The Health and Safety Supervisor is a two-day course and covers various sections, requirements, and objectives of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act 85 of 1993. It is a popular course option for supervisors and managers of different divisions, services, buildings, or departments to attend, as the course provides a good holistic overview of health and safety in a short period of time.
A company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and their executive team are busy running the business and do generally not have the time to actively and continuously ensure that health and safety compliance initiatives are taking place and being implemented. For this reason, Section 16.2 makes provision for the CEO to appoint someone (a health and safety supervisor) in writing to manage health and safety in the workplace on behalf of the CEO. This appointment does not remove accountability and liability as mentioned in the Act but enables the CEO to legally appoint someone to assist in implementing and managing health and safety on their behalf.
Health and Safety Supervisor Course Content and Modules:
- Important sections of the OHS Act that a supervisor or manager needs to be aware of and thereby assist the organisation in implementing and operating a workplace that is compliant with the OHS act’s requirements
- Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (HIRA) – The health and safety supervisor must be able to conduct thorough health and safety risk assessments together with employees or representatives from various sections of the workplace. This process involves hazard and risk identification and implementation of suggested controls, to effectively eliminate or reduce the hazards and risk and the possibility of injury and illness within the workplace
- Incident and accident investigations are also covered in the course as this is another area where the health and safety supervisor needs to assist with and be part of the team that investigates on behalf of management. All incidents and accidents must be investigated to try to prevent reoccurrence
- General OHS act requirements with regards to planning, implementation, and operation are also touched on through this accredited and interactive 2-day course
The health and safety supervisor, therefore has a key function within an organization, as they assist with looking after the health, safety, and wellbeing of all employees, contractors, and visitors. It is therefore important that they have a good understanding of certain sections of the OHS act, identifying and analysing hazards and investigating incidents and accidents in the workplace.
The cost is R1,050.00 excluding VAT.
Duration of the course:
Health and Safety Supervisor is a 2-day course.
The delegates will be issued with a certificate once they have successfully completed the 2-day course and the certificate is valid for a 2-year period.
Facilitation of the courses can be conducted on-site at your if you have a minimum of 8 delegates, or at one of our training venues in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth or Cape Town