Short Courses

Non credit-bearing CoursesReimbursable courses/programmes (either all or some of the modules within a programme) under Continuing Education Fund

The course is specifically designed to provide occupational safety and health (OSH) studies for preparing suitable candidates and safety practitioners for positions of Safety Officer in local context.

Students upon successful completion of the course can well expect to be absorbed into a wide range of industries that need their knowledge and OSH skills.

Course contents include:

- Safety Legislation
- Workplace Safety
- Occupational Health & Hygiene
- Construction Safety
- Safety Inspection & Accident Analysis
- Risk Management
- Behavioural Safety
- Safety Management


The 'Certificate of Attainment' acquired through successful completion of this course is recognised by the government for the purpose of registration with the Labour Department as safety officer under the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Officers and Safety Supervisors) Regulations.

Application Procedure:

Completed application form with the cheque for the course fee ($13,600) and cop(ies) of certificate(s) should be sent to:

School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED)
Room QR802, 8/F, Core R
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
Hung Hom, Kowloon

Successful applicants will be required to present the original(s) of their certificate(s) to the SPEED Office for verification before course commencement.

Organising departmentIC
Medium of instructionEnglish (supplemented by Cantonese)
CEF code25Z048040
Remark(s)For update information on this programme, please visit the programme website:


General Office
Tel: 3400 2828

Course Organiser: Mr Fenkins Chow (For academic matters)
Tel: 2766 7632

Mode: Non credit-bearing

Total contact hours168.0
FacilitiesStudents may use PolyU's library facilities. For terms of use of these facilities, please contact the School office.
Entry requirement(s)Diploma or Higher Certificate in Safety / Health / Environmental / Engineering / Science disciplines; or equivalent.

Applicants who have reached the age of 25 by 1st September in the year of admission are considered as Mature Applicants. Mature Applicants who do not hold stipulated entrance qualifications may be admitted on an individual and exceptional basis. Genuine interest and need in the field with employer's letter of support and relevant safety experience are important factors for consideration.
CertificationA Certificate of Attainment will be issued to students who have attended 70% or above of the classes and passed the assessment.

Course codeDateDayVenueApplication Status
NBT1  23 Mar 2017 Mon, ThuPolyU Main Campus, PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus or PolyU West Kowloon Campus Closed