In modern manufacturing and engineering, safety and health professionals are required to speak the language of business. They must be as at home in the boardroom as they are on the factory floor. It is crucial therefore that safety and health qualifications produce professionals who meet these demands.
Introducing the NCFE IOSH Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business.
IOSH’s newly-launched qualification, developed in conjunction with awarding organisation NCFE, will ensure that a new generation of safety and health professionals are business-focused.
In line with IOSH’s other courses, it uses excellent engaging and interactive training methods which make it easy for learners to gain applicable knowledge, including an understanding of how organisations work.
Delegates will acquire a range of important skills, including knowing how to produce a thorough return-on-investment business case to persuade finance directors to support strategic recommendations.
They will also be able to assist with resolving issues faced by employers, including how to manage uncertainty and adapt to long-term strategic megatrends affecting businesses.
In addition, with protecting employee health and wellbeing becoming increasingly valued, the course will focus on issues such as health hazards, health assessments and global health trends.
This all builds on the solid technical foundation taught to delegates, meaning the qualification will produce excellent all-round professionals who will contribute significantly to their companies.
How does IOSH know its qualification hits the right notes?
Safety and Health for Business teaches employees how to apply safety and health to reinforce performance and profitability.
John Green, Group Safety Director at UK engineering multinational Laing O’Rourke, said: “I saw a significant and troubling gap in traditional safety teaching which covered only the technical skills but omitted to cover the human side of safety. Traditional programmes also see safety as a ‘war on error’, the focus of which is deficit management.
“The new IOSH qualification sees safety more as a business enabler, the role of safety being to support business success.”
Meeting business needs
The qualification has been designed so it fits in with an individual business’s requirements. This means delegates are able to influence in across all areas.
It can easily be delivered in house in a flexible, cost-effective, time-efficient way, meaning that delegates will need to take less time out of work to complete it. A firm’s in-house trainers can be licensed to deliver it too.
It teaches the latest good practice informed by conversations with IOSH’s members, real-world examples and the rigour of teaching and learning experts.
IOSH is seeking to work in partnership with businesses to ensure that the qualification meets their specific needs.