SAIOSH Health & Safety Practitioner

General

Program Description

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Course Overview

This NQF L5 aligned course is suited for those already working in the OHS environment wanting to get a Professional Designation or those who want to get into this exciting world. Competent students will be able to successfully do the following:

  • Implement and monitor an OHS program without requiring expert Health and Safety strategy, forecasting, budgeting or complex occupational health and safety plans.
  • Produce OHS reports, basic accident trending reports and provide guidance on the prevention of accidents and incidents.
  • Demonstrate the inter-relationship between occupational safety, hygiene, health, fire, occupational medicine, and general organizational management practice.
  • Improve health and safety in the workplace by applying OHS theory and legislation in various contexts.
  • Be able to do general health and safety audits.
  • Implement general health and safety systems and programs, identify hazards and suggest control measures within, or to mitigate those hazards.
  • Be able to do basic quantitative and qualitative risk assessments of identified hazards.

On successful completion of this course, and with proof of 2 years of working experience in this field, students can apply for the Professional Designation of TechSaiosh (Technical Member) with Saiosh, the SAQA accredited Professional Body for Occupational Health & Safety.

With more than 6 500 Members Saiosh is the leading source of information and networking opportunities within the Occupational Health and Safety profession. Saiosh is the choice for OHS professionals and practitioners in Southern Africa, dedicated to the advancement of the OHS profession, through research, promotion, education, social development, training, guidance and strong relationships with other OHS organizations.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Study period: up to 6 months.

Assessment and Award

Students will have to successfully complete a work based logbook, a portfolio of evidence and Final Knowledge Assessment. On successful completion of this students will be awarded a Saiosh Accredited Academy of York Health and Safety Practitioner certificate

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, SABPP, PMSA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

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This course is accredited by Saiosh (South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health).

Course Fee

Price Before bursary R12 500
Price after bursary R11 200*
Once off payment price R10 350
Payment Plan R700 over 16 months
Registration Fee R1 100

*Prospective students need to contact the Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Academy of York is an accredited Further Education and Training College established in 2006 and has over 14 000 successful graduates. Our students all have one thing in common they aspire for a better ... Read More

Academy of York is an accredited Further Education and Training College established in 2006 and has over 14 000 successful graduates. Our students all have one thing in common they aspire for a better life, a better job, earning more or increased knowledge and skills. We understand the common challenges that many students experience during their studies which are time, money and motivation. Academy of York’s solution to these challenges by offering correspondence studying which is recognized as one of the most effective and proven study methods. Read less