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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.

1. First Aid Courses

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First Aid Level 1

 

Course Title:  

First Aid Level 1

Description:        

This training skill enables participants to assess the emergency situation and providing basic Life Support and Basic First Aid in order to stabilise patients prior to transfer to the emergency services.

Duration:    

2 Day

Target Audience:

Supervisors, SHE Representatives and other assigned employees

 

1. Emergency scene management 

    • Maintenance of personal safety is i.e. preventing injuries to self and infectious diseases
    •  Methods of safeguarding the emergency scene
    • Methods of safeguarding the injured person
    • The medico-legal implications of rendering First Aid in terms of relevant legislation

2. Elementary anatomy and physiology 

    • Structure and function of different systems of the human body
    • Basic medical science of interdependence of different systems of the human body

3. Assessing an emergency scene 

    • Priority treatments
    • The cause of the emergency is identified in terms of main contributing factors
    • The type of injury is in terms of broad classifications
    • Assessing the situation in terms of the type of assistance required

4. Applying First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situations 

    • • Applying First Aid treatment to the situation and the prevention of complications
    • • Improvisation of equipment that is not readily available
    • • Universal precaution in preventing infection
    • • Applying First Aid in accordance with current practices
    • • Performing Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Artificial Respiration (AR)
    • • Referral to medical assistance is done in accordance with the specific needs of the casualty

5. Treating common injuries 

    • • Identification of different types of injuries and conditions in terms of their severity, cause and possible treatment
    • • Improvisation of equipment that is not readily available
    • • Universal precautions taken in terms of preventing infection
    • • Providing follow-up care in accordance with casualty needs

Course Notes 

 

    • The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management, elementary anatomy and physiology. Other skill that a learner should be able to show includes assessing an emergency situation, applying First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation as well as treating common injuries.

First Aid Level 2

 

Course Title:     

First Aid Level 2

Description:      

This training skill enables participants to provide primary emergency care (first aid) in response to an occupational risk induced or any health emergency in their specific workplaces.

Duration:         

3 Day

Target Audience:

Appointed First Aiders, Fire Fighters and SHE Representatives

 

1. Principles of primary emergency care at the workplace 

    • Aims of primary emergency care as well as ethics and scope.
    • Personal protective devices and infectious disease prevention procedures (universal precautions).
    • The medico-legal implications of primary emergency care.

2. Level of preparedness to deal with health emergencies in the workplaces 

 

    • The contents of the relevant primary emergency care/first aid kit
    • Storage and maintenance of primary emergency care kit

3. Assessing and managing an emergency scene/disaster in the workplace 

    • The principles of emergency scene management
    • The primary emergency care process
    • Standard workplace procedures in calling for assistance
    • Management of safety risks and specific workplace hazards
    • Triaging and primary assessment
    • • Initial Scene management
    • • Utilization of available resources for the benefit of the sick
    • Activating emergency services procedures
    • Conducting and managing secondary assessment
    • Continual care

4. Primary first aid life support for adults, children and infants according to accepted current protocols 

    • Choking
    • Rescue breathing
    • Recovery position
    • One rescuer Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with and without the use of barrier ventilation devices.
    • Controlling bleeding

5. Managing shock. 

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    • Anaphylactic shock
    • Emergency treatment of shock

6. Conducting a secondary assessment of the sick and/or injured person 

    • Immobilisation and transporting techniques for persons with neck and/or spinal injuries.
    • Recognising, monitoring and managing head injuries and levels of consciousness.
    • Fractures, dislocations and sprains immobilized in the position of most comfort to the affected person.
    • Wounds
    • Burns
    • Thermal stress
    • Poisoning
    • Common workplace illnesses – Diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, stroke, heart attack

7. Record-keeping 

    • Communicating scenario and condition of the sick or injured person to the relevant receiving party during transferral and in accordance with currently accepted workplace and emergency care procedures.
    • Incident/accident reporting.

Course Notes 

    • The learner will be able to explain the principles of first aid in emergencies, demonstrate preparedness to deal with a sudden illness or emergency, access and manage an emergency scene/disaster. The learner should also be able to describe the anatomy and explain the physiology of the human body systems in terms of injury or sudden illness

 

 

Evacuation / Emergency preparedness

 

Course Title:     

Evacuation / Emergency Preparedness

Description:      

The training will empower participants to be able to distinguish between an emergency and an incident as well as understanding the different types of emergencies that may take place in the workplace

Duration:         

1 Day

Target Audience:

First Aiders, Fire Fighters, SHEP Representatives & Supervisors

 

1. Principles of primary emergency care at the workplace 

    • Aims of primary emergency care as well as ethics and scope.
    • Personal protective devices and infectious disease prevention procedures (universal precautions).
    • The medico-legal implications of primary emergency care.

