IDSE Safety Level 6 Diploma for GradIOSH

LEVEL-6-SAFETY Diploma for GRADIOSH
What is Grad IOSH?
Graduate Member (Grad IOSH)

This category is for people who are working towards becoming Chartered Members. They will be asked to complete Initial Professional Development (IPD). To qualify for this level of membership, you’ll need to have completed an IOSH-accredited degree level qualification. As a Graduate Member, you can use the letters Grad IOSH after your name. All Graduates maintain a CPD record.
List of accredited courses for Graduate membership:
> NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma
> IDSE Level 6 Diploma
> British Safety Council IDIPOSH
> NVQ Level 5

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IDSE Level 6 Diploma
IDSE (International Diploma in Safety engineering) is a Level 6 International Qualification certified by NCFE UK and Accredited by IOSH for GRADIOSH Membership.

Qualification Structure

The qualification has been carefully designed to meet industry requirements for occupational safety and health provisions. The existing diplomas in OH&S provide only generic information about occupational health and safety and are more information oriented. However, both units of IDSE have been designed in such a manner that the successful professionals of Unit 1 will be able to establish, implement, maintain, manage and continually improve the OH&S Management system based on any standard including OHSAS 18001 or ISO 45001.

Similarly, Unit 2 has given more emphasis on the engineering related skill, knowledge and information for the requirement of occupational safety and health provisions at the workplace. The Unit 2 provides the professionals with the core knowledge of engineering which they can translate into skill base for engineering design assessments, material failure modes, incident investigations, reliability engineering, structure analysis, equipment selection, engineering risk assessments, engineering control designs and assessments, mathematical and geometric calculations and much more.

Eligibility Criteria
Unlike other Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, IDSE requires candidate to meet any of the following criteria for registration. The criteria have been established so that only competent professional may apply for IDSE to increase the success rate of the qualification.

-Level 3 certification in OH&S (IOSH Accredited only) + 3 years OH&S experience, Or
-A graduate degree in Science subjects from reputable university (60% score) + 1 years OH&S experience, Or
-Four years engineering degree (B.E or BS Engg Min 60% aggregate) from a reputable university

Exam Pattern

IDSE is assessed via 2 closed book written exams ( Each units) comprising total 150 Marks in each exam. Time allowed for each examination is 5 hours.
Note: There will be two sections in each exam i.e. Section A and Section B. Both section need to be completed the same day without any break in between.
10 Reasons your should prefer IDSE
-It has 2 units assessed through 2 subjective type written exams (No reports/ Projects).
-The contents of IDSE are more professional and skill oriented.
-Assessments are more relevant and believe us, it will not be an English language test like other HSE Diploma do
-Result within 15 working days after the exam and certificates within 15 working days after the result (in case you qualify)
-You can sit both exam separately i.e. with a gap of 2 months to 12 months between both unit exams
-You can opt to have exam date of your choice (You will need to confirm exam date by payment and 4 weeks prior to your date of choice)
-IDSE fee package is much competitive than other HSE level 6 diploma
-It is being offered in Distance Learning so you can study at your own pace. Our online trainer support will guide you whenever you will find any difficulty
-It has eligibility criteria for registration. So all registered professional will meet the minimum eligibility criteria to ensure maximum pass rate for IDSE.
-Diploma awarding body is NCFE UK which is an Ofqual regulated largest Certification Body with a history of more than 150 years

IDSE Syllabus and Scheme of Assessment
Unit 01
Achieving Continual Improvement in OH&S Management System
1.Assess the planning of an OH&S Management System from continual improvement perspective
1.1 Assess and evaluate the context of organization based on complexity of the processes and nature & scale of the organizations i.e. from small simple organizations to very large organizations with complex operations
1.2 Assess and review the OH&S policy for its effectiveness, continual improvement of OH&S MS and the alignment with strategic direction of the organization
1.3 Design an OH&S Management system with clear inputs and outputs using process approach to management system
1.4 Outline the key processes in the OH&S Management system
1.5 Assess the risks and opportunities inherent with the planning of an OH&S Management System from the organization’s context
1.6 Report on the effectiveness of planning an OH&S Management system
1.7 Investigate loopholes in the planning phase for the OH&S Management system
1.8 Justify the competence of personnel involved in the planning of an OH&S management system commensurate with nature and scale of the organization
1.9 Present a case for cost benefit analysis of an effective OH&S Management system to the top management

