Occupational Certificate: Safety, Health and Quality Practitioner (Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner) at NQF level 5 worth 256 credits

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Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner, this qualification ID 99714 will be conducted over 24 months. The learner must complete portfolios to pass this qualification. The learner will receive attendance certificates for each unit standard (module). It contains the following unit standards.

Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner ID

99714

Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner duration

24 Months

Knowledge modules for the Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner Qualification:

226302001-KM-01, Fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety, NQF Level 2, Credits 9

The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the key quality and safety issues that impact on the productivity of employees. The learning includes the key issues relevant to the procedural and legal aspects required to monitor work progress and the use of equipment and instruments.


226302001-KM-02, Fundamentals of Communication, NQF Level 3, Credits 6

The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the theory that underpins the effective application of basic communication skills with specific relevance to the occupational health and safety environment.


226302001-KM-03, Occupational Health and Safety applications, NQF Level 4, Credits 17

The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the key theories, concepts and principles required to process the required data and provide Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene services in the capacity as a Safety and Health Officer.


226302001-KM-04, Occupational Health and Safety Management, NQF Level 5, Credits 38

The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of the theories and concepts associated with the establishment and management of occupational health and safety systems and processes


226302001-KM-05, Operations Management and Supervision, NQF Level 5, Credits 6

The main focus of the learning in this knowledge module is to build an understanding of providing learners an opportunity to build their understanding of the key concepts and principles that underpin operations management

Total credits: 76

Practical Skill Modules for the Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner Qualification:

The focus of the learning in this module is on providing the learner an opportunity to practice the skills required to represent the occupational health and safety needs of employees in a work place

226302001-PM-01, Represent the needs of employees with regard to Occupational Health and Safety matters , NQF Level 3, Credits 8
226302001-PM-02, Inspect work places, identify hazards and risks and take immediate action to ensure health and safety in the workplace, NQF Level 3, Credits 4
226302001-PM-03, Consult with employees and raise their needs and issues at, NQF Level 2, Credits 4
226302001-PM-04, Inspect work places and environments to identify the occupational health and safety hazards and determine the risks associated with the work , NQF Level 4, Credits 16
226302001-PM-05, Coordinate the work activities of occupational, health and safety representatives, NQF Level 4, Credits 6
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226302001-PM-06, Develop a risk profile and legal register for a designated work area , NQF Level 5, Credits 6
226302001-PM-07, Establish, maintain and improve the health and safety documentation and reporting systems, controls and processes , NQF Level 5, Credits 4
226302001-PM-08, Advise on the establishment maintenance and improvement of emergency response and preparedness , NQF Level 5, Credits 8
226302001-PM-09, Manage the effectiveness of operational Occupational Health and Safety systems, NQF Level 5, Credits 6
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 62

Work Experience Modules for the Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner Qualification:

The focus of the work experience is on providing the learner an opportunity to gain experience in the activities required to inspect work places and identify workplace hazards and risks

226302001-WM-, Exposure to the workplace examination processes, NQF Level 2, Credits 12
226302001-WM-02, Exposure to the processes of representing the occupational health and safety needs of employees, NQF Level 3, Credits 4
226302001-WM-03, Exposure to occupational risk management processes, NQF Level 4, Credits 12
226302001-WM-04, Exposure to the processes of selecting, appointing and managing occupational health and safety representatives, NQF Level 4, Credits 8
226302001-WM-05, Exposure to the processes of developing and implementing occupational health and safety systems, NQF Level 5, Credits 48
226302001-WM-06, Exposure to the processes of monitoring and improving occupational health and safety systems, NQF Level 5, Credits 34
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 118

Entry Requirements

Relevant work experience or an appropriate NQF level 4 qualification. (The technical work content is not covered in this qualification. Learners need to acquire the required technical skills, knowledge and experience through gaining work experience or qualifications in related technical occupations. Each industry will prescribe the technical requirements relevant to that industry.

Exam

An exam will be written at a registered assessment center.