As the world’s biggest professional health and safety membership organisation, IOSH offers industry-leading courses via their accredited delivery partners (TL Training is an IOSH-approved training provider) that provide multiple benefits to both employees and businesses.
Their Working Safely and Managing Safely courses are recognised across the globe and provide employees with the skills and knowledge to work safely and manage risks effectively in any sector and organisation size.
But what are the specific benefits of receiving IOSH training?
Reduce Accidents and Reduce Absences
After putting employees through IOSH training courses, businesses can benefit from a lack of disruption caused by accidents and injuries. During the course of IOSH training, employees learn how to carry out their duties in a safe manner and are able to identify potential risks before they become accidents.
In addition, businesses may also see a reduction in the number of employee absences as IOSH training can help to improve employees’ understanding of how to manage musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This is particularly relevant in manual handling environments, which are covered extensively within the Working Safely course.
When employees feel safe at work, they are more likely to be productive. You can help dramatically reduce instances of MSDs, repetitive strain injuries, and accidents caused by poor risk management and hazard awareness.
A happy and healthy workforce will also take less time off sick, meaning there will be less lost productivity due to staff absences. Lastly, this improved productivity will offset the cost of the courses and provide a significant return on investment for businesses.
Investing in IOSH training shows your employees that you are committed to their professional development and safety. This can help increase employee motivation and engagement, leading to improved retention rates.
IOSH courses can provide your employees with the skills and knowledge to progress their careers, making them less likely to look for opportunities elsewhere.
In addition, by creating a safe working environment, you are more likely to retain employees who may have been considering leaving due to health and safety concerns.
Demonstrate Health and Safety Compliance
Undertaking IOSH training courses can help businesses demonstrate their compliance with health and safety regulations. Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, businesses have a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees.
The IOSH Working Safely and Managing Safely courses cover the key aspects of health and safety that are relevant to any sector. After completing the courses, businesses can provide evidence to clients and external auditors that they take their health and safety obligations seriously.
This is particularly important for businesses who work in high-risk industries or who are tendering for new contracts.
Book Your IOSH Course with TL Training Today
As you can see, there are numerous benefits of putting employees through IOSH training courses. At TL Training, we offer the IOSH Working Safely, Managing Safely, and Managing Safely Refresher Courses.
As one of a select group of IOSH-approved training providers, we can offer businesses a flexible and cost-effective solution for their training needs.
To find out more regarding our IOSH courses or to book your place on our next available course, please head over to the IOSH section of our site. Alternatively, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our team on 0151 343 0588 or email us at [email protected].