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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Courses

College SA’s occupational health and safety courses focus on the fundamentals of occupational health and safety and will equip you with the expertise to fulfill the responsibilities of a workplace occupational health and safety representative. You will learn to identify and solve health and safety issues in an office environment and conduct investigations relating to workplace health and safety. Please note: These courses have nothing to do with medical health and safety. When you sign up for this course, you will learn about workplace/office health and safety only.

By studying one of our Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) courses, you could:

  • Take on extra responsibility by stepping in as the OHS representative in your workplace
  • Possibly qualify for a salary increase by taking on additional duties in the workplace
  • Add to your knowledge and skills
  • Apply for professional membership with the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH)



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Non-credit bearing course with Professional SAQA Registrations
by College SA Registered Corporate Member with SAIOSH
From R690.00 per month
Number of courses: 2

Study courses in health and safety OHS and keep your work environment safe!. Learn how to put health and safety regulations in place...

Why should I study College SA OHS Courses?

An Occupational Health and Safety course lays a good foundation from which to build with experience. It also adds an academic component to your CV, that validates your experience. Knowing what is expected of you and how to apply theoretical knowledge to ensure that health and safety measures are met, increases your success rate and in turn your career prospects and earning potential.

What is Occupational Health and Safety?

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is directed at ensuring that the working environment is safe and companies comply with legislation with regard to the health, safety and welfare of their employees.

These standards are a basic human right and should be accessible and enjoyed by all workers, regardless of the nature of their work. Occupational health and safety specialists are needed in most business sectors, especially construction, mining, agriculture and healthcare.

What does an Occupational Health and Safety Officer do?

The goal of an occupational health and safety specialist is to prevent hazards that threaten the health, safety and welfare of employees. They also ensure that a company complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. They aim to improve the working environment, maintain health and safety standards and develop new ways of ensuring the welfare of employees.

Employment for occupational health and safety specialists is expected to grow at a slow pace from 2012 to 2022. Despite the lower than average employment growth, those with a strong knowledge and skill and advanced qualifications, can look forward to good job opportunities.

Where to study Occupational Health and Safety?

College SA offers two occupational health and safety courses; this includes an Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator in the Workplace Proficiency Certificate and an Occupational Health and Safety Representative in the Workplace Proficiency Certificate.

Want to study to become an Occupational Health and Safety Professional?

By studying an OHS course, you will be able to help reduce workplace accidents and injuries, enhance productivity and satisfaction among personnel, have an additional qualification to add to your CV and add an extra job role to your current position. College SA offer two different courses in occupational health and safety – an Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator in the Workplace Proficiency Certificate with five subjects to complete over a period of ten months, or an Occupational Health and Safety Representative in the Workplace Proficiency Certificate with five subjects to complete over the 10-month study period.