Occupational Health and Safety, Diploma, Full-time – BCIT (2022)

Level 1 (15 weeks) Credits BSYS 1009Business Information Systems

Get a step up on your basic computing skills exploring Office 2003. This course begins the process of teaching the business students to appreciate the microcomputer as an aid to management. It provides an introduction to basic business software, which includes the following: MS Windows XP, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, the Internet and the World Wide Web.
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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3.0CHEM 1115Chemistry 1 for OCHS

Introduces basic inorganic chemistry. Topics include chemical bonding, stoichiochemistry, formula writing, solution preparation, oxidation and reduction, acid-base theory, titration calculations and buffer solutions. Laboratory exercises consist of qualitative and quantitative analysis. Good laboratory techniques including WHMIS are emphasised.
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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5.0COMM 1188Communication 1 for OCHS Professionals

This course introduces students to the communication needs of professionals working in OCHS. It covers writing clearly and organizing and presenting information for readers in short reports and instructions. Students also deliver a short oral training session for an OCHS audience.
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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3.0MATH 1881Technical Mathematics for OCHS

Emphasises the integration of problem solving strategies with mathematical skills in the context of relevant occupational health and safety applications. Topics include unit conversion (metric and imperial, ppm, ppb), ratio/proportion, area/volume calculations, linear, logarithmic and exponential functions with appropriate curve fitting (least squares), vectors and trigonometry. Applications include chemical mixtures, rinsing problems, fluid/air flow, container volumes, noise relationships, force diagrams, radioactive decay, scaling drawings.
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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4.0OCHS 1101BC OHS Legislation

Explores occupational health and safety legislation in BC. The history of BC legislation and how it has evolved sets the tone for discussions on the current legislative system, enforcement, and recent prosecution trends. Introduces the BC Workers Compensation Board structure, mandate, policies, and procedures. Applies key sections of the BC Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation to the workplace. You need access to a copy of the BC legislation. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 1100.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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3.0OCHS 1111OHS Fundamentals

Provides an overview of the occupational health and safety field and discusses how health and safety relate to an organization's overall management system. Introduces leadership commitment, open communication, and legal accountability as core concepts that form the basis for effective safety programs. Explores the wide variety of functions within the field and the resources available for the safety generalist. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 1000.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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2.0OCHS 1201Accident Causation and Analysis

Introduces concepts of how accidents are caused and provides evidence to support the analysis and investigation of these causes. Analyzes a variety of sources, from historical perspectives to current behavioural theories, and their application to today's workplaces. Discusses accident investigation and interview techniques, and their legal, moral, and ethical implications. Reviews and analyzes a number of accident scenarios throughout the course. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 1200.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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3.0PHYS 1288Applied Physics 1 for OCHS

Studies basic physical principles and applies them to relevant situations in the OCHS technology. Topics include kinematics, vectors, dynamics, statics, friction, energy, and simple machines. The labs emphasise measurement, data analysis, and experimental techniques as they relate to the lecture material.
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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5.0 Level 2 (20 weeks) Credits BHSC 1207Human Biology for Occupational Health and Safety

This course presents information on the structure and function of human organ systems under normal conditions and in response to challenges from the environment. Specifically we explore ways in which organ systems respond to challenges in various work environments. Structure and function of lungs, skin, liver, kidneys, endocrine organs, ears and eyes are discussed, and potential occupational hazards impacting these organs and related systems are identified. Finally we discuss abnormal function of these organs arising from their interactions with specific hazards.
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.
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2.5BLAW 1100Introductory Law for OCHS

Introduces the student to the Canadian legal system including its development, constitutional law, the Charter, torts, contracts and business relationships.
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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2.0CHEM 2215Chemistry 2 for OCHS

Offers an applied approach to melding established chemical principles to chemical hazards, their problems and solutions. Terminology encountered in the field is related to principles such as acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, stoichiometry, equilibrium, chemical bonding, simple thermodynamics, etc., that are linked to potential and real chemical hazards. Laboratory exercises and field trips are designed to complement and integrate lecture material. The language of practical and theoretical applications is emphasized.
Prerequisite(s):

  • 50% in CHEM 1115

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5.5COMM 2288Communication 2 for OCHS Professionals

This course builds on the skills you learned in COMM 1188. It covers a professional career portfolio, job interview skills, literature reviews, persuasive writing and presentations, and report writing. You will also research, design, and “sell” a proposal for change on an OHS topic.
Prerequisite(s):

  • 50% in COMM 1188

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4.0MATH 2882Statistics for OCHS

Graphical presentation of statistical data including Pareto analysis. Measures of central tendency and variation. Binomial and Normal probability distributions. Confidence limits and hypothesis testing for means and proportions. Regression and correlation. If time permits, chi-squared test for independence. Applications to data and problems relevant to Occupational Health Technology.
Prerequisite(s):

  • 50% in MATH 1881

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4.0OCHS 2101OHS Legislation

Explores the general concepts of legislation relevant to the safety field. The history of the Canadian legal system sets the tone for introducing the concepts of workers' compensation, safety regulation, due diligence, consultation, and enforcement. Critically compares OH&S systems in Canada, the United States, and around the world. Introduces Canadian federal legislation and other safety regulations. You need access to a copy of your governing OH&S legislation. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 2100.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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3.5OCHS 2201Safety Program Design

Discusses how to coordinate, develop, implement, and maintain an OH&S program within an organization. Explores how political, cultural, economic, and industry climates as well as corporate and personal values influence safety culture. Introduces management commitment, employee involvement, communication, supervision, education and training, safety recognition, safety policy, and safety committees. Provides legal, moral, and economic reasons for implementing a safety program. Outlines how to develop the policies and procedures required for a written OH&S program including workplace inspections, accident investigations, record keeping, first aid, ergonomics, emergency preparedness, job hazard analysis, training, work procedures, and regular program review. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 2200.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • OCHS 1101 or OCHS 2101

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3.5OCHS 2321Workplace Hazards and Controls 1

Examines health and safety hazards and controls in a variety of work environments. Includes building and plant layout, lighting, ventilation, automated lines, systems, and processes, sanitation and personnel facilities, personal protective equipment, manual materials handling, and electrical safety. Explains how to successfully eliminate or reduce the hazards and risks associated with several work processes. Reinforces the hierarchy of controls - engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment. Discusses both historical and current issues. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 2320.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • OCHS 1111 and OCHS 1101

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3.5OCHS 2341Workplace Hazards and Controls 2

Examines health and safety hazards and controls in a variety of work environments. Includes building construction, excavations, blasting, ladders, work platforms, hoisting equipment, confined space entry, fall protection, mobile equipmemt, equipment guarding, lock-out, hand and power tools, welding, and cutting. Explains how to successfully eliminate or reduce the hazards and risks associated with several work processes. Reinforces the hierarchy of controls - engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment. Discusses both historical and current issues. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 2340.)
Prerequisite(s):

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  • OCHS 1111 and OCHS 1101

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3.5OCHS 2421Hazardous Materials Management

Introduces legislation regulating hazardous materials used, transferred, and stored in the workplace and the environment. Fully explores Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) requirements. Investigates lead abatement and asbestos management options in the workplace. Discusses the education and training requirements for hazardous materials. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 2420.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • OCHS 1101

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3.5OCHS 2441Emergency Preparedness and Response

Focuses on the reduction of the effects of disasters through established and proven workplace emergency plans, procedures, and training. Evaluates the issues that arise prior to, during, and immediately following an emergency, as well as the long-range recovery challenges that follow. Discusses the development of an emergency response team and its implications. Includes an overview of community and government disaster services. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 2440).
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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3.5PHYS 2288Applied Physics 2 for OCHS

