An intensive five-day course designed to provide occupational health professionals with an in-depth understanding of occupational health law at work.

This qualification will provide you with a detailed comprehension of the full scope of your legal responsibilities – so that you can ensure that your work, and the work of your department, is fully compliant with legislation and case law in the areas of occupational health, health and safety, disability and relevant employment law.

This degree-level module is accredited by Glasgow Caledonian University. Successful completion of academic requirements will confer 20 points at Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework Level 10.

Course overview

Course Director: Professor Diana Kloss, barrister and employment judge

Module 1: The legal system
Diana Kloss, barrister

Module 2: Criminal law of health and safety at work
Mike Appleby, Housemans

Module 3: Liability of the OH professional
Diana Kloss, barrister

Module 4: Employment law –the contract
Chris Cox, Royal College of Nursing

Module 5: Employment law – statutory rights
Anne Pritam, Stephenson Harwood

Module 6: Discrimination law
Diana Kloss, barrister

Module 7: Disability at work
Karen Jackson, didlaw

Module 8: Fitness for work
Diana Kloss, barrister

Module 9: Liability of the employer for personal injury
Nick Hanning, RWPS LLP

Module 10: Tribunals
Diana Kloss, barrister

How will gaining this occupational health law qualification benefit you and your organisation?

You will gain:

  • A comprehensive knowledge of key occupational health legal issues, from medical confidentiality and fitness for work to equality law, employment law and the liability of the OH professional and the employer.
  • Guidance on a wide range of legislation and case law and its implications for occupational health.
  • An understanding of how to apply the law to different workplace scenarios and put it into context.

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What They Say

“Excellent course. Great overview of the legal issues relating to Oh practice for both Oh professionals and stakeholders”
Jon Coneybeare, BAE Systems

“An excellent, well formulated and designed course”
Dr John Crosbie, Bellevue Surgery

“Very useful and valuable in relation to my practice course has been excellent”
Sarah Jane Allison, Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS

“An excellent overview of Oh Law relevant to everyday practice”
Dr Elizabeth Wright, Abermed Group Ltd