IOSH Working Safely

What is special about this course?

Accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), this is a one-day interactive course based on what people need to know about health and safety at work. Working Safely is for people at any level, in any sector, who need to understand the basics of health and safety.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Working Safely covers 5 interactive modules:

  • Introducing working safely
  • Defining hazard and risk
  • Identifying common hazards
  • Improving safety performance
  • Protecting our environment

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?

This is a one day, classroom based course. A short assessment is built into the training at the end of the course and successful delegates will receive a nationally recognised and respected IOSH Working Safely certificate.

Where can I study my course?

    • Auchtertyre
    • Broadford
    • Fort William
    • Gairloch
    • Kilchoan
    • Kinlochleven
    • Mallaig
    • Portree
    • Strontian
    • Ullapool

Start date

Visit the course booking page to see upcoming course dates. Alternatively, call your local college centre or the BEST team for more information and to register your interest.


£130 for IOSH training only

£200 combined cost for IOSH training, CITB Health, Safety & Environment Operative Test and CSCS Green Labourer Card


You may be eligible for an Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland to help pay for this course.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the cost of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers. To find out more or to apply, visit

What can I do on completion of my course?

Candidates can progress to the IOSH Managing Safely course 4-day course.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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