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About this course

This course takes a holistic and practical look at health and safety management in the manufacturing industry.

You will learn about the regulations and legislation governing safety in the manufacturing industry, as well as specific issues such as ergonomics, mechanical and electrical isolation and lockout, driven and moving machinery, hazardous waste management, incident investigation, evacuation procedures and so much more.

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Manufacturing Safety Management


Short Course


Fully Online


3 months


8 h/week

Pay as little as R665* / monthly

Flexible payment options available

Course summary
  • 14 Units

  • 3 months at 8 hours/week
  • Certificate included
  • Lecture-supported

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What you will learn about

This course contains 14 units and can be completed in 3 months at the recommended pace of 8 hours per week:

  • Unit 1: OHS Legal Framework in the Manufacturing Industry
  • Unit 2: Health and Safety Policies
  • Unit 3: Safety Management System
  • Unit 4: Health and Safety Training
  • Unit 5: Risk Management
  • Unit 6: Management of Unsafe Acts
  • Unit 7: Ergonomics in the Manufacturing Industry
  • Unit 8: Lockout and Isolation Management
  • Unit 9: Driven Machinery in the Manufacturing Industry
  • Unit 10: Managing Hazardous Chemical Substances and Biological Agents in the Manufacturing Industry
  • Unit 11: Waste Management in the Manufacturing Industry
  • Unit 12: Emergency Evacuation Management
  • Unit 13: Incident Management
  • Unit 14: Auditing and Compliance

With our structured approach to learning, you can quickly gain valuable knowledge and skills. All courses include onboarding information, video lessons, multiple assessment opportunities, and monthly live Q&A sessions with a subject matter expert.

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Outline the relevant legislation and regulations which govern safety in the manufacturing sector;
  2. Appraise the completeness of occupational health and safety policies;
  3. Explain the requirements and maintenance of a safety management system;
  4. Outline the required training areas and protocols, e.g. confined space, first aid, fire etc to achieve manufacturing safety compliance;
  5. Using risk assessment protocols, identify hazards and mitigation measures, in the manufacturing environment;
  6. Manage and identify unsafe practices and acts as relates to the manufacturing sector;
  7. Develop and implement an effective ergonomic plan and programme;
  8. Evaluate methods to ensure mechanical and electrical isolation and lockout;
  9. Classify protocols related to the management of driven and moving machinery in the manufacturing sector;
  10. Appraise various categories of chemical and hazardous biological agents specific to the manufacturing environment;
  11. Describe methods for the management of air, liquid and solid environmental waste;
  12. Outline the appropriate emergency evacuation procedure and protocols, as regulates the manufacturing sector;
  13. Detail applicable incident investigation and management processes;
  14. Design procedures for the audit and monitoring of health and safety in various manufacturing environments;

You can expect to gain practical skills in the following areas:

  • Regulations and legislation
  • Safety management systems
  • Risk assessment
  • Hazard identification
  • Ergonomics planning
  • Isolation and Lockout
  • Waste management practices
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Incident investigation
  • Auditing and monitoring

Is this course right for me?

Health and Safety Representatives, Safety Officers, Safety Managers, Project Managers, Operational Managers, Safety and Compliance Managers, Risk Assessors, HR personnel, Incident Investigators, Health and Safety Advisors, anyone working in a Factory.

This course aims to prepare individuals to manage health and safety throughout the manufacturing industry, through its practical application of the Regulations related to this industry, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.

By the end you will be able to develop, implement, and improve the health and safety plans, programmes and procedures of a manufacturing firm, whilst ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety legislation.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped to pursue a range of exciting careers such as:

  • Manufacturing Health and Safety Officer
  • SHE Representative
  • Safety Officer
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Safety Audit and Compliance Manager
  • Safety Manager

This course has been developed by an industry expert – Dr Angela Pike Bowles.

This course has been written around existing and familiar industry standards. The course is practical and comprehensive, and will prepare individuals for the complex requirements of ensuring safety management, within a manufacturing firm. The course exposes students to best practices in the management of HIRA and ensures that individuals can implement and maintain a comprehensive safety management system.

