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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.
- Directly in programmes
- Indirectly in a Management Role
- In communities that have children
- In institutions for children
- In monitoring and evaluating programmes that involve children
It is hoped that programme managers will use it with their teams and discuss how the programme can learn and move forward.
The Course provides a tool for learning and reflection suitable for people who are in the formative stages of setting up a programme, identifying good practice that will help to create a balanced programme. It can also be used by those who are already involved in a child-related programme, from small, local projects to large, national programmes.
Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction

  1. Safety Management Fundamentals

  2. 2. Organizational safety culture

  3. State safety programmes

  4. 1. Safety management systems

Module 2: Occupational Health and Safety Management

  1. Introduction

  2. Definitions and diverse forms

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

  4. Barriers to Success: Special Implementation Difficulties

  5. Lessons from Quality Management for Evaluating and Measuring OHSMS Performance

  6. Measuring OHSMS Performance

  7. Conclusion

Module 3: Safety and Security for Humanitarian Workers

  1. Introduction

  2. Differing perceptions of risk

  3. Gender and security

  4. Staff care: Disparate levels of security capacity and support

  5. Organizational policies and approaches to duty of care

  6. Consultation and participation

  7. National aid organizations and the need for responsible partnership

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

Module 4: Safety Management System

  1. Introduction

  2. Role of the safety management system

  3. General requirements of the SMS

  4. Elements of the safety management system

  5. Establishing the SMS

  6. Performance standards for the SMS

  7. Critical Success Factors for SMS

  8. 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

Material Provided:
Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.

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: 
Six Months

Learning Plan:  
•    Access to course materials on E-Learning Platform
•    Online interaction with Course Moderators
•    Monthly assignments
•    15-20 Page Project Paper
•    End of Course Examination
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