2 Assess the established & Implemented OH&S Management System from the continual improvement perspective
2.1 Identify and manage the resources for the implementation of an OH&S Management system
2.2 Review and evaluate the sufficiency and adequacy of documented procedures as per nature and scale of the organization
2.3 Outline the competencies requirements for the implementation of key processes of OH&S Management system
2.4 Present a case for the requirement of operational controls as required
2.5 Review and assess the requirement for maintaining & retaining documented information
2.6 Justify the implementation of an OH&S Management system in the organization from the health and safety culture perspective
2.7 Review the internal and external communications necessary for effective implementation of an OH&S Management system
2.8 Justify the arrangements necessary for complying with applicable legal and other requirements
2.9 Identify and report on risks and opportunities pertaining to implementation of an OH&S Management system
2.10 Evaluate the arrangements for control on subcontractors regarding OH&S Matters
2.11 Review and evaluate the established performance indicators for measuring the effectiveness of implementation
2.12 Justify the OH&S Objectives and goals commensurate with OH&S Policy
2.13 Compile a report on the utilization of resources for OH&S to be efficient and effective in view of continual improvement for an OH&S Management system
2.14 Evaluate and report the relevance of the implemented OH&S Management system with planned one
2.15 Report on the effectiveness of the implemented OH&S Management system
2.16 Review and evaluate the sufficiency and adequacy of the arrangements against potential emergency situations

3 Review and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the inspection and audit process for OH&S Management System
3.1 Justify the frequency and type of inspections and audits (Internal & External) for the OH&S Management system in the context of organization
3.2 Review and assess the necessary competencies requirement for the personnel involved in inspections and audits
3.3 Manage the provisioning of effective training as per the complexity of processes and evaluate the effectiveness of imparted training
3.4 Evaluate the quality of inspections and audits
3.5 Present a case for the requirement of resources for inspections and audits
3.6 Review and assess the effectiveness of inspection/ audit criteria
3.7 Identify the requirements for any measuring and monitoring equipments including any calibration arrangements for OH&S Management system processes
3.8 Review and assess the risks pertaining to inspections and audits
3.9 Evaluate the arrangements to measure the degree of conformance of the OH&S Management system against the established criteria
3.10 Review and interpret the legal requirements and incorporate them into the organization’s inspection and audit process
3.11 Investigate the root causes for the non conformances/ incidents and suggest corrective actions
3.12 Review and assess the inspection and audit objectives and deliverables
3.13 Evaluate the arrangements for preventive actions in context of the organization

4 Review and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of Management Review process for the OH&S Management System
4.1 Review and evaluate the arrangements for analysis of the OH&S Management system performance
4.2 Review and evaluate the arrangements for evaluation of the OH&S Management system performance
4.3 Review and evaluate the quality and number of inputs for management review
4.4 Report on performance of the OH&S Management system to the top management
4.5 Present a case for the resource requirements to implement the decisions made by top management
4.6 Review and evaluate the requirements to change the OH&S management system and its possible implications
4.7 Manage the change in the OH&S Management system subsequent to Management review decisions
4.8 Report on progress of action plans for implementation of decisions subsequent to Management Review
4.9 Explain the OH&S Management system deliverables in context of continual improvement in quantified manner subsequent to decisions made in Management Review

Unit 02
Principles and Application of Science and Technology in Safety

1 Assess and apply basic principles of Chemistry at the workplace for occupational health and safety
1.1 Evaluate the hazards due to the nature and form of chemical agents and suggest control measures from hierarchy of control perspective. This should include the transportation hazards associated with the chemical agents.
1.2 Explain the current developments in identification, measuring and monitoring and control of chemical agents at the workplace
1.3 Identify and interpret the legal requirements for use, storage and transportation of chemical agents
1.4 Explain the human physiology with natural immunity and defence mechanism against chemical agents
1.5 Identify the requirements and application of personal protective equipments in a chemical environment for sufficiency and adequacy including future design requirements of PPEs
1.6 Explain the features of an emergency preparedness and response procedure for accidents related to chemical agents
1.7 Identify the requirement of operational controls with clear direction to what and how should the human involvement be eliminated/ reduced
1.8 Outline the physio chemical hazards of inflammables at the workplaces
1.9 Present a case for the possibility for use of clean energy with cost benefit analysis and implications on occupational health and safety