Read more about this course, and Manufacturing Safety Management issues in the below blog written by Dr Pike-Bowles.

Enhancing Safety in South Africa – iQ Academy

Earn industry recognised credentials

Students who complete this Short Course can claim 5 Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD) through membership with Saiosh. Saiosh is recognised by SAQA as a Professional Body for Occupational Health and Safety in terms of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008.

The acronym CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. In its simplest form, it describes the method of keeping track of and recording training hours as well as the knowledge, expertise, and experience one gains outside of on-the-job training.

A professional body will record and monitor each member’s professional learning and development. The professional body may recognise CPD achievements in points or hours. Membership with a professional body can provide students with career advancement opportunities and prove that their skills are relevant and recognised.

Learn more: What are CPD points and can they accelerate your career?

Please note: iQ Academy bears no responsibility for membership registration and other benefits with any professional body. The onus, therefore, falls on the student to ensure they register for a membership and claim their CPD points.


When can you start this course?

Our Short Courses are administered in various intakes throughout the year. Enrol for a date that suits you or enquire now if you’d like more information.


Short Course Admissions

  • Minimum of Grade 9 (Standard 7)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Alternate admission is possible on the basis of Mature Age exemption (23 years and older)
  • Ability to read and write in English, which is the language of instruction
  • Students should also possess a basic level of digital literacy skills

Our Short Course programmes are offered all year round, making enrolling easy and convenient anytime. Complete our online application form, and await a call from one of our friendly Enrolment Consultants.

At iQ Academy, we offer all our programmes exclusively through online learning. Students must have regular access to a device and a stable internet connection, whether via a mobile device or any other means.

Don’t worry about course materials, as they are all available online and can be downloaded to your smartphone, PC or tablet for offline use. We do not provide printed textbooks. If you prefer printed materials, you can easily download and print them yourself.

Our teaching and learning activities occur 100% online. If you require more information, please feel free to enquire now.

  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • An active email account
  • At least 1GB of data per month

Simple pricing, big value

Our course fees are all-inclusive, there are no hidden costs. Get access to feature-rich learning and exclusive student benefits.

Total course fee

  • All inclusive

  • Choose how you pay: Upfront or in monthly instalments

Monthly instalments

Pay as little as R665* / monthly

  • Interest free payment plans

  • Receive your digital certificate when you have finished paying off your plan

*Terms and deposit are subject to affordability. View our payment options for more information.

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Enhance your job prospects with a verified way to showcase your new skills and knowledge.
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  • Industry aligned

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Short Course FAQ’s

Our short course programmes are courses that can be completed over several weeks or months, depending on the course you enrol for. Short courses are designed to complement a working professionals lifestyle through flexible distance learning. Assessments are done through the submission of assignments, no exams are required.

Our curricula are developed by industry experts and are internally quality-assured and approved by our Academic Board. Our short courses are institutional programmes and are non-credit bearing. For more information on our institutional registration and accreditation status view our accreditations.

Short courses are typically non-credit-bearing programmes, affording students the opportunity to build their professional credentials without the higher cost and time associated with studying for a university degree or qualification.

There are no written examinations for short courses. As part of your learning, you are encouraged to complete short quizzes throughout each unit, which help you build and test your knowledge. You must complete and submit one formative assessment at the end of each unit. To meet the requirements for a course, you will have to pass the final summative assessment at the end of the course, before you can get certified.

Once you have completed your course, you will get an iQ Academy Short Course Certificate. Your certificate demonstrates that you have acquired industry-relevant skills which can enhance your promotional and employment opportunities. In order to qualify for a certificate you will need to:

  • Pass all your assignments
  • Pay up your student account

Our short courses integrate interactive media with e-learning activities as well as online recorded lectures. The following learning activities form part of the overall learning path:

  • Reading activities
  • Multimedia activities such as video clips and podcasts
  • Self-reflections
  • Case studies
  • Assessment activities & compulsory submission of formative and summative assessments