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Investigation and Management of COVID-19 Cases in the Workplace

 

 

2 Day Interactive Online Course

 

 

27 and 28 August 2020 (09:00 - 15:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

Online Booking Form

 

 

Click here to download registration forms for 27 & 28 August 2020 (09:00 - 15:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

Purpose of the Course

COVID-19 as pandemic is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation which presents a unique challenge to employers and business.

 

The high infection rate of workers, and persons that reside with workers, leads to time loss due to compulsory isolation, quarantine, absenteeism and possible closure of the workplace for decontamination purposes. These circumstances ultimately impact negatively on businesses and the economy of South Africa.

 

The effective investigation and management of COVID-19 cases at work by employers, will not only ensure legal compliance, but will also significantly contribute to business continuity.

 

Module 1: Background and general information relating to COVID-19

  • COVID-19 as an emerging, rapidly evolving situation

  • COVID-19 Background; spreading of the virus; lifespan on surfaces

 

Module 2: COVID-19 legislative aspects

  • Statues, notices and guidelines governing workplaces in relation to COVID-19 (DEL, DOH, CF)

  • South Africa’s risk adjusted strategy for economic activity related prescriptions

  • Enforcement authorities (powers and rights of inspectors/ different types of notices)

  • Important definitions and terminology

 

Module 3: Symptom monitoring and management for COVID-19/ screening requirements

  • Signs and symptoms/ prescribed time frames for COVID-19

  • Symptom screening requirements

 

Module 4: Steps to be taken when a person presents COVID-19 symptoms (Persons Under Investigation)

  • Managing symptomatic persons that report or presents symptoms during screening

  • Managing symptomatic persons at work

  • Practical considerations for workplace isolation/ isolation facility requirements

  • Management of Persons Under Investigation/ transportation requirements

  • Medical examinations; testing and self-isolation requirements

 

Module 5: Assessing the risk of COVID-19 transmission

  • Assess the risk of transmission to persons and surfaces

  • Disinfecting the workplace which the positive worker was in contact with

  • Routine clean cleaning/ disinfection/ decontamination/ deep cleaning explanation of the differences and legal requirements

  • Deep cleaning/ when will deep cleaning be required/ fogging as a deep cleaning method/ certificate requirement for cleaning/role of cleaning companies

  • Approved disinfectants

  • Disinfecting of company transport vehicles

 

Module 6: Contact tracing requirements and reporting duties to authorities

  • Contact tracing/ contract identification/ contact listing requirements

  • Reporting duties for confirmed positive persons/ workers reporting duties of occupational diseases to the employer

  • Notifiable medical conditions/ reporting of occupational diseases to the authorities

  • Contact-tracing/ support requirements/ contact follow-up/ commencing of contact tracing/ initial contact with a contact of a confirmed case

  • Screening, self-isolation and quarantine requirements

  • Monitoring of close contacts of known COVID 19 cases

  • Quarantine at home guidelines for employees

  • Involvement of the National Epidemiology and Surveillance Team Members / Provincial CDC Coordinators

 

Module 7: Claim management and return to work (RTW) monitoring measures

  • Occupationally Acquired COVID-19 and Compensation Claims

  • New “Directive on Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)”

  • Meaning of an occupational disease/ diagnosis of Coronavirus Disease/ impairment/ benefits/ reporting

  • Correct claims processing

  • RTW requirements; measures and monitoring

 

Module 8: COVID-19 investigation requirements, identifying the underlying causes and prevention of workplace incidents

  • COVID-19 investigation requirements

  • Responsible persons to conduct the investigations/ prescribed time frames/ record keeping requirements

  • Underlying causes of workplace incidents, infection reduction and prevention

  • COVID-19 causations/ Root Causes/ importance of recording and investigation of near miss incidents

 

Module 9: COVID-19 incident investigation process (comprehensive explanation of the required steps and process)

  • Investigation purpose/ investigation steps/ staring the investigation and collecting facts in order to establish the nature of the COVID infection/ measures to prevent the reoccurrence of the COVID-19 infection/ gathering of background information/ identify and determining the underlying causes of the incident

  • Root Causes Analysis for COVID-19/ cause analysis model for COVID-19

  • The 5-Why’s analysis/ how to analyse the facts

 

Module 10: Compiling the incident report for COVID-19 (includes a practical COVID-19 investigation template that will guide investigators through the process)

