IOSH Training Northwest

We here at Phoenix Safety are one of the top five training providers in the UK of health and safety IOSH training Northwest and are also one of the first providers of the new Managing Safely course. But fear not, there is no mammoth slide show to be endured. We understand the benefits of getting people fully involved, having fun and learning by doing are the best ways to achieve health and safety training success. With this approach, we want you to be able to think practically about what you are learning and come away with the confidence and knowledge to put the course training into practice.

IOSH Training Course Overview

Our IOSH training course is designed to give a practical program that gives a thorough step-by-step guidance throughout with a sharp business focus that will ensure you have the tools necessary to create a safe working environment free of health and safety issues. We currently provide three courses; IOSH Managing Safely, IOSH Directing Safely, IOSH Working Safely. Our Managing Safely IOSH training course is primarily designed for Managers, Supervisors and Safety Representatives who require the tools to tackle health and safety problems in their workplace. Our Working Safely IOSH Training course is designed to provide a general health and safety awareness set into a nationally recognised course content.

The courses range from; 1 to 2 days with Working Safely and up to 3,4 or 5 days of structured content for our Managing Safely Course. Each course will conclude with two assessments with either a 20 minute or 45 minute closed book assessment of around 10 or 20 questions with Managing Safely being awarded a completion certificate from the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH).

If you require any further details in regards to prices or need to ask any questions about our IOSH managing safely

Avoid Tragedy With Confined Space Training

Without proper confined space training, few workplace areas present as many potentially serious hazards as a confined space

Four minutes is all it takes for a confined space “rescue” to turn into a “body retrieval” exercise. After only four minutes in a hazardous environment present in a confined space, it highly is likely that a worker who has not received appropriate confined space training, who is not wearing a respirator will experience brain damage or death, Confined space training can protect workers from this tragedy.

Confined spaces create the perfect conditions for a hazardous atmosphere. Some seem obvious – a tank that held solvents, railroad cars used to transport hazardous chemicals, sewers – while others are less so: a deep swimming pool with six inches of water and algae at the bottom, a drainage shaft that is not particularly deep and is not fully enclosed may not contain enough oxygen to support life and be lethal to workers.

Confined space training is not only a legal requirement, It saves lives

Correct training and preparation prior to working within a confined space is an absolute necessity to ensure a safe working environment.  At Phoenix safety, we value the well being of workers exposed to confined spaces. During our confined space training course, delegates will learn how to recognise potential hazards and the correct procedure to ensure safe confined space work following these steps;

  1. Plan and prepare for working in confined space

    1. Access, interpret and apply procedures for confined space entry and the environmental management plan and ensure the work activity is compliant
    2. Obtain, confirm, clarify and apply work instructions and agreed procedure
    3. Obtain, confirm, clarify and apply safety requirements
    4. Obtain and confirm authorisation (entry permit) meets regulatory requirements
    5. Confirm the emergency response procedure is with the stand-by person and understood
    6. Identify, obtain and implement signage and barrier requirements
    7. Select tools and equipment for the tasks, check for serviceability and rectify or report any faults
    8. Identify, confirm and apply the environmental protection requirements
    9. Position rescue equipment by the entry permit
  2. Work in confined space

    1. Gain access to confined space
    2. Ensure that the atmosphere is tested and monitored for harmful elements
    3. Correctly apply tagging and lock-out procedures
    4. Enter the confined space correctly
    5. Maintain ongoing communication with the stand-by person
    6. Comply with entry permit requirements
    7. Monitor and adhere to allocated entry time
  3. Exit confined space

    1. Exit confined space correctly
    2. Recover tools, equipment and materials
    3. Conduct inspection of the confined space
    4. Secure access to the confined space
    5. Remove tagging and lock-out
    6. Accurately complete confined space entry permit
  4. Clean up

    1. Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials
    2. Clean, check, maintain and store tools and equipment
    3. Remove, clean and store barriers and signs

IOSH Managing Safely Glasgow

IOSH Managing Safely Glasgow

looking for IOSH Managing Safely Glasgow based courses? at Phoenix Safety, our primary goal is to bring professional training and recognised qualifications in occupational safety and health to your business. Our courses are delivered at in a hands on practical format at a pace designed to provide delegates the knowledge and confidence to deal with real world occupational challenges in occupational safety and health.

What Makes IOSH unique?

The IOSH  certification stands apart from other qualification in the sector as it focuses on both a business and a technical aspect. At phoenix our IOSH Managing Safely offers tangible results and real world benefits for delegates. IOSH Managing Safely Glasgow takes a strategic approach to workplace safety and health.

