Skills Programme: Health and Safety Representative, U/S 259622 & 9964

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Purpose of the course:
The learners will be able to explain the rights, powers, functions, and duties of the workplace health and safety representative and how any errant health, and safety.   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.  

SAQA unit standard aligned:  
Unit standard 259622 Describe the functions of the workplace health and safety representative NQF level 2 worth 3 credits.  

Unit standard 9964 Apply Health and Safety to a work area NQF level 2 worth 3 credits.   Successful learners will receive competent certificates.  
Course structure:  
The impact of legislation on employees and employers
The importance of complying
Duties or functions of SHE Committee members
Employer and the duties or functions of SHE Rep
Functions and rights of a SHE Rep
Importance and purpose of SHE Rep activities
SHE rep and data gathering methods
Inspection and reporting
Resolving SHE-related issues
SHE structures
Activities in the SHE structure
Understanding danger, hazard, and risk (HIRA overview) – identify, remove, reduce and report
Implications of exposure to hazardous substances
What is a safety plan?
Establish what is applicable and whether compliance has been achieved through legal compliance auditing (OHS Inspection and auditing overview)
Requirements for Personal Protective Equipment – Assessment, correct usage, and application
Emergency Procedures – location of fire extinguishers hoses and alarms.  Different extinguishers for types of fires. Communication when there is an emergency situation
Procedure for reporting and recording illness or any emergency situation
What to do when the injury leads to a claim against a workman’s compensation.Incident reporting and deadlines (Incident investigation overview).  
Target group:  
Staff that has been earmarked, elected, and appointed as health and safety representatives.
Safety committee members  

The attendance and competent certificates will be issued electronically, in PDF.