Overview

Course Description

 
 Introduction
The Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 requires the appointment of health and safety representatives when the number of employees exceeds 20. The employer is required to provide health and safety training in order for them to perform their duties.
Two main aims of the Health & Safety Representatives training course
  • To provide appointed Health & Safety Representatives with an overview of the O.H.S Act. This includes knowing what the act says about the duties and responsibilities of employers and their employees and what it requires of them.
  • To provide Health & Safety Representatives with an understanding of their role as such. This includes knowing what their duties and responsibilities are and how you should carry them out.
Course Details:
  • Half day course
  • Appointment of SHE Reps in Terms of Latest Legislation
  • Duties & Functions of a Health & Safety Representative
  • Safety Committees
  • Health & Safety Representative inspections - checklists etc.
  • Accident Investigation & Reporting
  • Candidates Receive Handout
  • Candidates Issued with Certificate on Completion
Who Should Attend Our Health & Safety Representatives Training Course?:
·         Health and Safety Representatives,
·         Union representatives,
·         Health and Safety Committee Members,
·         Possible co-opted members,
·         Persons involved with the day to day activities of Health and Safety Representative and Committees
·         All employees

Seminar Outline

Module 1:
1.1 Introduction:
1.1.1 Safety and law in South Africa
1.1.2 Objectives of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
1.1.3 Importance and purpose of conducting Safety Health and Environmental (SHE) representative activities
1.1.4 Benefits of resolving SHE related issues
 
Module 2:
2.1 Layout of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations:
2.1.1 Sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
2.1.2 Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
2.1.3 Important terms and definitions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
 
Module 3:
3.1 Legal Structures of the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
3.1.1 Role players in the SHE process
3.1.2 Legal structures of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
3.1.3 Legal appointments and responsibilities of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
 
Module 4:
4.1 Duties and responsibilities of employers, employees and other persons stipulated by the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
4.1.1 Requirements applicable to the employer
4.1.2 Requirements applicable to employees
4.1.3 Requirements applicable to other persons
4.1.4 Requirements applicable to manufacturers, designers, importers, sellers or suppliers
 
Module 5:
5.1 Health and Safety Representative and Committees:
5.1.1 Requirements applicable to a Health and Safety Representative
5.1.2 Requirements applicable to a Health and Safety Committee
 
Module 6:
6.1 Practical SHE:
6.1.1 Copy of the Act
6.1.2 Fines and penalties
6.1.3 Exemptions
6.1.4 Reporting of Incidents and diseases
6.1.5 Investigation of incidents
 
Module 7:
7.1 Performing SHE activities:
7.1.1 The importance of participating in the activities within the SHE structures.
7.1.2 Importants of teamwork.
7.1.3 Consultation and communication with other parties within the organisation
7.1.4 Five step risk assessment
7.1.5 SHE inspections

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