Safety Officer Course

The Safety Officer Course is a very practical training course developed specifically for Safety Officers that assist companies to manage compliance with South African legislation. Anyone interested in entering a career in the Health & Safety industry should complete this course. The Safety Officer Course covers a comprehensive range of subjects as detailed below.

  • BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SHE REP
  • Introduction
  • Nomenclature
  • Dr. William Haddon’s Theory
  • Herbert Heinrich Theory
  • Frank Bird’s Theory
  • LEGISLATION
  • Introduction
  • The legislative system in South Africa
  • Basic Legal Concept and Interpretation
  • Portable Gas Cylinders
  • Electrical Safety
  • OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
  • Instruction
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Primary Health Care
  • Occupational Hygiene – General
  • Occupational Hygiene – Chemicals
  • Occupational Hygiene – Noise
  • Occupational Hygiene – Illumination
  • Occupational Hygiene – Thermal Stress
  • Occupational Hygiene – Ventilation
  • Occupational Hygiene – Vibration
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries Act
  • RISK ASSESSMENT (HIRA)
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Surface Symptoms
  • Underlying Root Causes
  • Identify and Analyze Job & Incident Hazardous
  • Analyse Probability and Severity to Determine Risk
  • Controlling Hazards
  • Effective Education and Training
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazardous Evaluation
  • Identify Hazard Types
  • Identify Potential Accidents
  • CONTRACTOR SAFETY MANAGEMENT
  • Contractor Safey Analysis
  • Contractor Safety Policy
  • Contractor Qualification Procedure
  • Contractor Legal Implications
  • Control of Contractors
  • Contractor Specific Requirements
  • General Safey Procedures
  • Safety Policies
  • TECHNICAL SAFETY
  • Premises and House keeping
  • Stacking and Storage
  • Hand and Portable Power Tools
  • Lifting Equipment
  • Ladders
  • Scaffolds
  • Compressed Aid
  • Occupational Hygiene – Ergonomics
  • Occupational Hygiene – Personal Protective Equipment
  • Occupational Hygiene – Hazardous Biological Agents
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
  • Industry and the Environment
  • Waste Management
  • Pollution
  • Management of Hazardous Materials
  • Measuring, Monitoring and Reporting
  • MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
  • Management Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Employee Involvement
  • Risk Management
  • Incident Investigation
  • Education & Training
  • Evaluation
  • ACCIDENT INCIDENT INVESTIGATION
  • Incidents and Accidents
  • Definitions
  • Statistics
  • Frank Bird Ration
  • The Domino Effect
  • Lack of Control
  • Personal and Job Factors
  • Unsafe Acts and Conditions
  • Injuries / Damage or Occupational Illness and Business interruptions
  • The Six steps of Incidents/Accident investigation
  • Recording of Incidents
  • Investigation of incident by a person designated there
  • COID ACT (Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease Act 130 of 1992)
  • Incidents covered by the Act
  • Incidents not covered by the Act
  • Benefits to Injured employees
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY FILE IMPLEMENTATION
  • Documentation
  • Implementation
  • Inductions
  • Risk Assessments
  • Tool Box Talks
  • Certifications
  • Site Requirements
  • Practical Implementation
  • Notifications
  • OHAS ACT
  • Mines Health and Safety Act

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