Along with providing a technical overview of safety and health, this qualification addresses current issues demanded by employers, including but not limited to methods of driving programmes of cultural change. We also incorporate pioneering content such as best practice for managing uncertainty and how organisations can adapt to long-term trends that may impact workplace safety. In addition, there is a strong focus on health and staff well-being, including health hazards, health assessment, global health trends and good practice.

Give us a call

When considering ensuring a safe workplace in the Glasgow area, consider the IOSH Managing Safely Glasgow based course provided by Phoenix Safety.


NEBOSH General Certificate Liverpool 

NEBOSH (National Examination Board of Occupational Safety & Health) General Certificate Liverpool

Phoenix safety offer a range of solutions to undertake the NEBOSH (National Examination Board of Occupational Safety & Health) General Certificate Liverpool, Businesses in the northwest can benefit from industry leading training and a nationally recognised qualification of excellence in occupational safety and health, our NEBOSH (National Examination Board of Occupational Safety & Health) General Certificate Liverpool course is easy to study, easy to take in and more so, results in high passrates.

The Course

Our course can be taken to you, and our friendly staff will break the content down into manageable chunks in order to help you learn faster and ensure that delegates fully understand the course material, We believe in making professionals and their working environments safer, not just teaching them how to pass the test.

NEBOSH (National Examination Board of Occupational Safety & Health) General Certificate is the most widely held health and safety qualification of its kind in Liverpool and the rest of the UK, it is a “must” qualification for anyone working in health and safety or wanting to get in to the industry (latest statistics from NEBOSH indicate that 93% of current UK .

NEBOSH (National Examination Board of Occupational Safety & Health) General Certificate Liverpool is suitable for managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations making day-to-day decisions at work and who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues to be able to manage risk effectively.

What is the course comprised of?

The general certificate syllabus of NEBOSH (National Examination Board of Occupational Safety & Health) General Certificate Liverpool is based upon risk assessment and is designed to provide the underpinning knowledge that delegates to discharge more effectively their duties or functions in workplace health & safety.

Structure & Content: 14 days including a study day and examinations

Unit 1 – Health and safety foundation
Unit 2 – Policy
Unit 3 – Organising for health and safety
Unit 4 – promoting a positive health and safety culture
Unit 5 – Risk Assessment
Unit 6 – Principles of control
Unit 7 – Movement of people and vehicles – hazards and control
Unit 8 – manual and mechanical handling hazards and control
Unit 9 – Work equipment hazards and control
Unit 10 – Electrical hazards and control
Unit 11 – Fire hazards and control
Unit 12 – Chemical and biological health hazards and control
Unit 13 – Physical and psychological health hazards and control Unit 14 – Construction activities – hazards and control
Unit 15 – Incident investigation, recording and reporting
Unit 16 – Monitoring, review and audit


IOSH Managing Safely Liverpool

The ‘need-to-know’ key points about IOSH Managing safely in Liverpool and the UK

A growing number of the top-performing businesses in the UK appreciate that a more meticulous and proactive approach to ensuring workplace safety delivers productivity benefits and improved profitability. At Phoenix safety, we have brought this Ofqual-regulated, IOSH qualification to the northwest. IOSH Managing Safely Liverpool helps managers and supervisors take the right measures to influencing safety culture in their organisations.

This course, recognised by the Institute Of Workplace Safety & Health, addresses current issues facing employers, including how to manage uncertainty and adapt to long-term strategic trends affecting businesses, there is a strong focus on health and overall well being, including health hazards, conducting health assessments, and good practice.

Interested in taking the IOSH Managing Safely Liverpool course? You can find out more here.

Why IOSH Managing Safely Liverpool?

  • Time-efficient – spend less time away from work and still cover all of the key points
  • It includes key content, and techniques essential for employers
  • Our course is developed by IOSH and has the best interests of the professional workforce at its heart
  • An unparalleled range of support resources for both participants and providers alike

What are the benefits for businesses using IOSH Managing Safely?

  • Staff will gain essential knowledge related to where they work and the jobs they do
  • A course that goes beyond technical knowledge to give insights and skills that participants can then use to help improve performance, productivity and profitability within their organisations
  • The professional route needed to IOSH recognised health and safety training

What will my staff gain from this?

