the effective planning and implementation of policies and workplace practice.

Incident Management and Recovery: Your responsibilities and the potential penalties for non-compliance with health and safety laws.

Personal Commitment: Your commitment to managing targeted plans for improving your organisation’s health and safety performance.

Content and assessment

  • Initial diagnostic questionnaire on your safety and health leadership behaviours
  • Personalised report based on your responses, including recommendations on actions to take and improvements to make
  • Case study review, tailored to your needs and industry – how things can go wrong, then ‘getting it right’, including a follow-on scenario based around putting improvements in place using Plan-Do-Check-Act and integration into business systems
  • Assessment is completion of a personal commitment – a set of actions to take following the recommendations in your report and other learning

How the course delivery style suits you

  • Short duration so as not to disrupt the busy schedule of CEOs, MDs, senior managers, directors and executives
  • Only five hours face-to-face learning
  • Examples chosen to suit your needs and industry

Business benefits

  • A reduction in accident rates, absence and sick leave
  • Increased productivity and profits
  • An improved reputation among suppliers, clients and partners
  • Reduced insurance premiums and legal costs
  • Better business continuity
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Who should attend?

The IOSH Leading Safely course is aimed at those in senior positions, with leadership responsibility. It delivers practical knowledge and solutions for good health and safety practice.


1 day


Candidates are provided with a diagnostic tool (accessed via a mobile app) to identify, review, and assess their current safety and health performance.

The tool recommends specific actions that need to be undertaken to make measurable levels of improvement to health and safety.

At the end of the course, candidates make a commitment to a personal action plan that will improve their organisation’s safety and health management.


Successful candidates receive an IOSH-accredited certificate