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Certificate in General Health Safety and Environment

Course Code Standard Fee NYSC Fee Degree Type






This course highlights the importance of health, safety and environmental practices at the workplace, techniques for reducing risks and preventing accidents in the workplace, development of best-in-class health, safety and environmental management system, methods for reducing the occurrence of ill-health and environmental hazards arising from workplace conditions, and improvement in health, safety and environmental culture of an organization. It is a general course for everyone.

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Entry Requirements

Diploma and First Degree (Waiver: High School (O’Level) with minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field can apply).

Learning Outcomes

By the time you complete this course, you should be able to:

1. Differentiate between risk and hazard

2. Identify key hazards in the workplace

3. Identify importance of health and safety rules

4. Design safe practices and procedures

5. Implement best-in-class standards in health and safety management

6. Know the basic understanding of the principles behind the derivation of standards for health and environmental protection

7. Equip you with the analytical skills to examine reports on such issues

8. Suggest a hierarchy for risk management in health, safety and environmental protection

9. Show you how to develop integrated safety, health and environmental management

10. Enable you to plan for an emergency

11. Establish and execute risk assessment programmes

12. Conduct health and safety auditing

13. Apply health and safety law

14. Identify HSE training needs, preparation & implementation of annual HSE Training Calendar, Liaison & interaction with consultants, clients and external legal/regulatory agencies.

Course Outline

Health ,Safety and Environmental management system at Workplace

Ergonomics and Work Station Design

Using Protective Equipments at Work

Prevention of Accidents, ill Health and environmental hazards at Workplace

Health ,Safety and environmental Auditing

Health and Safety Risk Assessment

Occupational Health

Work Equipment and Industrial Hazard

Health and Safety Law

First Aid


Due to emerging global trends, changes in the world and globalization across borders, our course outline, regularly change from time to time to meet up with this development and gives you leverage in a competitive world.

Teaching Methodology

The concepts in this course will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and dialogue around cases, with emphasis on active learning. A case is a comprehensive exposition of a real managerial situation describing a set of problems and requiring a plan of action. The case method provides a pragmatic framework for the learning process. Its success depends heavily on student preparation and active participation in class discussions.

Course Assessment

To complete this course successfully, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course. This will include assignments and option test exam.

Study Modes

Classroom Online

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Study Tips

  • 1. Come to class regularly and on time
  • 2. Be fully prepared and ready to participate in every class.
  • 3. Find learning and positive experiences with your classmates and the instructor.
  • 4. Read, prepare and turn in your assignments on time.
  • 5. If asked by the instructor to give your opinion on a topic, give your best answer.
  • 6. Willingly and unselfishly share your ideas, experiences, and opinions to the class.
  • 7. Appreciate the opinions and values of your classmates and be respectful
  • 8. Don’t be noisy; don’t interrupt anyone and do well to keep your argument professional.
  • 9. Keep what happens in class professional and confidential.
  • 10. If you cannot make it to class, please let the instructor know in advance.

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