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£59.00 +VAT

  •  IOSH Working Safely certificate.
  •  The certificate meets government guidelines and the requirements of the HSE’s ‘passport’ syllabus.
  •  Takes an average of 360 minutes to complete.
  •   No hidden costs - includes 12-months access, IOSH registration, first-class posting of IOSH paper certificate and unlimited assessment attempts.
  •   Was £75 +VAT. Now only £59 +VAT.

Probably best value IOSH Working Safely training course anywhere. 

Target Audience of an IOSH Working Safely Course

This Online course has been assessed and approved by IOSH and meets their stringent standards. It leads to the IOSH Working Safely Certificate, of which any learner can be duly proud of achieving. 

IOSH are the largest health and safety membership organisation in the world with over 40,000 members across 99 countries. Click here for more information on IOSH and our IOSH-approved courses.

This IOSH Working Safely course is suitable for all people at any level, in any sector, needing a grounding in the essentials of health and safety.

This interactive online e-learning course leads to the globally recognised IOSH Working Safely Certificate and will provide individuals with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the essentials of health and safety.

IOSH Working Safely Course | Online course with IOSH Working Safely Certificate.

Instant start & login available 24/7 | Duration 6 hours | IOSH Working Safely Certificate

If you do not require the IOSH certificate but are just looking for level 2 training and certificate then our workplace health and safety course at only £30 may interest you.

IOSH Working Safely - Course Overview

IOSH Registration, Exam & Certificate

The course and the assessment are all done online, which means that you can work at your own pace and in your own time. There are no extra fees it's genuinely all-inclusive, the course, assessment, IOSH registration, certificate, postage, two exam attempts, re-enrollments and extra exam attempts if required.

If you need your certificate urgently for a job application then this is the process. (Remember, Online/Elearning Courses can NOT be used for CSCS or ECS applications):

  1. Purchase the course, 24/7, you will immediately receive log in details to start the course. Just click the Add to Cart button above.
  2. Enroll yourself and get started, our system will automatically register you with IOSH.
  3. IOSH will process your application within 5 working days (usually less).
  4. After you pass the assessment (can be the same day you enrolled) your results are sent automatically to IOSH. 
  5. IOSH process your results within 5 working days (often less).
  6. IOSH produce your certificate and send it on to us for forwarding to you at the address you gave us when you enrolled. We e-mail you a pdf scan as soon as we receive the certificate and then post it on to you. The paper certificate usually arrives within 5 working days from when you passed the assessment.

IOSH Working Safely sample certificate


For more information on IOSH, click here to view our IOSH landing page. You can also view our knowledge bank post explaining the difference between IOSH Working Safely and IOSH Managing Safely here.

Module Summary

The IOSH Working Safely course is split into five interactive modules:

The principles of why working safely is important. Candidates will cover the following;

  • Why it is important to work safely

  • Who is responsible for safety and health in the workplace

  • An organisation’s responsibilities for safety and health

  • Who has responsibility for worker actions

Learners will cover:

  • The six hazard groups: - mechanical - physical - chemical - environmental - biological - organisational
  • Hazards that are not easy to identify
  • What is meant by the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
  • What is meant by the term ‘risk assessment’
  • What is meant by the terms ‘likelihood’ and ‘consequence’
  • Deciding on what actions to take to control risk
  • What is meant by the term ‘reasonably practicable’

This module covers an overview of the following common hazards, including how they can cause harm and what can be done about them:

  • aggression and violence
  • asbestos
  • bullying
  • chemicals and harmful substances
  • computer workstations
  • confined spaces
  • drugs and alcohol
  • electricity
  • fire
  • getting in and out
  • heights
  • housekeeping
  • lighting
  • manual handling
  • noise
  • personal hygiene
  • plant and machinery
  • slips and trips
  • stress
  • temperature
  • vehicles and transport
  • welfare facilities

This module is concerned with;

  • What an organisation can do to manage and improve safety and health in the workplace
  • Worker responsibilities for improving safety and health in the workplace
  • How attitude and behaviour can affect safety and health in the workplace
  • What a safe system of work is
  • What a ‘permit to work’ is
  • How safety signs can play an important part in communicating safety and health information
  • Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • The safety and health of other people who may come on site, including contractors, visitors and members of the public
  • The role of safety committees and worker representatives in safety and health
  • Types of workplace inspections
  • Emergency procedures
  • What is meant by the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘near miss’
  • Reporting incidents, including near misses and accidents
  • First aid provision
  • The role of the safety and health enforcement inspector
  • Health surveillance and monitoring

The modules must be completed in order. The course can be exited at any point. The system saves progress so returning candidates can continue where they left off. If attempted in one sitting then at least 6 hours should be allocated to fully work through all the interactive exercises and to read and absorb the information.  Learners who have completed other health and safety training will probably find they can work through at a much faster pace - typically less than 3 hours.

Further reading links are provided throughout the course. The assessment only covers the main course, the links are for interest only.


The assessment cannot be attempted until all the course modules have been worked through. The assessment must be done within 3 months of starting the course, BUT you can always contact us and we will re-enrol you for FREE - you must do the whole course again before attempting the assessment.

The assessment questions are randomly taken from a large question bank provided by IOSH. If the assessment is re-sat, different questions will be asked. The assessment must be completed in one sitting and cannot be re-visited or re-started. IOSH also states that the assessment should be treated as a closed book exam.

There are two parts to the assessment:

  1. A knowledge and comprehension assessment which consists of 16 questions in a variety of formats; and
  2. An application of learning, where learners are required to complete a hazard-spotting exercise, that consists of four exercises.

There is a time limit of 30 minutes for the assessment.

To attain the IOSH Working Safely Certificate an overall passmark of 30 out of 49 is required with a minimum score requirement for the individual modules of 20 out of 33 for the knowledge and comprehension assessment and 10 out of 16 for the application of learning. If you fail the assessment, then contact us and we will re-set the course Free of Charge so that you can try again. We will keep doing this until you pass.

Course Video

IOSH working safely course

Click the link above for a short 3m 30s video taken from the IOSH working safely course showing the course summary, modules, resources and slides from the course. Plus some very poignant excerpts. 


IOSH Accreditation and Certification

IOSH Working Safely Receipt

Successful candidates will receive a IOSH Working Safely Receipt and 6 CPD Credits.

See below or click here for more details on the IOSH-awarded certificate.

All of our courses, systems and services have been registered to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. Quality Management Systems Ltd (QMS) made this prestigious award to Commodious in January 2018. This gives assurance that the training and assessment was completed with a quality registered organisation.

IOSH Working Safely Course - System requirements

Our courses are compatible with the latest versions of all modern desktop web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. On mobile devices, they are compatible with the latest version of Safari or Google Chrome running on iOS 12/Android 6.0 or later.

You can check your current web browser, and whether it is the latest version, by visiting

For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome version 90 or later. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer to access our courses as this can cause compatibility issues and lead to a poor experience.

Bulk Purchases

After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.

The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.

If this all sounds too complicated feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to enrol you or your colleagues on your behalf.

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We know how difficult it can be choosing online training, we have been there ourselves! That is why we are giving free access to all our health and safety training courses (excluding exams) so you can try them out and satisfy yourself with the quality.

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