Covers areas of fluids, thermal physics, vibrations, waves and electricity, as well as light and properties of radiation. Topics in fluids include fluid pressure, buoyancy, and fluid dynamics. Topics in thermal physics include kinetic theory of gases, specific and latent heat, thermal expansion, and heat transfer. Vibrations and waves covers types of simple vibrations, waves, standing waves and resonance and sound. Topics in electricity include DC and AC circuits and electrical safety. Particular attention is paid to the importance and interpretation of noise measurements in the workplace.
Prerequisite(s):

  • 50% in PHYS 1288

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5.5 Level 3 (15 weeks) Credits BUSA 3720Business Fundamentals

Introduces the principles of organizational behaviour, workplace relationships, negotiation skills, conflict resolution, the change process, and team building. Discusses how to successfully run your own OH&S consulting firm, how to register a business, small business bookkeeping, setting goals, taxation, marketing, and determining charge-out rates.
Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of at least four OCHS courses numbered in the 1000 and 2000 series.
3.0CHEM 3315Organic Chemistry for Occupational Health and Safety

Surveys the various classes of organic compounds likely to be encountered in the workplace. Naming, structure, chemical and physical properties, industrial uses, toxicity and occupational hazards are emphasised. Practical work provides experience with organic compounds and processes.
Prerequisite(s):

  • 50% in CHEM 1115

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5.0COMM 3388Advanced Communication for OCHS

This course prepares students for the Safety Program Review (SPR) completed at the end of the second year. Students write proposals, design questionnaires, negotiate a Term of Reference, deliver progress reports, and conduct an evaluation of a few elements of a safety program. They also present their findings to industry sponsors, the OCHS program head, communication instructor, and classmates.
Prerequisite(s):

  • 50% in COMM 2288

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3.0HRMG 3220Industrial Relations for OCHS

Presents an introductory analysis of the fundamental issues and facts of labour-management relations. Special emphasis is given to collective agreement content and interpretation, bargaining and basic labour economics.
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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3.0OCHS 3201Safety System Analysis

First course is a series (OCHS 3201, OCHS 4201, OCHS 4221) on how to analyze (audit) the effectiveness of an organization's occupational health and safety program and overall safety system. Explores several measurement and analysis tools and investigates various approaches used to determine safety program effectiveness. Explains and contrasts compliance analyses and best practice analyses. Describes several methods for designing and administering review criteria, questionnaires, perception surveys, interviews, and a final report. Analyze either the workplace inspection component or the safety committee component of a safety program at an organization of your choice. Plan to spend about twelve hours at the workplace you choose. Observe the work and the work environment, review documents, administer a questionnaire, and conduct interviews. Present the results of your component analysis in a final report. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 3200.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • OCHS 2201

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3.0OCHS 3301Occupational Hygiene 1

A theory course introducing the recognition and control of physical hazards in occupational hygiene: noise, vibration, temperature extremes, pressure extremes, nonionizing radiation and ionizing radiation. Explores practical applications including assessing and interpretation of physical hazard-related OH&S Legislation and selection of appropriate engineering, administrative, and PPE controls for these physical hazards.
Prerequisite(s):

  • MATH 1881 and PHYS 2288 and (OCHS 1101 or OCHS 2101)

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2.0OCHS 3311Occupational Hygiene Laboratory 1

This is a practical hands on course in the use of occupational hygiene instruments and procedures for the collection of exposure and other data for the physical occupational hygiene agents commonly encountered in the workplace. The student will be able to learn the use of the instruments most commonly used to evaluate noise, vibration, temperature extremes, nonionizing radiation and ionizing radiation in the workplace. The student will use these practical skills to collect data and prepare a technical report at a workplace.
Prerequisite(s):

  • MATH 1881 and PHYS 2288 and (OCHS 1101 or OCHS 2101)

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3.0OCHS 3361Workplace Hazards and Controls 3

