Occupational Health and Safety

Our Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) courses give you the skills and knowledge needed to make the workplace a healthy and safe place to be. These courses are accredited by the SAIOSH (South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health).

Skills Academy Offers the Following Range of Health and Safety Courses:


Occupational Health and Safety Courses

Occupational Health and Safety Representative Certificate

This is a twelve-month course for someone who would like to represent his or her company on health and safety matters.

Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator Certificate

The twelve-month Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator Certificate is for someone who wants to create systems and plans for health and safety in the work environment.

What is Occupational Health and Safety?

OHS deals with protecting co-workers, employers, customers and anyone in the work environment from any kind of harm. Harm could come in the form of threats such as faulty electrical plugs and broken machines which can end up hurting someone.    

As someone working in OHS, it is your job to spot any threats in the workplace and come up with solutions to take those threats away. You will work with your boss and co-workers to figure out if your solutions would work for everyone, and make changes to your plans to satisfy everyone (especially senior management).   

Our Accredited Occupational Health and Safety Courses

Here are our Accredited Occupational Health and Safety courses:

Health and Safety

Health and Safety


What is the Difference Between an OHS Representative and an OHS Coordinator?

The OHS representative acts as the voice of a department in safety matters. The representative gets together all safety concerns from co-workers and organises, manages and presents them to the OHS coordinator.

The OHS coordinator is the one who puts safety systems in place to deal with these concerns.    


Written by: Robin Louw

Last updated: September 12, 2018

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