Diploma in Health and Safety in the Workplace

Pan Africa Skills & Consulting Ltd
Blended study mode
Brunei House, 3rd Floor I Witu Road off Lusaka Road P.O. Box 16481 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
1 year
Jun 04 - Jun 06 2020

Course Description

The Program teaches and explains how to conduct risk assessments and to identify hazards and risks, and explains many types and categories of risks in many workplaces including construction sites, schools, restaurants, hotels, factories and stores - and how to overcome them.  Implementing the knowledge taught and advice given in this Program will help avoid accidents which can affect employees and employers and help avoid injury, reduced output, accident investigation and legal costs.  The Program deals with accident-prevention actions, risk assessment and implementation of health and safety rules and measures.

Course intake: Ongoing!

Course Outline

  • Managing workplace health & safety; legal matters, responsibilities; hazards, risk assessment, policy.
  • Workplace safety, buildings, environs, layout, housekeeping, equipment.
  • Accident prevention, avoiding trips and falls.
  • Fire safety: ignition sources, fuel, oxygen, combustible materials.
  • Fire risk assessment, eliminating fire hazards, precautions, fire extinguishers.
  • Working at height, ladders, mobile platforms, roof work.
  • Building & construction sites, traffic, waste.
  • Equipment: training, hazards and dangers, safety guards, controls.
  • Equipment positioning and layout, space, maintenance, tools, gas, pressure.
  • Transport, route planning, movement of vehicles, planning aisles.
  • Materials handling equipment, systems, training, supervising operators.
  • Electricity, current, circuits, conductors, insulators, power, hazards.
  • Noise, vibrations, risks, potential damages, machinery and precautions, controlling noise.
  • Hazardous and explosive substances, storage of dangerous substances.
  • Radiation: risks and exposure, machines with radioactivity risks. 
  • Occupational skin diseases, causes, prevention
  • Catering, kitchens, food preparation, cleaning and hygiene.
  • Potential injuries in kitchens, dermatitis worries, premises management, H & S officers.
  • Psychological health, stress, job design, counselling.
  • HR policy, harassment, bullying and equal opportunity.
  • Educational establishments, hazards, injuries, school grounds, supervisors, staff, fire, medical facilities, stairs.
  • Health protection, first aid, accident control; liability insurance.
  • VDUs, protective equipment, training.
Admission Requirements
University Degree or
Diploma or
KCSE C- and above

Career Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to know:
  • Learn how to manage and control health and safety issues and ensure a safe working environment for all staff, employees and others in the workplace.
  • This Program teaches employers, management and appointed personnel how to organise and put in place a safe work environment and to ensure the health, safety and security of personnel and others in the workplace. 

Price: KES 63,200

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