This is the final and most advanced course in the Workplace Hazards and Controls series. The course is effectively divided into two sections. In the first section the student is introduced to OHS systems in a number of industry sectors (petroleum, forestry, railway, aviation, etc.) and to several advanced OHS topics (arc flash, traffic control). In the section section, the student is introduced to the practice of full scope risk management. Risk management topics covered include loss categories and the relationship between loss control and risk financing in the practice of risk management.
Prerequisite(s):

  • OCHS 2321 and OCHS 2341

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3.0OCHS 3521Ergonomics

Covers human factors in the scientific study of people at work. Emphasizes strategies and techniques for improving worker safety, health, efficiency, and comfort. Discusses recent trends in the ergonomics field, including the physical working environment, adaptation of tools and the workplace to the worker, equipment design, impacts on productivity, and the importance of involving workers and management in all ergonomics program efforts. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 3520.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of at least four OCHS courses numbered in the 1000 and 2000 series.

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4.0OCHS 4421Fire Safety Planning

Begins with the history of fire and how its use and misuse have influenced humanity over the centuries. Theory segments include the chemistry of fire, fire hazards and causes, and fire statistics. Introduces applicable legislation including fire codes and regulations. Discusses fire prevention activities, occupancy requirements, and construction considerations for fire safety. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 4420.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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3.0 Level 4 (20 weeks) Credits CHEM 4418Industrial Chemical Processes

This course examines the chemical processes used in various B.C. industries, the chemicals used, the chemical reactions, the products manufactured, the waste products and pollutants produced. The chemical hazards and the toxicity of the chemicals workers may be exposed to are emphasised.
Prerequisite(s):

  • 50% in CHEM 3315

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4.0CHSC 1488Engineering Concepts for OCHS

Covers test procedures for mechanical properties: nondestructive testing and failure analysis, the basic concepts of engineering materials including metals, alloys, plastics, and ceramics.
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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4.0COMM 4488Writing Safety Program Reviews

This course assists students with their industry Safety Program Review (SPR). Students spend one day per week gathering information at the company, conducting interviews, designing and administering a questionnaire, reviewing safety-related documentation, and inspecting workplace conditions. They also research relevant legislation for the company chosen and using this information, students evaluate the program and present their findings to industry sponsors, the instructor, and the OCHS program head. Students work with industry representatives, handle correspondence, and write a formal report. They also implement one of the report's recommendations in the workplace.
Prerequisite(s):

  • 50% in COMM 3388

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4.0HRMG 3060Human Resource Management OCHS

Provides students with a working knowledge of recruitment and selection performance appraisals, job evaluations and job descriptions.
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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2.5OCHS 3621Disability Case Management

Focuses on return-to-work options for workers who have suffered injuries or disease. Introduces the integrated case management team concept and how to consider the worker's dignity and well-being. Includes an overview of injury management, rehabilitation and return to work, legislation, policies, ethics, collective agreement considerations, basics of assessment and treatment, negotiation skills, case studies, and development of a practical injury management plan for the workplace. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 3620.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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3.5OCHS 4201Safety Program Review 1

Second course in a series (OCHS 3201 OCHS 4201, OCHS 4221) on how to analyze (audit) the effectiveness of an organization's occupational health and safety program and overall safety system. Describes several methods for designing and administering review criteria, questionnaires, interviews, and a final report. Consult your instructor and an organization of your choice to determine the type of review you will conduct. Plan to spend about thirty hours at the workplace you choose (may be the same workplace as OCHS 3201). Conduct a comprehensive program review; then compile and submit the data and results from the document review, observations, discussions, questionnaires, and interviews.
Prerequisite(s):

  • OCHS 3201

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3.5OCHS 4221Safety Program Review 2

