IOSH Working Safely


IOSH Working Safely

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RRC's IOSH Working Safely courses are an ideal introduction to why health and safety are important. They are designed to improve the safety culture within an organisation and provide employees with an understanding of how their actions in the workplace contribute to safety, health and well-being, as well as their individual safety responsibilities in keeping themselves and other safe at work.

The IOSH Working Safely course is suitable for employees at all levels of any organisation and in any sector, as well as those seeking to enter the workplace. If you attend the classroom course, it also counts towards the CSCS Labourers “Green” Card - see below for more information.

Benefits of Achieving the IOSH Working Safely Certificate

  • Classroom courses are recognised by CSCS as equivalent to a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.
  • Enables delegates to define hazards and risks
  • Enables delegates to identify common hazards 
  • Improves an organisations overall safety performance

RRC is IOSH Approved to deliver IOSH Working Safely Worldwide:

  • Classroom - 1 day - available in London
  • Online - around 8 hours or study with online exam, available worldwide
  • In-Company training - available worldwide
Corporate Discounts available for companies booking multiple delegates
Overview of RRC Online Courses

RRC offer you more than any other IOSH provider:

  • 90 years experience in training & education
  • 45 years experience in delivering health & safety training
  • Choice of learning methods
  • Above average exam pass rates
  • Teaching and support from a team of 40 expert tutors

Why Businesses Choose IOSH Working Safely

  • Course approved by IOSH, an internationally recognised health & safety body
  • Certificate issued by IOSH, guaranteeing quality of training and delegates achievement
  • Classroom course is recognised by CSCS, and counts towards the CSCS Labourers “Green” Card
  • Improved business productivity and profitability through:
    • Enhanced reputation with customers and suppliers
    • Greater productivity due to reduction in hours lost to sickness
    • Improved staff satisfaction through improved health & safety culture within the organisation

Learning aims

  • To provide learners with an understanding of how their actions in the workplace contribute to safety and health
  • To ensure that learners clearly understand their safety and health responsibilities

Learning outcomes

The learner will be able to:

  1. Identify why it is important to work safely
  2. Identify everyone’s responsibilities in relation to safety, health and wellbeing in the workplace
  3. Define key terms in safety and health
  4. Identify workplace hazards and risks, their impact and how to control them
  5. Identify ways safety, health and wellbeing are managed and improved within the workplace

Course Content

The courses have 4 units:

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

The IOSH Working Safely course is assessed by a short multiple choice exam and hazard spotting exercise at the end of the course.

If you are studying by e-Learning, your assessment is online.

Successful delegates are awarded an IOSH certificate.

IOSH Working Safely is recognised by CSCS as an equivalent to a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.
This means that delegates who successfully complete IOSH Working Safely through an RRC classroom course can apply for a CSCS Green Labourer Card once they have also passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test.

CSCS will not accept applications for Labourers Cards based on IOSH Working Safely e-learning certificates or passports.

CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test

Once you have your IOSH Working Safely Certificate you are required to pass the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test, which you can complete at a local CITB test centre.  There is a fee for taking this test see here for current fee.

To find your nearest CITB Test Centre see here

Applying for your CSCS Labourer Card

You will need to send a scan of your IOSH Working Safety Certificate to CSCS at

Then ring CSCS on 0344 994 4777 and pay the fee for the card.

More information and the current fee for the card can be found here.

RRC are experts in the design and delivery of health and safety training throughout the world. Over our 90 year history, a million students and thousands of businesses have chosen RRC as their preferred training provider. Our expert trainers and friendly support teams inspire total confidence in the individuals and companies we train and advise.

Quality Training from the Experts

Training is all about quality and this starts with our trainers. It has taken many years to build RRC’s team of expert trainers and we are proud to have the best international team of HSE trainers there is. This team is at the heart of everything we do; developing and updating our course content, delivering and assessing our courses, supporting our students, consulting and always making sure we are firmly focused on our customers’ needs.

The team is a highly effective mix of academics, practitioners, and consultants with a wide range of experience across all sectors. It is led by a team of experienced  HSE practitioners:

  • Hasan Alaradi MSc, RMST, DipSM, CMIOSH, MIIRSM - RRC Director
  • Dr Jim Phelpstead BSc, PhD, CMIOSH – RRC Lead Tutor – Health & Safety
  • John Binns BSc (Hons), MSc, MIEMA – RRC Lead Tutor – Environmental Management

Excellence in Customer Service

Providing a good service is really important to RRC, as there is no point in having great trainers without excellent customer service. Whether you are enquiring about a course, registering for your exam or visiting any one of our training centres, you can be sure you will receive the very best customer service.

Commitment to Quality

RRC’s reputation has been built on quality and over our 85 year history, many hundreds of thousands of happy customers have enjoyed success in their qualifications and careers through studying with RRC. We work closely with the awarding and industry bodies to ensure our courses are fully up-to-date and aligned with the latest syllabus revisions, legislation changes and exam procedures. Our ISO 9001 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continual improvement.

Great Results

RRC have an exceptional track record. The clear, engaging and interactive courses we deliver guarantee our students receive the best possible training and ensure they get a full understanding of both the subject matter and how the assessment works. This not only leads to exam success, but also develops the understanding and competency they will need to apply their knowledge in the workplace.

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