SEGi College Sarawak enhances OSH students’ skills with real-world assessment

Students pursuing a Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (DIOSH) at SEGi College Sarawak conducted a practical Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Risk Control (HIRARC) assessment on campus. The exercise’s goal was to provide students with the skills needed to identify potential hazards, assess the level of risk associated with them, and suggest acceptable control measures.

Each year, approximately 2.78 million workers die as a result of occupational accidents or diseases, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). These figures emphasise the importance of HIRARC protocols and well-trained occupational safety and health professionals in preventing workplace accidents and illnesses.

The students conducted their assessment using the Guidelines for Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Risk Control (HIRARC), 2008, which is a widely recognised and used protocol in the industry. The practical exercise allowed students to apply theoretical concepts learned in class to a real-world scenario, enhancing their learning experience.

Furthermore, the students presented their findings and recommendations for control measures, which improved their communication and presentation skills, which are essential for any occupational safety and health practitioner.

SEGi College Sarawak is actively preparing their DIOSH students to become competent and skilled OSH practitioners who can contribute to the promotion of safer workplaces by providing practical training opportunities like this.





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