Health and Safety Representative Awareness Course (1E)

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Course Overview

SHE Representative awareness course specifically focusses on the fundamentals for individuals appointed as SHE Representatives under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  Notably, this active role in health and safety management is not just a responsibility, but also a privilege. Indeed, it empowers individuals to make a real, tangible difference in their workplace. This course is not just about learning the rules and regulations; it’s about understanding the importance of safety in the workplace.

The SHE Representative’s role includes several key aspects:

  • Employee Protection: They ensure that the workplace is free from potential hazards, thereby reducing the risk of accidents and illnesses.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Safety representatives help the organization comply with safety regulations at all levels.
  • Safety Culture: They foster a culture of safety within the organization.
  • Communication: Safety representatives act as a bridge between employees and management. They ensure that safety concerns are communicated and addressed promptly.
  • Incident Investigation: In the event of a workplace incident, safety reps work with management to investigate, and implement preventive measures.
  • Cost Reduction: By preventing workplace accidents and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Upon completion of this SHE Representative awareness course, participants are indeed equipped to serve as Health & Safety Representatives, and active safety committee members.

SHE Representative training course topics:

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.