IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, it’s a not-for-profit organisation where its main goal is to raise health and safety standards in the workplace.
The course helps develop a code of conduct when in charge of your organisation’s employees. It’s a very well known and effective course that we believe at least one person from every organisation should attend and get their certification in.
Stuart spent 3 days last month attending the course and ended up passing with flying colours, achieving a final mark of 95/100. The next step up is to potentially look into more niche IOSH courses such as leading safely managing safely or looking into tailored IOSH-approved course for more specific industries, job roles and skills. Being in the industry that we are, health and safety plays a big role in everything we do, especially when we’re onsite.
It’s important to be IOSH certified because anyone that completes the course also gains the necessary skills to assess and control risks using risk assessments. With the courses starting from just £395 per person, you gain invaluable skills and knowledge. The other benefits can include reduced absence from injury, based on data from a study regarding self-reported non-fatal injuries by the time people had off work, over 135,000 people suffered a completely preventable injury resulting in over 7 days of absence, and over 420,000 people suffered injuries with up to 7 days off according to Health and Safety Executives UK, on top of that workplace injuries cost UK businesses up to £5.2 billion during 2017.