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IOSH Working Safely

Many employees worldwide might lack comprehensive safety knowledge, which can create potential risks within organizations. The IOSH Working Safely (WS) course emerges as a pivotal solution to bridge this knowledge gap. This course effectively equips the workforce with essential safety practices, empowering them to operate in a safer environment.

By providing accessible and standardized safety training through courses like IOSH Working Safely, organizations can address this deficiency in safety knowledge. This training offers valuable insights into identifying workplace hazards, understanding individual roles in maintaining safety, and implementing practical safety measures.

Moreover, by investing in such courses, companies not only demonstrate their commitment to employee well-being but also proactively mitigate risks associated with accidents and injuries.

  • Qualification
    IOSH Working Safely
  • Duration
    1 Day
  • Training Mode
    Virtual / Face to face
  • Board
  • Level
    Basic / Level 2
  • Language
  • Prerequisites

Course Overview

The IOSH Working Safely course is an introductory program designed for employees at any level and in any industry who require basic knowledge of health and safety. Covering a wide range of health and safety topics, this course incorporates interactive games and quizzes to provide guidance and raise awareness among employees, enabling them to prioritize the safety of themselves and others. Additionally, in fostering an effective safety culture within organizations, this course prepares employees to comprehend the importance of safe working practices.

This course not only assists employees in carrying out their assigned tasks within the organization but also provides a strong foundation for pursuing more advanced IOSH and NEBOSH courses.

Who can Study IOSH WS?

Individuals wishing to:

  • Attain a basic understanding of health and safety practices and principles
  • Embark career journey in health and safety

Why Pursue IOSH WS course?

  • Obtain a globally acknowledged and esteemed certification
  • Improve crucial skills and understanding in health and safety
  • Elevate workplace performance and confidence
  • Fulfil job expectations without encountering injuries or illnesses
  • Contribute to personal safety and the long-term success of the organisation
  • Advance one's career to the next phase

Topics Covered

  • Module 1: Introducing working safely
  • Module 2: Defining hazard and risk
  • Module 3: Identifying common hazards
  • Module 4: Improving safety performance

Duration of IOSH WS Course

Type Training Days Training & Exam Duration
Day 1 8 hrs


  • A minimum standard of proficiency in English is required

Assessment and Certification

All learners should be assessed in two ways:

  • Knowledge and comprehension — MCQ
    • Learners are required to take one of the four standard assessments under examination conditions
    • This consists of 20 questions in a variety of formats
    • Each paper has a maximum of 33 marks
    • Minimum mark required for this section is 20 out of 33
  • Practical application of learning — Hazard Spotting Exercises
    • This consists of four hazard-spotting questions plus four questions about the harm caused by hazards and the best ways to control it
    • Each paper has a maximum of 16 marks
    • Minimum mark required for this section is 10 out of 16

To be eligible for a Working safely certificate, delegates must have a total score of 30 or more

Further Progression

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