OHS ACT

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY ACT NO. 85 OF 1993

The Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 has repealed the Machinery Occupational Safety Act 6 of 1983. The Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 of 1993 is legislation approved by the Department of Labour which assists organizations with a set law. This law provides a set of rules and regulations that every employer must subscribe to with their workplace.
 
Safety Training Association has simplified this piece of legislation to a basic level of interpretation that anyone will be able to comprehend. The Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 of 1993 is a must to all employers who wish to have better insights into legal liabilities with regards to health and safety within their workplaces.
 

COURSE CONTENTS - 1 DAY COURSE

  • Overview of the OHS Act no. 85 of 1993.
  • Legal Liabilities appointments within the workplace.
  • Duties of the employer.
  • Duties of the employees.
  • Understanding the elements of a health & safety policy.
  • Duties to inform.
  • Mandatory agreements.
  • DOL Inspectors – Powers.
  • Penalties as imposed by the legislation.
  • Case Study.
  • Assessment.
DURATION
1 day
TARGET GROUP
Managers, Business Owners, Supervisors, HSE representatives, Safety Officers, Construction Managers.
COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course provides the learner with a basic knowledge of the responsibilities pertaining to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
 

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COURSE CONTENTS - 2 /3 DAYS COURSE

  • In Depth view of the Occupational Health & Safety Act no. 85 of 1993.
  • Understanding the legislative framework.
  • Legal Liabilities and legal appointments.
  • Understanding the elements of the health & safety policy.
  • Duties of employer.
  • Duties of employees.
  • SHE representatives and SHE committees.
  • Sec 37(2) agreements.
  • DOL Inspectors – Powers.
  • Penalties as imposed by this legislation.
  • General Safety Regulations.
  • General Administrative Regulation.
  • Case Study.
  • Assessment.
DURATION
2 or 3 days
TARGET GROUP
Managers, Business Owners, Supervisors, HSE representatives, Safety Officers and construction managers or project managers.
COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course provides the learner with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and HSE procedures & compliance.
 
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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