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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Course

 

(COIDA requirements/ Compensation claim management)

 

 

1 Day Interactive Online Course: 08:30 to 16:00

 

26 August 2022 (08:30 - 16:00) Interactive Online Course

 

   

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Course Content

By attending this course delegates will earn 2 CPD points from SAIOSH

 

Module 1: Overview of compensation legislation

  • Compensation and legislation
  • The Compensation Commissioner and the Compensation Fund
  • The aim, main objectives and purpose of the COID Act/ Amendment Bill 2020
  • Protection of employers against claims

 

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

  • Employer and licensee criteria
  • Required registration of employers/ contractors/ and sub-contractor’s (including letters of good standing)

 

Module 3: Right to compensation

  • Categories of persons who are entitled to compensation

 

Module 4: Dealing with occupational accidents and diseases  

  • Definitions and criteria for occupational accidents and diseases (including scheduled and non-scheduled diseases)
  • Travelling to and from work/ dealing with accidents during training/ performance of emergency services/ accidents outside the republic

 

Module 5: Assessment tariffs and payments

  • Liability towards the payment of compensation
  • Calculation of assessment fees, assessment classes and assessment tariffs
  • Return of Earnings (ROE)

 

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

  • Reporting of occupational injuries and diseases to the Compensation Fund
  • Employer and employee duties
  • Prescribed documentation/ forms/ reports (W.Cl forms)
  • Practical guidelines for the registration of occupational injuries and diseases
  • The 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 - / temporary disability/ death benefits)
  • Medical aid/ expenses/ conveyance of injured employees
  • 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
  • Inquiries by the Commissioner into an accident
  • Record keeping/ fines/ penalties/ objections

 

Module 9: Inspection, compliance and enforcement.

  • Inspections, compliance and enforcement
  • Contact details of the Compensation Fund

 

Module 10: COVID-19 related claims

  • Directive on Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease
  • COVID-19 as an occupational disease
  • Diagnosis and requirements for COVID-19
  • Occupational risk classification
  • Impairment, benefits and reporting procedures

 

Module 11: Online user registration/ logging of claims on the CompEasy System

  • Practical explanation of the registration as an online user
  • Logging of claims on the CompEasy System

 

The course provides an explanation of the:

  • The registration as an online user
  • Logging of claims on the CompEasy System
  • Compensation administration and processing of claims
  • Update on COID Act prescriptions/ claim requirements/ schedules and notices
  • COVID-19 related claims
  • New COIDA Amendment Bill, 2020

 

Purpose of the course:

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 and submission of prescribed documentation.

 

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

 

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 2440-00 (incl. Vat) per delegate
  • Price includes course material and certificates

 

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The four-day working week and its impact on South African labour law: Are we ready?

 

If there is one thing we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that many employees can work from anywhere and the “normal” 9 to 5 is no longer palatable to the upcoming workforce.

 

2022/07

By Hedda Schensema, Director and Tshepiso Rasetlola, Associate, Employment Law, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

 

Over the past two years, many employers have had to reassess their working arrangement as a result of the pandemic. COVID-19 served as a test run on what the “new normal” has to offer in respect of the employment relationship and some working conditions. This has resulted in many employers successfully implementing a hybrid working arrangement and, in some instances, even requiring their employees to work from home indefinitely.

 

Many employers have indicated that they have experienced an increase in productivity and less stressed employees. On the flip side, however, employees have been unable to shut down and find themselves working round the clock and over and above their normal working hours. Considering the above, does this mean that South Africa is ready for a four-day working week post COVID-19?

Countries like Belgium and the UK have been able to successfully implement a four-day working week. However, given that South Africa is highly regulated in respect of its labour and employment laws, it has been argued that it would not be as seamless or easy an exercise to implement in comparison to these countries.

 

South Africa has numerous bargaining councils and sectorial agreements that regulate basic conditions of employment in the different sectors and include, inter alia, working hours. In order to be able to implement a four-day working week model, these agreements will have to be amended and their terms renegotiated to align with such a model.

 

This means an employer cannot change the terms and conditions of employment as recorded in these agreements without first consulting the relevant stakeholders, which include trade unions, workplace forums and individual employees.

 

This is a process that is consultative and which must result in consensus being reached on all aspects related to the arrangement. A failure to obtain consent prior to implementing the working model may result in a unilateral change in terms and conditions of employment by an employer. This could expose the employer to a referral by its employees in relation to unilateral changes to terms and conditions of employment.

 

In addition to this, the relevant labour and employment laws will have to be amended to cater for the working model from a regulatory point of view. Employers will need to consider their health and safety obligations towards employees in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, which requires an employer to, among other things, do everything reasonably practicable to protect employees’ health and safety in the workplace. In this regard, an employer’s obligations to ensure the health and safety of its employees extends to where the employee is working outside of the conventionally understood workplace, including a home office.

 

Although a four-day working week model sounds like a brilliant and exciting idea, employers will have to assess their respective sector and industry in order to establish whether it would be practicable or even feasible for its business model. Employers will also have to consider the applicable legislation and agreements regulating their sector and engage in a consultative process with the relevant stakeholders.

 

It is, therefore, perhaps premature to make a concrete finding that the four-day working week model would be possible in a highly regulated country like South Africa. We will therefore have to monitor its progress and assess from an individual employer’s business model as to whether the four-day working week would be appropriate.

 

For more information please contact Hedda Schensema at [email protected] or Tshepiso Rasetlola at [email protected]

 

Article published with the kind courtesy of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com.

 

 

 

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