The OHS Act 85 of 1993 is a legal requirement that aims to ensure that the employer and employees do everything in their power to create a healthy and safe working environment for all. It also ensures that the CEO, management and supervisors, OHS representatives, and other employees, understand their health and safety responsibilities within the workplace.
Should anyone be found to be non-compliant with the OHS act and its requirements and someone was seriously injured, then they may be liable to a fine or imprisonment, or both in severe non-compliance cases. It is a necessity to train staff in understanding this important act and piece of legislation, which is aimed at creating a safer workplace for us all.
The delegate will still need to conduct additional training, or research and reading, as the one-day course is too short in time and content to ensure a thorough and in-depth knowledge and understanding of this comprehensive and important act.
The OHS Act Course Content and Modules:
- Introduction to law, health and safety in general, and the history of the OHS act.
- Understanding the sections and regulations of the act
- Important Sections of the Act such as:
- Section 7: Health and safety policy
- Section 8: General duties of employers to their employees
- Section 9: General duties of employers and self-employed persons to persons other than their employees
- Section 10: General duties of manufacturers and others regarding articles and substances for use at work, etc
- Section 13: Duty to inform
- Section 14: General duties of employees at work
- Section 16: Duties of the CEO
- Section 17: Health and safety representatives
- Section 18: Functions of the health and safety representatives
- Section 19: Health and safety committee
- Section 20: Functions of the health and safety committee
- Section 23: Certain deductions prohibited
- Section 24: Report to inspector regarding a certain incident
- Section 26: Victimization forbidden
- Section 35: Appeal against the decision of an inspector
- Section 37: Acts or omissions by employees and mandataries
- Section 38: Offences, penalties, and special orders of the court
- Section 41: This act is not affected by agreements
- OHS contractor management and agreement arrangements.
The cost is R750.00 excluding VAT.
Duration of the course:
Occupational Health and Safety Act is a 1-day course.
The delegates will be issued with a certificate once they have successfully completed the 1-day course and the certificate is valid for a 2-year period
The program training can take place at one of our training locations in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg or Cape Town, or onsite at a client’s venue where there are a minimum of 8 delegates to be trained.