Health and Safety Representative Course, Unit standard 259622 aligned (2V)

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Course Overview

“The fundamentals of this two-day Health & Safety Rep course is designed specifically for individuals who are appointed as SHE Representatives under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act. This practical training program will equip these individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. “

Health & Safety Reps play a vital role in ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. Indeed, their efforts contribute significantly to not only the overall well-being of the employees but also to the productivity of the organization. They truly are the champions of workplace safety.

Health & Safety Rep course overview:

Understanding the OHS Act: Purpose, and implications in the workplace.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Safety Representative, including identifying potential hazards, conducting safety inspections, and liaising with management on safety issues.

Safety Communication: The program emphasizes the importance of effective safety communication in the workplace, including conducting safety meetings, preparing safety reports, and promoting a safety culture.

Legal Compliance and obligations of employers and employees under the OHS Act, and the consequences of non-compliance.

Risk Assessment: Identify potential hazards in the workplace and assess the risks associated with them. This could include machinery, chemicals, work processes, and even ergonomic risks.

Implement Control Measures: Control measures to mitigate risks.

Emergency preparedness: How to respond to emergencies in the workplace.

Health & Safety Rep course is aligned to the following SAQA unit standards:

  • US259622: Describe the functions of the SHS Representative; and
  • US 9964: Basic Health & Safety in the workplace.

Certificate of Successful Completion:

In order to receive a “certificate of successful completion” you need to fulfill the following requirements:
  • Attend the full 2 days training;
  • Compile and submit a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your learning during the course.

“Upon completion of the program, participants are indeed equipped to serve as Safety Representatives.” They play a crucial role in promoting workplace safety and ensuring compliance with the OHS Act. As they step into this role, they become the guardians of safety, acting as a bridge between