Third course in a series (OCHS 3201, OCHS 4201, OCHS 4221) on how to analyze (audit) the effectiveness of an organization's occupational health and safety program and overall safety system. Describes how to evaluate and report on the results of your document review observations, discussions, questionnaires, and interviews. Plan to spend about twenty hours at the workplace you choose (should be the same workplace as OCHS 4201). Compile a comprehensive, professional report that includes an executive summary, introduction, program strengths, areas for improvement, recommendations, and a conclusion. Implement one of your recommendations in the workplace.
Prerequisite(s):

  • OCHS 4201

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3.5OCHS 4301Occupational Hygiene 2

A theory course introducing the concepts of recognizing, evaluating and recommending control measures for common chemical and biological hazards in the workplace. Sampling protocols and the application of exposure limits for chemical hazards are examined in detail.
Prerequisite(s):

  • OCHS 3301 and OCHS 3311

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4.0OCHS 4311Occupational Hygiene 2 Lab

This is a practical, hands-on course in the use of occupational hygiene instruments and procedures for the collection of data on chemical and biological hazards commonly encountered in the workplace. Students will learn to use a variety of instruments which are currently used to evaluate a wide range of chemical and biological hazards.
Prerequisite(s):

  • OCHS 3301 and OCHS 3311

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4.0OCHS 4361Occupational Diseases

An overview of occupational diseases and their causes, prevalence and prevention. Occupational health is a multi-disciplinary approach to the recognition, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of work-related diseases and injuries. Introduces methods to set up and lead an occupational health program. Discusses respiratory, skin, liver and kidney disorders. Explores occupational diseases of the nervous system and reproductive tract, as well as those related to biological and physical agent exposures. A section on occupational cancer addresses this timely and controversial workplace concern. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 4360.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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3.5OCHS 4441Fire Safety Systems

Explores fire detection and suppression. Includes fire detection systems, portable fire extinguishers, automatic sprinkler systems, and fire, smoke and heat alarms. Discusses the specific detection and suppression issues relating to chemical and electrical hazards. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 4440.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

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3.5OCHS 4521Environmental Management

Examines environmental law in Canada and explores current trends including air, water, and soil quality, municipal and hazardous waste management, and the environmental assessment process. Explores in depth the current environmental issues, with an emphasis on Canadian industries. Also discusses the roles and impact of the media, partisan politics, and the public. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 4520.)
Prerequisite(s):

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.
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3.5 Total Credits: 148.0

FAQs

What is the highest qualification in occupational health and safety? ›

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NGC) is the most trusted health and safety qualification in the world.

What is Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health? ›

This Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification is for learners who wish to demonstrate and develop their skills and knowledge in managing health and safety for the workplace.

What is an occupational health certificate? ›

An occupational health and safety certificate is a mid-level qualification that gives participants a broad understanding of different industry procedures.

What is occupational health and safety? ›

Occupational safety and health (OSH) is generally defined as the science of the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards arising in or from the workplace that could impair the health and well-being of workers, taking into account the possible impact on the surrounding communities and the general ...

How long is a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety? ›

The Wits School of Public Health offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health (PG DOH) over two years. The next intake is for the year 2022.

How long does a health and safety diploma take? ›

The duration of this course is twelve months.

Is a level 6 diploma the same as a degree? ›

Level 6. Level 6 qualifications are: degree apprenticeship. degree with honours - for example bachelor of the arts ( BA ) hons, bachelor of science ( BSc ) hons.

How long does a Level 6 Diploma take? ›

The NVQ Level 6 Health and Safety must be completed within 24 months, but typically takes about 6 – 8 months to complete. Approximately 1,064 learning hours should be dedicated to completion of the qualification.

Which is higher level 1 or 2? ›

Level 2 is the next step up from Level 1, and is also often achieved in Years 10 and 11. Examples of Level 2 qualifications include: GCSE grades 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 or 4 (previously grades A*, A, B or C)

What can I do with an occupational health and safety certificate? ›

What are the career prospects like for an occupational health and safety worker?
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Specialist.
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Inspector.
  • Health and Safety Practitioner.
  • Occupational Health Practitioner/Nurse.
  • Industrial Hygienist.
  • Environmental Protection Officer.

