US13223 – Apply Safety, Health And Environmental Protection Procedures (Cr6-L3. 1Day)
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field.
According to Section 17 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993), employers who employ 20 or more workers on premises must appoint representatives to monitor health and safety conditions. One of the key principals of the OHS Act is that work related hazards, risks and dangers should be addressed through good communication between management and employees. Appointed representatives represent workers regarding safety and health matters to management. Representative’s forms part of an important link between management and the rest of the organisations employees.
- The same section stipulates that representatives should be full-time workers who are familiar with the workplace.
- Youth, unemployed and any persons wanting to create or start a primary or secondary career in health and safety in workplaces.
APPOINTMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES
- This is a legal requirement;
- Representatives need to be designated in writing, for a specified period of time.
- An appointment of representatives should be done in accordance with the agreement as contemplated in the General Administrative Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
GUIDELINES ON NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES PER WORKPLACE
- According to section 17 of the OHS Act, shops and offices must have at least 1 representative for every 100 workers or part thereof.
- All other workplaces must have at least 1 representative for every 50 workers or part thereof.
WHEN SHOULD REPRESENTATION ACTIVITIES BE PERFORMED?
According to the Act, representation activities must be performed during ordinary working hours.
FUNCTIONS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES (SECTION 18 OF THE OHS ACT)
- It is the employer’s duty to ensure that representatives are properly empowered to perform their duties as health and safety representatives.
- Representatives are entitled to attend incident investigations and enquiries, inspect documents and participate in internal health and safety audits.
- Review effectiveness of health and safety measures
- Identify potential hazards and major incidents
- Examine causes of incidents
- Investigate complaints
- Advise the committee and the employer
REPRESENTATIVES SHALL BE ENTITLED TO:
- Visit incidents sites and attend inspections
- Attend any investigation or formal inquiry
- Inspect any document related to health and safety matters
- Accompany an inspector
- Be accompanied by technical advisor if approved by the employer
- Participate in internal audits
A representative shall not incur any civil liability if he failed to do any thing which he may do or is required to do
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various NQF level 3 manufacturing and engineering qualifications.
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RECOMMENDED ADD ON TRAINING FOR A CAREER PATH IN HEALTH & SAFETY & EMERGENCY RESPONSES
Consider and add ALL of our other health, medical, safety, emergency response training that are ALL linked to this career path, including but not limited to the training as illustrated below which can be done online (see our online training portal www.rhenstraininginstitute.co.za) as well as face to face (check on our calendar on https://rhensconsulting.co.za/training/)
US12484 : Basic Fire Fighting – Seta Accredited (Cr4 L2) (1 Day)
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The Safety, Health and Environmental Regulations, Section 5.2 – the relevant and applicable law in South Africa – requires an employer to provide sufficient fire fighting equipment and safety rules to keep their employees safe. According to the legislation stipulates that at least 1 out of 50 employees in an organisation must have basic fire fighting skills. In the event of a fire, there must be someone who is trained and knows how to react without causing panic. Employers need to ensure that all employees know what to do in the case of a fire. This includes the following:
- Regular fire drills to confirm that all staff know what to do and where to go in the shortest time possible.
- Basic fire fighting skills must be provided, such as how to put out an electrical fire as opposed to flames caused by oil. Employees should also have basic instruction on how to operate fire extinguishers and hoses.
- Evacuation procedures and notifying fire and emergency services.
- Keeping windows and doors closed as far as possible to contain the fire.
The theory part of the course can be done online at your own pace.
- Learners will be contacted to complete the practical parts of the course at a designated date, time and venue.
- The BLENDED TUITION and other online training courses are available on: https://rhenstraininginstitute.co.za/product/us12484-perform-basic-fire-fighting-cr4-l2/
Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens Blended Learning Course
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials. This course is designed to meet OSHA requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction. This course provides students with the convenience of completing the course at their own pace wherever they have access to the Internet. It includes interactive exercises and videos to engage students and provide periodic points of knowledge transference, along with audio and transcript for students who may have a hearing or visual disability, and much more.
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