Industrial Centre




Occupational Safety and Health Programme

業 安 全 及 健 康 課 程


for Safety Officer Training


Over 2000 safety practitioners

have completed our safety officer training

since 1979


Programme Aim

The programme 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.


Persons upon successfully completion of the programme can well expect to be absorbed into a wide range of industries that need their knowledge and OSH skills.


1-year part time (168 contact hours)

Programme Structure and Contents

To be eligible for the Certificate of Attainment, students shall satisfy all the following conditions:

i)  attendance of 70% or above of all the individual subject classes; and

ii) successfully completion of all the subjects below:

- Safety Legislation

- Workplace Safety

- Occupational Health & Hygiene

- Construction Safety

- Safety Inspection & Accident Analysis

- Risk Management

- Behavioural Safety

- Safety Management

Medium of Instruction

English, supplemented by Cantonese. Course materials and assessments are in English.

Professional Recognition

The ‘Certificate of Attainment’ acquired through successful completion of this programme 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.


Students may use PolyU's library facilities and get authorised entry to the programme's e-learning website.

Financial Assistance

This is a reimbursable programme under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF). Eligible applicants will be reimbursed up to 80% of the course fee or HK$10,000 whichever sum is the less, upon successful completion of the programme. Application details can be obtained from CEF office (Tel.: 3142 2277, Webpage: The CEF code of this programme is 25Z04804-0.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Diploma or Higher Certificate in Safety / Health / Environmental / Engineering / Science disciplines; or equivalent.


Applicants who have reached the age of 25 by September 1 in the year of admission are considered 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.

Applications and Enquiries

The application for Year 2016 intake is closed. The application for the next intake will be in January 2017. Application package will be uploaded then.


For enquiries related to application matters, please contact SPEED:

Tel: (852) 3400 2828

Fax: (852) 2363 0540



For other enquiries, please contact Mr Fenkins Chow:

Tel: (852) 2766 7632
(Note: This is NOT a hotline. If Mr Chow is not on the line, please leave message in his voicebox.)

Fax: (852) 3149 8132






The application for the current intake is closed. The application for the next intake is Jan 2017.




Mr Fenkins Chow

Tel: (852) 2766 7632

(Note: This is NOT a hotline. If Mr Chow is not on the line, please leave message in his voicebox.)

Fax: (852) 3149 8132




The Industrial Centre
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel No: (852) 2766 7632    Fax: (852) 3149 8132


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