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The OHS Act and the Responsibilities of Management

(Legal liability)

Including COVID-19 Appointments

 

 

18 November 2021 (08:30 – 16:00) Interactive Online Course

Course Content:

 

Module1: Legislation and Safety Management in South Africa

  • Legislative History / health and safety legislation in South Africa

  • Civil and criminal liabilities

 

Module 2: Foundations and Principles of Safety Management

  • Safety management and the organisation

  • Principles of safety management

 

Module 3: Overview of the OHS Act

  • Overview of the OHS Act (The aim and scope; sections & regulations)

  • Significant terms and definitions

 

Module 4: The Legal Responsibilities of Interested and Affected Parties

  • Legal structure and responsibilities

  • The role of the CEO and the general duties of management

  • Health and safety policy

  • The general responsibilities of employers towards employees (Information, communication; training and supervision - including supervision of machinery)

  • The general responsibilities of employers towards other persons

  • Responsibilities of employees

  • Acts or omissions by employees (Including the principle of vicarious liability)

  • Responsibilities of contractors (Contractors agreement; letter of good standing)

  • The safety practitioner or safety co-coordinator

  • Legal responsibilities of manufacturers, designers, importers, sellers or suppliers regarding the use of articles and substances at work

 

Module 5: Good Organisational Governance; Management Commitment; She Excellence and Control

  • Good organisational governance

  • Achieving SHE Excellence

  • Management commitment

  • Creating a safety culture

  • Monitoring by management

  • Common areas of control

 

Module 6:Applicable SHE Legislation

  • Health and safety representatives and committees

  • Record keeping

  • Reporting to the Chief Inspector regarding reportable injuries and diseases

  • Investigation of incidents

  • Certain deductions prohibited/ personal safety equipment and facilities

  • Exemptions

  • Health and safety agreements

  • Offences and penalties

 

Module 7: Risk Assessments, Systems or Program Approach

  • Safety Risk Assessment (Baseline -; Issues Based – and Continuous Risk

  • Assessments)

  • The systems or program approach

  • Design and implementation of an effective health and safety system

 

The programme will be use ful for managers at all levels including:

  • The CEO-Section 16(1) or Managing Director,

  • Section 16(2) appointees/ Directors,

  • Engineers,

  • Middle Management and line Management,

  • Supervisors,

  • GMR 2(1) appointees,

  • GMR 2(7) appointees,

  • Safety and security officers,

  • Compliance officers,

  • Union Representatives and

  • Learners in commercial and industrial insurance

 

Price: 

 

  • R 2290 (incl. Vat) per delegate

  • Price include course material, certificates

 

For further information contact:

Deidre at telephone: (012) 666 8284/ 083 556 9407

Fax: (086) 547 2636 

Mail: [email protected]                               

                         

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