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Safety Representative Courses


RiskCom S.A. (Pty) Ltd branches across South Africa will be able to assist your company with the following courses. On successful completion of these courses, the student will receive an attendance certificate.


SHE Representative


Course Title: 

Safety, Health & Environmental Representative


The course is intended to assist Safety, Health and Environmental Representatives understand their roles and functions as to how the Occupational Safety and Health legislation will influence health and safety outcomes in their workplace. The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their role as Safety, Health and Environmental Representatives.


2 Days

Target Audience:

SHE Representatives, Supervisors, Managers, Safety and Health personnel


Health and safety legislation relating to health and safety representatives

  • Legislation definitions and terminologies.
  • Legislative impact on both employees and employers.
  • Legal compliances and the effect to health, safety environment and production
  • The duties and functions of health and safety representative.
  • The roles and duties of employers, supervisors, employees, health and safety representatives and unions


Requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities at a working place.

  • Powers and responsibilities of Safety and Health Representatives.
  • Purpose of conducting workplace inspections.
  • Safety, health and environment-related issues within the scope of authority.
  • Emergency procedures and processes for consultation and cessation of work in emergency situations.
  • Dealing with specified Safety, health and environmental issues.


OHS Consultation.

  • Data gathering methods.
  • Methods for consulting and negotiating on implementing corrective actions.
  • Communication and basic communication skills.
  • Dispute resolution procedures.
  • Conflict scenarios.


Risk Management.

  • Applications of Codes of Practice and relevant OHS policies within the organisation as a means of identifying inadequate risk control.
  • Hazard reporting.
  • Manual handling, chemical hazards, workplace stress, noise, and working with the plant.
  • Personal Protective Equipment.


Incident Management and Investigation.

  • Procedures for dealing with accidents, incidents, and near misses.
  • Health and Safety Representative role in the investigation of accidents, incidents and near misses.
  • Strategies to prevent recurrence of accidents, incidents or near misses.



  • Requirements and benefits for keeping OHS records.
  • Use of OHS records in monitoring hazards and risks.
  • Accident reporting under OHS and workers compensation legislation, and on injury and dangerous occurrence reporting and investigation.
  • Safety audits.


Assessment of Compliance

  • Determining OHS competence.
  • Appropriate assessment methods for monitoring the maintenance of OHS competence.
  • Determining consistency with regards to OHS performance and competence requirements

Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment


Course Title: 

Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment


This course is designed to provide a methodology for identifying hazards and implementing controls. Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills required to identify hazards in the work place and prevent potential accidents. This course provides an understanding of the formal processes required to identify, control and monitor hazards in the work place.


2 Days

Target Audience:

Managers, Supervisors, Health and Safety Committee members, Maintenance and facilities staff


Know the scope and nature of health and safety

  • Legal and specific requirements for conducting continuous risk assessments.
  • Consequences for not conforming to legal and specified requirements in preparing for risk assessment.
  • Outlining continuous and other types of risk assessments.
  • Types of documentation required including checklists, planned task observation forms, critical parts inspection forms etc.


Carry out a risk assessment.

  • Conducting a continuous risk assessment.
  • Persons, tools and the materials required to conduct the continuous risk assessment.


Identify hazards associated with the working environment.

  • Undertaking various forms of hazard assessment that relate to the workplace.
  • Detailing physical and environmental conditions that might exist.
  • Ensuring appropriate documentation is selected.
  • Noting relevant hazards and risks likely to be encountered.
  • Systematically identifying and utilising elected hazard identification techniques such as pre-use checklists, planned task observations, structured observations etc.


Identify the risk associated with the hazards.

  • Calculating risk using a risk score calculator and matrix.
  • Applying Risk control procedures.


Identify the hierarchy of risk control.

  • Legislative requirements control measures.
  • Initiate remedial action and follow up on Continuous Risk Assessment.
  • Implementing remedial actions for hazards.
  • Identify optimal and practical control methods and evaluate their effectiveness.
  • Describe actions in the event of control failure.


Course Notes.

OHSAct and the application to workplace continuous risk assessment / Construction Regulations / Inspection policies and procedures with regards to workplace hazards / Resource coordination / Proactive workplace Health and Safety management.

Accident Incident Investigation


Course Title: 

Incident Investigation


This course aims to enable participants to collect and evaluate information relating to workplace incidents and determine their causes so that work systems can be improved to ensure management can meet its responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace.


1 Day

Target Audience:

SHE Representatives, Supervisors, Managers, Safety and Health personnel, Safety and Health Committee members


Determining applicable governance procedures.

  • Organisational requirements for workplace safety, health and environment incident investigation.
  • The legal and organisational specific requirements regulating the reporting and investigation.
  • Procedures to be followed when an incident occurs in the workplace.
  • Securing the scene, handling of injured persons, handling of fatalities, dealing with work processes and initial reporting.
  • Information gathering.


Reporting & Recording.

  • Prescribed procedures for gathering accurate and relevant information.
  • Consequences of non-compliance.
  • Purpose, type and extent of information required.


Investigation Method.

  • The procedures to be followed when an incident occurs in the workplace are explained in order to facilitate effective management of the incident.
  • Resources required conducting investigations.
  • Questions and Interviewing.


Post-investigation activities.

  • Preparing the Incident Report.
  • Required format.
  • Investigation Report, Compensation documents, required government departmental documentation and organisational documentation.
  • Submission of reports to relevant designated people.


Course Notes.

OHSAct and its application to incident investigation / COID requirements with regard to Incidents reporting/ GAR 8 & 9/ Incident scene management policies and procedures / Resource coordination / Preventative workplace Health and Safety management in relation to work in confined space.

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