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Health and Safety Representative and Committee Training Course

Full Day Workshop

 

(including COVID-19 involvement)

 

 

28 October 2021 (08:30 - 16:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

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Click here to download registration forms for 28 October 2021 (08:30 - 16:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

Course Content

 

Unit 1: Introduction 

1.1 Health and Safety and COVID-19 related law in South Africa

1.2 Objectives of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Consolidated Directions on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces (DEL - 1 Oct 2020)

1.3 Importance and purpose of conducting Safety Health and Environmental (SHE) representative activities

1.4 Benefits of resolving SHE and COVID-19 related issues

 

Unit 2: Layout of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations

2.1 Sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act  

2.2 Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

2.3 Important terms and definitions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

2.4 Legislation applicable to COVID-19

 

Unit 3: Legal Structures of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

3.1 Role players in the SHE process

3.2 Legal structures of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

 

Unit 4: Duties and responsibilities of employers, employees and other persons 

4.1 Requirements applicable to the employer

4.2 Legal appointment and responsibilities relevant to the COVID-19 Compliance Officer

4.3 Requirements applicable to employees

4.4 Requirements applicable to persons like third parties

 

Unit 5: Health and safety representative and committees (including COVID-19 involvement) 

5.1 Requirements applicable to a Health and Safety Representative

5.2 Requirements applicable to a Health and Safety Committee

 

Unit 6: Practical health and safety prescriptions 

6.1 Health and Safety Policy

6.2 Copy of the OHS Act

6.3 COVID-19 classification; medical surveillance; monitoring and exposure at workplace

6.4 Reporting of injuries and occupational diseases

6.5 Recording of incidents (record keeping)

6.6 Incident investigations

6.7 Certain deductions prohibited

6.8 Duty not to interfere with, damage or misuse things

6.9 Housekeeping

6.10 Personal protective equipment

6.11 Symbolic safety signs

6.12 First aid and first aid boxes

6.13 Stacking and storing of articles

6.14 Use of ladders

6.15 Flammable liquids

6.16 Use of machinery

6.17 Sanitation and conditions of bathrooms and facilities

6.18 Hazardous chemical substances (HCS)

6.19 Offences and Penalties

 

Unit 7: Performing health and safety activities 

7.1 The importance of participating in the activities within the SHE structures.

7.2 Importance of teamwork

7.3 Refusal to work due to exposure to COVID-19

7.4 Consultation and communication with other parties within the organisation 

7.5 SHE inspections

 

Study Unit 8: Performing basic risk assessments

8.1 Reasons for risk assessments

8.2 What is meant by the term ‘‘risk assessment’’

8.3 What is a hazard?

8.4 Using ‘‘the five-step risk assessment method’’

 

Purpose of the course 

It will empower learners to be able to perform safety, health and environmental representation activities and to know health and safety legislation relevant to the functions, duties and responsibilities of a Health and Safety Representative and the Health and Safety Committee at a working place.

 

The qualifying learner will be capable of:  

  • Explaining the specified requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities at a working place

  • Describing the legislative framework of workplace health and safety legislation, legislation pertaining to health and safety representatives and committees, and the effect on the duties of health and safety representatives of health and safety legislation pertaining to the employers and employees (including contractors)

  • Participating in the actions to address safety, health and environmental related issues.

  • Participating in activities within safety, health and environmental structures

 

Who should attend? 

  • Health and Safety Representatives,

  • Health and Safety Committee Members,

  • Union Representatives,

  • Possible co-opted members,

  • Persons involved with the day to day activities of health and safety,

  • All employees

 

Price:

  • R 1950-00 (incl. Vat) per delegate

  • Price include course material and certificates. 


For further information contact:

 

What does POPI compliance mean?

By Jan du Toit

 

Latest developments – Registration of Information Officers:

 

On 17 May 2021 the Information Regulator’s long awaited online portal went live for the registration of Information and Deputy Information Officers.

 

The Information Officer of a Responsible Party is the person at the head of your company (CEO or MD) or any person acting in such capacity, or specifically appointed by the MD or CEO to be the Information Officer. Registration must be completed before the end for June 2021.

 

The address for the portal is  https://justice.gov.za/inforeg/portal.html   

 

The following information is required to successfully register: 

  • Company name.

  • Company registration number.

  • Company type.

  • Company physical and postal addresses.

  • Company telephone and fax numbers.

  • Information Officer gender, nationality, full name and surname, ID or passport number.

