The primary objective of this programme is to empower learners with a knowledge and awareness of safety and health in the workplace and environment. The course addresses the various responsibilities of the role players accountable for safety and health in the workplace and raises visibility of the common risks and hazards that can cause workplace injuries or environmental damage. It also highlights the danger that natural or man-made emergencies can cause with the intention that awareness in the learner will prevent death, injury and damage especially in emergency situations. The following topics are covered in the course:
Module 1: Duties with Regard to Safety and Health in the Workplace
Module 2: Workplace Safety, Health and Environment
Module 3: Emergency Procedure in the Event of Unexpected Disasters
Module 4: Preventing Workplace Hazards
Who should complete the course?
This course is designed for a wide target audience. All employees, employers, workers, Health and Safety Representatives, and Health and Safety Committees should have this information at hand to ensure safe working environments.
How will learners benefit?
By completing the Safety, Health and Environment Induction course, learners will be able to:
- Identify the various responsibilities in the workplace with regard to safety and health.
- Identify what safety, health and environment means.
- Be familiar with some common causes of injuries in the workplace.
- Identify potential emergencies that could affect the workplace.
- List the roles and responsibilities of the various emergency response teams.
- Understand the importance of using personal protection equipment.
- Know the need for good housekeeping in the workplace.
- Know effective ways to prevent hazards in the workplace.
Once the course has been completed, learners can evaluate their understanding by completing the summative assessment consisting of 15 questions to test ownership of health and safety regulations