Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Act for Management e-Learning Training Course
There have been far reaching effects to both the employer and employee noted in the non-compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It is therefore necessary to explain the aspects of the legislation specific to an operation or operational activities.
This includes the implementation and management of a specific plan with an indication of implementing effective control measures to achieve compliance with the relevant regulations.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act for Management course focuses on the necessary precautions to minimize risks and to manage compliance in and around the workplace.
It aids the learner in understanding the generic structure of the legislation along with the layout of the Act, the regulations applicable and the relationship between them.
The course covers the responsibilities ascribed to the Chief Executive Officer along with the requirements for compliance with the stipulated legislative requirements. It also aids employers by outlining the importance of demonstrating knowledge and record keeping.
Aim of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for Management e-Learning Training Course
Employers who are responsible not only for the demonstration of knowledge obtained from the course are to ensure the understanding of record keeping required in achieving compliance by further ensuring that:
- The relevant sections of the OHS Act are applied in each relevant case study.
- The selected and related legislation is implemented and enforced.
- There is a balanced relationship between both legal compliance and system requirements, and that the opinion of the legal positions of both employer and employee are included.
- Common law principles which relate to occupational health and safety in the workplace are applied, described, and motivated.
The opinion of the legal position of both the employer and employee with motivations in terms of common law principles which are applicable to the OHS Act and that the law of evidence is applied along with the law of civil and criminal procedure in each relevant case study.
Course Outcome to the Occupational Health and Safety Act for Management e-Learning Training
When completed, the candidate attending the course should have the ability to apply relevant sections of the current OHS Act along with being able to describe the implementation and enforcement of the selected, relevant legislation. The candidate will be able to describe how other SHE-related legislation can be implemented and provide an opinion concerning the legal positions of both the employer and the employee in terms of the selected legislation. Lastly, the candidate will be able to describe the relationship which exists between legal compliance and that of system requirements.
Key Content Covered
The content of this course has been formulated around the prescriptive requirements as depicted in the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993 along with Regulations.
The contents of this course are however not limited to the following:
- The relevant rules of the law of evidence as well as the law of civil and criminal procedure which are explained and applied.
- The application of principles of the law of delict along with the criminal law which is relevant to accidents which occur in the workplace.
- The criminal and/or civil liability negligent party in terms of the principles concerned with the law of delict and/or criminal law which are applied.
- The legal position of the negligent party in terms of the principles of the law of delict along with the criminal law which are applied to a workplace-related accident.
The candidate attending the course will be assessed against the outcomes of each element through the completion of a subscribed knowledge assessment. The assessment will cover the essential embedded knowledge as stipulated in the course and will ensure that the candidate can apply the learning to a working situation.
Conditions of enrolment and certification
To gain access to this training program, it is mandatory that the employer subscribe to the SafetyWallet membership subscription so that the learner can enrol to any of the Health and Safety e-Learning training programmes. Attending candidates must obtain a pass mark of at least 75% or higher is necessary in each Modular Assessment. Should these conditions have been met, the candidate will receive an accredited Certificate of Completion.
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