UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

Presented in collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter.

Duration

10 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7-10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

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The confidence to implement workplace safety measures and manage occupational health and safety in your business.

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The ability to fulfil your business’s legal obligations by ensuring staff are given occupational health and safety training

3

Recognition for your new skills from Africa’s number one University1, and a powerful proof of competence in Occupational Health and Safety on your CV


1 Top Universities (2019)

ACCREDITED BY SAIOSH

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GetSmarter is accredited by the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh), a South African Qualifications Authority registered professional body for occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals. Saiosh administers professional accreditation and industry insights for OHS professionals in South Africa. By completing this Occupational Health and Safety online short course from the University of Cape Town (UCT) you’ll gain locally recognised and Saiosh-endorsed professional skills.

Saiosh has accredited this online short course as meeting the academic requirements for 5 CPD points. As such, students may be eligible to qualify for Saiosh membership at a technical or associate level, depending on their years of work experience. The criteria for Technical Membership includes an accredited certificate at NQF level 5 or equivalent, as well as two years’ experience. Should students not meet this criteria, they can apply for a non-professional Associate Level Membership, which requires an NQF level 5 certificate or equivalent, and less than two years’ experience.* This UCT course is at an NQF level 5 equivalent, but is not credit bearing.

*The Saiosh registration board is responsible for determining the grade of students when applying. Thus, GetSmarter and UCT bear no responsibility for the claiming or validation of these endorsed professional skills with Saiosh.

CONVENOR

Dr Meryl du Plessis

Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of the Witswatersrand

Du Plessis holds Bachelor of Commerce, LLB and LLM degrees from Rhodes University, as well as a PhD in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town. Her research interests are in the areas of labour and social security law, with particular emphasis on access to work for disabled persons, occupational health and safety, and workers’ compensation. She is the author of the 2017 book Access to Work for Disabled Persons in South Africa: A Rights Critique. She has also published several articles and research reports, both locally and internationally, on labour and social security law.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who have already had the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1
Introduction to OHS
Module 2
Organisation of health and safety management
Module 3
Risk assessment and control
Module 4
Managing hazards
Module 5
Managing machinery, power sources and other equipment
Module 6
Managing hazardous substances
Module 7
Managing health stressors and training
Module 8
Managing construction activities and incidents
Module 9
Preventing, preparing for and responding to fires
Module 10
Managing health and safety performance
SYLVESTER MOYO - PAST STUDENT image

"It really is so helpful to be able to learn things that you can put into practice at the same moment you learn them, with the ultimate result that you improve your personal value
and your workplace in one go."

SYLVESTER MOYO - PAST STUDENT

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