Applied Construction Health and Safety Management

About this programme:

This short programme is one of a suite designed to address the national shortage of suitably qualified personnel in construction health and safety (H&S) management. The programme builds on the Introduction and Advanced Construction Health and Safety short courses and equips participants with applied skills to manage all aspects of construction health and safety through the life cycle of the construction process through all its phases from project inception to demolition or deconstruction of the constructed facility or installation. The course will provide participants with a well-rounded, broad educational experience that will equip them with the knowledge base, competences and skills, underpinned by the theories, methodologies and principles essential to the effective management of construction health and safety on construction projects (both private and public).

There are currently very few, if any, short programmes that focus specifically on construction occupational health and safety instead of health and safety generically. This programme addresses this gap because it recognises the uniqueness of the construction industry and its associated challenges in terms of its nature, constantly changing work environment, complexity of the management of resources such as labour, materials, plant and equipment and finance, legislative and regulatory framework, and lack of knowledge, competence and skills relative to management of the occupational health and safety risks associated with construction activities and operations. The programme is designed as an applied level course on construction health and safety.

How you will benefit. You will learn to:

Apply, analyse and evaluate the concepts, principles and procedures of effective construction health and safety management planning, policy, work procedures, talks, inspection and auditing

Key focus areas:

  • Construction H&S management plan
  • Construction H&S policy
  • Construction H&S plan
  • Construction H&S file
  • Permit-to-work application
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Risk mitigation plan
  • Construction H&S method statement
  • Construction H&S induction
  • Construction H&S safe work procedures
  • Construction H&S toolbox talk outline
  • Construction H&S inspection and audit report
  • Construction H&S closeout report
  • Pricing for construction H&S

Who should attend:

  • Anyone from the construction industry who will either already be working in the construction H&S field or interested in working in that field
  • Matriculants or school leavers desiring an advanced course in construction H&S for purposes of increasing their employability

Entrance requirements:

Minimum qualification of matric or NQF 4 equivalent and no less than 3 years experience in health and safety in the construction industry or applicants who have completed the Advanced Construction Health and Safety Management short course

Duration:

36 contact hours plus 100 hours practical in industry
Contact hours consists of 6 days (6 hours/day)

Date(s) Programme Fee
4th November 2019 R15 850
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Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning