IOSH launches new suite of health and safety courses

Fire safety and environmental management are the subject of three new courses launched today by IOSH.


Environment for Business, Fire Safety for Managers and Fire Safety Awareness have been developed in collaboration with world-renowned experts to respond to the needs of industry partners in different sectors and regions.

IOSH has also released a revised version of its Managing Safely Refresher course, which will help organisations ensure staff are up-to-date with their health and safety knowledge.

Dina Alkhalidi, Head of Customer Engagement for IOSH's Training and Skills division, said: “Our training partners and members in the UK and internationally have requested these types of course. The Middle East has a real appetite for fire safety courses, in particular.

“As some of the world’s tallest and most sophisticated buildings are constructed, developers and facilities managers must ensure their knowledge and competence keeps pace with the challenges and risks they pose. These new courses are designed to include the very latest good-practice information that can be applied worldwide.”

Dina added: “Our Environment for Business course shows how good environmental management can drive efficiency and profitability in new ways. 

“All three training courses widen our portfolio and let commercial training providers move forward with the businesses and clients they serve. They will also help organisations that deliver IOSH courses to their own employees increase awareness, enhance their safety culture and experience all the benefits that brings with it.”

Fire Safety Awareness is a half-day programme designed to let staff know about fire safety in the workplace. It covers evacuation procedures, roles and responsibilities in an emergency, firefighting equipment and the identification of hazards.

For business owners and senior managers, Fire Safety for Managers is a one-day course that promotes leadership and improves knowledge about fire safety. The topics covered are employers’ responsibilities, fire safety measures, assessing fire risks and how to create a fire safety culture.

Environment for Business, meanwhile, presents new and innovative ways of thinking about sustainability and how it can benefit business. Topics include how the environment can impact on organisations and vice-versa.

The Managing Safely Refresher programme complements the learning points from the full Managing Safely course.

For more information about these and other courses from IOSH, visit


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