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.
This course contains 13 units and can be completed in 4 months 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 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.
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:
Health and Safety Officers
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.
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.
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 so you can participate in online Q&A sessions and learning activities. If you require more information, please feel free to enquire now.
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: