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About HSE

Learn About Health and Safety Environment

HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

Safety means relative freedom from danger, risk, or threat of harm, injury, or loss to personnel and/or property, whether caused deliberately or by accident. Severe workplace damage or death can alter human lives, it may also have a negative impact on relatives, friends, communities, and colleagues at work. Losses emanating from work-related injuries and sicknesses can aggravate major disasters for the families of the victims. Occupational hazards can cause emotional and physical pains to the victim in addition to major financial burden, it also requires unquantifiable demands on victim’s household.

 

In today’s fast paced world where there is limited time to attend to several pressing issues, injuries can place a high demand on family in terms of time and resources which may be stretched beyond limit. Every person who leaves for work in the morning should expect to return home at night in good health.

 

Safety, whether at work, on the road or at home should be everyone’s responsibility — The need to create a safe environment cannot be over emphasized. Be it fire outbreak, road crash, oil spill, injury from equipment and machines, everyone losses out when there is a major incident that leads to injuries or loss of lives.

 

Workplace safety is the responsibility of everyone in an organization. Companies have legal obligations to meet certain safety requirements, but many go further than the minimum obligations. Safety standards and procedures must be put in place, and everyone needs to follow the standards in order for them to be effective.

 

Organizations are also dare need of trained safety professionals to implement and enforces these safety standards to ensure reduce workplace hazards to could lead to the loss of lives and properties. Most organizations take safety seriously in order to create a safe workplace that encourages maximum productivity.

 

Effective safety practices will help organizations achieve the following:

  • Reduce Injuries
  • Reduces Costs to Your Business
  • Gain workers loyalty
  • Safety Improves Quality
  • Increase profit

 

Skilled Safety Professionals are also in high demand. The services of safety professionals are required in almost every facet of our work life. Specifically, below are industries which requires the services of safety professionals;

  • Oil and Gas
  • Telecommunications
  • Power and Energy
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Information Technology
  • Aviation
  • NGO’s
  • Service Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • International Agencies and Organizations (WHO, USAID, UNDP, World Bank etc.)

PURPOSE

The goal of the training standard is to ensure that all workers requiring health and safety training in order to complete their duties safely are provided with that training. The success of a comprehensive health and safety program depends heavily on each worker having all the knowledge and skills necessary to do his/her job safely.

 

In addition, there are certain legal requirements imposed on individuals, supervisors and the company by the Occupational health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations. Each workers training and development program should be based on an education and training needs assessment.

HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT TRAINING POLICY AND COURSE CONTENT

HSE is an acronym for Health, Safety and Environment Management. HSE management involves managing, controlling and handling all aspects of health, Safety and the Environment in the Petroleum industry with the focus on major accident risk.

HSE certification as of today is regarded as the most significant certification training in the field of oil and gas, marine, engineering, medical, administration, management, banking and finance, education, technology, science etc.

Successful candidates of this program stand a 95% chance of being selected for employment or promotion.

This course provides you with the knowledge, skills and solid training in the theories and practices of occupational health and safety, emergency planning and environmental management participants will have the foundations to create, plan, implement, audit and safety, emergency planning and environmental management systems.

THERE ARE THREE LEVELS TO RUN TO BE QUALIFIED AS A SAFETY OFFICER

HSE level 1 (Award in Health and Safety at work)

This qualification is designed to provide candidates with understanding the skills, principles and practices of workplace safety. This level provides a starting point from which more detailed training in level 2 can follow. This level is suitable for beginners and anyone in the workplace environment.

HSE level 2 (Risk Assessment Practical Application)

This qualification is designed to help improve the workplace culture by enabling learners to understand the basic principles of risk assessment. Course is suitable for anyone in a work environment as it raises learner’s awareness of the concept of risk assessment.

HSE level 3 (Award in Environment Awareness)

This qualification is created to provide an awareness of key environment management system. Course is suitable to everyone whose activities could have significant impact on the environment, or those introduced to environmental issues for the first time.

Who is qualified to run this course?

Everyone is eligible to take this course. This program will also interest individuals who are already working in safety-related positions who require broader legal and technical knowledge to function effectively in their occupation, or who would like to enhance their career in safety, or those planning to move into safety-related career and position.

After training, is there an examination to write?

On completion of the training the candidates will be required to seat for an international exam. The papers to write are HSE level 1 (contains 100 compulsory multiple choice questions for 1 hour); and HSE level 3 (contains 10 compulsory practical based questions for 1 hour).

While HSE 2 requires you to complete a risk assessment and HSE report. Candidates who pass this exam will be issued results in 14days (2 weeks) after exam, and certificates will be sent from World Safety Organization World Management Center, Warrensburg, USA (Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council). WSO a Safety Body and has been in existence since 1975 which is IACSEET AND ICAC accredited. The exams are held in our training centers and coordinated by the Head of Operations Lagos State for World Safety Organization Nigeria Chapter.

How is the examination marked?

After the exams, all scripts are returned to the WSO-NG Chapter National Office. To pass each level, you need to score at least 50% in each of the levels. Each level passed entitles you to a certificate for that level. However, candidates who fail to meet any of the required marks will not receive the certificates for that unit, but will receive certificates for the units passed and will be asked to rewrite the exam again.

Training Duration (4 Days)

Week days are scheduled for every last week of the month from Monday to Thursday, 9am – 4pm.

 

Weekends are scheduled for every 3rd and 4th weekends of the month for two Saturdays and two Sundays, 9am – 4pm.