Accredited Professional Diploma Occupational Health and Safety

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The International Workplace Health and Safety Certificate qualification is accredited by ASCB, one of the world’s leading international accreditation bodies, respected for its integrity, practicality, and impartiality. The accrediting body 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 International Oil and Gas Safety qualification is recognized internationally.

The UK accredited 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.

The Professional Diploma is unique in that unlike other HSE programs it has a specific unit on security management. The other unique feature is that it has both international regulations, and UAE Federal HSE regulations enabling 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

There are two modes of study.

Distance Learning

This is a self-study option which gives students the flexibility to study at their own pace.

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 by reference to key UAE Federal health and safety regulations. 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.

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 the health and safety hazards in the workplace, 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.

PD 3: Security

Security is a major concern for all organizations and security arrangements are part of overall HSE framework in organizations. Procedures have to be in place to address security and risk management and to assess and manage threats to protect people and assets. There is a recognised need for security to protect people, assets, operations, and the environment against the possible threats of injury and loss or damage by criminal, hostile, or malicious acts. Security threats are acts or conditions that may result in the compromise, or damage, loss, or destruction of property, or disruption of operations. This Unit address the essentials of security and risk management, crowd management and conflict management.

Project Assignment:

A project assignment must be submitted at the end of the course. The assignment is to carry out a risk assessment of the 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
  • PD 3 – 50 Multiple-Choice Questions

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