General Occupational Health and Safety Course

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We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs. We use the highest quality learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible. Our face to face calendar allows you to choose any classroom course of your choice to be delivered at any venue of your choice - offering you the ultimate in convenience and value for money.

July 2024

Code Date Duration Location Fee Action
GOH09 15 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024 10 days Kisumu, Kenya KES 165,000 | $2,200 Register
GOH09 15 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024 10 days Kampala, Uganda $3,300 Register
GOH09 15 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024 10 days Accra, Ghana $4,400 Register
GOH09 22 Jul 2024 - 2 Aug 2024 10 days Nakuru, Kenya KES 166,000 | $2,200 Register
GOH09 22 Jul 2024 - 2 Aug 2024 10 days Johannesburg, South Africa $4,400 Register
GOH09 29 Jul 2024 - 9 Aug 2024 10 days Mombasa, Kenya KES 182,000 | $2,200 Register
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July 2024

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GOH09 15 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024 10 days Half-day KES 120,000 | USD 1,398 Register
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July 2024

15 Jul - 26 Jul
10 days
KES 165,000 | $2,200
15 Jul - 26 Jul
10 days
- | $3,300
15 Jul - 26 Jul
10 days
- | $4,400
22 Jul - 2 Aug
10 days
KES 166,000 | $2,200
22 Jul - 2 Aug
10 days
- | $4,400
29 Jul - 9 Aug
10 days
KES 182,000 | $2,200
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July 2024

15 Jul - 26 Jul
10 days
KES 120,000 | $ 1,398
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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

Course Level:

Course Objectives

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 Outline

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

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Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] 

Mob: +254 715 077 817 


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817 

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010+250 789 621 067 or mail [email protected] 


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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