Why is Health & Safety training like IOSH important?

What is IOSH?

IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) is a professional organisation that provides training and certification in occupational safety and health. IOSH plays a crucial role in helping organisations create and maintain safe and healthy work environments.

CQM Training & Consultancy are accredited to deliver both IOSH Working Safely and IOSH Managing Safely training programmes with our expert and industry experienced IOSH trainers. So we understand the impact on both people and organisations through good quality IOSH training, and we explore the key benefits and top reasons below.

Our 8 reasons why IOSH is important

Here are our top 8 reasons why IOSH is critically important to organisations and why you should ensure you’re providing your teams with good quality training:

Legal Compliance

Many countries like those within the UK have strict regulations regarding workplace safety and health. IOSH helps organisations stay compliant with these regulations by providing guidance on best practices and legal requirements. This ensures that organisations avoid legal issues and potential fines associated with non-compliance.

Risk Reduction

IOSH training helps organisations identify and mitigate potential risks in the workplace. By understanding and implementing safety measures, organisations can reduce the likelihood of accidents, injuries, and occupational illnesses, ultimately creating a safer working environment.

Employee Well-Being

Ensuring the safety and well-being of employees is a moral and ethical responsibility for organisations. IOSH provides significant tools and resources to organisations to promote a culture of safety, fostering a workplace where employees feel valued and protected.

Productivity and Performance

A safe working environment contributes to higher employee morale, increased productivity, and improved overall performance. By investing in safety measures recommended by IOSH, organisations can create a positive work culture that enhances employee engagement and motivation.

Reputation Management

Organisations that prioritise safety and health demonstrate a commitment to their employees, customers, and the wider community. This commitment positively influences the organisation’s reputation, helping to attract and retain talented employees and customers who value ethical and responsible business practices.

Cost Savings

Workplace accidents and occupational illnesses can result in significant financial costs for organisations, including medical expenses, compensation claims, and potential legal fees. IOSH training helps organisations prevent accidents and reduce the associated costs, leading to long-term financial savings.

Continuous Improvement

IOSH promotes a culture of continuous improvement by encouraging organizations to regularly assess and enhance their safety and health practices. This proactive approach helps organisations adapt to evolving risks and challenges in the workplace.

Global Recognition

IOSH certifications are recognised internationally, providing organisations with a globally accepted standard for demonstrating their commitment to occupational safety and health. This recognition can be beneficial for organisations operating in multiple countries or dealing with international clients and partners.

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Upskilling and Empowerment

By investing in good quality IOSH training programmes organisations can upskill and empower their key employees with health and safety responsibility to carry out their roles effectively and autonomously. This leads to greater reliability and innovation across teams and departments, to find solutions and share best practice.

Summary of IOSH Health & Safety Training

In summary, IOSH health and safety training is important to organisations because it helps them comply with legal requirements, reduce risks, prioritise employee well-being, enhance productivity, manage their reputation, achieve cost savings, foster continuous improvement, and gain recognition for their commitment to occupational safety and health.

Why not discover our latest IOSH Managing Safely – Who’s it For? blog and our upcoming programmes on our dedicated IOSH Managing Safely page. You can also get in touch with us to learn more via our form below.

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