Certificate Program in Workplace Health & Safety

This course will provide an in-depth knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) practices within Pakistan and abroad. Topics covered will include the history of OHS, the role of risk management in OHS practice, the health and economic consequences of occupational injury and disease, national and international bodies with regulatory and advisory roles in OHS and the tools available to OHS professionals for the control and minimization of workplace injury and illness.

Who Should Attend?

The aim of this unit is to understand skills of workplace health and safety like the role of risk management in OHS practice, the health and economic consequences of occupational injury and disease etc.

Course benefits:

The aim of this unit is for learners to develop an understanding of how employers and employees must comply with health and safety legislation and be aware of other regulations applicable to their working environment.

Contents

  • Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Employers’ and employees’ duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work
  • Consequences for non-compliance with health and safety legislation
  • The requirements for training and competence in the workplace
  • The ways in which health and safety information can be communicated
  • Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
  • Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
  • Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work
  • The process for carrying out a risk assessment
  • Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
  • Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces
  • Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment
  • Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace
  • State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health
  • Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace

o List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid