About this course
This course takes a holistic and practical look at health and safety in the office environment.
You will learn about the identification, analysis and monitoring of hazards and risks in the workplace while also covering the role of organisational culture, management and the safety practitioner in maintaining safe and healthy work environments.
Occupational Health and Safety Management
Flexible payment options available
- 14 weeks at 8 hours/week
- Certificate included
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What you will learn about
This course contains 13 units and can be completed in 14 weeks at the recommended pace of 8 hours per week:
- Unit 1: Safety Culture
- Unit 2: Personal Ownership of Safety
- Unit 3: Management’s Role in Safety
- Unit 4: Safety Practitioners
- Unit 5: Office Safety Management
- Unit 6: Hazard Identification
- Unit 7: At-Risk Behaviours
- Unit 8: Unsafe Practices
- Unit 9: Risk Assessment
- Unit 10: Evaluation Tools
- Unit 11: First Aid
- Unit 12: Construction Industry
- Unit 13: Confined space
With our structured approach to teaching, you will be able to acquire valuable knowledge and skills with ease. All courses include an orientation week, assessment and feedback opportunities as well as guided lesson plans from your course lecturer every week.
Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
- Outline the process that should be followed to promote a safety culture in the workplace;
- Explain the importance of taking personal ownership for safety in the workplace;
- Assess the role of management in safety;
- Outline the characteristics and qualities of a successful safety practitioner;
- Implement Occupational Health and Safety legislation in the office;
- Support management in the identification of hazards;
- Plan training interventions;
- Prepare a communication plan to communicate health and safety matters to employees;
- Identify and manage at-risk behaviors in the workplace;
- Manage unsafe practices in the workplace;
- Use collected data to conduct a risk assessment;
- Discuss the evaluation tools used for safety and risk analysis;
- Conduct first aid management in the workplace;
- Manage safety in the construction industry; and
- Manage safety in confined spaces.
You can expect to gain practical skills in the following areas:
- Corporate culture and safety
- Hazard identification
- Hazard analysis
- Hazard monitoring
- Risk identification
- Risk analysis
- Risk management
- First aid
- Management of risk and unsafe behavior of employees
Is this course right for me?
HR professionals, team leaders, supervisors, and senior managers of an organisation who are directly responsible for the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Safety Representatives, Fire Marshalls, Health and Safety Officers or Safety Officers, construction managers (CR8.1) and Line Constructors.
This course aims to prepare individuals involved in the health and safety of an organisation to implement the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and any amendments thereof in the workplace.
By the end you will be able to develop, implement, and improve the health and safety plans, programmes and procedures of an organisation while 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:
- Safety Representatives
- Fire Marshalls
- Health and Safety Officers
- Safety Officers
- Construction Managers
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 10 (Standard 8)
- Grade 12 or NQF 4 equivalent preferred
- 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
In order to secure a spot in any cohort, students are required to first successfully complete the application process and register by the cohort registration deadline. Registration includes documentation submission and payment of the course fee, there are no registration fees.
Fees payable upon registration will differ depending on the payment option you choose, your Enrolment Consultant will explain this in detail during the application process.
At iQ Academy, we have transitioned all of our programmes to be exclusively delivered through online learning. This means that our students must have regular access to a device and a stable internet connection, whether it’s through a mobile device or any other means.
Don’t worry about course materials, as they are all available online and can be downloaded. Although we do not provide printed textbooks, most of our courses have printable e-books that you can access at your convenience. If you prefer printed materials, you can easily download and print them yourself.
Our teaching and learning activities primarily occur online, which means that you will participate in online classes and learning activities. 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 for online-only courses
- +/- 500MB of data for internet-supported courses
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Short Course FAQ’s
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 this course. As part of your learning, you are encouraged to complete short quizzes throughout each module, which help you build and test knowledge. You will be required to complete and submit one summative assessment at the end of each module. To meet the requirement for this course, you will have to pass the final summative assessment for each module, 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
- Email a certified copy of your ID document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your certificate will be couriered to you at no extra cost provided you confirm your delivery address and it is accurate and up-to-date.
All short courses are lecture-led. The mode of delivery is distance education and all instruction takes place on our student portal, iCan. Your course lecturer will prepare a teaching and learning plan for the duration of the course as well as lesson plans for each week. Students should work through the learning material independently, according to the course schedule in the iCan Calendar. Support is available for academic and technical-related queries on iCan.
Your lecturer will also host regular online classes. The content covered will be in line with the course schedule and weekly lesson plan. Sticking to the schedules provided will ensure you don’t miss out on any opportunities to learn and ask questions. In between classes you can engage with your lecturer directly on iCan or you can discuss the learning content with other students in the discussion forums, which are set up per module for your convenience.
Our short courses integrate interactive media with e-learning activities as well as traditional didactic components such as written notes. There are also opportunities for collaborative learning through discussion forums. The following learning activities form part of the overall learning path:
- Reading activities
- Multimedia activities such as video clips and podcasts
- Online announcements of activities and assignment submission
- Discussion forums
- Case studies
- Live online lectures
- Assessment activities & compulsory submission of formative and summative assessments per module