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You can now download our full IOSH Managing Safely Project Assignment Guide as an eBook to use on the go!
Here's a taster of what's inside:
Part of achieving your IOSH Managing Safely accreditation involves completing a project assessment about your workplace. To help you complete the assessment we have put together a 6 Part step-by-step guide.
Each stage of the process is covered thoroughly on our 4-day IOSH Managing Safely course, with plenty of time and opportunity to ask the trainer if you are not sure about anything. The course is arranged so that you are able to complete the project bit by bit over the four days.
The project assessment is based on your own work environment.
The person marking the assessment will not be the trainer who taught you and will not know anything about your workplace. While this gives you some valuable licence (which may be helpful) you will need to make sure you explain clearly things which may be obvious to you and those who work around you. You also need to be consistent as each part of the assessment relates to the others.
As with all assessments, the best advice is to read carefully what each of the sections requires and take your time.
To gain the accreditation there is also a multi format exam to complete; we've also put together some tips for completing the IOSH exam.
The project consists of a series of six forms you will need to complete and these follow a logical sequence.
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Are you a new trainer? Does the idea of training a large group bring you out in a cold sweat? Is even picturing them naked just not helping to calm your nerves?
Well sweat no more and banish those nudes from your mind. There's a simple way to face groups and deal with the various challenges they may offer.
All it takes is an understanding of the dynamics of group development. Once you know how groups of people function and develop, it becomes simple to deal with them and simple to teach them.
We explore the subject of group development in depth on our Brighton-based Train the Trainer Course, which is the ideal course for those new to training looking to build their knowledge and confidence in the discipline.
So when facing groups in training, what you need to remember is that all groups will go through four stages of development. Here, I'll outline what those stages are and how best to deal with them from a trainer's perspective.
There is an art to being a great trainer or teacher; something our train the trainer facilitators know very well!
If you look at the quotes below by some of the world's most respected scholars you can begin to understand what makes a great teacher or trainer so special. Note the reoccuring themes:
- People learn by doing
- Great teachers can empathise with their audience
- It's not what you teach but how you teach it
- You cannot make people learn, you must help them discover
- Learners should be encouraged to feel emotion (you can make them laugh, surprise them, pull them in with a story - I've written about using stories to assist learning before).
- The teacher and learner is a two way relationship; engagement is key
So let's take a look at what some of the greatest ever minds have to say about teaching.
Visual aids in training are a particularly useful tool for engaging and exciting your delegates.
On our 2-day Train the Trainer Course, we show you how to best use visual stimuli in your sessions in order to make you a better trainer.
Of course, visual aids on the own won't make you an amazing trainer, but they certainly help to capture delegates interest.
We thought what better way to run through the different types of visual aids you can use than in a visual format? So that's what we've done in this post. We hope you enjoy!