Advanced Construction Health and Safety Management

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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 to Construction Health and Safety short programme and equips participants with advanced 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 programme 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 advanced level course on construction health and safety.

How you will benefit:

  • Understand concepts, principles and procedures used in the management of health and safety on a construction site
  • 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:

  • Principles of health and safety management
  • Loss causation and incident investigation
  • Measuring and reviewing health and safety performance
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Construction health and safety legislative and regulatory framework
  • Principles of toxicology and epidemiology
  • Hazardous substances
  • Biological agents
  • Physical agents
  • Psychological agents
  • Managing occupational health
  • General construction site issues
  • Principles of fire and explosion
  • Storage and handling dangerous substances
  • Construction plant and equipment
  • Electrical health and safety
  • Construction hazards and controls
  • Application of construction health and safety theory, practice and procedures
  • Computer applications

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 programme 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 completion of the Introduction to Construction Health and Safety short programme
  • Applicant must have access to a reliable Internet line to complete required hours online


12 days, online (interactive sessions with facilitators)

  • Full implementation plan to be communicated on registration
  • Recorded sessions will be available only for registered delegates for a limited period
  • Assessments are restricted and all social distancing measures are adhered to as per the DOH regulations

Learning Methodology:

Delegates attending the course are provided with a unique blended learning methodology which combines online access to subject content with real time engagement with facilitators, and the opportunity to add value through contact learning sessions, where feasible and appropriate.

Start Date Programme Fee
11th October 2022 R31 750
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning