SATS general information
Certificate of Attainment
Predominantly outside normal working hours
Provider: †Industrial Centre (IC), The
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
The Society of Accredited Safety Auditors
School of Professional Education & Executive Development
(SPEED) of PolyU
Course fee: HK$12,000.† The course has been included in the list of
reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.
proposed Scheme is designed for registered safety officers and
occupational safety and health practitioners. Entry is also
open to candidates with appropriate tertiary qualifications and
relevant professional experience, or those designated by their
organisations as auditor candidates or safety reviewers.
(1)† To review contemporary best
practice in occupational safety and health (OSH) management,
and to familiarise participants with the local legal
requirements on OSH management, audit and review.
(2)† To develop a thorough
understanding of the concepts, principles, methods and
techniques of modern safety management and safety auditing,
covering the key process elements of safety management.
(3)† To familiarise participants
with the details of safety audit procedures and practice, and
to develop competence in conducting a safety audit for the
assessment of the effectiveness of OSH management system and
(4)† To satisfy one of the
pre-requisites for becoming a Registered Safety Auditor under
the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Management)
Scheme Structure and Duration of Training
It is a 108-hour course
involving 3 components of study:
1:† Safety Management (39
2:† Safety Audit (39
3:† Audit Project (30
hours of field study)
course will be conducted predominantly outside normal working
hours. The 78-hour classroom training for Parts 1 & 2 is to
be spread over a period of 3 months at 2 evenings per
week.† A 3-hour written
examination will be held after completion of the classroom
training.† After that,
the students will be assigned with an audit project.
The audit project is to
be completed within 7 months covering the††† stages of baseline audit
and follow-up audit, and each project stage covers audit plan
preparation, information collection and audit report
writing.† Finally, oral
presentation of the project is required.
Assessment Criteria and Issue of Certificate
pass the training, a student has to attain a minimum of 60% in
the written examinations as well as the project.
student, who has satisfactorily completed the Scheme with an
attendance of not less than 75% of the classroom training and
has fulfilled the above assessment criteria, will be eligible
for the award of a Certificate of Attainment, issued by SPEED
The SATS Provider, Industrial Centre (IC)
a broad experience of occupational safety and health in a range
of manufacturing and construction industries. With some 100
professional and supporting staff members and over 11,000 m2
workshop, the Centre provides professional industrial training
for budding and practising technologists and engineers in Hong
Kong as well as this region. Because of the multidisciplinary
nature, the Centre provides integrated training in various
disciplines, covering civil and construction, mechanical,
manufacturing, electrical, electronics, building services, etc.
With the various expertise, physical supports and well equipped
lecturing facilities, the Centre has been suitably prepared
itself for this subject, and of responding to the needs
anticipated by the requirements of the OSH legislation.
a long history of offering professional safety training courses
for the training and education of safety personnel. The first
safety programme at Endorsement Certificate level was launched
in 1979 and currently it is operated under the administration
of SPEED.† Over the last
33 years, the Centre's efforts have resulted in producing about
3000 qualified safety professionals.
a pioneer in providing the first Postgraduate Scheme in
Occupational Safety & Health and Master's Degree in Safety
Management in Hong Kong, IC is well experienced in teaching and
organising advanced training courses in various fields of
occupational safety and health including the Safety Auditors
Training Scheme (SATS).
SATS programme has been run since 1997 and up to now 16 intakes
have been completed.† The
programme has got the full support from the Society of
Accredited Safety Auditors.†
Members of the Society (qualified with the status of
"Registered Safety Auditor") and members of the ICís
professional staff will be actively involved in teaching the
subject and providing project supervision.
SATS programme is subject to validation and periodic reviews by
the Labour Department of HKSAR in accordance with the published
guidelines approved by the authority concerned.
programme is managed by IC and SPEED, and the quality of
training is monitored through internal and external
moderation.† A senior
officer from the Labour Department will act as the
external moderator to provide external moderation inputs and
advise on the quality issues of the SATS.