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Occupational Injuries and Diseases Legal Update

and Claims Management

Course

 

 

20 November 2020 (08:30 – 16:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

Online Booking Form

 

 

  Click here to download registration forms for 20 November 2020 (09:00 - 16:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

The course includes an explanation of:

  • New COIDA Amendment Bill, 2020

  • Lates directive - Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

  • Comparison between the current COID Act and the COIDA Amendment Bill, 2020

  • COID Act prescriptions and claim requirements

  • Update on the latest COID schedules and notices

 

Course Content

 

Module 1: Overview of COID legislation

  • Compensation and legislation in South Africa

  • Aim of the COID Act and the latest COID Amendment Bill 2020

  • The main objective of the COID Act and the COID Amendment Bill 2020

  • Compensation process and purpose of the COID Amendment Bill 2020

  • Protection of employers against claims from employees and dependents

  • The Compensation Commissioner and the Compensation Fund

 

Module 2: Employers, licensees, contractors and sub-contractor’s

  • Employer and licensee criteria

  • Registration of employers, contractors and sub-contractors

  • Letter of good standing

 

Module 3: Right to compensation

  • Defining compensation

  • Categories of persons who are entitled to compensation

  • Employees, dependants and sea personnel

 

Module 4: Occupational accidents and diseases

  • Criteria for occupational accidents

  • Defining of an occupational injury, accidents, injuries on duty and occupational diseases

  • Travelling to and from work

  • Criteria for occupational diseases

  • Defining of an occupational disease, scheduled and non-scheduled diseases

  • Accidents during training for or performance of emergency services

  • Accidents outside the republic

 

Module 5: Assessment tariffs and payments to the Compensation Fund

  • Liability towards the payment of compensation

  • Calculation of assessment fees, assessment classes and assessment tariffs

  • Return of Earnings (ROE) and merit rebates

 

Module 6: Calculation of earnings, selection of medical service providers and accounts

  • Calculation of the earnings of an employee

  • Medical examinations (employee and the medical practitioner, submitting to medical examinations)

  • Rehabilitation and re-integration

 

Module 7: Prescribed documentation to be submitted by employers to the Compensation Fund in administration of the claim’s adjudication processes

  • Reporting of occupational injuries and occupational diseases to the Compensation Fund

  • Employer and employee duties

  • Documents required for the reporting of occupational injuries and diseases

  • Practical guidelines for the registration of occupational injuries and diseases

  • Required IOD and occupational diseases forms/ reports (W.Cl)

  • Adjudication process and benefits management

  • Medical aid

  • Refunds to employers and employees

  • Awarding of claims and the re-opening of claims

  • Different types of benefits (permanent disability, temporary disability, death benefits)

  • Medical expenses and conveyance of injured employees

  • Additional compensation

  • Rehabilitation and re-integration

  • Employees requiring constant help

 

Module 8: Legal rules, inquiries, fines and penalties

  • Legal rules

  • Circumstances in which Commissioner may repudiate claims

  • Recovery of damages and compensation paid from third parties

  • Inquiry by the Commissioner into an accident

  • Record keeping

  • Fines, penalties and objections

 

Module 9: Inspection, compliance and enforcement

  • Inspections, compliance and enforcement

  • Contact details of the Compensation Fund

 

Module 10: Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

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

  • COVID-19 as an occupational disease

  • Diagnosis and requirements for COVID-19

  • Occupational risk classification

  • Impairment, benefits and reporting

 

Purpose of the course:

To explain the legal prescriptions pertaining to the current Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Act 130 of 1993), the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease Amendment Bill (2020) and the Directive on Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in a simple and understandable manner.

 

This course provides a detailed explanation; step by step guides and examples on the different processes and procedures to follow when dealing with occupational injuries and diseases (including COVID-19), the identification of problems and the registration of claims as well as the completion of prescribed documentation.

 

Who should attend?

The course is intended for people who work with COIDA in the Insurance Sector, HR Administrators, HR Managers, COIDA Administrators and Representatives, Health and Safety Committee Members, Health and Safety Representatives, OHS Managers, Occupational Health Practitioners; Medical Practitioners and Shop Stewards.