2. Level of preparedness to deal with health emergencies in the workplaces 

 

    • The contents of the relevant primary emergency care/first aid kit
    • Storage and maintenance of primary emergency care kit

3. Assessing and managing an emergency scene/disaster in the workplace 

    • The principles of emergency scene management
    • The primary emergency care process
    • Standard workplace procedures in calling for assistance
    • Management of safety risks and specific workplace hazards
    • Triaging and primary assessment
    • • Initial Scene management
    • • Utilization of available resources for the benefit of the sick
    • Activating emergency services procedures
    • Conducting and managing secondary assessment
    • Continual care

4. Primary first aid life support for adults, children and infants according to accepted current protocols 

    • Choking
    • Rescue breathing
    • Recovery position
    • One rescuer Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with and without the use of barrier ventilation devices.
    • Controlling bleeding

5. Managing shock. 

    • hock
    • Anaphylactic shock
    • Emergency treatment of shock

6. Conducting a secondary assessment of the sick and/or injured person 

    • Immobilisation and transporting techniques for persons with neck and/or spinal injuries.
    • Recognising, monitoring and managing head injuries and levels of consciousness.
    • Fractures, dislocations and sprains immobilized in the position of most comfort to the affected person.
    • Wounds
    • Burns
    • Thermal stress
    • Poisoning
    • Common workplace illnesses – Diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, stroke, heart attack

7. Record-keeping 

    • Communicating scenario and condition of the sick or injured person to the relevant receiving party during transferral and in accordance with currently accepted workplace and emergency care procedures.
    • Incident/accident reporting.

Course Notes 

    • The learner will be able to explain the principles of first aid in emergencies, demonstrate preparedness to deal with a sudden illness or emergency, access and manage an emergency scene/disaster. The learner should also be able to describe the anatomy and explain the physiology of the human body systems in terms of injury or sudden illness

 

 

2. Fire Fighting Courses

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Basic Fire Extinguisher handling

 

Course Title:  

Fire Extinguisher Handling

Description:        

This training skill is designed to equip participants with the capability of identifying, containing, preventing and extinguishing different types of fires by operating basic fire fighting equipment.

Duration:    

2 Day

Target Audience:

Supervisors and employees

 

1. Identifying different types of fire 

 
    • Causes of fire
    • Classes of fire

2. Fire Prevention 

 
    •  General organisational housekeeping
    • Industrial safe practices (OHS Act) and company-specific procedures
    • Consequences of non-adherence to safe practices

3. Operating basic fire fighting equipment 

 

    • Basic fire fighting equipment
    • Types of fire fighting equipment
    • Basics in operating fire fighting equipment

4. Basic fire fighting procedures 

 

    • Necessary steps to take when fighting a fire
    • Precautions to be taken when fighting a fire
    • Procedures in containing a fire

Course Notes 

    • The learner will be capable to articulate issues pertaining to causes of fires, classes of fires, safety signs/symbols on fire equipment, Occupational Health and Safety Act., fire prevention housekeeping, fire fighting equipment, techniques as well as fire fighting procedures.

Fire Extinguisher handling / fighting

 

Course Title:     

Fire Extinguisher Equipment

 

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

 

Course Title:     

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Description:      

This training skill will enable participants to safely and effectively use a self-contained breathing apparatus during normal occupational assignments and emergency operations. The learner will possess the fundamental knowledge and skills to ensure that respiratory protection is not intentionally compromised and hazardous areas are exited prior to air depletion.

Duration:         

1 Day

Target Audience:

Supervisors, SHE Representatives and employees

 

1. Physiology of respiration

    • Functions of normal human respiration with reference to the flow of air through the respiratory tract.
    • Functions of normal human respiration with reference to the flow of air through the respiratory tract.
    • Physiological signs of reduced oxygen in the atmosphere.

2. Explain the nature and characteristics of common hazardous atmospheres

    • Common hazardous atmospheres
    • Conditions occurring in each of these hazardous atmospheres
    • Most common gases found during fires

3. Limitations of a self-contained breathing apparatus 

    • Limitations of the equipment of a self-contained breathing apparatus.
    • Impact on the wearer’s performance
    • The limitations of the air supply in a self-contained breathing apparatus.

