Occupational Health and Safety (NQF Level 2)

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Course Description



The Occupational Health & Safety qualification enables learners to identify, evaluate, advise and report on occupational safety, hygiene, and environmental factors, in occupational environments, which may have a detrimental effect on the health and safety of workers in such environments. The qualification is designed to be flexible and accessible.

In South Africa and internationally, the social and economic impact of occupational safety, hygiene, health, and the environment is great. Direct costs that result from poor workplace safety, hygiene, health, and environments include both human and economic costs. Indirect costs are also incurred and include aspects such as poor morale, poor productivity, and downtime. Improved workplace safety, hygiene, health, and environments could influence the South African economy in direct costs alone to the value of millions of Rands each year. This qualification aims to meet the demand for learners that are able to facilitate a safe, healthy and productive occupational environment. There is a critical need in the industry to recognize learner competence regarding essential operations associated with a healthy, safe and productive working environment.



This is a one-year qualification comprising knowledge subjects, practical skills modules, and work experience modules.



Module 1: Risk Management

Module 2: OHS & Hygiene Response

Module 3: Communication

Module 4: Maths & Information Technology Literacy


Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentation.

Solve mathematical problems related to finances, patterns, statistics, shape, and motion using numbers and number systems.

Use a computer and computer systems.

Use science and technology effectively to collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information about occupational hygiene, safety, and workplace environmental conditions.

Identify and solve problems to make responsible decisions regarding workplace hazards and risks.