  • Compiling the incident report/ writing a report / reporting the findings/ Annexure 1 explanation

  • Practical ‘Incident Recording and Investigation Register for COVID-19 (RCA)’

 

Module 11: Calculating and interpreting illness rates for COVID-19

  • How to determine COVID-19 Lost Time Injuries (LTI)/ Lost Time Injury Frequency Rates (LTIFR)/ Lost Time Injury Incident Rate (LTIIR)

 

Module 12: Corrective actions, implementation, evaluating the effectiveness and making changes for continues improvement

  • Identify the corrective actions as identified by the Root Cause Analysis

  • Communication of the investigation findings and recommendations/ labour relations procedures

  • Implementation of the recommendations

  • Follow up of corrective measures

  • Make changes for continues improvement

 

Module 13: Dealing with isolation and quarantine leave requirements

  • Explanation of isolation and quarantine leave requirements

 

Module 14: COVID-19 incident flow chart

  • Practical COVID-19 incident flow chart (flow diagram)

 

The programme will be useful for managers at all levels including: 

  • The CEO-Section 16(1) or Managing Director,

  • Section 16(2) appointees - Directors,

  • COVID-19 Compliance Officers,

  • Health and Safety Practitioners, Compliance Officers and Security Officers,

  • Human Recourse Managers,

  • Engineers and Maintenance

  • Managers and Supervisors,

  • Union Representatives,

  • Health and Safety Representatives and Committee Members,

  • Anyone interested or involved with COVID 19


Price:

  • R 2950 (incl. Vat) per delegate
  • Price include course material, certificates


For further information contact:

 

  • Deidre at telephone: (012) 666 8284/ 083 556 9407
  • Fax: (086) 547 2636 or (012) 661 1411
  • E Mail: 

  

Online Booking Form

 

Click here to download registration forms for 27 & 28 August 2020 (09:00 - 15:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

 

Update Course

 

Covid19: The Reality: Workplace Matters After Lockdown 

  

 This is a 5 hour interactive online course. Delegates will receive the opportunity to ask questions throughout the course.   

 

 

 24 July 2020 (09:00 - 14:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

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Module 1: The period after lockdown – return to work

  • Refusal to return to work, does it constitute misconduct?

  • Timekeeping and performance management – working from home.

  • Sick leave during lockdown

  • Precautionary isolation and payment

  • Compulsory isolation and payment

 

Module 2: How to deal with disciplinary and incapacity proceedings – uncompleted cases and new cases where people work from home

  • Procedural Fairness

  • Substantive Fairness

 

Module 3: Reduction of remuneration

  • Unilateral changes to employment conditions vs. work practice

  • Changes to benefits.

  • Annual leave and sick leave after lockdown / annual shutdown?

 

Module 4: COVID-19 as an occupational disease and occupational exposure risk

  • Aim and purpose of the COIDA

  • The main objective of the COIDA

  • The Compensation Commissioner; the Compensation Fund and Licensees

  • Protection of employers against claims from employees and dependants

  • Categories of persons are entitled to compensation

  • COVID-19 as Occupational Disease

  • Diagnosis Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

  • Occupational Exposure Risk Classification

  • Benefits, reporting and correct claims processing

 

Module 5: Guidelines for symptom monitoring and management of COVID-19

  • Recommended procedure

  • Self-monitoring for symptoms

  • Management of workers towards COVID-19

  • Guidance on vulnerable employees and workplace accommodation in relation to COVID-19

  • Who is a vulnerable employee in the context of COVID-19?

  • Identifying vulnerable employees and major categories

  • Assessing a vulnerable employee

  • Protecting and managing vulnerable employees in the workplace

 

Module 6: Retrenchments: The basics: How to retrench employees fairly: A practical overview

 

Retrenchment during lockdown?

  • Large scale retrenchments vs small scale

  • The joint consensus seeking process

  • Selection criteria

  • Consultation

  • Alternatives – Short time, temporary layoff, reduction in wages.

