Skills Programme: Introduction to Sastrac, U/S 120366 & 9964

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Skills Programme: Intro to SASTRAC course is aimed at aspiring safety officers, furthermore, this 10 days course establishes a foundational understanding of OHS legislation.

Certificate of Successful Completion

In order to receive an Intro to SASTRAC: Certificate of Successful Completion, you need to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Attend all 10 days of the program.
  2. Compile and submit a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your learning during the course

Course Outline

  • Legislative framework of health, safety and environmental legislation, i.e.
    • Legislative Process
    • Composition of the Act
    • Legislation Contravention
    • Legal Implications

Purpose of the Ohs Act

How the need for the Ohs Legislation is identified

Failing to comply, as well as the consequences.

Legislative Objective, with reference to applicable legislation.

The Ohs Act Sections

  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act
    • Regulations, i.e.
      • General Regulations
      • The General Administrative Regulations;
      • The General Safety Regulations;
      • The Major Hazard Installation Regulations;
      • The Explosives Regulations
      • The Construction Regulation
      • Regulations for Hazardous Work by Children in SA
      • Health related Regulations
  • The Asbestos Regulations;
  • The Diving Regulations;
  • The Environmental Regulations for Workplaces
  • The Facilities Regulations
  • The Regulations for Hazardous chemical Substances
  • The Lead Regulations
  • The Noise  Induced Hearing Loss
    • Mechanical related Regulations
    • The Driven Machinery Regulations;
    • The General Machinery Regulations;
    • The Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor;
    • The Pressure Equipment Regulations
    • Electrical related Regulations
    • The Electrical Installation Regulations;
    • The Electrical Machinery Regulations
  • The requirements relating to a company’s health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and codes
  • The legal and specified requirements pertaining to conducting, reporting and acting on the outcome of a pre-use, safety and/or audit inspection. 
  • Prepare for the inspections, accordingly.
  • Conduct pre-use, safety and audit inspections, accordingly.
  • Afterward, initiate remedial action, without delay.

Report on and follow up on inspection results, in light of continuous compliance.

  • Statutory requirements; Policy requirements, moreover, the Importance of Compliance;
  • Relevant Legislative requirements, according to company’s specifications.
  • The implementation and maintenance of health, safety and environmental legislation in a workplace.
    • Allocation of resources
    • Training and communication
    • Objectives and targets
    • Compliance monitoring
    • Documents and records
    • Recommending action

Skills Programme: Intro to SASTRAC – Targeted audience:

  • OHS practitioners
  • All health and safety managers, engineers and other persons directly involved in the implementation and management of health and safety within any organisation.
  • All persons wishing to have a full understanding of OHS at the workplace, therefore need to comprehend the purpose behind OHS and also how to successfully implement it.
  • Health and Safety Representative; staff involved in day-to-day Ohs responsibilities
  • Line Managers and supervisors
  • Department of Labour inspectors
  • She Representatives, committee members