Basic Certificate in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE Level 2)

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About Course

This course is appropriate for persons that are responsible for the supervision of health and safety in the workplace. This course provides supervisors, team leaders, department heads and junior managers the knowledge and qualification to manage and promote safety in the workplace
This OSHA based course is the most effective way to jump-start your career in Health, Safety and Environment. Participants will increase their chances of being hired, promoted or gain a new skill that will be useful in their organisation, make a career change, launch a consulting career or create an avenue to earn income as a trainer, inspector or consultant
This course is for those saddled with the responsibility of managing HSE in the workplace or on projects. It is also for HSE practitioners who seek to validate their experience by gaining an international certificate and for persons new to HSE who need training and a recognized certificate to launch them into this new career path or job position.
This course is also for all employees and those newly employed in any organization. Fresh Graduates, Undergraduates, Civil Servants, all persons engaged in the workplace.
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What Will You Learn?

  • Principles of Health and Safety Management
  • The Legal Framework
  • The Factory’s Act and Other Laws
  • Health and Safety Management Systems
  • The elements and principles of a health and safety management system
  • Policy; Organising; Planning and implementing; Measuring performance; Auditing; Reviewing performance
  • The principles of ISO 45001 and ILO;OSH 2001
  • Risk Assessment
  • The risk assessment process in the context of a health and safety management System
  • How to conduct a suitable and sufficient risk assessment
  • HSE’s Five Steps to Risk Assessment
  • Measures for controlling risks
  • Hierarchical approach to risk control
  • The importance of and relationship between incidents and accidents,
  • Definitions/interpretations of incidents and accidents
  • Accident causation (Immediate causes, Underlying causes, Multi-causation)
  • The main considerations when appointing a contractor
  • Contractor vetting to assess competence and resources
  • Contractor monitoring
  • Safe systems of work End-of-contract review
  • How consultation can contribute to an improved health and safety culture
  • Purpose, functions and rights of a safety representative
  • The Role of the Supervisor (Receiving New Starters, Record Keeping, Safety Briefings, Emergency Evacuation Procedures)
  • Legal requirement for safety committees
  • Processes for forming and constitution of safety committees
  • Functions and operation of a safety committee
  • Developing a Positive Health and Safety Culture

Course Content

Pre Course Test
The aim of this pre course test is to measure your perception of what Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is and also to know your current knowledge on Occupational Safety and Health. Some of the questions are general OSH questions that may not be treated in this module but in the OSH Advanced module. They are however included here so as to interest you in varied concepts that are part of the OSH Body of Knowledge. Please attempt all questions. Welcome to the OSH Basic Diploma Course The test contains 20 questions

  • Pre Course Test

Module 1 – Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

Module 2 – Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Principles

Module 3 – Health and Safety Program and Regulations

Module 4 – Managing Health and Safety

Module 5 – Occupational Safety and Health Policy

Module 6 – Providing a Safe Workplace

Module 7 – Tools of the Safety Auditor (Hazard Analysis)

Module 8 – Tools of the Safety Auditor (Safety Inspection)

Module 9 – Tools of the Safety Auditor (Accident Investigation)

Final Course Assessment

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