Occupational Certificate: Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner

Occupational Certificate: Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner

Johan van Niekerk
Shaheed Areff
LP Moroe
Charl Kruger
Fayyaadh Badat
3.64 /5

About This Course

Learn to operate as an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner.

  • Part 1 consists of “The Occupational Health and Safety Representative.”
  • Part 2 consists of “The Occupational Health and Safety Officer.”
  • Part 3 enables the learner to enter the workplace as an “Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner.”

The certificate is presented in three parts to serve as steppingstones and optimise exposure to conditions in the workplace in order to better equip an individual to provide due diligence in the work place.

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner.
An Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners serve as a facilitator and advisor to employees and management regarding safety and health aspects in the workplace including the monitoring and inspecting of the workplace and the recording and investigation of incidents and accidents. They also implement and maintain Occupational Health and Safety systems in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

Occupational Health and Safety is a core element for the success of all enterprises globally. The right to work in a safe and healthy environment is entrenched in the South African Constitution. The accountability for Occupational Health and safety is shared by all stakeholders and there are well established global practices and processes for ensuring Occupational Health and Safety. Over the years the development and implementation of these systems have become a science on its own. Line managers are trained in these processes and a cadre of specialised employees has been established to develop, implement and monitor the effective use of these global best practices.

Knowledge Modules – Total Credits: 79
Practical Skill Modules – Total Credits: 62
Work Experience Modules – Total Credits: 118

NQF Level: 05
Credits: 256
SAQA Standard: 99714

– This course is fully online – no classrooms or other sessions
-Support is given by an assigned Tutor on Email and Whatsapp Course Group
-Learners are to arrange and complete their own practical’s for the course
-Learners need to have a matric (or equivalent certificate)

1. Identify your learning objectives.
2. Familiarize yourself with what is expected.
3. Hold yourself accountable.
4. Practice time management.
5. Create a dedicated study space and stay organized.
6. Eliminate distractions.
7. Figure out how YOU learn best and build a study plan.
8. Make sure that you have reliable internet access.
9. Review, Revise, Repeat.
10. Stay motivated.

Learning Objectives

Inspect work places and environments to identify the occupational health and safety hazards and determine the risks associated with the work.
Facilitate and support actions to eliminate or control hazards in order to minimise risks in a designated work area.
Represent the needs of employees with regard to Occupational Health and Safety matters.
Participate in the planning and implementation of operational Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
Monitor and continually improve the effectiveness of operational Occupational Health and Safety systems.


  • Matric or Similar

Target Audience

  • Anybody wanting to operate as an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner.


44 Lessons

Module 1: Fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety

The Roles and Responsibilities of the Occupational Health and Safety Representative
Legislative Requirements Related to Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Health and Safety Management
Behavioural Safety Management
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Safe Working Practice
Accident and Incident Investigation
Roles and Responsibilities of Stakeholders
Formative Assessment: Module 1

Module 2: Fundamentals of Communication

Workplace Practice – Part 1

Summative Assessment: Part 01

Module 3: The Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Workplace Practice – Part 2

Summative Assessment: Part 02

Module 4: Occupational Health and Safety Management

Module 5: Operations Management and Supervision

Workplace Practice – Part 3

Summative Assessment: Part 03

You are to work on the following projects, gathering evidence and answer the following questions. Be as practical as possible and use current and past teams that you have worked with to answer the questions asked.

Student Feedback

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Reviews (11)


Thank you ESSH & Southey!

The course was challenging and overwhelming at the same time, I have learned a lot during the duration of the training, I believe that I have equipped more knowledge that I am going to share in the working environment

Thanks for the learning experience

Absolutely good course to empower your knowledge, new ways of SHEQ implementation in the field

Thank you ESSH for a course that helped me grow in my work environment and forced me to conquer my challenges in safety . Excellent guidance from tutor throughout the process helping me close the gaps in my career .***** stars


This course gave me some really amazing tools that I will be using in the field.

Thank you for the learning experience.

Enjoyed the course

Good morning
kindly explain what is expected in Practical 9

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44 lectures

Enrolment validity: Lifetime