General Occupational Health and Safety Course


Advance your career with a recognized Health & Safety training. Occupational Health and Safety training course illustrate common sense approaches to managing the vital functions of Health and Safety within a business. In this course the participant would be able to find out the legal implications of poor control of Health and Safety, how to deal with machinery safety, hazardous chemicals, noise, electricity, fire and emergencies, radiation and put effective Safety Management at your fingertips.

Organization and Individual impact:

  • Effective policies
  • Organizing health and safety in your business
  • Investigating loss
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Common Hazards and how to control them
  • Occupational Health


Managers, Team Leaders, Supervisors and Health & Safety personnel, professionals who need occupational safety and health


10 Days


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
GOH09 10 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
GOH09 8 May 2023 - 19 May 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
GOH09 12 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
GOH09 10 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
GOH09 14 Aug 2023 - 25 Aug 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
GOH09 11 Sep 2023 - 22 Sep 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
GOH09 9 Oct 2023 - 20 Oct 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
GOH09 13 Nov 2023 - 24 Nov 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
GOH09 4 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
Code Date Duration Period Fees

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.


By the end of the training course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarise International standards for health and safety at work
  • Implement health and safety management systems
  • Identify workplace hazards
  • Determine methods of hazard control
  • Illustrate their knowledge and understanding

Course content

Module 1: Foundations in Health and Safety

  • Introduction to Health and Safety Key Terms
  • The scope and nature of occupational health and safety
  • Moral / Social / Economic arguments for maintaining safety standards
  • The role of national governments and international bodies in formulating a framework for the regulation of health and safety
  • Typical frameworks for regulating H&S
  • International standards and conventions & the role of the ILO

Module 2: Health and Safety Management Systems 1 – Plan

  • The key elements of a Health and Safety Management System
  • The importance of setting policy for health and safety
  • The purpose of a health and safety policy
  • Aims and objectives
  • Targets
  • The key features and appropriate content of an organisation’s health and safety policy

    Module 3: Health and Safety Management Systems 2 – Do

  • The health and safety roles and responsibilities of employers, managers, workers and other relevant parties
  • Contractors
  • Health and safety culture
  • Behavioural Safety
  • Risk assessment
  • Hierarchy of risk reduction
  • Preventive and protective measures
  • Sources of Health and safety information
  • Safe systems of work
  • Work permit systems
  • Emergencies
  • First Aid

Module 4: Health and Safety Management Systems 3 – Check

  • Active and reactive health and safety monitoring procedures
  • Inspections, Safety tours and Safety Sampling
  • Investigating incidents (accidents, work related ill health, near misses)
  • Investigating procedure
  • Immediate and Root causes
  • The legal and organisational requirements for recording and reporting incidents
  • Lessons Learnt
  • The scope and nature of a health and safety audit
  • Internal Audits
  • External Audits
  • Inspections and Audits the differences
  • The purpose and procedures for regular reviews of H&S performance
  • Assessing opportunities for improvement and need for change
  • The role of Boards, CEOs, MDs and Senior Managers

Module 5: Workplace and Transport Hazards and Risk Control

  • Health, welfare and work environment requirements
  • Violence at work
  • Substance misuse at work
  • Safe movement of people in the workplace
  • Working at height
  • Impact of temporary works
  • Safe movement of vehicles in the workplace
  • Hazards, risks and control measures for workplace transport operations
  • Control measures to reduce work-related driving risks.
  • Safe vehicles & Drivers
  • Driving at Work

  Module 6: Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control

  • Work-related upper limb disorders
  • Ergonomics
  • Manual handling hazards and control measures
  • Manually operated load handling equipment
  • Powered load handling equipment

Module 7: Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control

  • General requirements for work equipment
  • Hazards and controls for hand-held tools
  • Mechanical and non-mechanical hazards of machinery
  • Control measures for reducing risks from machinery hazards

Module 8: Electrical Safety and Fire Safety

  • Principles of Electricity
  • Hazards, Risks and Danger of Electricity
  • Electrical Fires and Common Causes
  • Control Measures
  • Advantages and Limitations of Protective Systems
  • Fire initiation, classification and spread
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Fire prevention and prevention of fire spread
  • Fire alarm system and fire-fighting arrangements
  • Evacuation of a workplace

    Module 9: Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control

  • Forms of, classification of, and health risks from hazardous substances
  • Assessment of health risks
  • Occupational exposure limits
  • Control measures
  • Specific agents
  • Safe handling and storage of waste

Module 10: Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Radiation
  • Physiological Stress

Course Administration Details:


  • Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Institute (IRES) admission criteria.


IRES training course is supported with reference materials, hand-outs, lectures supported by PowerPoint slides, team exercises, questionnaires and videos. Active participation is essential and encouraged during the training with regular feedback and reviews daily.


  • Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate.


  • The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
  • All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


  • Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
  • Email:
  • Mob: +254 715 077 817
  • Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 792 516 000/+250 789 621 067

Email:[email protected]

[email protected]


  • Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the start of the course.

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