What is Level 3 health and safety qualification? ›

The NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety Practice is a Higher-Education Level qualification – equivalent to a NEBOSH general certificate. Developed with consultation from SHEilds and IOSH, the NVQ course meets the demanding standards of occupational health and safety practice within any industry.

What qualifications do you need to work in occupational health? ›

Should hold an occupational medicine qualification, for example: Diploma in Occupational Medicine (DOccMed), usually a general practitioner, has a basic level of competence across the field of occupational medicine and understands the practical and ethical considerations that apply at work.

Why do you need to study occupational safety and health? ›

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) deals with all aspects of health and safety in the workplace and has a strong focus on primary prevention of hazards. Its goal is to prevent accidents and harm to people from work-related activities.

What are the 3 main objectives of OHS? ›

The availability and suitability of means to remove or mitigate that hazard or risk. The cost of removing or mitigating that hazard or risk in relation to the benefits deriving there from.

What are the 3 importance of OHS? ›

Prioritizing OHS at your business has several key benefits, including: Reduced risk or accidents or injuries by identifying and mitigating hazards. Improved efficiency and productivity due to fewer employees missing work from illness or injury.

How much does occupational health and safety earn per month? ›

The average salary for a safety officer is R 18 062 per month in Gauteng.

How many modules are in occupational health and safety? ›

Course Details

The course consist of 5 modules.

How much does health and safety officer earn? ›

The average occupational health and safety officer salary in South Africa is R 540 000 per year or R 277 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 381 005 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 3 801 492 per year.

How long does a diploma take? ›

How Do Diplomas Work? Diplomas are obtained over a three year period. This qualification is a lot like a degree, but often focuses on career-centric or vocational training with a great deal of practical experience included within the course.

Which safety course is best for job? ›

Here's a list of 5 valuable certifications which can deliver the necessary boost to your EHS career:
  • 1) NEBOSH. ...
  • 2) IOSH. ...
  • 3) OSHA affiliated certificate programs. ...
  • 4) IRCA (OHS, Lead Auditor training) ...
  • 5) IEMA/EMS.
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What is Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety? ›

Safety and Health. This programme prepares students of safety and health with knowledge and skills that enable them to bring about change in the way safety and health initiatives are implemented in the workplace.

Can a diploma get you a job? ›

Diploma certificates can sometimes help graduates start their careers or pursue further study to add to their knowledge. When planning your career path, it's important to understand what level of qualification is typically required to determine if a diploma is suitable for you.

Can a diploma lead to a degree? ›

The faster way to a degree

Your diploma usually counts as a full year of credit towards a three year university degree. That means you'll only have two years of your degree to go once you complete your diploma. You'll then graduate with both your diploma and your bachelor qualification.

Are diplomas worth it? ›

With the right qualifications, you'll be able to plan your career choices and utilise your skills. In many cases, a diploma is the best answer: it comes at a fraction of the cost, time and effort, and equips you with better practical skills and confidence for your new career.

Is a Level 7 diploma equivalent to a degree? ›

In short, a Level 7 Diploma is a globally-recognised certification at Level 7 equivalent, but not a full master's; however, it allows you to advance your knowledge and skills gained from your first degree to postgraduate level.

Is a Level 5 qualification equivalent to a degree? ›

Level 5 qualifications are at a level equivalent to intermediate higher education qualifications such as diplomas of higher education, foundation and other degrees that do not typically provide access to postgraduate programmes.

What's a level 3 diploma equivalent to? ›

Equivalence of a Level 3 Diploma

An accredited Level 3 diploma at Oxford Learning College is equivalent to A-Levels. Completing a diploma programme with us will give you 120 academic credits, which form an important part of your college or university application.

Can you go to university with a level 2 diploma? ›

But generally speaking, a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification can enable you to apply for an Access course, which is a foundation course that is completed at university (equivalent to A-Levels). On successful completion of the Access course, you will then be able to enrol on to a degree course.

