Accredited Professional Diploma Occupational Health and Safety

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The Professional Diploma in OHS qualification is accredited by one of the world’s leading international accreditation bodies, respected for its integrity, practicality and impartiality. ASCB belongs to the Global Accreditation Forum (GAF), an international association for accreditation,
which promotes best practices in quality assurance worldwide. This recognition means that the Professional Diploma in OHS qualification is recognized internationally. The Professional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is designed for individuals aspiring to have a career in health and safety. The program is specially designed to provide individuals with the expertise required to follow a career as a Health and Safety practitioner. It enables HSE practitioners to be well-equipped to deal with the challenges of working and enforcing the HSE regulations in a diverse workplace.

Modes Of Study

  1.  Distance Learning – This is a self-study option which gives students the flexibility to study at their own pace.
  2. Blending learning – This is a combination of 14 virtual sessions and self-study.

Course Contents

PD 1: Health And Safety Management

This Unit outlines the basis of health and safety law and how organisations and individuals can become liable for health and safety offences. Roles and responsibilities for health and safety are discussed. The principles of risk assessment will be considered and their practical implementation discussed in relation to the management of the various hazards that are likely to be present in a typical workplace.

Chapter 1: Regulating health and safety
Chapter 2: Loss causation and incident investigation
Chapter 3: Identifying hazards, assessing and evaluating risks
Chapter 4: Risk control
Chapter 5: Organisational factors
Chapter 6: Human factors
Chapter 7: Measuring health and safety performance

PD 2: Common Hazards & Fire Safety

This Unit consists of two parts:
Part 1: Common Hazards in the workplace
Part 2: Fire safety
When steps are taken to prevent workplace health and safety hazards, the risk of injury and illness to workers is reduced. Injuries and illness can also hinder continuity, compromise the welfare of the employees and cause significant loss of time and money.
Fire is a risk for all businesses. The section on Fire Safety considers the mechanism of fire and outlines the main principles and practices of fire and explosion prevention and protection.

Part 1 Common Hazards
Chapter 1: Workplace welfare
Chapter 2: Work equipment
Chapter 3: Chemical agents and biological agents
Chapter 4: Physical agents
Chapter 5: Ergonomics
Chapter 6: Psychological agents

Part 2 Fire Safety
Chapter 1: The importance of fire safety in the workplace
Chapter 2: Principles of fire risk assessment
Chapter 3: Emergency Planning and Response
Chapter 4: Fire regulations

PD3 Project Assignment

A project assignment has to be submitted at the end of the course. The assignment is to carry out a risk assessment of a workplace.

Diploma Examination

The multiple-choice examination is 2 hours for each unit.

  • PD 1 – 50 Multiple Choice Questions
  • PD 2 – 50 Multiple Choice Questions

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