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The OHS Act and the Responsibilities of Management Course (Legal Liability)

1 Day Interactive Course
22 February 2024 (08:30 – 16:00) Interactive Online Course
R 2,590.00
( incl VAT)
23 May 2024 (08:30 - 16:00) Emperors Palace: Convention Centre
R 3,140.00 ( incl VAT)

          Reserve the date – Bookings will open on 15 January 2024

Course Content
Module 1: Legislation and safety management in South Africa


  • Legislative history/health and safety legislation in South Africa
  • Civil and criminal liabilities
Module 2: Foundations and principles of safety management


  • Safety management and the organisation
  • Principles of safety management
Module 3: Overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act)


  • Overview of the OHS Act (the aim and scope; sections and regulations)
  • Significant terms and definitions
  • New Covid-19 laws and prescriptions for the workplace (post the Disaster Management Act)
Module 4: The legal responsibilities of interested and affected parties


  • Legal structure and responsibilities
  • The role of the CEO and the general duties of management
  • Health and safety policy
  • The general responsibilities of employers towards employees
  • The general responsibilities of employers towards other persons
  • Information, communication, training, and supervision - including supervision of machinery
  • Explanation of a competent person
  • Responsibilities of employees
  • Acts or omissions by employees and mandatories (Including the principle of vicarious liability)
  • Contractor management (contractor’s agreements; letters of good standing etc.)
  • The health and safety practitioner and co-coordinator
  • Legal responsibilities of manufacturers, designers, importers, sellers, or suppliers regarding the use of articles and substances at work
Module 5: Good organisational governance; management commitment; SHE excellence and control


  • Good organisational governance
  • Achieving SHE excellence
  • Management commitment
  • Creating a safety culture
  • Monitoring by management
  • Common areas of control
Module 6: Applicable SHE legislation


  • Health and safety representatives and committees
  • Record keeping
  • Reporting of occupational injuries and diseases
  • Investigation of incidents
  • Certain deductions prohibited/ personal safety equipment and facilities/ copy of the Act
  • Exemptions/health and safety agreements
  • Offences and penalties
Module 7: Risk assessments, systems or program approach


  • Safety risk assessments (Baseline, Issue-Based and Continuous Risk Assessments)
  • A systems or program approach
  • Design and implementation of an effective health and safety system
This course is aligned to unit standard:


US 120344 - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant current occupational health and safety legislation.

Purpose of the course:

Learners found competent in this unit standard will be able to explain the basic principles of relevant current health and safety legislation and the consequences of non-compliance.

Upon completion of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explaining the basic principles of the Act and accompanying Regulations.
  • Explaining the requirements for minimum compliance stipulated in the Act.
  • Interpreting the management controls required to achieve compliance.
  • Explaining the obligations of managers in terms of communication and training.
The course will be useful for:
  • The CEO-Section 16(1) or Managing Director
  • Section 16(2) appointees/Directors
  • Engineers
  • Middle management and line management
  • Supervisors
  • GMR 2(1) appointees
  • GMR 2(7) appointees
  • Safety and security officers
  • Compliance officers
  • Union representatives and
  • Learners in commercial and industrial insurance.
Registration fee:
R 2,590.00  Per Delegate
  • Price per delegate for the interactive online presentation
  • Includes course material and certificates.

Course material will only be made available to paid participants.

Seats are limited. Early booking is essential.

R 3,140.00 Per Delegate
  • Price per delegate for Emperors Palace: Convention Centre. (Incl. Lunch and Refreshments)
  • Includes course material and certificates.

Course material will only be made available to paid participants.

Seats are limited. Early booking is essential.

For further information contact:
012 666 8284 / 083 556 9407