Occupational Safety & Environmental Health

Certificate Course


The Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is designed by the Social Services Department of the Career Development Institute to meet the specific needs of this occupational discipline. The successful completion of this programme is a prerequisite for entry into the Associate Degree Programme in Occupational Safety and Health. There is a great demand for individuals who are equipped with knowledge, skills and competences in Occupational Safety and Health.


Managers, Supervisors, Safety and Health Committee Members are equally as critical to the advancement of Safety and Health practice as the Front Line staff such as the teams from Maintenance, Security and Receptionist. This programme will connect employers and employees with relevant research and underpin the knowledge and skills needed to improve safety and health practice in a wide variety of occupational areas.



  1. English for Communication.

  2. Introduction to Computers.

  3. Safety, Security & Health Hygiene.

  4. Safety & Health Practice.

  5. Risk Reduction.


  1. English for Academic Purposes.

  2. Mathematics 101.

  3. Emergency Procedures.

  4. Conducting Safety & Health Surveys.

  5. Environmental Protection.



Each unit will have Methods of Assessment which will include: 

  • Observation reports by the Assessor.

  • Copies of written communications with customers.

  • Witness testimonies from Managers.

  • Case Histories and Personal Statement.

  • A professional discussion with your Assessor.




Secondary School Education or
CXC English Grade 1, 2 or 3.



This course will involve a mix of

lectures, discussions and practical 

exercises. To benefit fully, students’ 

participation in all aspects of the course is required.

Students must: 

  • Attend all lectures.

  • Prepare for lectures.

  • Contribute to discussions.


​Registration: $50.00BDS​

Course Duration: 6 Months​

Call 431-0957 for further information.

Some aspects of this course outline are subject to change.​

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The Career Development Institute

(former Standard Distributors building),

Tudor Street, Bridgetown, St. Michael


Tel: 1-246-431-0957

Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m (Monday - Friday).

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The Career Development Institute is registered as a Training Institute by the Barbados Accreditation Council and approved by the Caribbean Association of Security Professionals, The General Nursing Council of Barbados and the Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) Council of Barbados.