4. Components of a self-contained breathing apparatus and their functions  

  • Open and closed-circuit types.
  • Functions of all components of a self-contained breathing apparatus in the context of emergency services operations.
  • The flow of air through a self-contained breathing apparatus, with reference to the consequences of correct or incorrect usage.

 

5. Maintaining a self-contained breathing apparatus in a state of readiness

    • Routine inspection of a self-contained breathing apparatus
    • Carrying out a service test for maintenance of a self-contained breathing apparatus
    • Completing inspection and test documentation in line with organisational requirements

6. Don and doff a self-contained breathing apparatus safely and efficiently  

    • Donning preparations
    • Donning self-contained breathing apparatus within the required time frame
    • Performing appropriate pre-entry checks, including checking of relevant functions in line with standard operating procedures
    • Procedures in ensuring self-contained breathing apparatus are returned in the operational state of readiness or removed from service, depending on its effectiveness

7. Working in an area of obscured visibility while wearing a self-contained breathing

    • Gaining safe entry in line with standard operating procedures
    • Following procedures for safe movement, taking into consideration the need to maintain orientation
    • Maintaining work team safety
    • Exiting hazardous work area timeously, before the air is depleted

Course Notes 

    • Learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the physiology of respiration, nature/ characteristics of common hazardous atmospheres, limitations, components and functions of SCBAs. Learners should also be able inspect and maintain a self-contained breathing apparatus in a state of readiness as well as don and doff SCBAs safely and efficiently.

 

 

Fire Watch / Standby

 

Course Title:     

Fire Watch / Standby

Description:      

This training skill is designed for people who perform fire lookout duties

Duration:         

3 Days

Target Audience:

Fire Fighters, Supervisors, Emergency personnel

 

1. A basic understanding of fire and use of fire extinguishers

    • Sources of ignition
    • Friction
    • Theory of Fire

2. Extinguishers and Hose reels

    • Surveillance methods
    • Fire extinguisher ratings
    • Types of fire extinguishers
    • Methods of using the fire extinguishers
    • Fire extinguisher Inspections
    • Fire drill and general evacuation
    • Incident locating and reporting
    • Equipment monitoring and recording/reporting condition in accordance with a standard operating procedure
    • <li “>Maintaining building and surrounds in accordance with local requirements

3. Principles of First Aid, the law/ethics and safety. 

  • Anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • CPR and Artificial Resuscitation
  • Choking
  • Secondary survey
  • Shock
  • Trauma
  • Fractures
  • Wound
  • Burns
  • Medical conditions

 

4. Breathing apparatus 

  • Importance of PPE
  • Safety alert and emergencies
  • Personal alert safety systems
  • Emergency procedures
  • Maintenance and Inspection of PPE

 

Course Notes 

    • Locate and report relevant incidents by applying standard surveillance techniques.
    • Monitor and report equipment condition.
    • Perform basic First Aid skills and show enhanced levels of emergency preparedness.
    • Maintain general housekeeping.

3. OHS Legislative Courses

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Legal Liability

 

Course Title: 

Legal Liability

Description:

This course has been designed to provide a broad perspective about the legal and risk management issues involved in planning and implementing Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures. It will provide an overview of many other training skills that can be studied at greater depth in Occupational Health and Safety.

Duration: 

1 Day

Target Audience:

Managers, Supervisors, SHE Representative, Safety Officers

 

1. Framework of health, safety and environmental legislation

  • Creations and Promulgation of various legislations
  • Compliances and contraventions
  • Applicable workplace legislations

2. The requirements of health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and codes of practice

  • Requirements of Occupational Health& Safety
  • Objectives of the OHS Act
  • Updating of policies, procedures and codes of practice

3. Implementation and maintenance of health, safety and environmental legislation in a workplace 

  • Allocation of resources to implement and maintain health, safety and environmental legislation( Appointments, budget, human resources, equipment and materials)
  • Training and communication required
  • Objective and targets setting
  • Inspections, measurements, audits and reports
  • Maintenance and control of documents and records

 

4. The key duties of the Employer, Employee 

  • Criminal Liability
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Sec 37(2) agreements
  • The reasonable man test

General Machinery Regulations

 

Course Title:     

General Machinery Regulations

Description:      

This training skill is aimed at equipping participants with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the General Machinery Regulations in order to ensure legal compliance.