  • Deputy Information Officers same details as per above.

 

POPIA Compliance – what must be done?

With a little more than a month left before POPI becomes fully effective, many employers may find themselves out of time to become fully compliant to amongst other considerations, the 8 processing conditions prescribed in the Protection of Personal Information Act.

 

To be considered compliant the following must be considered and applied in the business of a Responsible Party before 1 July 2021. 

  1. POPI training / awareness sessions for the CEO / MD, managers and others tasked with the company’s POPI compliance project. Have a look on our website for the next POPIA training dates.

  2. Compliance audit to be conducted company-wide per department / division to determine the current processing practices within the organization and to establish what needs to be done to be compliant.

  3. Correction of contraventions as identified, and to introduce reasonable technical and organizational measures to prevent the loss or unauthorized access of Personal Information.

  4. Introduction of Data Subject rights and consent in the business through policies and consent clauses / paragraphs / contracts.

  5. The introduction of a PAIA manual (Promotion of Access to Information Act) that incorporates data subject rights and participation in terms of POPIA. This manual must be published on one of the company’s websites. It is also important to note that the current exemption granted by the Minister of Justice for some business to not have such a manual in place currently, expires at the end of June 2021.

  6. General staff POPI policy and legislation awareness training.

  7. Registration of the company’s Information Officer (the CEO, MD or any person acting in such position).

  8. Follow-up assessment on compliance measures and adherence thereto.

 

It is important to note that no institution, not even the Information Regulator, can “accredit” any Responsible Party in South Africa to be compliant in terms of legislation. Compliance (or otherwise) will only be determined should an investigation be launched by the Information Regulator following a complaint. Should such an investigation confirm a lack of compliance, consequences such an administrative fine not exceeding R10m may follow (which one may luckily pay off in instalments). Further to this those whose rights are infringed upon by a Responsible Party not adhering to the requirements of POPIA, may also institute civil proceedings. Such  proceedings may result in compensation being awarded for loss, as well as aggravated damages determined at the discretion of the court.

 

In terms of section 19 of the Act, the Responsible Party (business owner / employer) is required to introduce reasonable organizational and technical measures to secure the integrity and confidentiality of Personal Information. The organizational measures referred  to above includes inter alia both internal and external policies to introduce the principle of protection of personal information in the workplace, as well as the rights of data subjects.

 

To allow you more time to focus on your business, the author of this article compiled a bundle of detailed policies for your business, ready to use. This includes all relevant forms to be used and a template document with draft consent clauses / paragraphs / rules  to be incorporated into service and employment contracts, job applications, credit and other applications forms, WhatsApp and Facebook groups / pages, and Independent Contractor agreements.

 

Also included is an Operator Agreement as required in terms of section 21 of the Act and a consent letter for existing clients / service providers, to agree to the continued processing of their Personal Information beyond June 2021.

 

The policies bundle includes: 

  • Privacy notice template to be published on your website.

  • Personal information protection policy.

  • Personal information retention policy.

  • Data breach policy.

  • Data breach register - form.

  • Data breach report - form.

  • Data security policy.

  • Data subject access request policy and procedures.

  • Data subject access request forms.

  • Processing agreement with third parties as Operators - contract.

  • Data subject participation - draft consent paragraphs / clauses to be incorporated into service and employment contracts, job applications, credit and other applications forms, WhatsApp and Facebook groups / pages and Independent Contractor agreements

  • Guidelines on the appointment of deputy information officers, inclusive of appointment letter.

 

For only R3750 you can now order you set of POPI policies, ready to use. Contact Jan du Toit for further assistance at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Health and Safety Representative and Committee Training Course

28 October 2021 (08:30 - 16:00)

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Managing Day to Day Issues/ Problem Employees Full day workshop

28 October 2021 (09:00 - 16:00)

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Managing Poor Performance/ Incapacity

29 October 2021 (09:00 - 12:00) (Fully Booked)

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19 November 2021 (09:00 - 12:00)

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Management and Leadership Skills

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Basic Labour Relations

12 November 2021 (09:00 - 16:00)

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The OHS Act and the Responsibilities of Management

18 November 2021 (08:30 – 16:00)

Interactive Online Course

AARTO and the Impact on Your Business

19 November 2021 (09:00 - 12:00)

Interactive Online Course

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Course

25 November 2021 (08:30 - 16:00)

Interactive Online Course

POPIA: Protection of Personal Information Act

26 November 2021 (09:00 - 12:00)

Interactive Online Course

 

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