The vast majority of occupational accidents and incidents of ill-health can be avoided by good health and safety management. This depends on clearly communicated expert advice from appropriately qualified practitioners.
With this in mind, the British Safety Council ores the International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, an internationally-recognised, professional qualification for managers and practitioners with specific responsibility for health and safety in the workplace.
The content of International Diploma has been carefully designed to ensure that it covers all the aspects of occupational health and safety practice needed by a manager, including risk management, occupational health, promoting a positive health and safety culture and preparing a business case for investment in health and safety.
The International Diploma is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as meeting the requirement for graduate membership of the Institution (Grad IOSH). Following the successful completion of a period of initial professional development, a graduate member may apply for chartered status (CMIOSH). Holders of the International Diploma may also apply for full membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
The vast majority of occupational injuries and ill-health can be avoided. With this in mind, the British Safety Council offers the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety at Work, a nationally-recognized qualification aimed at all employees. The qualification provides candidates with a basic knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, including the duties of employers and employees under UK health and safety legislation.
This qualification, the Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment, focuses on why risk assessments are important, the legal requirements relating to them and simple processes for carrying them out. Candidates are assessed by completing a multiple choice examination (available either online or in paper-based form). The Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment earns candidates one credit on the QCF.
The vast majority of occupational injuries and incidents of ill-health can be avoided by good health and safety management. With this in mind, the British Safety Council offers the Level 2 Award in Supervising Staff Safely, a nationally- recognized qualification aimed at those with responsibility for the health and safety of others. The qualification is ideal for supervisors, team leaders, department heads and junior managers, providing them with the practical knowledge and understanding necessary to their role in promoting health and safety in the workplace.
The Level 2 Award in Principles of Fire Safety provides a valuable introduction to the key principles of fire safety. This qualification is suitable for all employees and particularly useful for those with a designated responsibility for fire safety in their work area (e.g. fire wardens). The topics covered include legal responsibilities, the causes and characteristics of fire, control methods, means of escape, fire risk assessments and the role of the fire warden.
The Level 2 Award in Fire Risk Assessment aims to provide the ‘responsible person’ with knowledge and understanding of the fire risk assessment process and the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment.