IOSH safely

IOSH Managing Safely Refresher

Course Name: IOSH Managing Safely Refresher

Approved e-Learning course

Approximately 1 day

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IOSH safely

IOSH Managing Safely Refresher

£199.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 5 £199.00
6 - 10 £175.00
11 - 20 £150.00

The IOSH managing safely refresher course is an opportunity to refresh the key knowledge of Managing Safely ®. The course revises health and safety management responsibilities, legislation, standards, and practical guidance with emphasis on the Plan-Do-Check-Act model and the safety and health management system.

Why is IOSH Managing Safely Refresher Course Vital

Almost 693,000 workers sustained non-fatal injuries in the workplace during 2019/20, while there were 111 fatal incidents, as per the Health and Safety Executive. This amounted to a cost of £19,000 per case of ill health and £1.7 million per workplace fatality in the 2018/19, according to the most recent data.

Adequate supervision, effective management, and monitoring are vital to reducing these numbers as low as possible. Employers and organisations have a financial, moral, and legal duty to ensure that their managers have the skills, information, and training they need to do their part for health and safety.

Legal Responsibilities

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes a legal duty on employers to protect employees against health and safety issues, so far as reasonably practicable. Under this law, employers must take steps to assess the risks inherent in their working operations, and put in place controls to reduce those risks to an acceptable level.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 imposes a duty on employers to perform risk assessment, and then make necessary arrangements for implementing safety measures. Under this law, employers must provide employees with all of the tools necessary for a safe working environment, including providing the necessary information, instruction, and training to do so.

The Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations 1992 impose a duty on employers. It covers a wide range of health and safety issues that exists in most workplaces and guides employers on how to tackle such issues.

Objectives of IOSH Refresher Course Online

This IOSH managing safely refresher online course is designed to offer continued support to supervisors and managers to deal with workplace health and safety issues. It aims to understand the importance of effective leadership and relevant laws in maintaining health and safety in the workplace.


This IOSH managing safely refresher e-learning course requires trainees to first complete the full IOSH managing safely course. The trainees can explore the IOSH course managing safely before the refresher.

Course Content of IOSH refresher course online

This online refresher course consists of 5 modules, 1 mock test, and 1 end test. The details of each section are given below:

Module 1: Thinking Back

In this module, trainees will explore:

  • Moral Arguments for managing safely
  • Legal Arguments for managing safely
  • Financial Arguments for managing safely
  • Manager Responsibilities
  • Key Definitions for Assessing Risk
  • Key Definitions for Investigating Incidents
  • Benefits of a Health and Safety management system, and
  • Aspects of a Health and Safety management system

Module 2: Leadership

In this module, trainees will explore:

  • Why leadership is central to Health and safety
  • The Three Key Principles for Good health and safety performance
  • ‘The Four Cs’

Module 3: Plan Stage

In this module, trainees will explore:

  • The Plan Stage’
  • Health and Safety policy
  • Legal Obligations
  • Keeping up to date with the law
  • Performance Indicators

Module 4: Do Stage

In this module, trainees will explore:

  • The Do Stage and Risk Assessment
  • Identify Hazards & Estimate Risk
  • Evaluate Risk & Manage Findings
  • Hazard and Control
  • The Hierarchy of Risk Control

Module 5: Check Stage

In this module, the trainee will explore:

  • The Check Stage
  • Measuring Performance
  • The Two Types of Performance Indicators
  • Why Investigate Incidents & Accidents
  • How Do Accidents Happen?
  • Auditing

Module 6: Act Stage

The Do Stage and Risk Assessment:

  • Act Stage Overview
  • Learn Lessons
  • Continual Improvement

Mock Assessment and End Exam

The mock assessment and end test are designed to reinforce and evaluate the understanding of key concepts covered throughout the course.

Target Audience of IOSH Managing Safely Refresher Course

This online health and safety training course is specially designed for managers and supervisors who have undertaken the IOSH managing safely course before.

