The role of health and safety representatives is central to the overall safety and well-being of any organisation. Without active and effective health and safety representatives, an organisation’s safety measures and overall culture will lack structure, support and buy-in. This is because the health and safety representatives are the essential link between management and employees in all matters relating to health and safety – without this link working effectively, no organisation will be capable of maintaining continuous improvement in health and safety.
Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the objectives and statutory requirements pertaining to health and safety in the workplace. Learners will be able to explain the rights, powers, functions, and duties of the workplace health and safety representative and how any errant health, safety, and environmental issues may be handled. Learners will also be able to participate in the safety, health, and environmental structures and measure these activities according to health, safety, and environmental requirements.
Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
- Describe the framework of workplace health and safety legislation pertaining to health and safety representatives.
- Explain the specified requirements to conduct safety, health, and environmental representation activities at a working place.
- Address safety, health, and environment-related issues within their scope of authority.
- Comply with the activities within safety, health, and environmental structures.
Purpose and Scope
This 2-day course is designed for those who want to learn about the duties of a She Representative.
Other applicable courses for growth
Incident Management in the workplace; Risk Assessment; Floor & Fire Marshall and others
Learning Assumed to be in place
There is open access to this programme as long as you are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.