DIPLOMA IN SECURITY AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Course overview

Creating a safe work environment requires careful planning and organizational commitment. Policies must be implemented; Assessments are needed to determine the level of risk and the appropriate security strategy. Fundamental safety and security preparations and procedures must be put in place to help prevent incidents or minimize the effect of those that do occur and guidelines for personal safety and security are needed to provide a framework for individual action and response and to increase confidence and awareness.

Safety and health principles are universal, but how much action is needed will depend on the size of the organisation, the hazards presented by its activities, the physical characteristics of the organization, products or services, and the adequacy of its existing arrangements.

This diploma course will equip you with necessary skills to understand and be able to fully observe security and safety management.

 Course outline

MODULE ONE: INTRODUCTION

  1. Safety management fundamentals
  2. Organizational safety culture

III.       State safety programmes

  1. Safety management systems

MODULE TWO: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions and diverse forms

III.       Occupational Health and Safety Management systems: conditions for success and barriers to performance

  1. Barriers to Success: Special Implementation Difficulties
  2. Lessons from Quality Management for Evaluating and Measuring OHSMS Performance
  3. Measuring OHSMS Performance

VII.     Conclusion

MODULE THREE: SAFETY AND SECURITY FOR HUMANITARIAN WORKERS

  1. Introduction
  2. Differing perceptions of risk

III.       Gender and security

  1. Staff care: Disparate levels of security capacity and support
  2. Organizational policies and approaches to duty of care
  3. Consultation and participation

VII.     National aid organizations and the need for responsible partnership

VIII.    Humanitarian principles: Operational interpretations and applications by national aid actors

MODULE FOUR: SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

  1. Introduction
  2. Role of the safety management system

III.       General requirements of the SMS

  1. Elements of the safety management system
  2. Establishing the SMS
  3. Performance standards for the SMS

VII.     Critical Success Factors for SMS

VIII.    From security management to risk management

 Who should enroll?

This is an introductory course suitable for anyone who has recently started working in or is thinking about entering the humanitarian sector, including staff of humanitarian aid organizations, governments, UN agencies, and individuals actively seeking work in the sector. There are no prerequisites for this course. All participants are expected to have theoretical knowledge of humanitarianism, although humanitarian aid experience is not presumed.

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our Online Learning Platform
  • Students should commit approximately 5-6 hours of their time per week

Materials Provided:

Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.

Assignments:

In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments at the end of each month.

 

COURSE DURATION: 6 months

REGIONS TARGETED: Global

COURSE FEE: $800

ORGANIZERS: Development Dimensions Africa

LANGUAGE: English only

 

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator

Development Dimensions Africa

info@humanitarianagenda.org

www.humanitarianagenda.org

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