Health and Safety Representative Training

Course information

Format: Wits accredited online short course

Certification: Wits University certificate of competence

Length: 6 weeks

Breakdown: 4 weeks consecutive online lectures, one exam in week 6

Hours per week: 4 to 6

Language: English


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Price*: R 7 651.08
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Course outcomes
  • Prepare Health and Safety Representatives to fulfil their roles and responsibilities in their workplaces.
  • Provide Health and Safety Representatives with the knowledge and skills required to perform their duties in accordance with the OHS Act.
Course Curriculum
  • Module 1: The OHS Act
  • Module 2: OHS Regulations
  • Module 3: COID Act
  • Module 4: Health and Safety Representative inspections
Certificate of competence
Course Overview
The appointment of Health and Safety Representatives is a legal requirement for many employers in South Africa. Research has shown that workplaces that have appointed Health and Safety Representatives experience almost half the number of serious injuries than those without. Health and Safety Representatives contribute to improving the safety of the workplace by representing their fellow workers, understanding their health and safety concerns and assisting them by participating in decisions that affect them directly. This course seeks to ensure that Health and Safety Representatives have a sound understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and related Regulations governing their appointment and clarity in terms of their crucial role in business, getting them ready to perform. Supervisors and Managers too could benefit by understanding the importance of the role of the Health and Safety Representative and in so doing ensure a holistic approach to workplace safety.
Jo-Anne Zastrau
Jo-anne Zastrau is the lecturer and co-writer of this course. She is currently the Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental (OHS&E) Training Officer at Wits University. In her role she applies more than two decades worth of international industry experience, which she gained working within different organisations over the years.
Upcoming Courses
  • 20 April 2020
  • 13 July 2020
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