 

Price: 

  • R 2290 (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

Mail: 

 

Online Booking Form

 

Click here to download registration forms for 20 November 2020 (09:00 - 16:00) Interactive Online Course  

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

 

 

Strategic Human Resources Management (HRM) and - Business Partnering

 

Transforming HRM to a Virtual Strategic Performance Advisor (VISPA) in a Post Covid-19 Employment Era

 

 

3 Days Interactive Online Course

 

 

11, 12 & 13 November 2020 (08:30 - 16:00)

 

 

Online Booking Form

 

 

Click here to download registration forms for 11, 12 & 13 November 2020 (08:30 - 16:00): Interactive Online Course

 

 

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Facilitator: Charles Cotter (PhD)

 

Outline:

 

Key Performance Area (KPA) 1: Strategic HRM & HRBP – Principles, Practices and Processes

  • Module 1: Defining the fundamental SHRM concepts

  • Module 2: Understanding the context and environment and the impact of Covid-19 on HRM in 2020 and projected to the future

  • Module 3: Exploring the unique challenges of a virtual/remote working culture

  • Module 4: Diagnosis (health check) and gap analysis of current, industry wide Strategic HRM practices

  • Module: 5: Building a strategic business case for SHRM today and tomorrow (future-proofing)

 

Key Performance Area (KPA) 2: HRBP, Future Fit Competencies and Transformation to VISPA

  • Module 6: Interrogating the relevance of Ulrich’s model of the 4 strategic HRM roles

  •  Module 7: Defining and implementing the strategic value proposition and contribution of HRBP in 2020 and beyond

  •  Module 8: Business executives’ expectations and priorities of HRBP’s

  •  Module 9: Enablers and critical success factors to transitioning, transforming and re-positioning to a Virtual Strategic Performance Advisor (ViSPA) model

  •  Module 10: Applying the 5-step ViSPA strategy 

 

Key Performance Area (KPA) 3: HRM Governance – Proactive and Reactive Tools

  • Module 11: Applying HRM Risk Management – principles, tools and process

  • Module 12: Applying HRM Auditing – tools, process and principles to measure the value and impact of the ViSPA model

 

Key Performance Area (KPA) 4: Business, Performance and HRM Intelligence 

  • Module 13: SHRM Performance/Business Intelligence (Metrics and Analytics) – generating real-time predictive analytics and business and performance intelligence

  • Module 14: Generating a SHRM Scorecard

 

Key Performance Area (KPA) 5: Workplace Advocacy

  • Module 15: Transitioning from a High Performing Organization (HIPO) to creating a Virtual Performing Organization (VIPO) culture

  • Module 16: Employee Engagement and Talent Retention strategies in a post Covid-19 employment era

 

Key Performance Area (KPA) 6: Integration and Application

  • Module 17: Reading article and Case study

 

Who should attend?

  • HR Directors

  • Managers and –Professionals

  • HR Business Partners

  • HR Specialists and Practitioners

  • HRM administrators and -generalists, supervisors and line/senior managers and any staff member tasked with the HRM, people and/or talent management responsibility.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this online learning programme, learners will have:

  • An in-depth understanding of strategic HR management and virtual strategic performance advising; performance/business intelligence; employee engagement and future focused HRM value chain best practice processes and strategies.

  • Learners will also master the ability to harness these SHRM processes to optimize their strategic impact and value.

 

Level of Learning Programme

  • Advanced

 

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: 

 

 

 

Online Booking Form

 

Click here to download registration forms for 11, 12 & 13 November 2020 (08:30 - 16:00): 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.   

 

 

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

 

 

Online Booking Form

 

 

Click here to download registration forms for 26 August 2020 (09:00 - 14:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

 

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 

 

Online Booking Form

 

Click here to download registration forms for 26 August 2020 (09:00 - 14:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

 

Investigation and Management of COVID-19 Cases in the Workplace

 

 

Interactive Online Course

 

 

30 September 2020 and 01 October 2020 (09:00 - 13:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

Online Booking Form

 

 

Click here to download registration forms for 30 September 2020 and 01 October 2020 (09:00 - 13:00) 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 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: 

  

Online Booking Form

 

Click here to download registration forms for 30 September 2020 and 01 October 2020 (09:00 - 13:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                        

 

 

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.

 

 

 

12 & 13 November 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 changes)

  • Responsibilities of employees

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

  • Detailed explanation of the Consolidated Directions on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces (DEL - 1 Oct 2020) (new)

  • 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 (new)

  • Guideline on the submission of COVID-19 related health data from workplaces (28 Sept 2020) (new)

 

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  

 

                               

                         

Online Booking Form

 

Click here to download registration forms for 12 & 13 November 2020 (09:00 - 13:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

 

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