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Occupational Health & Safety

An advanced health and safety programme for senior and experienced health and safety representatives.

Please note that you should have completed Health and Safety Stages 1, 2 and 3 or the Intermediate H&S Parts 1 & 2 to attend this course.

This course is delivered via four residential 5 day blocks plus distance and online learning over approximately a six month period. It is aimed at senior and experienced health and safety representatives. Written assignments, a major project and essays will be a requirement of this course and full support will be given to assist with essential study skills. During the intensive 4 week programme you will receive a comprehensive grounding in:

Week 1

  • Study Skills
  • Analytical and researching methods and skills
  • Essay writing
  • Presentational skills including PowerPoint
  • Union effect on health & safety
  • Carrying out health & safety surveys
  • Historical context of health and safety
  • Course Essay Week 1

Week 2

  • Analysing Surveys with Statistics
  • Campaigns
  • International links in health & safety
  • Communications
  • New methods of working
  • Risk Management
  • Maintaining health & safety in the workplace
  • Analysis of the impact of health & safety
  • HSG65 and Managing health & safety policy development
  • Implementing the Principles of Prevention
  • Workplace health & safety activities
  • Course Essay Week 2

Week 3

  • Planning, implementing and evaluating risk assessments
  • ┬áMeasuring health and safety performance
  • Human factors and behavioural safety
  • Working with statistics and Noise Calculations
  • Health and safety audits
  • Injuries at work
  • Effective Occupational health services/rehabilitation
  • Greening the workplace and the environment
  • Planning research project essay and PowerPoint

Week 4

  • Legal systems and health and safety
  • Criminal legal system
  • Civil legal system
  • Law Reports
  • How Law is made
  • European Health and Safety Law
  • European Principles
  • ILO Standards
  • Final Project research, preparation and presentations
  • Personal Action and Development Plan

This course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises, as well as written assignments, projects, presentations and essays. Please note that you should have completed Health and Safety Stages 1, 2 and 3 or the Intermediate H&S Parts 1 & 2 to attend this course.


Please note that this course attracts PAID RELEASE from BT, Openreach, Parcelforce, Post Office Limited, ROMEC, O2 and Royal Mail Group but there may be restrictions on which representatives can attend.


The residential weeks of the course will take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge, on the following dates:

  • Week 1: 2 – 6 September 2019
  • Week 2: 4 – 8 November 2019
  • Week 3: TBC
  • Week 4: TBC


We are working jointly with Ruskin College to ensure an appropriate qualification will be attained.