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UCT Occupational Health and Safety | Short course

Registrations close: 6 June 2014
Course begins: 17 June 2014
Course fee:


 7 hours per week

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Course overview:

  • 10-week part-time short course presented online throughout South Africa
  • Learn the skills to manage occupational health and safety within any industry in South Africa and abroad
  • Gain a practical understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as the Labour Relations Act
  • Learn everything you need to know to effectively perform your workplace health and safety duties
  • Upon successful completion of the UCT Occupational Health and Safety short course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion, approved by the University of Cape Town

Watch the course video to find out more:

Meet past students, Derek van Rensburg and Frederick Paynter.

Course modules:

Module 1     General introduction
Module 2     Organisation for health and safety management
Module 3     Risk assessment and control
Module 4     Managing hazards
Module 5     Managing machinery, equipment and power sources
Module 6     Managing substances
Module 7     Managing health stressors and training
Module 8     Managing construction activities and incidents
Module 9     Emergency prevention, preparedness and response
Module 10   Laws and standards governing health and safety management

Who should attend this course?

The course is suitable for anyone interested in developing their occupational health and safety skills. More specifically, this course has been designed for managers, supervisors and safety representatives to be able to effectively discharge their workplace health and safety duties, and is an excellent foundation for those who want to follow a career in the discipline.

For more details, please contact:

Contact person: Nomfundo
Telephone: +27 (0)21 447 7565

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  1. UCT Start and Manage a Small Business short course
  2. UCT Practical Labour Law short course
  3. UCT Events Management short course

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Mandy Paddock

Skills infographic

UCT Occupational Health and Safety short course

Find out more about the skills you will learn on this course.

Meet Christian Basgen

Meet Christian Basgen

Christian Basgen is the Course Instructor for the University of Cape Town Occupational Health and Safety short course.


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