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Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Course


World Health Organization (WHO), defines health as a state of physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and not merely the absence of a disease or infirmity.  This training course at IRES prepares participants in development, promotion, and maintenance of workplace policies and programs that ensure the physical, mental, and social well-being of employees so as to enhance productivity, reduce health management cost, and lower the rate of absenteeism in the organization

This training will bring you into the world of occupational health, by examples and facts about the size of the problem. You will also learn about legislation and different actors working on the topic occupational Health.


5 Days


This course is intended for:

  • Members of a health and safety committee;
  • Health and safety representative;
  • Line supervisors;
  • Foremen;
  • Rank and file workers


At the end of this course, trainees will be able to:

  1. Explain that occupational health and safety is more than accident prevention – that it encompasses all aspects of working conditions
  2. Explain the role of health representatives in occupational health
  3. Recognize a number of occupational hazards and some of the types of work generally associated with those hazards
  4. Explain ways in which hazardous waste can enter the body and how to prevent them from entering the body
  5. Understand fire safety and how to conduct a fire drill



 MODULE 1: Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety

  • Introduction and definition
  • Extent of the problems worldwide
  1. Accidents
  2. Diseases
  • The range of hazards
  • The important of management commitment
  • The importance of training
  • Role of safety and health representative

MODULE 2: Occupational Hazards and Accidents

  • Introduction to occupational hazard
  • Choosing methods of control
  • The role of the health and safety representative in using control methods to reduce occupational hazards
  • Introduction to occupational accidents
  • Outcomes of accidents
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Planning  and carrying out investigation
  • Accident reporting


MODULE 3: Office Safety

  • Office equipment
  • Lifting techniques
  • Unsafe situations in the workplace
  • Safe work station
  • Housekeeping
  • Emergency plan and Exits
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act)

MODULE 4: Work Ergonomic and Safe Work Procedure

  • Introduction
  • Common injuries/disease
  • Basic ergonomic principles
  1. Work station
  2. Sitting and chair design
  3. Standing workstation
  4. Hands tools and controls
  5. Heavy physical work
  6. Job design
  • The role of health representative


  • The Legal Requirements
  • The theory of combustion
  • How fire spreads
  • The Classes of Fire
  • Fire Emergency Response Plan (FEPL)
  • Means of escape
  • The types of Fire Extinguishers
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • Fire Drills


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on 

Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

Mob: +254 715 077 817, +254 731 240 802, +254 735 331 020.

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


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 Services (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.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 2nd September 2019

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 09-09-2019
Event End Date 13-09-2019
Cut off date 02-09-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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