  • Completion of the course results in a qualification that meets business needs, making delegates more employable
  • A fantastic opportunity to invest in your career by providing applied knowledge and training to deliver the best safety and health management IOSH Managing Safely Liverpool uses tried-and-tested, engaging and interactive training methods to help learners gain knowledge easily and effectively

If you are based in Liverpool and are looking to provide your staff with IOSH recognised health and safety qualifications the view our course here.

Confined Space Training

What do I need to know when considering confined space training?

One of the recent potential pitfalls in workplace safety comes form setting clears rules on defining what is or isn’t a confined space. In itself this topic is open to individual interpretation and therefore lies an issue, and in recent years I have witnessed contractors attempting to declassify what can clearly be identify as an enclosed works location, in an attempt to bypass the costs associated with confined space works such as ensuring workers have received the correct confined space training. It is also not uncommon to see method statements for confined space work created by someone office based who hasn’t even seen the location first hand, and therefore perhaps without a working understanding of the hazards associated. A real appreciation of the hazards that confined spaces present to an organisations workforce is imperative in order to safeguard them during operational requirements.

Confined space training is a legal requirement.

The simple fact is that confined space works cover a wide range of industries and span many operational requirements, there are various working conditions and limitations to contend with and one plan does not fit every possible eventualities. Confined spaces are not just ‘holes in the ground’, and as industry and commerce begins to evolve in an increasingly competitive environment, so do the associated workplace locations and hazards. Appropriate consideration must be given to safe systems of work in each environment based on its own merits. It is a legal requirement that every employer has a legal duty of care to safeguard their employees or contractors during work. Equally important however, is that every employee or contractor recognise that they have a duty of care to ensure that safe systems of work are adhered to. Through active input from both employer and employee and the correct training, this should be possible.

Where do we come in?

Phoenix Safety run training courses in Confined spaces including a range of training courses on entry into confined spaces in its own right, a course on entry and working in confined spaces, and finally a training course on entry, working in and traversing confined spaces. These courses are a wise investment to ensure the safety of your workforce.

Confined Space Training course in the UK

Confined Space Training course in the UK.

So, you’re looking to take a confined Space Training course in the UK. In this blog we aim to cover everything you need to know about taking a confined Space Training course in the UK. Based on the training provided by the experts at Phoenix Safety and aimed at keeping you safe.

The dangers of working in a confined space. What’s the big deal?

It may not seem like it at first, but, realistically there are numerous potential dangers posed to those working in confined space environments, which can have catastrophic implications and sometimes have been known to result in fatalities if the correct precautions are not taken. This is why it is vital that business make sure that their staff are not only made aware of what signs of danger to look out for, but to also be able to work safely withing these environments. These skills must also be further compounded by knowing how to quickly respond to any hazardous situations that may escalate. Addressing these areas in advance will significantly improve the safety of any staff that may otherwise be at risk.

What defines a confined space?

There’s a lot more to defining a confined space than many people may initially think and and essential part of confined space training is being able to identify a potentially dangerous confined space.  It’s easy to assume the obvious, that a confined space is simply a small, enclosed area, however in reality. A confined space can include a variety of environments such as large chambers or tunnels; any space that is substantially enclosed could pose a potential risk, whatever its size.

In the 1997 Confined Spaces regulations was updated to help identify the specific risks of working in a confined space:

  • Serious injury arising from a fire, explosion or excess of oxygen
  • Loss of consciousness arising from an increase in body temperature
  • Loss of consciousness or asphyxiation arising from gas, fume, vapour or the lack of oxygen
  • Drowning arising from an increase in the level of liquid
  • Asphyxiation arising from a free flowing solid or the inability to reach a respirable environment due to entrapment by a free flowing solid

Under this this list as a guideline, if an area is substantially enclosed and also presents a reasonably foreseeable risk of one or more of the specified risks, then it should be defined as a confined space.

How can I protect my staff?

As the old saying goes “failing to prepare is preparing to fail” and in confined space working, it couldn’t be more true as putting the time in to plan in advance is vital. Employers must adequately protect their staff by law, and provide them with the correct knowledge and essential tools to ensure that they can return home safely at the end of each day.

Comprehensive training is essential to prepare employees for confined space working and here at Phoenix safety, we offer on of the most effective training solutions on the market. Able to meet you at your workplace and training taking place over only a few short days. We offer a flexible way to ensure the safety of you staff and meet health and safety guidelines.

IOSH Managing Safely Glasgow – Everything you need to know.

IOSH Managing Safely Glasgow – Everything you need to know about this must have for your management team.

