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Health and Safety Training is an entry level subject to get aligned to The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act 85 of 1993) on applicable levels of necessities at the workplace, this is a high level of understanding of health and safety concepts in the business unit in detail.

COURSE 1 – OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATION

This Unit Standard requires 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 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 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.

Accreditation: This course is a fully SAQA / HWSETA Accredited course and is based on SAQA Unit Standard Number 259622. Entry Level is level 2 (Grade 10, English). This course is to be presented to ALL Safety Representatives and 16.2 Appointees. This Unit Standard can be done as a Full Qualification or can be divided in short courses.

Content:
1. The framework of the workplace’s Health & Safety Legislation.
2. The specified requirements to conduct Safety, Health and Environmental activities at a work place.
3. Address safety, Health & Environmental related issues within the scope of authority.
4. Comply with the activities within the Health, Safety and Environmental structures.

Incident Investigation:
1. Section 24 of the Act.
2. Investigation team
3. Prepare for a meeting.
4. Questioning, disagreements
5. Taking of notes
6. Reports

Duration: 3 days

COURSE 2 – SAFETY, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL, QUALITY INDUCTION

This Unit Standard requires 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 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 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.

Accreditation: This course is not SAQA / HWSETA Accredited but is based as a short course on the SAQA Unit Standard Number 259622. Entry Level 1 (Grade 10, English)

Content:
1. Health & Safety
2. Occupational Health vs Occupational Hygiene.
3. Unsafe actions and unsafe conditions or unsafe environment.

Duration: 4 hours

COURSE 4 – INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

Accredtitation: This course is not SAQA / HWSETA Accredited but is based as a short course on the SAQA Unit Standard Number 259622. Entry Level 2 (Grade 12, English)

Content:
1. Section 24 of the Act.
2. Investigation team
3. Prepare for a meeting.
4. Questioning, disagreements
5. Taking of notes
6. Reports
 

Duration: 1 day

COURSE 3 – BASIC SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRINCIPLES

This Unit Standard requires 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 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 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.

Accreditation: This course is not SAQA / HWSETA Accredited but is based as a short course on the SAQA Unit Standard 

Number 259622. Entry Level 1 (Grade 10, English)

This course is to be presented to the elected SHE Rep.

Content:
1. Legislation to Health and Safety Representatives (Function)
2. Legislation to Health and Safety Committees (Function)
3. Rights of the employer
4. Documents and recording

Duration: 1 day