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COVID-19 Workplace Compliance
Health, Safety and Claims
Management Course

 

(Including the latest DEL Amended Directive - Consolidated Direction on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces – 28 May 2021)

 

Interactive Online Course (2 X 4½ Hour Sessions)

 

Course is presented over a two-day period (From 08:30 to 13:00 on both days)

 

 

23 & 24 June 2021 (08:30 - 13:00) Inter active Online Course

 

 

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Click here to download registration forms for 23 & 24 June 2021 (08:30 - 13:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

Module 1: Background and scope of guidance

  • Introduction, background and information

 

Module 2: Overview of legislation pertaining to COVID-19

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

  • Legislation pertaining to COVID-19

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

 

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

  • Relationship between COVID and the Occupational Health and Safety Act

  • Employers obligations towards employees and third parties

  • The appointment of COVID-19 compliance officers

  • COVID responsibilities of employees

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

 

Module 4: COVID-19 workplace risk assessment and plans for protective measures

  • How to undertake a risk assessment and applicable sectoral guidelines.

  • Identification of vulnerable employees, workplace accommodation and return to work

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

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

  • Practical explanation of the steps that needs to be followed during the assessment process

  • Prescribed consultation process

  • COVID-19 workplace plans for protective measures

 

Module 5: Prescribed occupational health and safety measures for workplaces

  • Application, prescribed administrative measures, social distancing measures, symptom screening prescriptions, provision and use of sanitizers, disinfectants and washing of hands

  • Prescriptions relating to the provision and use of cloth masks

  • Prescriptions relating to ventilation and specific PPE

  • Measures for small businesses

 

Module 6: Management of COVID-19 cases in the workplace

  • Symptom monitoring and management

  • Identifying high risk and low risk COVID exposures at work

  • Isolation and quarantine leave

  • Quarantine at home guidelines for employees

  • Submission of COVID-19 related health data from workplaces

 

Module 7: Environmental cleaning, disinfection and decontamination of the workplace

  • Timeframe that the virus remains on surfaces

  • Routine cleaning and disinfecting of the workplace

  • Closure of the workplace for decontamination purposes

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

  • The use of hazardous chemical substances

 

Module 8: Steps to be taken when a person presents with COVID-19 symptoms (symptomatic persons)

  • Discussion includes isolation facilities, prescribed isolation and transportation procedures

 

Module 9: Assessment of the risk of transmission to persons and surfaces

  • How to assess the risk of transmission to persons and surfaces

  • Disinfection/ decontamination of the workspace

  • Cleaning company transport vehicles after transporting a PUI or confirmed COVID-19 infection

 

Module 10: Contact tracing and reporting to the relevant authorities

  • Contact tracing in the workplace (purpose, objectives and elements)

  • Contract identification, history details of contacts and contact listing

  • Reporting duties with confirmation of a positive person

  • Contact follow-up and the commencing of contact tracing

  • Screening of workers who may be at risk

  • Monitoring of close contacts of known COVID 19 cases

 

Module 11: Directive for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease Claims

  • 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 12: Right to refuse work, communication and training

  • Refusal to work due to exposure to COVID

  • Informing employees of COVID 19 related information

  • Providing training and information to management and employees

  • COVID related recourses

 

Module 13: Role of health and safety representatives and committees

  • Important role of health and safety representatives and committees in the management of COVID-19

 

Module 14: Recording and investigation of COVID-19 related cases

  • Record keeping requirements

  • Prescribed investigation for COVID-19 incidents

 

Module 15: Monitoring and enforcing directions

  • Notices, fines and penalties

 

Purpose of the course:

  • Due to the anticipated third wave of COVID in South Africa, the infection rate may rise higher than before. One of the critical challenges for employers and businesses will be to effectively manage the risk in order to ensure business continuity.

  • This is a comprehensive course, compiled to assist employers and COVID-19 compliance officers in this regard. It provides attendees with critical information in order to manage COVID-19 effectively within the work environment. It will contribute towards providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment thus ensuring workplace compliance with statutory requirements.

 

The programme will be useful for:

  • COVID-19 compliance officers,

  • Health and safety practitioners,

  • The CEO/ Managing Director,

  • Directors - Section 16(2) appointees,

  • Compliance officers and security officers,

  • Human resource managers,

  • Managers and supervisors,

  • Health and safety representatives and committee members,

  • Union representatives,

  • Anyone interested in being COVID-19 compliant

 

 

Price:

  • R 2290 (incl. Vat) per delegate

  • Price include course material, certificates

 

For further information contact:

 

 

 

Online Booking Form

 

 

Click here to download registration forms for 23 & 24 June 2021 (08:30 - 13:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does POPI compliance mean?

By Jan du Toit

 

Latest developments – Registration of Information Officers:

 

On 17 May 2021 the Information Regulator’s long awaited online portal went live for the registration of Information and Deputy Information Officers.

 

The Information Officer of a Responsible Party is the person at the head of your company (CEO or MD) or any person acting in such capacity, or specifically appointed by the MD or CEO to be the Information Officer. Registration must be completed before the end for June 2021.

 

The address for the portal is  https://justice.gov.za/inforeg/portal.html   

 

The following information is required to successfully register: 

  • Company name.

  • Company registration number.

  • Company type.

  • Company physical and postal addresses.

  • Company telephone and fax numbers.

