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The OHS Act and the Responsibilities of Management

(Legal liability)

Including COVID-19 Appointments



03 December 2020 (08:30 – 16:00) Interactive Online Course

Course Content:


Module1: Legislation and Safety Management in South Africa

  • Legislative History / health and safety legislation in South Africa
  • Civil and criminal liabilities


Module 2: Foundations and Principles of Safety Management

  • Safety management and the organisation
  • Principles of safety management


Module 3: Overview of the OHS Act

  • Overview of the OHS Act (The aim and scope; sections & regulations)
  • Significant terms and definitions


Module 4: The Legal Responsibilities of Interested and Affected Parties

  • Legal structure and responsibilities
  • The role of the CEO and the general duties of management
  • Health and safety policy
  • The general responsibilities of employers towards employees (Information, communication; training and supervision - including supervision of machinery)
  • The general responsibilities of employers towards other persons
  • Responsibilities of employees
  • Acts or omissions by employees (Including the principle of vicarious liability)
  • Responsibilities of contractors (Contractors agreement; letter of good standing)
  • The safety practitioner or safety co-coordinator
  • Legal responsibilities of manufacturers, designers, importers, sellers or suppliers regarding the use of articles and substances at work


Module 5: Good Organisational Governance; Management Commitment; She Excellence and Control

  • Good organisational governance
  • Achieving SHE Excellence
  • Management commitment
  • Creating a safety culture
  • Monitoring by management
  • Common areas of control


Module 6:Applicable SHE Legislation

  • Health and safety representatives and committees
  • Record keeping
  • Reporting to the Chief Inspector regarding reportable injuries and diseases
  • Investigation of incidents
  • Certain deductions prohibited/ personal safety equipment and facilities
  • Exemptions
  • Health and safety agreements
  • Offences and penalties


Module 7: Risk Assessments, Systems or Program Approach

  • Safety Risk Assessment (Baseline -; Issues Based – and Continuous Risk
  • Assessments)
  • The systems or program approach
  • Design and implementation of an effective health and safety system


The programme will be use ful for managers at all levels including:

  • The CEO-Section 16(1) or Managing Director,
  • Section 16(2) appointees/ Directors,
  • Engineers,
  • Middle Management and line Management,
  • Supervisors,
  • GMR 2(1) appointees,
  • GMR 2(7) appointees,
  • Safety and security officers,
  • Compliance officers,
  • Union Representatives and
  • Learners in commercial and industrial insurance




  • 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



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