What is IOSH managing safely?

First of all a small formality IOSH stands for The Institute of occupational Safety & Health. The IOSH Managing safely course is suited to all industries and sectors and is specifically aimed at giving manager and supervisors the  key knowledge to be able to tackle health and safety challenges with full confidence that they have a complete understanding of their responsibilities.

Why is IOSH Managing Safely so important?

IOSH is the worlds largest professional organisation and as the voice of the professional membership. IOSH bears the responsibility for and actively campaign on many major issues that affect millions of working people. as manetioned earlier, IOSH Managing Safely is designed to give delegates key skills in being able to responsibly manage health and safety issues in the workplace as recognised by this institution. Which makes it a valuable asset to any organisation which values the wellbeing of its workforce.

Phoenix safety offers a IOSH Managing Safely, fully accredited training courses in a wide range of areas from Liverpool to Glasgow.

Who can take the IOSH Managing safely course?

IOSH Working Safely is aimed at any employee, in any industry, to make them aware of the legal responsibility and how to help prevent accidents in the workplace including managers, supervisors and team leaders who are required to manage health and safety and wish to do so effectively and in compliance with their company’s policies, current health and safety legislation and industry best practice. The course gives the employer confidence in their staff that they have the correct tools to help them carry out tasks in a safe manner. The course is delivered over 4-5 days and certification is issued by IOSH. The course covers Safety Management, reactive and active monitoring, risk assessment and legislation.

Gas Freeing Confined Spaces Courses Manchester

Are you based in Manchester and am in need of gas freeing confined space training? Phoenix safety offers training to suit your requirements. Aimed at supervisors, managers, team leaders, safety advisers and anyone who has been given the responsibility for gas freeing confined spaces as part of safety procedure or permit to work system. Gas Freeing Confined Spaces Courses Manchester is synonymous with Phoenix safety.

What makes Phoenix safety unique is that our specially designed training course have given us the freedom to provide a high quality, bespoke training experience to delegates country wide.

This is a legal requirement under domestic law. Specifically, the health and safety at work act of 1974. and is essentially translates that employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees and others.

If you would like to find out more about confined spaces legislation, visit the page here.

What can I expect?

The course has been designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skill set to fully understand their duties and responsibilities under the confined space regulations act of 1998 as well as observing the correct methods and procedures involved in safely gas checking or freeing in a confined space.

Why chose confined space training with Phoenix safety

When it comes to the safety of your workforce it’s best to go with the experts. At Phoenix safety all of our trainers brings many years of real life experience together into a program perfectly designed to ensure that you are truly getting the best training services possible. Phoenix safety works with big and small companies alike in a huge range of backgrounds and it is our goal to work with you to enhance your practical skills that can be used everyday.

This is done by providing a hands on, practical learning experience using the full range of standard gas check methods in order to equip delegates with the best learning experience possible. We back this up with a written test to ensure that the theory is fully understood.

Upon completing our gas freeing in confined spaces course, Phoenix safety presents a certificate of competence to successful delegates.

Confined Space Training

Everything you need to know about confined space training.

The traditional description of a confined space is that of an area which is substantially enclosed, although note that not always entirely, and is one where the is a substantial risk of serious injury either from hazardous substances or conditions within the confined space, a good example of this would a lack of oxygen.

This is a valid concern as a number of people are killed or seriously injured in the UK each year as a direct result of poor safety practice when navigating confined spaces. Confined space training is useful for number of industries from those involving complicated machinery through to simple storage solutions so it is imperative that employees that required to work in confined spaces are equipped with the correct training and knowledge to get the job done safely.

Why do you need confined space training

The short answer is that it’s required by law. The confined space regulations act of 1997 requires that anyone who enters and/or works in a confined space must be trained and competent. At Phoenix safety, we lead the way in confined space training. We run courses including entry into confined spaces in its own right, a course on entry and working in confined spaces and a course of entry, working in and traversing confined spaces. All of which is guild accredited.

Why chose confined space training with Phoenix Safety

When it comes to the safety of your workforce it’s best to go with the experts. At Phoenix safety all of our trainers brings years of real life experience together to ensure that you are truly getting the best training services possible. Phoenix safety works with big and small companies alike in a huge range of backgrounds and it is our goal to work with you to enhance your practical skills that can e used everyday.

We don’t believe in death by power point. At phoenix safety we feel it is paramount that participants get involved in order to get a hands on experience. We have designed our course to be taken on the road so that we can best meed your needs.