HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES

HEALTH & SAFETY

Health & Safety representative course is compulsory for any industry employing 20 or more employees as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993. It is mandated that employers select and elect a health & safety representative within 4 months of starting up their business…
 
Safety Training Association has developed an excellent course which will assist learners on legislation, function, theory as well as the practical aspects of being effective HSE representative. The course also covers what is needed to be a world class health & safety committee…. Health & Safety FIRST!!!
 
A Health & Safety representative is given as a legal appointment under section 17(1) of the Occupational Health & Safety Act no. 85 of 1993. The course is SAQA unit standard aligned and is a must for anyone wishing to become effective health & safety representatives and committee members.
 

COURSE CONTENTS - 1 DAY COURSE

  • Explaining and the understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.
  • Understanding the various terminologies and definitions.
  • Duties of the employers (Sec 8) and employees (Sec 14) of the OHS Act 85 of 1993.
  • Safety Representatives (Sec 17) and their functions (Sec 18) of the OHS Act 85 of 1993.
  • Safety Committees (Sec 19) and their functions (Sec 20) of the OHS Act 85 of 1993.
  • Identify Hazards theory and practical application.
  • Effective workplace inspections, walkabout and observations.
  • Case Study.
  • Assessment.
DURATION
1 day – refresher course
TARGET GROUP
HSE reps, HSE committee members, union members, supervisors, management, employers
COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course provides the learner with the duties, responsibilities and roles & functions of HSE representatives.
 

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COURSE CONTENTS - 2 /3 DAYS COURSE

  • Explaining and the understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.
  • Understanding the various terminologies and definitions.
  • Duties of the employers (Sec 8) and employees (Sec 14) of the OHS Act 85 of 1993.
  • Safety Representatives (Sec 17) and their functions (Sec 18) of the OHS Act 85 of 1993.
  • Safety Committees (Sec 19) and their functions (Sec 20) of the OHS Act 85 of 1993.
  • Effectively identifying hazards, unsafe acts and unsafe conditions.
  • Effective HSE inspections at the workplace.
  • Variables that influence Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Effective Communication.
  • Safety Principles & Practices.
  • Effective HSE committee meetings and minute taking.
  • Environmental Awareness.
  • Case Study.
  • Assessment.
DURATION
2 or 3 days
TARGET GROUP
HSE reps, HSE committee members, union members, supervisors, management
COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course provides the learner with in-depth knowledge on the duties, functions, responsibilities and roles of a Health & Safety Representatives.
 
It also focuses on effective health and safety meeting, minute taking, drawing up an action plan from critical areas influencing health & safety in the workplace.
 

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