2 Assess and apply basic principles of Physics at the workplace for occupational health and safety
2.1 Evaluate the hazards due to the physical properties of materials and suggest control measures from hierarchy of control perspective
2.2 Explain various forms of energy including the law of conservation of energy and their potential implications on health and safety at workplace
2.3 Explain Momentum, Inertia, Moment, Acceleration, Impulse, force, load, power, work, pressure, material stress, strain, heat, friction, Flow, Light, Noise, Vibration, and their significance from occupational health and safety perspective
2.4 Explain lever, pulley, screws, slope, wheels, pendulum and their significance from occupational health and safety perspective
2.5 Inspect & Evaluate a mechanical structure for its strength and durability in a given condition
2.6 Explain the human physiology with capabilities and capacities from an ergonomics perspective

3 Assess various inspection techniques and their applications for mechanical equipments
3.1 Explain current/ prevailing non destructive testing methods and their utility for ensuring safety of tools and equipments
3.2 Explain current/ prevailing destructive testing methods and their utility for ensuring the safety of tools and equipment
3.3 Identify and evaluate the cost benefit analysis and the frequency of inspections and testing of tools and equipments
3.4 Identify and justify the testing requirements for a bespoke designed product (Tools/ Equipments)
3.5 Review and identify the testing requirements for a refurbished/ modified product for occupational safety and health provisions
3.6 Justify the preference of an inspection method (From choice of prevailing NDT methods or any other prevailing destructive testing methods) over the others in a given environment for a specific work equipment etc.
3.7 Explain the reasons and contributory factors for material failures of tools, equipments or structures leading to unsafe conditions at the workplaces
3.8 Assess the risks of measurement uncertainty including the calibration frequency and its provisions

4 Assess the designs of tools, equipments or structures for their reliability for use in a given environment from an occupational health and safety perspective
4.1 Explain the common end user requirements for tools and equipments to be incorporated in design
4.2 Explain the role of a well designed tool, equipment or structure in occupational safety and health
4.3 Evaluate the design with respect to stated and implied use of tools, equipments and structures
4.4 Explain the design flaws which may compromise occupational safety and health at the workplaces
4.5 Explain the requirement of international standards of ASME (American Society of Mechanical engineers) in occupational safety and health from product design perspective
4.6 Explain the requirements of current/ prevailing design testing software and their implications on occupational health and safety provisions
4.7 Review a material failure investigation and suggest the design or any other changes

5 Assess the occupational health and safety risks from electricity at the workplaces
5.1 Explain the principle of electricity
5.2 Explain common terminology related to electricity including current (Alternating and Direct), resistance, voltage, single phase, 3 phase, circuits (Series and parallel), arcing, short circuiting.
5.3 Assess various electrical protection devices for their suitability of use in a specific work environment
5.4 Assess various electrical appliances for the risks to their users and other persons in varying work environments
5.5 Review and evaluate the sufficiency and adequacy of engineering controls against electricity hazards at the workplaces to ensure health and safety provisions
5.6 Analyze and evaluate the emergency preparedness and response procedure for its relevancy and completeness from electricity risks perspective
5.7 Evaluate the training and skill requirement by the workforce for safe use and maintenance of electrical appliances
5.8 Identify and assess prevailing electrical appliances and machinery being used in various industries with detailed hazards and risks in familiar and unfamiliar situations and environments.
5.9 Identify the potential risks of explosions from electrical appliances including any contributory factors which may give rise to the likelihood or severity

6 Assess the occupational health and safety risks from fire at the workplaces
6.1 Explain the principle of fire in context of fire initiation and propagation control
6.2 Identify type of raw materials being used at workplaces from fire propagation perspective
6.3 Justify the fire plan of the organization for its effectiveness with respect to its nature of work, size and context
6.4 Evaluate the emergency preparedness and response for potential fire occurrences within the workplaces due to the nature of work they carry out.
6.5 Review the organizational arrangements for controlling the fire spread and suggest the corrective actions
6.6 Explain common fire initiation causes in the organizations including the suitable control measures commensurate with nature, size and their context
6.7 Identify the current technologies being used across the globe for escape and rescue during fire and/ or other emergency situations and their use in specific workplaces
6.8 Outline the latest developments for fire extinguishing and their possible use in specific workplaces
6.9 Describe the training and skill requirements for emergency escape, fire control in specific organizations with varying nature and scope of work
6.10 Identify and interpret the legal requirements for safety arrangements against fire occurrences and how to incorporate them into organizational arrangements for compliance.

