Health and Safety

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
AND SAFETY


Unit Standard 8016
or Certificate of attendance
NQF LEVEL 03

Course Duration: 5 Days
Price: Please see our price page
Where: At He and She or at the client's premises
Unit standard:8016
NQF: 3

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE (OHS)

Occupational safety and health (OSH), also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety (OHS), occupational health, or workplace health and safety (WHS), is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work. The goals of occupational health and safety programs are set in place to foster a safe and healthy work place environment.

Through training employees to identify common work place hazards, incidents leading to harm or health implications can be eliminated. A workplace needs to be hygienic and free of any obstacles that can lead to injury or even death. Our course is developed to cover all the OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) regulations as presented by the Department of Labour. Training your employees with accredited service providers is necessary and required by law.

Requirements

No age is required to attend the fire fighting course. We encourage young adults to be trained to defend themselves should a fire break out at home or at their institution of learning.

Bookings

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Tel: 021 931 8214
Email us at: info@heandshe.co.za
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Course Content

Legislation pertaining to general health, safety and environmental issues Support systems and emergency services available. The information sources available to maintain and improve awareness of the need for good housekeeping and health in the work place. Safety, health, and environmental awareness. Potential safety, health and environmental hazards resulting from poor practices. The complete range of assigned safety, health and environmental housekeeping duties Hygiene issues in the workplace.

What to expect in the course:

Unit Standard 8016

A learner accredited with this standard will be able to demonstrate applied competence in occupational health, safety awareness of environmental issues and general housekeeping based on statutory and industry requirements.

Specific outcome 1: Use the correct protective clothing and equipment.
Specific outcome 2: Implementing and complying with the relevant procedures.
Specific outcome 3: Implementing selected mechanisms for the minimizing of risks.

When: 3 Day course (09h00 – 15h00)
Where: He and She Driver Training Centre, 1 Duncan Street, Parow Valley
Entry requirement: The candidate must be able to read and write English.

Unit Standard 259619

The person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the legislation that applies to occupational health and safety; the impact that non-compliance would have in the workplace and understand the inspection protocols applicable to the workplace. Learners will also be able to carry out physical inspections and record, report and deal with the results of the inspection in order to implement corrective and preventative actions.

Specific outcome 1: Explain the relevant legal requirements to conduct Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.
Specific outcome 2: Plan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.
Specific outcome 3: Conduct inspections to identify non-compliance in the workplace.
Specific outcome 4: Report on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.

When: 3 Day course (09h00 – 15h00)
Where: He and She Driver Training Centre, 1 Duncan Street, Parow Valley
Entry requirement: The candidate must be able to read and write English.

MORE ABOUT THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Occupational Health and Safety Act aims to provide for the health and safety of persons at work and for the health and safety of persons in connection with the activities of persons at work and to establish an advisory council for occupational health and safety." (Department of Labour,2016,http://www.labour.gov.za/) Employees need to be informed and trained about the OHS regulations and what is expected of them in the work place. No employee just knows the OHS requirements since the day they start working. Plenty employees have never even been trained or informed and training is normally only done once there has been an incident at the workplace. Having trained employees will ensure that the business will operate smooth and workplace related injuries and incidents will be minimized if not avoided. It's important that employees understand how to report to superiors should there be any activities or situations that could lead to workplace related injuries. Often employees don't report to their superiors and they feel that they might be targeted and victimized should they point out a poor workplace environment.

THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (OHS) GUIDELINE

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guideline has been developed and amended over the years to protect the employer and the employees with regards to their workplace environment. This guideline outlines the responsibilities of both the employee and employer in the workplace. It explains the definition and responsibilities of the counsels, the importance of a job description (Listed work), the duties and responsibilities to inform employees, importance of not interfering / damaging / misusing equipment, general duties of employees at work, the duties of the chief officer, how to report incidents, how to report victimization, how to perform inspections, how to conduct workplace investigations, what is and the importance of Health and Safety Committees, what is a Health and safety representative, Appeal against decision of inspector, Exemptions, Regulations , the serving of a notice, and Conflict of provisions in the workplace.

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