This Program teaches employers, management and appointed personnel how to organize and put in place a safe work environment and to ensure the health, safety and security of personnel and others in the workplace.  The Program teaches and explains how to conduct risk assessments and to identify hazards and risks, and explains many types and categories of risks in many workplaces including construction sites, schools, restaurants, hotels, factories and stores – and how to overcome them.

Implementing the knowledge taught and advice given in this Program will help avoid accidents which can affect employees and employers and help avoid injury, reduced output, accident investigation and legal costs.  The Program deals with accident-prevention actions, risk assessment and implementation of health and safety rules and measures.

This Program will assist in developing a successful career in health & safety management (including occupational health and safety) and many related Human Resource (HR), and general supervisory and managerial positions.  Health and safety training is vital for a huge range of employment positions and careers, including office-based, production/manufacturing/construction, catering and others – in fact, any involving people; and it is also essential knowledge for all managers, directors and business people responsible for staff and employees.  Increasingly, companies are looking for specialist health and safety professionals, and this Program will provide the training and understanding needed to allow those who study it to apply for and efficiently carry out such posts and responsibilities.


  • Managing workplace health & safety; legal matters, responsibilities; hazards, risk assessment, policy.
  • Workplace safety, buildings, environs, layout, housekeeping, equipment.
  • Accident prevention, avoiding trips and falls.
  • Fire safety: ignition sources, fuel, oxygen, combustible materials.
  • Fire risk assessment, eliminating fire hazards, precautions, fire extinguishers.
  • Working at height, ladders, mobile platforms, roof work.
  • Building & construction sites, traffic, waste.
  • Equipment: training, hazards and dangers, safety guards, controls.
  • Equipment positioning and layout, space, maintenance, tools, gas, pressure.
  • Transport, route planning, movement of vehicles, planning aisles.
  • Materials handling equipment, systems, training, supervising operators.
  • Electricity, current, circuits, conductors, insulators, power, hazards.
  • Noise, vibrations, risks, potential damages, machinery and precautions, controlling noise.
  • Hazardous and explosive substances, storage of dangerous substances.
  • Radiation: risks and exposure, machines with radioactivity risks.
  • Occupational skin diseases, causes, prevention
  • Catering, kitchens, food preparation, cleaning and hygiene.
  • Potential injuries in kitchens, dermatitis worries, premises management, H & S officers.
  • Psychological health, stress, job design, counselling.
  • HR policy, harassment, bullying and equal opportunity.
  • Educational establishments, hazards, injuries, school grounds, supervisors, staff, fire, medical facilities, stairs.
  • Health protection, first aid, accident control; liability insurance.
  • VDUs, protective equipment, training.

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