 

Module 7: The CCMA – latest

 

Price:

  • R 1950 (incl. Vat) per delegate

  • Price include course material, certificates

 

For further information contact:

  • Peraldo or Hanlie at telephone: (012) 661 3208 or (012) 661 1411

 

E Mail:  or 

 

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Click here to download registration forms for 24 June 2020 (09:00 - 14:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

 

 

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

15 November 2019: Emperors Palace: Convention Centre  

 

 

 

  Click here to download registration forms for 15 November 2019: Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

 

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Amongst others the following judgments will be discussed

 

 

 

 

 

Amongst others the following judgments will be discussed

 

Price:

  • R 3190 -00 (incl. Vat) per delegate

  • Price include course material, certificates and catering/ refreshments

  • Safe and secure parking

  • Gautrain: Complimentary shuttle to and from OR Tambo International Airport

 

For further information contact:

  • Hanlie or Peraldo at telephone (012) 661 3208

 or 

 

 

 

   Click here to download registration forms for 15 November 2019: Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

 

 

 

 

 

                                        

 

 

Updated Course

 

COVID-19 Workplace Preparedness

Health, Safety and Claims

 Management Course

 

Interactive Online Course




Each delegate will receive an electronic book before the training course.

 

 

 

13 & 14 August 2020 (09:00 - 13:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

 

Course Content

 

Module 1: Background and scope of guidance

  • Introduction, background and information to COVID-19

 

Module 2: Overview of legislation pertaining to COVID-19

  • Overview of the legislation pertaining to COVID-19

  • Notices, statues and directives pertaining to COVID-19 (DEL, DOH, Compensation Fund) (updated)

 

Module 3: COVID-19 employer, employee and third-party obligations

  • Explanation of the relevant Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations relating to COVID-19

  • Employers obligations towards employees and third parties

  • The appointment of COVID-19 Compliance Officers (new)

  • Responsibilities of employees

  • COVID-19 classification, monitoring exposure at workplace, medical surveillance (HBAR)

  • Reduction in the isolation period for patients with confirmed Covid-19 infections (new time frames)

  • Detailed explanation of the Consolidated COVID-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace (DEL)

  • Correct symptom monitoring and management for employees (updated – new time frames)

  • Dealing with positive, symptomatic and asymptomatic workers (new)

  • How to identifying high risk and low risk COVID exposures at work (new)

  • Leave applicable for isolation and quarantine of employees (new)

  • Guidance note for workplaces in the event of identification of a COVID-19 positive employee

  • Reporting authorities and emergency contact details, hospitals and centres of disease control - COVID-19

 

Module 4: Preparing the workplace for COVID-19

  • South Africa’s risk adjusted strategy for economic activity related prescriptions

  • How to identify and manage vulnerable employees as well as workplace accommodation

  • Prevention measures for all staff and others (3rd parties) that enter the premises

  • Prepare to implement basic infection prevention measures

  • Develop policies and procedures for prompt identification and isolation of sick people

  • How to prevent spread of respiratory infections like COVID-19

  • Daily routine cleaning and disinfecting of the workplace (new)

  • When do the workplace need to be closed for decontamination purposes? (new)

  • Prescribed decontamination and deep cleaning procedures for possible infected work areas (new)

  • Advice on travel, meetings; handling post, packages or food from affected areas, COVID-19 and food safety

 

Module 5: Conducting a COVID-19 workplace specific risk assessment

  • HIRA and Sectoral guidelines

  • Explanation of the prescribed controls for COVID-19

  • Risk Assessment for vulnerable employees and workplace accommodation

  • Selecting a suitable risk assessment methodology (example provided to delegates)

  • Performing a COVID-19 risk assessment (practical explanation of the steps that needs to be followed during the assessment process)

  • Identifying and classifying employees risk exposure and applying the prescribed control measures

 

Module 6: Directive for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease Claims (new directive)

  • Aim and objective of the COIDA

  • Compensation Fund and licences

  • Protection of employers against claims from employees and dependants

  • Categories of persons are entitled to compensation

  • Employer, employees and dependants

  • Criteria, diagnosis impairment for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

  • Benefits, claims procedure, documentation and submissions of COVID-19 claims

 

Module 7: COVID-19 Communication and Training

  • Informing employees of COVID 19 related information

  • Lines for COVID 19 communication

  • Preparing Communications Strategies

  • What to communicate to employees?

