What is the meaning of this study by PHOV (Institute for Post Higher Education in Safety & Health)?
It is a post higher professional study with a good mix of self-tuition and practice. Education by leading specialists and execution of instructions in your own working environment.
Process safety and occupational safety and health together in one study: that’s the way to develop a profound and at the same time broad vision on safety.
After 2 years of study the student is able to give a valuable and sound advice on safety, thanks to the integrated approach of PHOV.
What can you do with a HVK certificate?
One becomes a professional consultant on safety matters and an expert in risk management, in the coherence of technique, organization, culture and behavior.
It gives a person a clear surplus value in organizations and in a society where the importance of safety and risk management only increases.
The study is made up of a basic program followed by a Specialization Higher Safety. During the basic program lessons are given together with future (labour)hygienists.
Laws and regulations
In this module the inventory and further development of own competences are dealt with. These competences are used to influence organizations on various levels to bring them on a higher occupational health and safety level. Particular attention is paid on how to handle resistance.
The module does not only contain lessons, but also a peer review process over a longer period which is accompanied by PHOV.
General occupational health, safety and hygiene
In this module a general base of knowledge on safety and occupational hygiene is taught. Subjects are:
Risk inventory and evaluation (RI&E)
This module deals with the ins and outs of risk inventories. Process steps learn us how a RI&E can be executed and different sorts of RI&E’s are being treated.
To influence organizations with your own competences in such a way that actually something is done with the given advice and organizations are brought on a higher (occupational) level.
This module deals with the management and control of occupational health and safety conditions by means of an occupational health & safety management system (AMS). The role of the safety expert in this depends on a great number of factors such as personal knowledge and proficiency of the safety expert, the phase of development of the company and the connection with other developments in the company.
Learning from incidents and accidents
In this module we will go into:
This module expands on different safety-related subjects.
At the same time attention is being paid to the storage of hazardous substances according to PGS15 and explosion safety in which the working with ATEX is being taught.
This module addresses the identification, the quantification and the control of risks of installations with hazardous substances. Both for the design phase and the users phase.
Various parts of a risk analysis are being explained:
For the thesis one has to execute a practice instruction by preference in one’s own company or with a big customer.
The instruction deals most of the time with an actual health & safety problem. Both the company and the student benefit from the thesis and in this way it takes relatively less time.
During the working out of the thesis, one is accompanied by an expert mentor.