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Health and Safety Representative and Committee Training Course

Full Day Workshop

 

(including COVID-19 involvement)

 

 

19 November 2020 (08:30 - 16:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

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Click here to download registration forms for 19 November 2020 (08:30 - 16:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

Course Content

 

Unit 1: Introduction 

1.1 Health and Safety and COVID-19 related law in South Africa

1.2 Objectives of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Consolidated Directions on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces (DEL - 1 Oct 2020)

1.3 Importance and purpose of conducting Safety Health and Environmental (SHE) representative activities

1.4 Benefits of resolving SHE and COVID-19 related issues

 

Unit 2: Layout of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations

2.1 Sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act  

2.2 Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

2.3 Important terms and definitions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

2.4 Legislation applicable to COVID-19

 

Unit 3: Legal Structures of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

3.1 Role players in the SHE process

3.2 Legal structures of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

 

Unit 4: Duties and responsibilities of employers, employees and other persons 

4.1 Requirements applicable to the employer

4.2 Legal appointment and responsibilities relevant to the COVID-19 Compliance Officer

4.3 Requirements applicable to employees

4.4 Requirements applicable to persons like third parties

 

Unit 5: Health and safety representative and committees (including COVID-19 involvement) 

5.1 Requirements applicable to a Health and Safety Representative

5.2 Requirements applicable to a Health and Safety Committee

 

Unit 6: Practical health and safety prescriptions 

6.1 Health and Safety Policy

6.2 Copy of the OHS Act

6.3 COVID-19 classification; medical surveillance; monitoring and exposure at workplace

6.4 Reporting of injuries and occupational diseases

6.5 Recording of incidents (record keeping)

6.6 Incident investigations

6.7 Certain deductions prohibited

6.8 Duty not to interfere with, damage or misuse things

6.9 Housekeeping

6.10 Personal protective equipment

6.11 Symbolic safety signs

6.12 First aid and first aid boxes

6.13 Stacking and storing of articles

6.14 Use of ladders

6.15 Flammable liquids

6.16 Use of machinery

6.17 Sanitation and conditions of bathrooms and facilities

6.18 Hazardous chemical substances (HCS)

6.19 Offences and Penalties

 

Unit 7: Performing health and safety activities 

7.1 The importance of participating in the activities within the SHE structures.

7.2 Importance of teamwork

7.3 Refusal to work due to exposure to COVID-19

7.4 Consultation and communication with other parties within the organisation 

7.5 SHE inspections

 

Study Unit 8: Performing basic risk assessments

8.1 Reasons for risk assessments

8.2 What is meant by the term ‘‘risk assessment’’

8.3 What is a hazard?

8.4 Using ‘‘the five-step risk assessment method’’

 

Purpose of the course 

It will empower learners to be able to perform safety, health and environmental representation activities and to know health and safety legislation relevant to the functions, duties and responsibilities of a Health and Safety Representative and the Health and Safety Committee at a working place.

 

The qualifying learner will be capable of:  

  • Explaining the specified requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities at a working place

  • Describing the legislative framework of workplace health and safety legislation, legislation pertaining to health and safety representatives and committees, and the effect on the duties of health and safety representatives of health and safety legislation pertaining to the employers and employees (including contractors)

  • Participating in the actions to address safety, health and environmental related issues.

  • Participating in activities within safety, health and environmental structures

 

Who should attend? 

  • Health and Safety Representatives,

  • Health and Safety Committee Members,

  • Union Representatives,

  • Possible co-opted members,

  • Persons involved with the day to day activities of health and safety,

  • All employees

 

Price:

  • R 1950-00 (incl. Vat) per delegate

  • Price include course material and certificates. 


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