Unit standard title: Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace

COURSE OUTLINE Candidates will:

  • understand the importance of SHE legal compliance and other requirements in a workplace. 
  • identify SHE-related deviations and SHE non-conformance behaviour in the workplace.
  • Be able to recommend corrective measures with regards to SHE related deviations
  • explain the safety, health and environmental
  • requirements applicable in a specific workplace
  • monitor workplace compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements, against specified requirements
  • evaluate performance of workplace safety activities
  • required by safety, health and environmental management programs
  • remedy workplace non-compliance to, and non-performance of safety, health and environmental requirements and programs.

Saiosh accreditation: 2 CPD Credits

COURSE OUTLINE

Candidates will:

  • be familiar with the recent changes to the Construction Regulations
  • be able to apply legal referencing, in terms of the Construction Regulations
  • understand the role and function of various Legal Construction Appointments
  • understand the importance of compliance to the requirements of the Construction Regulations
  • identify and understand safety and health
  • hazards and risks associated with construction activities
  • be familiar with the processes and procedures with regards to professional registration.

COURSE OUTLINE

Candidates will:

  • have a basic understanding of hazards and risks at the point of action
  • understand the scope and objectives of SHE legislation
  • conduct a basic preliminary risk assessment of a specific work area
  • be able to take immediate and appropriate action to rectify deviations, according to his/her scope and authority in the workplace
  • be able to notify the correct person in an appropriate
  • method to ensure further action is taken.

COURSE OUTLINE

Candidates will:

  • be able to explain the duties of both the employees and employers with regard to occupational health and safety in the workplace
  • understand the requirements that apply to persons
  • entering the workplace and performing any duties therein
  • understand the requirements for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE),
  • housekeeping and emergency procedures that apply to the workplace
  • be able to explain both employer and employee duties with regard to occupational health and safety in the workplace 
  • be able to explain the general safety rules in a workplace
  • be able to explain the use and application of PPE in a workplace
  • be able to explain the need for good housekeeping in the workplace
  • be able to explain and applying emergency procedures in the workplace.

On completion of the course, the successful learner will be able to explain the requirements for conducting a preliminary investigation, gather information for the preliminary investigation, as well as perform post-investigation activities.

COURSE OUTLINE

Candidates will be able to:

  • explain the specific requirements pertaining to conducting a preliminary investigation into workplace incidents 
  • gather information for a preliminary investigation
  • identify incident causes conduct post investigation activities.

This course provides the learner with a basic knowledge of the responsibilities pertaining to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act).

COURSE OUTLINE

Candidates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following:

  • Legal liabilities of employers and contractors
  • Difference between common law and legislation
  • Which attributes need to be addressed
  • How to use and read the OHS Act
  • How to do citation of legal requirements
  • Who can assist in making the OHS Act work
  • Responsibilities and rights of various role players in terms of the OHS Act
  • Intention and meaning of the sections of the OHS Act
  • When a health and safety policy is effective
  • Basic understanding of how to manage health and safety.

Saiosh accreditation: 5 CPD Credits

COURSE OUTLINE

Candidates will understand:

  • the role and function of a supervisor
  • the basic principles of effective communication
  • the theories underlying the SHE Management System
  • the main components of the SHE Management System
  • common causes of incidents and basic prevention techniques
  • the legal requirements concerning the employer’s basic duties and responsibilities
  • hazards and risks associated with a workplace
  • general principles of occupational health in the workplace, including the functions of OHS personnel
  • environmental awareness and waste management
  • basic understanding of management in the workplace
  • an overview of management

Unit standard title: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant current occupational health and safety legislation

COURSE OUTLINE

Candidates will understand: how to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of the relevant legislation and be able to explain the requirements for compliance, as stipulated in the current legislation.

  • the reasons for the existence of the legislation (which
  • are explained with reference to good corporate governance
  • legislative structure and the correct citation of legislation, as well as regulations
  • the responsibility of an organisation to ensure compliance within the generic framework of the Legislation (which is explained relative to the duties of employer, employees and contractors)
  • the legislative accountability of the chief executive officer and/or employer and be able to explain
  • requirements for non-compliance to legal requirements
  • organisational structure and the need for legal appointments with clear duties (which are explained in order to achieve compliance)
  • resources and financing as an employer’s obligation to ensure compliance
  • management controls required to achieve compliance
  • specific legal requirements for a workplace with a drafted compliance plan
  • how to identify and note the deviations from the plan and the reasonable control measures required to achieve compliance
  • how to assess and review control measures
  • what to include in the record keeping required by legislation
  • how to name the documentation with legal status, and how to offer an indication of why each is necessary. 
  • The time frames relating to each of the documents are also explained
  • the use of documents and records, with reference to Legal compliance and corporate governance
  • the legal obligation of the employer, in terms of training and communication
  • training with regards to hazards and risks in the workplace according to legal requirements
  • the legal requirements (in respect of training) that are required for a specific workplace
  • duties of employees and their duty to report in terms of their legal requirements
  • how to monitor the quality of the health and safety program.

Saiosh accreditation: 2 CPD Credits

COURSE OUTLINE

Candidates will be able to:

  • explain the general purpose and broad content of the OHS Act
  • explain the election /nomination process
  • explain the functions and responsibilities of HSE representatives
  • explain the purpose, structure and responsibilities of an HSE committee
  • explain the common causes of incidents in the workplace
  • explain the basic principles of incident prevention
  • participate effectively in HSE committee procedures
  • carry out a basic inspection of their work area
  • identify areas where information is required from the employer to support specific workplace inspection needs
  • identify additional training

Saiosh accreditation: 5 CPD Credits

On completion of the course, the successful learner will be able to identify, evaluate and record safety, health and environmental hazards in their designated work areas, and be able to evaluate the risks attached to operational tasks and processes.

COURSE OUTLINE

Candidates will be able to:

  • explain the objectives and benefits of structured workplace and operational process inspections determine the elements that need to be included in regular SHE and supervisory
  • inspections, checks and /or planned maintenance schedules
  • prepare for and carry out practical
  • workplace inspections and equipment
  • checks, as well as identify deviations and record findings
  • present summary reports on inspection
  • findings for action by the SHE committee
  • comply with legislative requirements and codes of practice
  • reduce both occupational incident
  • frequency and severity rates prepare a summary report on findings, together with recommendations for submission to the SHE committee

This course focuses on applying key environmental principles and disciplines thereby assisting in planning, implementing and supportingenvironmental systems. You will also learn to apply disciplines of SHE Legislation within the framework of SHE Risk Management systems thereby helping to achieve legal compliance.

COURSE OUTLINE

Candidates will be able to:

  • Understand the general environmental trends
  • Differentiate between Living and non-living environment
  • Describe the current local and international environmental crises
  • Understand the global responses with regards to current environmental crises
  • Understand the legal framework of South Africa with regards to the environmental laws
  • Advise on and execute basic legal interpretation
  • Understand the guiding norms within environmental laws

This is an supplementary module to the intermediate course, this add-on includes Environmental Management Systems based on the ISO 14001 series and the SRA Risk Management System.

COURSE OUTLINE

Candidates will be able to:

  • Understanding the application of E -Risk Management Systems
  • Understand the systematic approach in establishing risk management system
  • Auditing and reviewing components of an Environmental system