Health and Safety Representatives Training

Accreditation HWSETA
Unit Standard
2 Day's / 1 Day Refresher

To be effective, any safety and health program needs the meaningful participation of workers and their representatives. Organisations are required by law, under section 17 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, to have one or more health and safety representatives.

The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the objectives and statutory requirements pertaining to health and safety in the workplace. The learners will be able to explain the rights, powers, functions and duties of the workplace health and safety representative and how any errant health, safety and environmental issues may be handled. Learners will also be able to participate in the safety, health and environmental structures and measure these activities according to health, safety and environmental requirements.

What will my Course cover?

Understand legal and relevant current legislation, regulations and directives pertaining to occupational health and safety.

Mandatory Codes of Practice.

SANS and other relevant Standards.

Framework of workplace health and safety legislation

Objectives and importance of the relevant current legislation

The statutory requirements applicable to a health and safety representative

Requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities

Functions and rights, of the health and safety representative

Importance and purpose of the OHS Representative

Address safety, health and environment related issues

Issues identified and dealt with

Resolution in line with legislation

Compliance within the workplace and OHS structures

Consultative requirements of the health and safety representative

Participating in the activities within the safety, health and environmental structures

What will I receive?

Professional animated videos of the complete course content in short video lessons.

Complete training guide

Workbook to support the learning

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment – Quiz after sections of content to test your understanding on the theory.

Practical: Completion of all workplace exercises

Summative assessment: Online monitored assessment