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IOSH - Managing Safely (Remote Learning)

IOSH course covering the knowledge and tools supervisors / managers need to tackle health and safety issues in the modern workplace, delivered remotely via a virtual classroom.


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Course Details

Product number: IOSH_MAN_REM|SW10063

This IOSH accredited course will provide delegates in a managerial position with knowledge on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams.

This remote learning and examination option for the IOSH Managing Safely course has been created to allow delegates to gain and develop the required knowledge outside of the classroom.

Microsoft Teams MUST be installed beforehand to ensure you can participate successfully.

  • User Guide and further information here.
  • This course is also available as a full three day classroom based IOSH Managing Safely course, please click here.

The training and examination for this course will be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams, but will follow the same curriculum as the classroom IOSH Managing Safely course and the same standard of training will be delivered, meeting all Scheme Rules.

  • Law and Regulations
    • An overview of the key pieces of legislation and regulations that apply to the workplace
  • Risk Management
    • Understanding, assessing and controlling risk to ’reasonably practicable’ levels
  • Accidents at Work
    • Investigating accidents in the workplace to establish immediate and root causes
  • Health & Safety Performance Indicators
    • Analysing reactive and proactive health and safety performance indicators
  • Environmental & Pollution Management
    • Appreciate the fundamental requirements of effective environmental waste and pollution management

Delegates in a role with supervisory or managerial responsibility in any sector, and any organisation.

Virtual Classroom

This course will be delivered via video conferencing using Microsoft Teams Virtual Classroom. This allows two-way communication, ensuring the course is interactive with delegates having the opportunity to ask questions. Each delegate in attendance must have a webcam and microphone, to provide evidence of identity and the ability to answer all examination questions. For more information on how to use Microsoft Teams Click Here.

Hardware requirements

Devices Requirement

  1. Standard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers
    • For a better experience with video calls and online meetings, we recommend using a computer that has a 2.0 GHz processor and 4.0 GB RAM (or higher)
  2. Desktop PC
    • Computer and processor: Minimum 1.6 GHz (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
    • Hard disk: 3.0 GB of available disk space
    • Display: 1024 x 768 screen resolution
    • Graphics hardware: Minimum of 128 MB graphics memory
    • Operating system: Windows 10, or Windows 8.1 in 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Video: USB 2.0 video camera
  3. Mac
    • Processor: Minimum Intel processor, Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
    • Hard disk: 1.5 GB of available disk space
    • Display: 1280 x 800 or higher resolution
    • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
    • Video: Compatible webcam
    • Voice Compatible microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device


The trainer will conduct an online exam with all delegates via video communication on Microsoft Teams. The trainer will read out the questions and answers, and accurately record the delegates chosen answer. The delegate must be visible via the video at all times and must not use any reference material as this remains a closed book exam.


Delegates successfully completing the course will receive an IOSH Managing Safely certificate.

Following the completion of the course there will be a 6-8 week lead time for certificates to be despatched to delegates. There is no recourse for a Statement in Lieu during this lead time due to the requirement for IOSH to independently grade each assessment paper.

The process following course completion is as follows:

  1. On the final day delegates are given an assessment paper which they are require to take away with them, complete and return back to the trainer within 2 weeks. The trainer will only start marking the paperwork once:
    • All delegates have completed and returned the assessments
    • The two week deadline has elapsed
  2. Once all assessments are complete the trainer will mark the papers and forward on to IOSH
  3. IOSH will independently mark the assessments within a two week window
  4. IOSH will notify of any fails and post pass certificate to the trainer
  5. The trainer will forward the results and certificates to HSS
  6. HSS will forward results and certificate

CITB Short Course Duration Grant

As of the 1st April 2023, the levy grants for CITB have been updated. For more information on the changes please click here.

Information for Employers

HSS Training is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with CITB, allowing our customers to claim grants for completing training on our registered courses.  The CITB levy and grants scheme has been introduced to ensure the UK construction industry has the skilled workforce that it needs; providing grants for employers to train their workers. This helps to maintain health & safety standards on construction sites, keeping the right skills available for the industry to grow. In turn this will allow projects to be completed on time and within budget, in a safe and sustainable manner.

How much is the Grant?

The grant rates are split into three tiers, determined by the duration and content of the course.

•Tier 1 = £60

•Tier 2 = £140

•Tier 3 = £240

Course Name  Grant Tier Value
IPAF (Dual) Mobile Vertical (3a) + (3b) Mobile Boom - Operator  Tier 2 £140
IPAF Harness Use and Inspection  Tier 1 £60
PASMA Mobile Access Towers for Users  Tier 2 £140
Ladder and Stepladder User - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £60
Ladder and Stepladder Inspection - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £60
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)  Tier 3 £240
Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS)  Tier 3 - 50% £120
Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)  Tier 2 £140
Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS)  Tier 2 - 50% £70
Site Safety Plus - Health & Safety Awareness  Tier 1 £60

Please refer to the Approved Course List on CITB’s website for the full course directory. Grants are paid once for each individual per course, with the exception of a renewal or refresher course.

Which courses are covered?

As a CITB accredited ATO, HSS Training has 20+ courses registered under the CITB Short Course Duration Grant.  Short duration courses last from 3 hours to 29 days, focusing on the core construction skills needed across the industry. 

The full list of approved courses is available on CITB’s Construction Training Directory.

• Assured Products - courses delivered to an agreed industry standard

• Recognised Products - an approved standard by a relevant awarding body that is widely accepted by the industry i.e. IPAF, PASMA, Ladder Association

• CITB - relating to the Site Safety Plus courses

How do I claim?

Q. What do I need to do as the employer?
A. Simply book your employee onto their required course (our full open schedule is available on the HSS Training website) and provide us with the following details: Delegate name, DOB, Address, NI Number and the Employer CITB Levy Number.

Q. How do I make a claim?
A. We will do everything for you. Because HSS Training is an ATO with CITB, following your employees successful completion of their course we will update the  construction Training Register and you will automatically receive the payment.

Q. How will I receive the payment?
A. Grants can only be paid back via bank transfer, so ensure that CITB hold your current bank details - you can do this through their secure online Bacs Direct Credit Authorisation Form.

Who can claim?

Any Employer can claim who has registered with CITB and meets their general grants scheme eligibility requirements. Short Duration grants are available to all directly employed Pay As You Earn (PAYE) staff and sub-contractors.

Note – grants are not paid to individual employees.

Eligibility Requirements

Employers are able to claim grants if they have sent a Levy Return to CITB by 30th November each year (where applicable).

Please refer to CITB’s website for more information on how Levy Returns are calculated for a company.

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Tier 3, CITB Tier Rebate: £120


10th October 2023

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