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OHS Representative


Duration - 16 Hours

Learning program objectives

Learners credited with this unit standard is capable of:

  1. Describing the framework of workplace health and safety legislation pertaining to health and safety representatives.
  2. Explaining the specified requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities at a working place.
  3. Addressing safety, health and environment related issues within their scope of authority.
  4. Complying with the activities within safety, health and environmental structures.

Learning program contents

  1. Legislation, she appointments and she reps
  2. Legal liability
  3. Types of legal liabilities
  4. Purpose of OHS Act
  5. Benefits and importance of complying with OHS Act
  6. Definitions contained in the OHS Act
  7. Functions of Department of Labour inspections – OHS Act section 29
  8. Health and safety policy Section 7
  9. Duties of employer to employee – Section 8
  10. General duties of manufacturers and others regarding articles and substances for use at work - OHS act – Section 10
  11. Duties of employee OHS Act- Section 14
  12. SHE Appointments
  13. Health and Safety Rep (Section17)
  14. Address safety health and environmental issues
  15. Inspection follow up actions
  16. Health and safety committees
  17. Communicate SHE committee issues to staff
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