Module 2

Apply safety theories and principles

After completing this module, the learner will be able to demonstrate understanding of safety theories and principles, by successfully completing the following:

  • Apply fundamental theories of occupational safety in a proposed occupational safety management programme

Apply safety theories and principles

In this module, the essence of Safety Management theories and principles will be discussed and reduced to practical applications in a sample occupational safety management programme.  

The following pictogram is a very simple summary of where we need to end with this discussion – the ability to assess, anticipate and control safety risks effectively:

In the preceding module, the concepts of hazards, risks, mitigation strategies, and response preparedness were discussed. In this module we will integrate that knowledge, tools and techniques into a doable SHE-plan – Safety Health and Environment Management Plan. (Some organisations have SHERQ-plans, which stands for Safety Health Risk Environment and Quality.)