Duration:         

1 Day

Target Audience:

Employees working with Machinery, SHE Representatives and Supervisors

 

1. Introduction

    • History of Occupational Health and Safety
    • South African workplace health and safety legal framework
    • Liability concept
    • Risk Assessments
    • Appointments
    • Audit
    • Permit systems as well as Lock out/ Tag out system

2. Occupational Safety and Health Act 85 of 1993

    • Purpose of the Act
    • Definitions of the OHS Act
    • Duties of the employer to employees
    • Duties of manufacturers, designers, erectors and installers
    • General duties of employees at work
    • Duty not to interfere with, damage or misuse things
    • Duties of the CEO
    • Functions of Health and Safety Representatives
    • Functions of the safety and health committee
    • Deductions of employees’ salaries
    • Reporting of incidents
    • Acts or omissions by employees and mandataries

3. General Machinery Regulations

    • Establishment and embodied principles related to construction
    • Purpose of the Act
    • Definitions of the General Machinery Regulations
    • Supervision of machinery
    • Safeguarding of machinery
    • Working on moving or electrically alive machinery
    • Devices to start and stop machinery
    • Reporting of incidents in connection with machinery
    • Modifiable incidents
    • Offences and penalties

Course Notes 

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

    • Knowledge and understanding of the General Machinery Regulations.
    • Requirements for compliance.
    • Controls required in the General Machinery Regulation to achieve compliance.

 

Construction Regulations 2014 / OHSAct 85 of 1993

 

Course Title:

Construction Legislations 2014 / OHS Act 85 of 1993

Description: 

This training skill enables us to be able to explain the basic principles of relevant current health and safety legislation and the consequences of non-compliance.

Duration:

1 Day

Target Audience:

Supervisors, SHE Representatives and management

 

1. Introduction

  • History of Occupational Health and Safety
  • South African workplace health and safety legal framework
  • Liability concept

2. Occupational Safety and Health Act 85 of 1993

  • Purpose of the Act
  • Definitions of the OHS Act
  • Duties of the employer to employees
  • General duties of employees at work
  • Duty not to interfere with, damage or misuse things
  • Duties of the CEO
  • Functions of Health and Safety Representatives
  • Functions of the safety and health committee
  • Deductions of employees’ salaries
  • Reporting of incidents
  • Acts or omissions by employees and mandataries

 

3. Construction Regulations

  • Establishment and embodied principles related to construction.
  • Definitions and terminology applicable to construction work
  • Construction work and the ‘permit’ system
  • Notification of construction work
  • Legal responsibilities – Clients, Agents, Designers, Principle Contractors, Contractors and Sub-contractors
  • The appointment and responsibilities of construction managers; assistant construction managers and construction health and safety officers. Competence and professional registration of these persons.
  • Risk assessments on construction.
  • Specifications – Fall protection, Structures, Temporary works, Excavation, Demolition work, Tunnelling, Scaffolding, Suspended platforms, Rope access work, Material hoists etc
  • Health and safety plan
  • Other prescribed documentation

 

Course Notes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of the relevant legislation.
  • Explain the requirements for compliance as stipulated in the current legislation.
  • Determine the management controls required in the legislation to achieve compliance.
  • Explain the legal obligations of the employer in terms of appointments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of his/her legal responsibility in view of their appointment in terms of the relevant legislation.
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Supervise/Manage Health and Safety on an Construction Project

 

Course Title:

Supervise Health and Safety on Construction site

Description: 

Participants to this training skill should be able to assist with the development of Health and Safety policies and procedures, as well as develop, implement and monitor a Health and Safety site plan.

Duration:

1 Day

Target Audience:

Site Managers, Supervisors, Foreman, Safety and Health Representatives as well as other Artisan leaders.

 

Health and Safety on a construction site

  • Health and Safety Legislation and regulations pertaining to a construction site.
  • Principles of safety management systems.

 

Development of Health and Safety policies and procedures

  • Making recommendations regarding Safety and Health policies and procedures.
  • Industry and legislative trends and systems.

 

Health and Safety Site plan. 

  • Identifying safety needs and priorities as well as taking appropriate measures.
  • Management Responsibility.
  • Safety preventative strategies.
  • Communicating safety plans.

 

Monitor the implementation of the Health and Safety plan, systems and procedures.

  • Meeting statutory requirements including notifications and appointments.
  • Adhering to company policies, procedures and systems.
  • Detecting and reviewing safety compliance.

 

Course Notes 

The implications of Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations pertaining to a construction project, Local by-laws, Principles of safety management systems, Preventative strategies for safety, Components of a safety plan, Company policies, procedures and systems with regard to Health & Safety.

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