Working in essential service provision starts with a BU course!

To reduce the spread of the Coronavirus governments in most affected countries have issued a strict set of regulations regarding what services can continue operating during lockdown.

Known as “essential services” they are the lifeline of any economy whether in certain or uncertain times. In the current lockdown, the sector is playing a major role, ensuring the most pressing needs are available.

Essential services providers are important to a healthy and functional society. The people that work in the sector make sure stability of the nation.

In any given country, essential services may be confined to specific services depending on what the government has determined as “essential”.

Common essential services:

However, there are the usual services traditionally referred to as essential in any country. Generally the common ones include:

– Medical, Health (including Mental Health), Laboratory and Medical Services and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases

– Disaster Management, Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting and Emergency services

– Banking environment

– Financial markets

– Insurance environment

– Savings and investment environment

– Pension fund administration;

– Medical schemes administration

– Electricity (including vital demand management services), water gas and fuel production, supply and Maintenance

– Wildlife Management, Anti-poaching, Animal Care and Veterinary services;

– Newspaper, broadcasting and telecommunication infrastructure and services, including call centres critical for the support of such services;

– Production and sale of any chemicals, hygiene products, pharmaceuticals for the medical or retail sector;

– Justice system / legal practice

– Tax departments

– Police, peace officers, traffic officers, military medical personnel and soldiers, correctional services officials and traffic management services;

– Postal services and courier services related to transport of medical products;

– Private security services;

– Air-traffic Navigation, Civil Aviation Authority, air charters, Cargo Shipping and dockyard services;

– Gold, gold refinery, coal and mining;

– Production, manufacturing, supply, logistics, transport, delivery, critical maintenance and repair concerning the rendering of essential services including components and equipment;

– Call centres necessary to provide health, safety, social support, government and financial services, debt restructuring for consumers of retailers and access to short-term insurance policies as a result of reduced income or loss of income;

– Information and Communication Technology services rendered to entities and institutions engaged in delivering essential services in terms of these Regulations.

Essential services work demands professionals highly trained in various fields such as Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, IT, Finance, Computer Systems Management and Health Information Management.

Blended and Distance Learning Programme has the ideal qualification for those seeking to one day work in essential services provision. Many people in Africa are increasingly finding the online education courses valuable in their lives.

During this lockdown, take a look at our different accredited courses and ENROLL NOW.

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About Martin Chemhere

A Zimbabwean born journalist and public relations consultant who, for the past 10 years, has been a resident of South Africa. He writes on arts, entertainment, media, lifestyle, aviation, travel and tourism. Martin is a PR Manager and blog writer for CreativeMagic Group.

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