Iosh Coursework Answers

The IOSH Working Safely Course content has been designed for those who work at all levels within UK workplaces. The course is comprised of 5 learning modules, which cover the IOSH Working Safely coursework. The course materials are designed and approved for all businesses in the UK.



The materials cover the following areas of workplace health and safety:

  • Introducing Working Safely
  • Defining Hazard and Risk
  • Identifying Common Hazards
  • Improving Safety Performance
  • Protecting our Environment

Each section involves the use of interactive lessons and quizzes, drawing from HSE knowledge bases, IOSH materials and real world industry examples from our experienced course builders.

Course completion is tracked and controlled, to ensure that every participant covers the necessary coursework before completing the final assessment and earning the Working Safely IOSH Certificate.

Who are IOSH?

Coursework approved by IOSH and designed to HSE standards

This course has been approved by IOSH who are the Chartered body for health and safety professionals. The world’s biggest professional health and safety membership organisation, IOSH sets standards and supports, develops and connects its members with resources, guidance, events and training. IOSH’s Working Safely training course is designed for people at any level in any sector, and meets the government’s guidelines for introductory health and safety training. It’s a 100% match to the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘Passport’ syllabus

For further IOSH Questions and Answers, please visit the IOSH Website

What else can you tell me about the Training Certification?

You will receive UK Industry recognised Safety Certification

On completion, you will receive an IOSH Working Safely Certificate, a qualification widely recognised as the standard in UK industry.

This certification is designed to demonstrate to employers, the HSE and others that an individual has been suitably trained in recognising and managing risks in the workplace. As a nationally recognised qualification, an IOSH Working Safely certified workforce demonstrates a high level of commitment to safety.

Certified employees will be equipped with the skills and foundational knowledge to work within their industry in a significantly safer manner – reducing accident rates and improving Health and Safety performance within your business.

How is the IOSH Working Safely course  run?

An online eLearning course that you can access anywhere, anytime

This is an eLearning course which is run entirely online, through an internet browser.

Once registered online, with a unique username and password, the user has 6 months to complete the coursework. This can be done at any time, through any internet browser during the 6 months.

The course is split into six learning modules and an assessment. These should be completed in order. Most modules are split into several lessons, with short quizzes following them.

Each lesson and quiz must be completed to gain access to the final assessments.

All coursework can be reviewed and re-done as many times as required – up to the final assessments. The final assessment is comprised of two parts – a hazard spotting exercise and a multiple choice quiz. A suitably high mark must be achieved on each to pass the course. The user has two attempts at each of the final assessments to earn a suitable pass mark.

What are the timescales for the online course?

Coursework timescale and restrictions

Users will have access to the course for 6 months. During this time, they can access the materials at any time, from any computer with internet access and a modern browser.

If, after registering, a hiatus on the course is required, we can be emailed at:

The user has two attempts at the final assessments for the course. If both attempts are failed then the certificate cannot be earned without re-paying and re-starting the course.

Further Info

If we haven’t answered your IOSH Questions today, then please do get in touch.



Who has general and specific safety responsibilities?

How they will carry out their safety responsibilities?

What information should you include on a risk assessment form?

Your name (or the name of who is carrying out the risk assessment)

The date/time of the assessment

Details of the location, people, equipment and activity being assessed

The hazards and their risk level

Existing controls (and how well do they work?)

What further risk controls are required

The next review date for the risk assessment

What are the different ways a chemical can enter the body?



Ingestion (eating/drinking)2. Inhalation (breathing)3. Skin contact (absorption)(needles or through wounds)4. Injection 5. Eye contact (through the mucus membranes of the eyes)be made safer?


List the ways a manual handling

Reorganise the layout of the workplace


For example, to reduce carrying distances or the distances through which loads have to be lifted or lowered


Change the task design


This can eliminate or reduce the need for twisting, stooping and stretching


Make it possible to work with loads near the body


This is especially important during lifting and carrying


Ensure that required effort is supplied by the leg muscles


Leg muscles are stronger than back or arm muscles and good lifting technique, using the leg muscles, can be taught


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