Skills Programme: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) & Planned Task Observation. U/S 120330 & 120337

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Purpose of the Course:

“HIRA & PTO course involves a systematic process where professionals identify, analyze, and control hazards and risks present in a workplace. They determine which measures should be implemented to eliminate or control those risks.”

Moreover, many regulations require risk assessments. By adhering to these legal requirements, organizations can ensure a safer work environment. Additionally, regular risk assessments allow organizations to adapt to changing conditions. Furthermore, as new risks emerge, adjustments must be made to maintain a safe working environment.

There is a clear legislative requirement for employers to conduct effective risk assessments as part of their obligations to provide a safe place of work for their employees. The most important piece of legislation in respect to this is contained with Section 8 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993. Section 8 (2) (d) requires that an employer must “establish, as far as is reasonably practicable, what hazards to the health and safety of persons are attached to any work which is performed…and any plant or machinery that is used in his business”.

Course Duration: 2 days.

HIRA & PTO course -Target Audience:

This course is aimed at professionals across various industries who need to assess and manage risks effectively, by conducting a Risk assessment & Planned Task Observation. This includes safety officersproject managersenvironmental consultantsquality assurance professionals, and anyone responsible for identifying and mitigating risks in their work environment. The course provides valuable skills for risk analysis, hazard identification, and risk control strategies, i.e. planned task observations.

Course Structure:

SAQA Unit Standard 120330 aligned

Legal Requirements pertaining to HIRA & PTO:

  • HIRA Processes
  • Documentation
  • Hazards & Risks at the workplace

HIRA Preparation:

  • Documentation
  • Conditions
  • “Who, when, what”
  • Consequences

Conducting the Risk Assessment:

  • Process & documentation

Follow up Action pertaining to HIRA & PTO

  • Remedial action
  • Follow-up action
  • Consequences of non-compliance

SAQA Unit Standard 120337 aligned

PTO “Planned Task Observations”:

  • Purpose
  • “How to”

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.