Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health
Workplace safety and health policies are key elements of any modern business or organisation. They can help ensure employee wellbeing as well as foster a productive work environment.
This Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health guides learners through all the important aspects involved and is ideal for anyone wishing to attain certification or gain a greater understanding of workplace safety and health.
Topics covered in this free online course include behaviour-based safety for supervisors and managers, workstation ergonomics, back safety, and the keys to maintaining a drug-free workplace.
You will gain a thorough understanding of key aspects such as risk analysis, hazard identification and control, safety education/training, and best practice policies for the implementation of effective safety programs. Also included is a case study that focuses on the management of safety and health in schools.
Understand the importance of safety in the workplace
Upon completion of this course you will be able to identify the purpose of a behaviour-based safety programme and distinguish between the roles and responsibilities of a supervisor and an employee. You will also identify factors that can cause incidents. You will gain a good knowledge of workstation ergonomics concerning people and their work. You will understand how to prevent back injury problems in the workplace and recognise the best practices that can be implemented for back safety. You will be able to recognise the signs of drug misuse in the workplace. You will be more aware of commonly abused drugs, and you will know how to deal with someone you suspect is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. You will gain a good knowledge of the health and safety legislation in schools. You will be more aware of your duties and responsibilities when dealing with important health and safety issues at school. You will know how to prepare a safety statement. You will know different types of hazards, risks, accidents and dangerous occurences. This course will introduce you to emergency planning and reporting of accidents. You will understand the role safety representatives and a safety committee have in matters of safety and health in schools.