Can you do a Level 3 course without doing level 2? ›

For some courses you will be able to study the level appropriate to your job role and experience, which ,may mean you can complete a level 3 qualification before achieving a level 2. However some other courses require a prerequisite to be achieved before you can progress onto a higher level qualification.

What level is a diploma? ›

A Diploma qualification refers to the number of learning credits a student will study and aim to achieve in a course, but a Diploma can be awarded for any level, i.e. a Level 2 Diploma, Level 3 Diploma and so on.

What is the highest level of safety certification? ›

The highest designation through the National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP) is the Licensed Safety Professional. The LSP certification indicates an ability to develop and implement a full safety program.

Is NEBOSH better than IOSH? ›

NEBOSH training courses take considerably longer than IOSH and, as a result, have a higher-level qualification achieved at the end. NEBOSH Diplomas are a Level 6 qualification and degree-level. They are more advanced than IOSH courses and NEBOSH Certificates are requires longer study.

What is the highest health and safety qualification UK? ›

With the level 6/7 occupational health and safety certification, you can be qualified for the highest level of membership in the highest occupational health and safety organization (IOSH or IIRSM). Some status you can achieve are: CMIOSH (Chatered member IOSH) or. A Fellow of IIRSM.

How many levels of HSE are there? ›

This course covers the 3 levels of HSE every beginner needs to learn – from foundation to supervisory you are provided with the knowledge, skills and solid training in the theories and practices of occupational health and safety, emergency planning and environmental management.

Which safety course is best for job? ›

Here's a list of 5 valuable certifications which can deliver the necessary boost to your EHS career:
  • 1) NEBOSH. ...
  • 2) IOSH. ...
  • 3) OSHA affiliated certificate programs. ...
  • 4) IRCA (OHS, Lead Auditor training) ...
  • 5) IEMA/EMS.
12 Mar 2018

What can I do with an occupational health and safety certificate? ›

What are the career prospects like for an occupational health and safety worker?
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Specialist.
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Inspector.
  • Health and Safety Practitioner.
  • Occupational Health Practitioner/Nurse.
  • Industrial Hygienist.
  • Environmental Protection Officer.

How hard is the Certified Safety Professional exam? ›

The CSP Exam is a very demanding test that will require an extensive amount of knowledge, ability to apply that knowledge, and ability to recall that knowledge quickly. So passing the test is going to require a variety of preparation methods and study aids.

Is NEBOSH recognized in Canada? ›

Absolutely! The NEBOSH Diploma is listed as an essential qualification for senior health and safety professionals in Canada. The qualification is recognised by global professional membership bodies including: The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

What is the best qualifications in health and safety? ›

The NEBOSH International Diploma course is the highest level of qualification offered by The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) and is designed for individuals who want to progress their career in health and safety and develop the international knowledge and skills in order to become ...

What is NEBOSH salary UK? ›

£35,000 - £40,000 a year.

How much does health and safety officer earn? ›

The average occupational health and safety officer salary in South Africa is R 540 000 per year or R 277 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 381 005 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 3 801 492 per year.

Is health and safety a good career? ›

It's a highly rewarding profession that involves supporting health and wellbeing and keeping workers safe so they can return home to their loved ones. You could even save lives.

How important is HSE certificate? ›

Professional health and safety training helps you with building a positive and healthy relationship with investors, clients, and employees. It reduces the absence of employees, potentially caused by occupational injuries and also enhances work productivity among your staffs.

Is HSE a professional qualification? ›

General HSE Certification is the starting point in the Health and Safety profession; they are called HSE proficiency courses.

What is level 4 health and safety? ›

Health & Safety. This Level 4 Health and Safety Training Course provides those in managerial and supervisory positions with appropriate knowledge and understanding of the issues involved. It is also suitable for those wishing to deliver health and safety qualifications as part of their training provision.

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