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Duration: 30 hrs

Cost: EC$215

Recommended Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required for this course.


Course Overview

Workplace accidents and injuries cost corporations millions of dollars and thousands of hours lost every year. They also have a profound, often lifelong impact on workers. Introducing a safety culture into your organization, where safety is valued as an integral part of the business’s operation, not only saves the business time and money, it also builds a committed, loyal, healthy workforce. This course will give you the foundation to start building your safety culture.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difference between a safety program and a safety culture
  • Use resources to help you understand the regulations in your area
  • Launch a safety committee
  • Identify hazards and reduce them
  • Apply hiring measures that can improve safety
  • Explain what a safety training program will involve
  • Identify groups particularly at risk for injury and know how to protect them
  • Help your organization write, implement, and review a safety plan
  • Respond to incidents and near misses
  • Understand the basics of accident investigation and documentation


Course Outline


  1. Course Overview
  2. Defining a Safety Culture
  3. Governing Bodies and Resources
  4. Getting Started
  • Creating a Safety Committee
  • The Safety Committee’s First Meeting
  1. Identifying Hazards
  • The Hazard Identification Process
  • Hazard Identification for the Acme Widget Company
  1. Resolving Hazards
  • The Three Methods
  • Hazard Resolution for the Acme Widget Company
  1. Taking Proactive Measures
  • Hiring for Safety
  • Safety Training
  1. Identifying Groups at Risk
  2. Writing a Safety Plan
  3. Implementing the Plan
  4. Incident Management
  • Case Study
  • Responding to Incidents
  • Documenting Incidents
  • Investigating Incidents
  • Near Misses
  1. Reviewing the Program
  2. Personal Action Plan
  3. Recommended Reading List
  4. Post-Course Assessment