IOSH – Managing Safely in Construction

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IOSH Managing Safely in Construction Training

Who Should Attend

Anyone who supervises or manages designers or contractors in the construction and allied industries, and who have responsibility for matters of accident prevention and the avoidance of occupational ill-health. Also relevant for client representatives and CDM coordinators.

Course Aims:

To ensure that managers/supervisors:

Understand their responsibilities for health and safety as an integral part of their management/supervision role; 

Are able to recognise a sound health and safety management system, including effective risk management; 

Are able to recognise the key risks in the industry and understand the precautions to be taken.


Day 1

Session 1 Introduction and Setting Course Objectives

Session 2 Principles of Good Safety Management

Health and safety management as part of an overall management system. Health and safety policies and procedures. The role of the ‘Safety Team’. Safety culture.

Session 3 Legal Foundation for Health and Safety

The Health and Safety at Work, Etc. Act 1974. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Practical Exercise:

What is reasonably practicable?

Session 4 Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

Session 5 Safety Management on Construction Projects

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.


Day 2

Session 1 Understanding the Legal Framework for safety and Health at Work

European law and its connection to UK legislation. The UK legal system and court structure. Introduction to civil law. Introduction to criminal law. Enforcement and penalties. The status of ACoP’s, HSE guidance and British/European Standards.

Session 2 Accident Causation and Accident Prevention

Understanding accidents and their underlying causes. Accident prevention techniques. Accident reporting and investigation.

Practical Exercise:

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Session 3 Applying Management Principles to Health and Safety

Understanding hazards and risks. Risk assessment principles. Recognising hazard groups and their various effects. Safe systems of work.

Practical Exercise:

Risk assessment

Day 3

Key Legislation, Commonly Occurring Hazards and Their Controls

Recognising and dealing with commonly occurring hazards, and the associated regulations, including:-

Session 1

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

Session 2

Working time

Session 3

First aid

Session 4

Reporting of accidents

Session 5


Session 6

Safety signs and signals

Session 7


Session 8

Display screen equipment

Session 9

Manual handling

Session 10

Chemicals/Hazardous substances

Session 11

Personal protective equipment

Session 12

Work equipment and Machinery

Session 13

Traffic management


Day 4

Construction Related Legislation, Commonly Occurring Hazards and Their Controls

Recognising and dealing with construction related hazards, and the associated regulations, including:-

Session 1

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, Part 4

Session 2

Lifting operations and equipment

Session 3


Session 4


Session 5


Session 6


Session 7

Confined spaces

Session 8

Pressure systems

Session 9


Session 10

Elevated working places

Session 11

Safety in earthworks

Session 12

Flammable liquids and gases

Session 13

The construction working environment

Day 5

Session 1 Human Behaviour in Accident and Ill-Health Prevention

How human behaviour affects safety and health performance. Means of producing a positive influence on behavioural patterns. Developing a positive and dynamic health and safety culture.

Practical Exercise:

Cultural change

Session 2 Effective Communication

Methods of communication and their differing effectiveness. Overcoming barriers and achieving feedback. Consultation. Health and safety committees and forums.

Session 3 Control of Contractors

Selection and competency. Benefits, difficulties and legal relationship when using contractors. Practical application and implementation of policy.

Session 4 Training

Scope and importance of training. Induction training. On-going training.

Course Assessment

A 30 minute test paper, similar in format to mock assessments performed during the course.

Course Discussion and Completion

Including the introduction to the Course Project, which is an inspection and risk assessment performed by the delegates of their workplace. This is performed subsequent to the course and submitted to the course tutor for marking.

Course Objectives:-

Upon completion of the course, delegates should be able to:

Have a clear understanding of the legal framework of health and safety under which they operate;

Integrate health and safety management systems into the overall management strategy of the organisation; 

Anticipate and recognise risks to health and safety and have the skills to address those risks.

Course Timetable

Each course day will follow the following timetable:-

0845 – 0900 Coffee and Welcome

1030 – 1045 Morning Break

1230 – 1330 Lunch

1500 – 1515 Afternoon Break

1700 Completion

Duration: 5 Days

Cost: £995 + VAT

IOSH Managing Safely in Construction Training Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Inverness  and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

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