The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 requires a business to provide information, instruction, training, and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of employees.

Sadly, many businesses fail to do this adequately, and many more fail to evidence what they do. Adopting a health and safety culture not only helps to protect your people—it can also enable your business to control costs and create a more productive workforce.

Did you know, last year in Great Britain alone1:

  • 135 workers were killed in work-related accidents.
  • 561,000 working people sustained an injury at work (according to the Labour Force Survey).
  • 60,645 injuries to employees were reported under ‘Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations’ (RIDDOR).
  • 35.2 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.
  • £20.7 billion was the estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions.

Reducing your risk can result in cost savings

Creating a safe workplace is about more than rules and regulations to keep you on the right side of the law. Adopting a health and safety culture can help reduce the risk of accidents, injuries and complaints—and, therefore, claims.

This means that a safer workplace can have an impact on the underwriting of your insurance and risk—potentially helping to lower your insurance premiums. It can also play a part in nurturing a more motivated and productive workforce as it can help to improve employee wellbeing.

Remember, looking after your employees’ mental health is just as important as looking after their physical health and safety highlighted by the fact that 875,000 workers suffered work-related stress, depression or anxiety in Great Britain from 2022/20232.

Key benefits of workplace training include:

  • Greater productivity — fewer hours lost to sickness and accidents.
  • Improved organisation-wide safety awareness culture and appreciation of safety measures.
  • Active staff involvement to improve the workplace.
  • Enhanced reputation within the supply chain.

Training courses delivered by Gallagher

Gallagher has the ability to deliver a wide range of training courses, from a bespoke course for your business to an Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) certified training course, including the IOSH Managing Safely course and IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course.

IOSH Managing Safely Course

The IOSH Managing Safely course aims to provide managers, supervisors, and staff with the knowledge to manage health and safety in their organisations. Gallagher offers the course over three days, and it has proved an invaluable and helpful tool for anyone needing an understanding of the health and safety issues they may face in their business.

2024 Course Dates

Remote Learning

  • 20–23 February
  • 13–16 May
  • 10–13 September
  • 12–15 November


  • 11–13 June
  • 15–17 October


  • 18–20 March
  • 11–13 November

London (Walbrook)

  • 19–21 March
  • 1–3 October


  • 9–11 April
  • 15–17 October


  • 19–21 March
  • 26–28 November


  • 16 - 18 April

IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors Course

The aim of the IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course is to give a clear explanation of the principles of good business sense when it comes to managing health and safety in the workplace. The course is aimed at individuals who have overall operational or strategic accountability for an organisation, are responsible for determining and implementing effective health and safety management and monitoring its success.

2024 Course Dates

Remote Learning

  • 23rd April
  • 14th October

Get In Touch

If you would like to book a place on an upcoming IOSH course delivered by Gallagher, please let us know by getting in touch via the details below:

0800 138 7538


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