  • Information Officer gender, nationality, full name and surname, ID or passport number.

  • Deputy Information Officers same details as per above.

 

POPIA Compliance – what must be done?

With a little more than a month left before POPI becomes fully effective, many employers may find themselves out of time to become fully compliant to amongst other considerations, the 8 processing conditions prescribed in the Protection of Personal Information Act.

 

To be considered compliant the following must be considered and applied in the business of a Responsible Party before 1 July 2021. 

  1. POPI training / awareness sessions for the CEO / MD, managers and others tasked with the company’s POPI compliance project. Have a look on our website for the next POPIA training dates.

  2. Compliance audit to be conducted company-wide per department / division to determine the current processing practices within the organization and to establish what needs to be done to be compliant.

  3. Correction of contraventions as identified, and to introduce reasonable technical and organizational measures to prevent the loss or unauthorized access of Personal Information.

  4. Introduction of Data Subject rights and consent in the business through policies and consent clauses / paragraphs / contracts.

  5. The introduction of a PAIA manual (Promotion of Access to Information Act) that incorporates data subject rights and participation in terms of POPIA. This manual must be published on one of the company’s websites. It is also important to note that the current exemption granted by the Minister of Justice for some business to not have such a manual in place currently, expires at the end of June 2021.

  6. General staff POPI policy and legislation awareness training.

  7. Registration of the company’s Information Officer (the CEO, MD or any person acting in such position).

  8. Follow-up assessment on compliance measures and adherence thereto.

 

It is important to note that no institution, not even the Information Regulator, can “accredit” any Responsible Party in South Africa to be compliant in terms of legislation. Compliance (or otherwise) will only be determined should an investigation be launched by the Information Regulator following a complaint. Should such an investigation confirm a lack of compliance, consequences such an administrative fine not exceeding R10m may follow (which one may luckily pay off in instalments). Further to this those whose rights are infringed upon by a Responsible Party not adhering to the requirements of POPIA, may also institute civil proceedings. Such  proceedings may result in compensation being awarded for loss, as well as aggravated damages determined at the discretion of the court.

 

In terms of section 19 of the Act, the Responsible Party (business owner / employer) is required to introduce reasonable organizational and technical measures to secure the integrity and confidentiality of Personal Information. The organizational measures referred  to above includes inter alia both internal and external policies to introduce the principle of protection of personal information in the workplace, as well as the rights of data subjects.

 

To allow you more time to focus on your business, the author of this article compiled a bundle of detailed policies for your business, ready to use. This includes all relevant forms to be used and a template document with draft consent clauses / paragraphs / rules  to be incorporated into service and employment contracts, job applications, credit and other applications forms, WhatsApp and Facebook groups / pages, and Independent Contractor agreements.

 

Also included is an Operator Agreement as required in terms of section 21 of the Act and a consent letter for existing clients / service providers, to agree to the continued processing of their Personal Information beyond June 2021.

 

The policies bundle includes: 

  • Privacy notice template to be published on your website.

  • Personal information protection policy.

  • Personal information retention policy.

  • Data breach policy.

  • Data breach register - form.

  • Data breach report - form.

  • Data security policy.

  • Data subject access request policy and procedures.

  • Data subject access request forms.

  • Processing agreement with third parties as Operators - contract.

  • Data subject participation - draft consent paragraphs / clauses to be incorporated into service and employment contracts, job applications, credit and other applications forms, WhatsApp and Facebook groups / pages and Independent Contractor agreements

  • Guidelines on the appointment of deputy information officers, inclusive of appointment letter.

 

For only R3750 you can now order you set of POPI policies, ready to use. Contact Jan du Toit for further assistance at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courses and Workshops

 

                   

 

POPIA: Protection of Personal Information Act

22 June 2021 (09:00 - 12:00) Fully Booked)

Interactive Online Course

22 June 2021 (13:00 - 16:00) (Fully Booked)

Interactive Online Course

23 June 2021 (09:00 - 12:00) (Fully Booked)

Interactive Online Course

23 June 2021 (13:00 - 16:00) (Fully Booked)

Interactive Online Course

29 June 2021 (09:00 - 12:00) Fully Booked)

Interactive Online Course

30 June 2021 (13:00 - 16:00)

Interactive Online Course

COVID-19 Workplace Compliance Health, Safety and Claims Management Course

23 & 24 June 2021 (08:30 - 13:00)

Inter active Online Course

Basic Labour Relations

24 June 2021 (09:00 - 16:00) (Fully Booked)

Interactive Online Course

29 July 2021 (09:00 - 16:00)

Interactive Online Course

AARTO and the Impact on Your Business

25 June 2021 (09:00 - 12:00)

Interactive Online Course

Employment Equity Committee Training

02 July 2021 (09:00 - 16:00)

Interactive Online Course

Workshop Chairing Disciplinary Hearings

15 & 16 July 2021 (09:00 - 16:00)

Interactive Online Course

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Course

16 July 2021 (09:00 - 12:00)

Interactive Online Course

Managing Poor Performance/ Incapacity

22 July 2021 (09:00 - 12:00)

Interactive Online Course

Management and Leadership Skills

28, 29 & 30 July 2021 (08:30 - 16:00)

Interactive Online Course

The OHS Act and the Responsibilities of Management

29 July 2021 (08:30 – 16:00)

Interactive Online Course

 

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