IOSH Working Safely Course Hertfordshire Schools

Sixth Form Support – Key Safety Skills for life

barnwell upper school

Jade Clarke, Mobeen Kausar,Hamza Zafar, Jane Davis (Teacher), Jordan Winter

Working Safely Course – Why study this course?

In Britain in the last decade, 53 under 19s were killed at work and over 13,000 suffered major injuries. More than 42,000 other teenagers were also hurt at work. The John Henry Newman and Barnwell Schools in Hertfordshire have understood the need for Health and Safety training and want to provide a competitive advantage for school leavers especially for the BTECH courses and for those students seeking apprenticeships.  These are the first schools in the UK to have provided IOSH working safely training.

 What are the benefits for students?

  • Key life skills in hazard and risk identification
  • Students gain a clear advantage by an enhanced C.V.
  • Employers state 75% more chance of an interview
  • Nationally recognised certificated training

Training is delivered and led by an IOSH approved First4Safety tutor. First4Safety are approved IOSH training providers and who are working in partnership with Hertfordshire schools. For students who successfully complete the final assessments, they will receive a nationally recognised IOSH Working Safely certificate.


By the end of the training students will be able to:

  • Identify common hazards in the workplace.
  • Be aware that some types of injury or ill-health can occur after
    prolonged exposure.
  • Identify factors that constitute a satisfactory working environment.
  • Appreciate how individual actions may endanger colleagues or
    those passing through the workplace.

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