7 Assess the occupational health and safety risks from nuclear and other radiations hazards
7.1 Explain the principle of fission and fusion reactions in atomic power plants with emphasis on the requirements of occupational safety and health
7.2 Evaluate known type of radiations for their potential effects on OH&S
7.3 Explain the available engineering controls for containment of radiations and the limitation of their uses
7.4 Identify and interpret the applicable legal requirements for the exposure limits of various radiations
7.5 Explain the role of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding occupational safety and health against nuclear radiations

8 Assess the Biological health hazards at the workplace and the application of suitable controls
8.1 Explain common biological agents at the workplaces and the occupations which pose most risks
8.2 Assess the significance of health hazards due to presence of biological agents within the workplace
8.3 Justify the control measures commensurate with the level of risk against biological hazards
8.4 Assess the workplace hygiene conditions and the awareness amongst the workers regarding biological hazards
8.5 Identify and interpret the legal requirements regarding the control of biological hazards and hygiene
8.6 Explain various methods for detection and containment of biological agents
8.7 Explain the use of engineering controls as measures against biological hazards for a range of occupations and workplaces

9 Assess the significance of operational controls against a range of hazards at the workplaces
9.1 Explain engineering control options against the known occupational safety and health hazards
9.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of existing engineering controls deployed in the organization
9.3 Present a case to the top management for cost and benefit analysis for deploying engineering controls against a number of known hazards
9.4 Explain suitable engineering controls for a range of equipments that are known to have a potential explosion hazard
9.5 Assess the situations and their implications on OH&S where engineering controls may fail
9.6 Design the requirement of redundant engineering controls against significant hazards

10 Assess the requirement of information Technology for Occupational Health and safety within the workplaces
10.1 Explain the latest developments and innovations in Information Technology for occupational health and safety
10.2 Explain the use of Information Technology for training & awareness, communications, incident investigations, control of documented information for OH&S in a specific organization
10.3 Propose the utilization of Information Technology against a range of Occupational Safety and health hazards
10.4 Explain the role of information technology in identification of hazards, their risk assessments and use of benchmarking techniques for applying control
10.5 Identify and evaluate the requirements for an IT based OH&S Management system for its continual improvement

11 Assess various mechanical devices used in industries for Occupational Health and safety at the workplaces for their suitability of use in specific environments.
11.1 Explain various types of valves used in the process industries with possible implications on occupational safety
11.2 Explain various types of pumps used in the industries with possible implications on health and safety
11.3 Explain Pascal law and its applications within industries
11.4 Explain the use of locking and braking devices and their potential applicability at the workplaces

Scheme of Assessment
Unit-1
Type of evidence : End of course closed book assessment
Assessment criteria :Question paper comprising 150 total marks. 50% marks required to pass the assessment. Question paper will cover all 4 elements of the Unit 01 with section A and Section B. Section A will comprise 5 case studies (10 Marks each) where student will be required to assess and evaluate the situation and present a case for possible options for continual improvement including identification of root causes, systematic approach to find the problem statement, suggesting effective corrective actions etc.
Section B will comprise 10 question (10 Marks each) in which the student’s knowledge and skill will be tested for managing real time industry’s problems related to OH&S
Additional information :The assessments for unit 01 will be designed in such a way to measure the knowledge and skill of the students to analyse, evaluate and continually improve OH&S Management system in complex industry environments. The students will be gauged how effectively and efficiently they can handle familiar and unfamiliar OH&S issues and assessing the implications. They will also be able to provide a cost benefit analysis and calculate the risks and opportunities when required .

Unit-2
Type of evidence : End of course closed book assessment
Assessment criteria :Question paper comprising 150 total marks. 50% marks required to pass the assessment. Question paper will cover all elements of the Unit 02 with section A and Section B. Section A will comprise 5 case studies (10 Marks each) where student will be required to assess and evaluate the situation and suggest suitable engineering controls from a range of hazards Section B will comprise 10 question (10 Marks each) in which the student’s knowledge and skill will be tested for identifying hazards, assessing risks and suggesting suitable controls
Additional information :The assessments for unit 02 will be designed in such a way to measure the knowledge and skill of the students regarding operational controls in Part A and regarding overall suitable controls from a range of hazards from various industries