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IOSH Passport to Safety

Course Overview

Please note: this course covers the same content as IOSH Working Safely however upon successful completion, you will receive a photo card as opposed to a certificate. If you would prefer to receive a certificate, please click here.

An understanding of health and safety principles and practices is essential for every workplace. This interactive e-learning course has been assessed and approved by IOSH and is course is recognised by CSCS as an equivalent to a Level 1 Award in health and safety in a construction environment.

IOSH are the biggest health and safety membership organisation in the world and the only chartered body for H&S professionals. Established for more than 70 years with over 40,000 members across 99 countries, there is no doubt you are receiving quality training.

Who would benefit from this training?

Working Safely is suitable for people at any level, in any sector, needing a grounding in the essentials of health and safety.

Individuals will benefit by gaining a nationally recognised certificate in health and safety training that meets government's guidelines and is a 100 per cent match to the Health and Safety Executive's 'passport' syllabus.

On completion of this course you will receive a confirmation email that you have successfully completed your training. The accredited certificate from the Institution of Occupational and Health (IOSH) will be posted to you by Royal Mail Signed for 1st Class delivery and it should be with you within 2-3 weeks of your completion date.

Please note: it is recommended that learners retake the IOSH Working Safely course every three years.

Green Labourer Card - Important note

On 5th May 2017 the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) announced that it will be suspending the recognition of the IOSH Working Safely certificate via e-learning as an approved route to obtaining the green Labourer card. The same suspension applies to IOSH Passport to Safety.

CSCS will continue to accept applications for the CSCS Labourer card with the e-learning IOSH Working Safely certificate up until Friday 12th May. After this date the suspension comes into force.

Please visit the Labourer card page on the CSCS website for further details on approved qualifications that lead to the green Labourer card.

To see the CSCS announcement, click here.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

IOSH Passport to Safety is split into five interactive modules:

  • An introduction to working safely; the principles of why working safely is important.
  • Defining hazard and risk; recognising risks in the workplace and understanding the application of risk assessments.
  • Identifying common hazards; understanding how hazards arise and how to prevent them.
  • Improving safety performance; understanding how systems and processes can be put in place to improve safety performance and how these relate to all levels of the workforce.
  • Protecting our environment; how organisations and individuals can get involved in reducing environmental impacts.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 6 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


Upon completion of the e-learning material, you must sit an online assessment. The assessment consists of 21 multiple choice questions and three hazard spotting exercises. Candidates who successfully complete the assessments will be sent an accredited card from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

The cards are a simple way to demonstrate that you value health and safety. The cards can be used:

  • to show the standard and level of training
  • as an identification card
  • as a site card

Security features including expiry date, photo, hologram and signature mean the cards are more tamper and fraud proof than a certificate.

What our customers have said

Easy to use and understand. I especially liked being able to do the exam online without the troubles of waiting for dates or traveling to far off test centres. Thank you.
19/04/2016 AC
I really enjoyed the course materials provided and the voice of the tutor was extremely comforting and a plus to learning the course materials. Thank you
11/03/2016 DM
Reading out the points is better than reading page after page and basic drawings made it clear
24/01/2016 RM
Ease of navigation.
30/10/2015 AB
Nice and easy to use
30/10/2015 MS
I liked the clear illustrated modules, and that the questions gave you a chance to think about the training rather than being spoon fed
22/09/2015 BP
The diagrams of the items that were being described fitted perfectly
MJ 30/07/2015
I enjoyed the simulations I am an Arabic Native speaker so English is my Second language the colours,signs, characters and flow of information were done in a way that keep you learning and entertained
GA 27/05/2015div>
It's good to be able to start and stop the training whenever you want
MM 31/03/2015
I found the module very easy to understand with all the required information suited to the course
CF 11/02/2015

Cost and Discounts

£95 + VAT - This cost is for a single user and gives access to the course content and online test for 6 months.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more). For further information please email, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-885089.

How it Works

Delivered to you over the internet, this interactive course allows you to study at your own pace, anytime, anywhere.

After registering, you have 6 months to complete the course and pass the online test. After this time, your access to the training and test will be removed.

The online training material will take approximately 6 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning course, you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

In addition, you must complete a timed, 1 hour online assessment. The course contains a number of quizzes throughout to test your knowledge and ensure you are ready for the final assessment.

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