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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  

 

                               

                         

Online Booking Form

 

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

 

 

 

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