IOSH Managing Safely (Offshore) Programme (Awaiting Approval )

Who is it for

Line Managers and supervisors, Contractors / Consultants and Visitors in all Offshore works who want to manage safely and effectively in compliance with both their organisation’s policy and best practice in Health and Safety.

The course comprises six core modules requiring a total direct input period of at least 24 hours plus assessment time. (Course duration – 4 days)

Aim of the Course

To raise awareness of offshore health and safety standards and best practice, and enable those employed as line managers to continuously review their systems for safety, introducing new controls and implementing changes as appropriate.
Learning Objectives

On successful completion of the course, learners should be able to:

Identify the legal responsibilities and personal accountability for health and safety of employers,employees, contractors, duty holders and others review recent developments in offshore safety law, systems standards and practice, both in the UK and internationally
Understand EU framework directives, health and safety legislation (including ‘safety case’ requirements), codes of practice, guidance notes and information sources that apply to offshore fixed and mobile installations, wells and pipelines
Discuss the role and functions of safety representatives and statutory safety committees

Understand the principles of accident prevention and the operation of safe systems of work
Understand the major hazards and risks specific to an offshore working environment
Review health hazards encountered offshore, together with the principles for dealing with them
Describe the legal requirements for risk assessment
Understand risk perception and the practice of risk rating
Understand and demonstrate the procedure for accident investigation, recognising the human factors involved
Describe both the statutory and in-house requirements and procedures for reporting accidents, ill health, dangerous occurrences and near-miss incidents

Understand where co-operation and communication is required with other agencies, owner/operators and regulatory bodies.

Course Content

Topics covered in the IOSH Managing Safely (Offshore) course include:

Module 1 – Introduction and overview of Offshore
Module 2 – The legal framework applicable to offshore
Module 3 – Risk assessment and risk controls applicable to offshore
Module 4 – Accident prevention in Offshore work Environment
Module 5 – Operational hazards in Offshore work
Module 6 – Safety management in Offshore

Four day programme

Each delegate will be required to undertake a short multiple-choice paper and a workplace-based written assignment.

On successful completion of the Managing Safely Offshore course and the assessed work, candidates will receive an accredited certificate.

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the biggest chartered body for health and safety professionals. It was founded in 1945 and is a registered charity and the first European safety body to be awarded non-governmental organization status by the International Labour Organization (ILO). IOSH have more than 40,000 individual members.