Career in health and safety domain guarantees great income, flexible schedules, and numerous job opportunities. However, for a long and successful career, we need to stay up to date with the latest conventions, recommendations, workplace safety issues, statistics etc. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) offers unrivalled range of safety courses to provide deep insight into innovative new practices and safety standards and keep updated on what's going in the safety field. At NIST, we deliver training for IOSH's flagship courses - Managing Safely (IOSH MS) & Working Safely (IOSH WS). Achieving IOSH certifications can give you a competitive edge in career progression and fostering a safety-centric workplace.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), founded in 1945, is a UK royal charter awarded health and safety organisation committed to the vision of creating a safer and healthier world of work. Being an independent and not-for-profit organisation, it offers vast repertoire of health and safety qualifications for wide range of people irrespective of their area of work, position or expertise. It delivers training for their courses through a global network of licensed training providers like NIST and attracts around 1,79,000 candidates each year worldwide through its engaging and interactive training materials. Besides safety qualifications, IOSH claims the position of one and only organisation across the world to offer Chartered membership (Affiliate Member, Associate Member, Technical Member, Graduate member) to health and safety practitioners, where the status of membership helps the practitioners to achieve the highest professional standards. IOSH developed a scheme called Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for knowledge enhancement and identifying skill gaps. This scheme is made compulsory to all its chartered members for a structured career path and to retain the professional status. With more than 46,000 members and 13,000 Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners, IOSH regulates safety standards and provides expert advice and guidance on health and safety issues to both individuals and industries for ensuring "zero harm" in the workplace.
NIST and IOSH
NIST has maintained an established partnership with IOSH since its inception in 2008 to deliver training for IOSH managing safely (MS) and IOSH working safely (WS) qualifications. It has 11 branches across India to provide IOSH health and safety training.
Till now, NIST has successfully trained more than 12,000 candidates and consistent in achieving the highest pass rates amongst others in IOSH health and safety courses. One of the landmark achievements of NIST is that our Mumbai center witnessed 500th IOSH batch and consequently exceeded the global averages in the IOSH examination.
NIST's unique training methodology is a highly effective mix of classroom and practical learning with challenging assessments and real-time projects, which imparts both academic and intellectual skills to expand participant's capabilities and make them market ready.
Significance of IOSH Managing safely and Working safely qualifications
With increasing globalization, the importance of safety management system is neglected in every corner of the work that results in property damage, accidents and fatal injuries. IOSH managing safely is a basic risk management qualification that provides sound critical thinking and decision making skills for effective management of health and safety even in challenging and complex work environments. It is specifically designed for managers, supervisors or team leaders in any sector or organisation to help out in discharging their organisational health and safety responsibilities efficiently. It comprises of topics like understanding hazards, assessing and controlling risks, investigating incidents, and measuring performance with crystal-clear examples and real-time scenarios. Achieving the IOSH managing safely certification demonstrates professional excellence in the management of health and safety and also expands one's career potential.
Everyone needs to understand the importance of health and safety for improving the safety culture in an organisation. IOSH working safely is a basic safety qualification for people at any level/sector who need a basic knowledge and skills in health and safety principles and practices. This qualification provides detailed information about workplace hazards and control and also highlights the importance of workplace safety to ensure the well-being of the individual worker and those working around them.
Course Duration and Assessment
IOSH managing safely course duration is 3 day's class room training and candidates will be awarded IOSH certification after successful completion of multiple choice questions and workplace health and safety risk assessment assignment.
IOSH Working Safely is a 1-day classroom course and candidates are awarded an IOSH certificate after assessing via multiple choice exam and hazard spotting exercise at the end of the course.
Benefits of IOSH Health and Safety Qualification
- Global recognition
- Better career opportunities in both public and private sectors
- Professional expertise and enhanced knowledge in various safety related practices
- Increased productivity
- Helps to build rapport with clients and customers and fulfil health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any kind of organisation.
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As an accredited training partner, we deliver training for the following IOSH courses:
Amid this scenario of uncertainty due to COVID-19, WFH coupled with e-learning is becoming a new way of life. Reskilling in today`s time of uncertainty is the need of the hour. Therefore, finding a good institute to do IOSH was a challenge with so many institutes jumping into the bandwagon to showcase their goodies in terms of costing and quality of teaching.
Well, I always knew NIST has an edge because of the past repute they carry. But it was Ms. Namitha, my course coordinator who helped me in doubling my confidence in terms of clearing all my doubts about the course curriculum and the teaching style. Thank you for making it happen and I extend my gratitude to you.
Secondly, it was my instructor Mr. Sooraj, who was thorough in his subject, very patient in his approach, and very dynamic in his teaching style. He ensured everyone moved on the same frequency. There were a lot of ups and downs but Mr. Sooraj handled it in a very professional way and sailed the whole team through. Kudos to Mr. Sooraj!
Lastly, I must also thank NIST management for rolling out virtual classroom training. The content was so well articulated and the presentation style was so simple and straight that made the learning so easy and thorough. The course training handout of NIST is excellent, like at the end of each element in the handout, there is a wonderful summary for quick and easy comprehension and revision too. This is truly commendable.
Way to go team NIST. All the best!