UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (UCT)

Occupational Health and Safety online short course

Course starts 4 December 2017

Course information

Registration Closes:
28 November 2017
Course Starts:
4 December 2017
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
ZAR R12,900Options Available
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
28 November 2017
Course Starts:
4 December 2017
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English

Introduction

By law, all companies in South Africa with more than 20 employees are required to have official health and safety measures in place. 1

However, many businesses often lack the full knowledge and understanding of their legal responsibilities in safety management or are unsure where to begin when it comes to implementing workplace OHS measures as well as effective occupational health and safety training. As such, the skills needed for managing occupational health and safety have become an important requirement for every business.

Learn how to implement workplace safety management measures; manage OHS in your business; and implement occupational health and safety training amongst your staff with this UCT online short course.

1 Source: labour.gov.za

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What will set you apart

Add more value to your business  with the UCT Occupational Health and Safety online short course by learning to:

  • Address and promote good standards of occupational health and safety within your organisation
  • Ensure your business is compliant with South Africa’s Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Fulfil your business’s legal obligations by ensuring staff are given occupational health and safety training
  • Improve employee satisfaction and increase financial returns
SAIOSH Course Accreditation Logo Accredited by the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh)
Learners who successfully complete this course qualify to be professionally registered as Technical Members with Saiosh who is the registration board of IOSH SA the professional body for Occupational Safety and Health Professionals in South Africa, recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

Course curriculum

This UCT Occupational Health and Safety online short course arms you with the most relevant teachings in the OHS industry, ensuring you are an invaluable safety management asset to any organisation. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to OHS
  • Course Module 2: Organisation of health and safety management 
  • Course Module 3: Risk assessment and control
  • Course Module 4: Managing hazards
  • Course Module 5: Managing machinery, power sources and other equipment
  • Course Module 6: Managing hazardous substances 
  • Course Module 7: Managing health stressors and training 
  • Course Module 8: Managing construction activities and incidents
  • Course Module 9: Preventing, preparing for and responding to fires 
  • Course Module 10: Managing health and safety performance

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

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When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 4 December 2017.

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