Contracts of Employment



Investigation and Management of COVID-19 Cases in the Workplace



Interactive Online Course



30 September 2020 and 01 October 2020 (09:00 - 13:00) Interactive Online Course



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Purpose of the Course

COVID-19 as pandemic is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation which presents a unique challenge to employers and business.


The high infection rate of workers, and persons that reside with workers, leads to time loss due to compulsory isolation, quarantine, absenteeism and possible closure of the workplace for decontamination purposes. These circumstances ultimately impact negatively on businesses and the economy of South Africa.


The effective investigation and management of COVID-19 cases at work by employers, will not only ensure legal compliance, but will also significantly contribute to business continuity.


Module 1: Background and general information relating to COVID-19

  • COVID-19 as an emerging, rapidly evolving situation

  • COVID-19 Background; spreading of the virus; lifespan on surfaces


Module 2: COVID-19 legislative aspects

  • Statues, notices and guidelines governing workplaces in relation to COVID-19 (DEL, DOH, CF)

  • South Africa’s risk adjusted strategy for economic activity related prescriptions

  • Enforcement authorities (powers and rights of inspectors/ different types of notices)

  • Important definitions and terminology


Module 3: Symptom monitoring and management for COVID-19/ screening requirements

  • Signs and symptoms/ prescribed time frames for COVID-19

  • Symptom screening requirements


Module 4: Steps to be taken when a person presents COVID-19 symptoms (Persons Under Investigation)

  • Managing symptomatic persons that report or presents symptoms during screening

  • Managing symptomatic persons at work

  • Practical considerations for workplace isolation/ isolation facility requirements

  • Management of Persons Under Investigation/ transportation requirements

  • Medical examinations; testing and self-isolation requirements


Module 5: Assessing the risk of COVID-19 transmission

  • Assess the risk of transmission to persons and surfaces

  • Disinfecting the workplace which the positive worker was in contact with

  • Routine clean cleaning/ disinfection/ decontamination/ deep cleaning explanation of the differences and legal requirements

  • Deep cleaning/ when will deep cleaning be required/ fogging as a deep cleaning method/ certificate requirement for cleaning/role of cleaning companies

  • Approved disinfectants

  • Disinfecting of company transport vehicles


Module 6: Contact tracing requirements and reporting duties to authorities

  • Contact tracing/ contract identification/ contact listing requirements

  • Reporting duties for confirmed positive persons/ workers reporting duties of occupational diseases to the employer

  • Notifiable medical conditions/ reporting of occupational diseases to the authorities

  • Contact-tracing/ support requirements/ contact follow-up/ commencing of contact tracing/ initial contact with a contact of a confirmed case

  • Screening, self-isolation and quarantine requirements

  • Monitoring of close contacts of known COVID 19 cases

  • Quarantine at home guidelines for employees

  • Involvement of the National Epidemiology and Surveillance Team Members / Provincial CDC Coordinators


Module 7: Claim management and return to work (RTW) monitoring measures

  • Occupationally Acquired COVID-19 and Compensation Claims

  • New “Directive on Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)”

  • Meaning of an occupational disease/ diagnosis of Coronavirus Disease/ impairment/ benefits/ reporting

  • Correct claims processing

  • RTW requirements; measures and monitoring


Module 8: COVID-19 investigation requirements, identifying the underlying causes and prevention of workplace incidents

  • COVID-19 investigation requirements

  • Responsible persons to conduct the investigations/ prescribed time frames/ record keeping requirements

  • Underlying causes of workplace incidents, infection reduction and prevention

  • COVID-19 causations/ Root Causes/ importance of recording and investigation of near miss incidents


Module 9: COVID-19 incident investigation process (comprehensive explanation of the required steps and process)

  • Investigation purpose/ investigation steps/ staring the investigation and collecting facts in order to establish the nature of the COVID infection/ measures to prevent the reoccurrence of the COVID-19 infection/ gathering of background information/ identify and determining the underlying causes of the incident

  • Root Causes Analysis for COVID-19/ cause analysis model for COVID-19

  • The 5-Why’s analysis/ how to analyse the facts


Module 10: Compiling the incident report for COVID-19 (includes a practical COVID-19 investigation template that will guide investigators through the process)

  • Compiling the incident report/ writing a report / reporting the findings/ Annexure 1 explanation

  • Practical ‘Incident Recording and Investigation Register for COVID-19 (RCA)’


Module 11: Calculating and interpreting illness rates for COVID-19

  • How to determine COVID-19 Lost Time Injuries (LTI)/ Lost Time Injury Frequency Rates (LTIFR)/ Lost Time Injury Incident Rate (LTIIR)


Module 12: Corrective actions, implementation, evaluating the effectiveness and making changes for continues improvement

  • Identify the corrective actions as identified by the Root Cause Analysis

  • Communication of the investigation findings and recommendations/ labour relations procedures

  • Implementation of the recommendations

  • Follow up of corrective measures

  • Make changes for continues improvement


Module 13: Dealing with isolation and quarantine leave requirements

  • Explanation of isolation and quarantine leave requirements


Module 14: COVID-19 incident flow chart

  • Practical COVID-19 incident flow chart (flow diagram)


The programme will be useful for managers at all levels including:

  • The CEO-Section 16(1) or Managing Director,

  • Section 16(2) appointees - Directors,

  • COVID-19 Compliance Officers,

  • Health and Safety Practitioners, Compliance Officers and Security Officers,

  • Human Recourse Managers,

  • Engineers and Maintenance

  • Managers and Supervisors,

  • Union Representatives,

  • Health and Safety Representatives and Committee Members,

  • Anyone interested or involved with COVID 19


  • R 1950 (incl. Vat) per delegate
  • Price include course material, certificates

For further information contact:


  • Deidre at telephone: (012) 666 8284/ 083 556 9407
  • Fax: (086) 547 2636 or (012) 661 1411
  • E Mail:

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Click here to download registration forms for 30 September 2020 and 01 October 2020 (09:00 - 13:00) Interactive Online Course








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