Learning Outcomes of IOSH Refresher Course Online

The learning outcomes of each module of this IOSH refresher course are as below:

Module 1: Thinking Back

By the end of this module, trainees will learn the following:

  • The three key moral, legal and financial reasons for managing safely
  • Manager responsibility and accountability for health and safety in the workplace
  • The definition of key terms related to managing safely

Module 2: Leadership

The delegates will learn the following by the end of this module:

  • The importance of leadership in a health and safety management system
  • Why strong & active leadership, worker involvement, and reviews & assessment are vital for good health and safety performance
  • The four key areas for positive safety culture, namely: Competence, Control, Co-operation, and Communication

Module 3: Plan Stage

The trainees will learn the following, on completion of this module:

  • The steps and process involved in the ‘Plan Stage’ of a health and safety management system
  • The importance of health and safety policy
  • An organisation’s obligations under Health and Safety law
  • Where to find guidance on a country’s Health and Safety law
  • How performance indicators can improve health and safety in the workplace

Module 4: Do Stage

The delegates will learn the following, at the end of this module:

  • The process and steps involved in the “Do stage”
  • The risk assessment process & risk rating systems
  • The Definition of ‘risk assessment and ‘residual risk’

Module 5: Check Stage

The trainees will learn the following at the end of this module:

  • The importance of the check stage in managing health and safety in the workplace
  • The difference between Proactive and Reactive Indicators
  • The multiple reasons for investigating incidents
  • The Types of evidence used in the auditing process
  • Difference between internal and external auditing

Module 6: Act Stage

The trainees will learn the following at the end of this module:

  • The importance and steps of Act Stage
  • The steps involved in Review Performance
  • The role of leadership in ensuring compliance
  • The definition of continual improvement

Benefits of IOSH Refresher Training Course

Employer Benefits

  • Improves productivity of employees and lowers the risk of accidents and sickness to employees
  • Improves companywide safety awareness culture
  • Achieves internationally recognised certification for managers
  • Active participation of staff members for improving the safety of a workplace

Employee Benefits

  • Helps to refresh their knowledge
  • Improves existing capabilities and skills
  • Refreshes knowledge of the Plan-Do-Check-Act model for linking back to the workplace

Why Choose Human Focus for IOSH Managing Safely Refresher e-Learning Training?

Human Focus IOSH refresher training course has the following features:

  • IOSH approved
  • Fully compliant with health and safety regulations
  • High-quality video and animation
  • Concise, educational, and interactive content
  • Mini-quizzes at the end of each section to help delegates learn the essential concepts of IOSH managing safely refresher

Course Format

  • Fully online and easily accessible from any electronic device
  • Interactive quizzes throughout
  • End of course mock and knowledge test

Course Duration: The course is approximately 1 day of learning with 6 – 8 hours of videos split into sessions.

End of Course Knowledge Test

The details of the exam test are as follows:

  • 2 attempts to pass
  • 45-minute time limit
  • 21 questions
  • 20 / 35 total marks to pass


IOSH certificate will be distributed from IOSH on passing the IOSH managing safely refresher course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IOSH recommended refresher course frequency?

The IOSH recommends refreshing the training course after every three years. This helps the trainees to keep their knowledge up to date.

How is this refresher IOSH refresher course assessed?

At the end of the online course, trainees are required to undertake the end exam. Those who pass this end test are awarded an IOSH Managing Safely Refresher certificate.

How much IOSH Managing Safely Refresher cost?

This refresher training by Human Focus costs £199.00 +VAT.

Does IOSH managing safely course refresher offers IOSH membership on completion?

No, completing the IOSH refresher course does not give delegates the IOSH membership, although this is something that delegates need to consider separately.

Product Details

Study lengthApproximately 1 day
Approval bodyIOSH - Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Target Audience All Managers and Supervisors – In-Depth/Managerial Level
FormatInteractive Video With End of Course Test Questions
AssessmentTheory Test
CertificationPaper Certificate Sent by Post Once Processed by IOSH

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