Skills Programme: OHS Management Implementation System, U/S 259601 & 259639

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Purpose of the course:
The course is structured to ensure that there is a full and complete understanding of how to approach an OHS management system from scratch and how to ensure its full and effective implementation.  

SAQA unit standard aligned:
Unit standard 259601 Participate in the implementation and evaluation of a safety and health management programme in the workplace.  NQF Level 2 is worth 2 credits.  

Unit standard 259639 Explain basic health and safety principles in and around the workplace at NQF level 2 is worth 4 credits.  

The skill, knowledge, and values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Environmental Practice NQF Level 2. 
Course outcomes:
Explaining the requirements for the implementation of a safety and health management programme in the workplace.
Implementing the procedures for evaluating safety and health performance in a workplace, as required by the safety and health management programme.
Evaluating the performance of workplace safety activities required by the safety and health management programme.
The duties of the Employer,  Employees, She Representatives and Committee  are explained
Consequences of medical and non-medical intoxication authorised access, mobile equipment, lock-out procedures, Symbolic signage
Potential hazards, consequences, reporting of hazards and risks
Personal Protective Equipment, correct usage and application, storage, reporting and replacements
Good housekeeping, stacking and storage, demarcation and colour coding
Emergency procedures, escape routes, assembly points, refuge bays, emergency communication procedures, and emergency situations.  

Structure of the course:

Module 1
The link between the OHS Act and a management system.
What a management system must have to be deemed to be ISO 45001 compliant.
The importance of categorizing a management system.
The requirements for the implementation of a health and safety management programme.
How to implement the procedures for evaluating health and safety performance at the workplace.
To evaluate the performance of workplace safety activities.
The importance of all employees’ involvement in implementing it effectively and then driving the system/programme to remain effective.  
Module 2
Duties of Employer and Employees
General Safety rules in the workplace
Potential Hazards
Personal Protective Equipment
Good Housekeeping
Emergency procedures

Target group:
This course is aimed at all health and safety managers, engineers and other persons directly involved in the implementation and management of health and safety within any organisation.
People wishing to have a full understanding of OHS at the workplace, the purpose behind OHS and also how to successfully implement it.
Health and Safety Representative.


Certificates:
Attendance and Competent certificates will be issued electronically, in PDF.