Health and Safety Representative Course, u/s 259622 aligned (S1C)

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Course Overview

“The fundamentals of this two-day Safety Rep Training 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 and Safety Rep Training 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.

Incident Investigation in the workplace

  • The Purpose of Investigating incidents
  • Standards of different Investigations
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment.
  • Various Investigation techniques
  • Understanding different types of workplace incidents

Data Gathering relating to the incident investigation

  • Gather data for the investigation
  • Prevailing conditions
  • Interviewing techniques relating to the investigation.
  • Evidence gathering: Direct and circumstantial evidence.
  • Evidence analysis
  • Establish variances
  • Cause identification
  • Consequences of non-compliance
  • Report writing

Incident Investigation Report Writing

Post Investigation

  • Reporting on findings
  • Evaluating and Recording

Health and Safety Rep Training Course is aligned to the following SAQA unit standards:

  • US259622: Describe the functions of the SHS Representative; and

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 SHE Representatives. As they step into this role, they become the guardians of safety, acting as a bridge between management and employees. This training course allows them to identify potential hazards, recommend solutions, and advocate for safety policies.

“It’s a testament to the fact that when it comes to safety, every individual matters, and every action counts. So, let’s champion safety together