Africa College of Technology

Occupational Certificate: Safety, Health and Quality Practitioner (Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner) Level 5

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About Course

The primary objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for the role of an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner. In this capacity, Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners function as facilitators and advisors to employees and management, offering guidance on safety and health matters within the workplace. Their responsibilities include monitoring and inspecting the workplace, recording and investigating incidents and accidents, and implementing and maintaining Occupational Health and Safety systems to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

What Will You Learn?

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, a qualified learner will have the ability to:
  • 1. **Workplace Inspection**: Conduct inspections of workplaces and environments to identify occupational health and safety hazards and assess the associated risks in relation to the work being performed.
  • 2. **Hazard Control**: Facilitate and support actions aimed at eliminating or controlling hazards to minimize risks within a designated work area.
  • 3. **Employee Representation**: Advocate for the needs and concerns of employees regarding Occupational Health and Safety matters, ensuring their voices are heard.
  • 4. **Management System Implementation**: Collaborate in the planning and execution of operational Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems within the organization.
  • 5. **System Monitoring and Improvement**: Continuously monitor and enhance the effectiveness of operational Occupational Health and Safety systems to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • In summary, this qualification equips learners with the competencies needed to identify hazards, mitigate risks, represent employee interests, participate in management system planning, and continually improve Occupational Health and Safety within the workplace.

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