  • Providing training and information to management and employees

  • COVID related recourses

 

Module 8: Important role of health and safety representatives and committees in the management of COVID-19

  • Role of health and safety representatives

  • Role of the health and safety committee

 

Module 9: Reporting, recording and investigation of COVID-19 related cases

  • Reporting of occupational injuries and diseases to the employer

  • Reporting of occupational diseases to the authorities

  • Record keeping requirements

  • Prescribed investigation for COVID-19 incidents

 

Module 10: Action Checklist: Prevention and Mitigation of COVID-19 at Work

  • List of requirements for visits from Department of Employer and Labour (new)

  • Action checklist for the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 at work

 

Purpose of the Course: 

  • As the infection rate of COVID-19 is rising in South Africa, one of the critical challenges for employers and businesses will be to effectively manage the risk in order to ensure business continuity.

  • This course was compiled to assist employers in this regard. It will provide attendees with critical information in order to manage COVID-19 effectively and to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

 

The programme will be useful for managers at all levels including: 

  • The CEO-Section 16(1) or Managing Director,

  • Section 16(2) appointees - Directors,

  • COVID-19 Compliance Officers,

  • Health and Safety Practitioners, Compliance officers and Security Officers,

  • Human Recourse Managers,

  • Engineers,

  • Managers and Supervisors,

  • Union Representatives,

  • Health and Safety Representatives and Committee Members,

  • Anyone interested in being COVID 19 workplace ready

 

Price:

  • R 1950 (incl. Vat) per delegate

  • Price include course material, certificates

 

For further information contact:

  • Deidre at telephone: (012) 666 8284/ 083 556 9407

  • Fax: (086) 547 2636 or (012) 661 1411

  • E Mail: or  

 

                               

                         

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Click here to download registration forms for 13 & 14 August 2020 (09:00 - 13:00) Interactive Online Course  

 

 

 

                        

 

Management and Leadership Skills

 

3 Days Interactive Online Course

 

19, 20 & 21 August 2020: Interactive Online Course

 

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Outline

 

Day 1: Introduction to management principles and practice

 

Module 1: Unique challenges of the technical work environment – applying the Systems-thinking view of management

 

Module 2: Applying the three (3) managerial roles

  • Informational

  • Interpersonal

  • Decision-making

 

Module 3: Applying the three (3) managerial skills

  • Technical

  • Interpersonal

  • Conceptual

 

Module 4: Applying the four (4) management functions

  • Planning

  • Organizing

  • Leading

  • Controlling

 

Module 5: Improving team productivity  

  • Systems

  • Work methods

  • Work lay-out

  • Job design

  • Work processes

  • Resource Management

 

Module 6: Applying the delegation process as a supervisor

 

Module 7: Effectively managing resources

  • Human

  • Financial

  • Materials and consumables

  • Informational

  • Technological

  • Vehicles, machinery and equipment (VEM)

 

Module 8: Applying supervisory decision-making techniques and implementing the problem-solving process

 

Day 2:  Applying leadership best practice

 

Module 8: People Management and Supervision of a team

  • Team dynamics (roles, structures, processes and behaviour)

  • Conflict Management

  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Management of team member conduct and discipline

  • Diversity and Inclusivity

 

Module 9: Applying team leadership principles

  • Motivation

  • Communication

  • Empowering, coaching and developing team members

 

Day 3: Team management and performance management

 

Module 10: Mastering Individual and Team performance management process

  • Planning

  • Appraisal

  • Feedback

  • Development

  • Reward

 

Module 11: Managing and correcting poor performance

  • Applying the Performance Matrix

  • Applying the Performance Equation

 

Module 12: Applying the Stakeholder relations process

  • Applying the Power-Interest Matrix

 

Module 13: Employee Engagement Strategies

  • Best practice Strategies

 

Who should attend?

  • Middle and Junior managers

  • First line supervisors

  • Team leaders

  • Maintenance and technical managers

  • Office Managers;

  • Professionals who require basic management skills

  • Aspirant/potential supervisors and managers 

 

Training Programme Overview

  • This training programme is unit standard-based and aligned and is an intermediate level (NQF level 5) supervisory and team management/leadership skills development offering. 

  • The programme effectively blends the theory and practice of team management with practical application tools and techniques.

  • At the conclusion of this programme, learners will be capacitated to plan, organize, lead and control teams towards productivity and performance improvement.

 

Price: 

  • R 5950-00 (incl. Vat) per delegate

  • Price includes course material, certificates, legislation

 

For further information contact:

  • Hanlie or Peraldo at telephone (012) 661 3208

  • Email: ;

 

 

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Click here to download registration forms for 19, 20 & 21 August 2020: Interactive Online Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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