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Study Occupational Health and Safety from Home in South Africa

Fire drills, safety gear, evacuation procedures, wellness programmes, or risk management – whatever occupational health and safety means to you, it remains a key aspect in the workplace. By studying occupational health and safety, you can learn how to uphold the relevant health and safety standards at work. You can also learn how to ensure that your organisation complies with the health and safety legislation that applies to the South African working environment.

In South Africa, the Occupational Health and Safety Act prescribes certain rules and procedures that must be followed in the workplace. If you have a sound understanding of these rules and procedures, you can play a valuable role in your organisation by helping them to implement these safety and security rules and procedures.

What are the benefits of studying occupational health and safety from home?

  • You can study at your own pace. You decide how much time you want to spend on your studies. If there is a section of the course that you are already familiar with, you can quickly skim through it, and if there is a section that you struggle with, you can spend more time trying to grasp it.
  • You can work while you study. You don’t need to take time off work to complete a course in occupational health and safety. As you learn new skills, you will be able to apply them in your working environment – which will increase your understanding of the coursework.
  • You can ask a qualified tutor for help. If you study from home through Oxbridge Academy, you will always be able to contact a qualified tutor, industry-expert via telephone or email if you have any questions about your coursework.

Do the Health and Safety Officer and the Health and Safety Representatives work as a team?

Yes, these roles work together to ensure that all the relevant health and safety laws and regulations are complied with in the workplace, and that the working environment is conducive to the health and safety of the employees and any other parties that may be present in the workplace (e.g. clients, customers, or suppliers).

What can I do once I have completed an occupational health and safety course?

The answer to this question will depend on the nature of the course that you choose to study. Some courses will equip you with the skills you need to take on health- and safety-related responsibilities in your current working environment, while other courses will prepare you for specialised careers in the OHS environment. Either way, having knowledge and skills in this field will increase your value as an employee, and will help you to make a valuable contribution to any organisation you work for.

Want to find out more about studying OHS from home?

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