Health & Safety


Health & Safety – May 15, 2013

1-day course 

Venue: Westgate Business District 24 Preciziei Blvd., Building H5, Groundfloor

About the course

Working safely is for people at any level, in any sector, needing an understanding of the essentials of health and safety. Everyone at work should know why they must ‘work safely’ – and this course offers exactly that.The courseisn’t supposed to turn delegates into safety experts, but it focuses on why health and safety is important, and how individuals can make a real difference to the wellbeing of themselves and others through changing their behaviour.

It is an ideal introduction for Facilities Managers wanting to ensure that they are following good practice, and it covers all the key areas relevant to day-to-day operations, including:

  • Identifying the hazards and evaluating risks in the workplace
  • Using appropriate workplace precautions for specific risks or seeking advice on workplace precautions
  • Assisting managers in preparing written risk assessments
  • Following their organisation’s health and safety policy
  • Co-operating and communicating on health and safety matters
  • Carrying out work activities without risk to themselves or others
  • Reporting relevant accidents and incidents and actively monitoring activities in the workplace.

Course content

IOSH Working Safely Course Modules

1. Introducing working safely

It’s not unusual for people to think that accidents only happen to ‘other people’. This module stresses the realities of the human suffering behind the statistics and emphasises the importance of personal responsibility.

2. Defining hazard and risk

This module puts ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ into everyday language, and uses familiar examples to show what can happen. Importantly, it makes it clear that even something that is very simple or repeated over and over again can go wrong, with serious consequences. Focusing on the six broad hazard groups, delegates are asked to think about the hazards and risks they come across in their own work.

‘Risk assessment’ is demystified – delegates learn that we all carry out informal assessments day in, day out.

3. Identifying common hazards

All the main issues are covered in this module – entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise and the working environment, slips, trips and falls, and manual handling. Each area is backed by crystal clear examples and recognisable scenarios, and useful summaries reinforce the key learning points.

4. Improving safety performance

This module deals with systems and processes, making sure that all the key terms are explained clearly. The session bridges the gap between management and workforce, encouraging delegates to see the importance of engaging staff actively in safety issues. Other areas – including contract work, inspections, safe systems and permits, protective equipment, signage, emergency procedures, reporting and health checks – are all focused on from the delegate’s point of view.

5. Protecting our environment

A short but effective introduction to waste and pollution leads into a look at how organisations and individual team members can get involved in reducing environmental impacts. Memorable and thought-provoking facts and figures help drive the points home.

IOSH Working Safely Certification

On successful completion of a short answer test delegates will receive an IOSH accredited certificate. The assessment procedure for this course consists of a short 20-minute closed book 10 question multiple-choice paper and a hazard spotting exercise.

How to attend

Please fill in the following form and sent it at, or call 021.403.41.20.


465 Euro + VAT for RABO members
520 Euro + VAT for non-members

The course trainer:

Beth Goodyear MBIFM AIEMA Tech IOSH

Beth is a Facilities Management professional with over 15 years experience in Operational and Strategic FM and extensive experience of both in-house and outsourced FM roles. Prior to starting FMHS Consulting in early 2006, Beth held the coveted role of ‘Head of FM’ at Ascot Racecourse where she received praise from HM Queen Elizabeth II for her work during Royal Ascot.

Beth is a member of the BIFM and was voted in as Individual Representative on BIFM Members Council in 2011, she is also the immediate past Chair of the South West Region and remains an active committee member. She is a professional member of IFMA, an associate of IEMA and a holder of the Nebosh H&S Diploma. Since starting FMHS Consulting in January 2006, Beth has completed a diverse range of FM consultancy projects for large national clients and has also established herself as an experienced and professional trainer and speaker, specialising in Facilities Management, Health & Safety and Management Skills.

Alongside her work with FMHS Consulting, Beth works as an Associate for a number of respected organisations, including FM Guru and BIFM Training for whom she regularly runs courses. She is an assessor for the ILM NVQ Level 3 qualification in FM offered by BIFM and a tutor for the new BIFM level 4 qualification. Beth is an IOSH accredited trainer and regularly runs IOSH certified courses including the 1-day Working Safely and 4-day Managing Safely courses.