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workplace health and safety awareness workshop

The Occupational Health and Safety Act of South Africa places the responsibility of making employees aware of any health and safety hazards which may exist in their workplace, on the employer. Employers therefore have a mandatory obligation to comply with these requirements. 


Induction training creates an awareness and therefore minimises the risk of accidents, personal injuries and accidental damage to property. Human weaknesses, unsafe conditions, injuries and accidents have legal, financial, psychological and social consequences for both employers and employees.   

 

Besides enhancing an awareness of possible risks and hazards in the workplace, this course also addresses the responsibilities of employees towards their employer. Emphasis is given to general workplace rules, the meaning of important safety signs encountered in the workplace. an overview of the types of accidents and incidents, the importance of communication, as well how to respond in case of an emergency.


The intention is to include this course as a component of any existing mandatory or company Health and Safety certification programme.

 

DURATION: 4 Hours

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Purpose of Health and Safety awareness
  • Responsibilities of employers
  • Responsibilities of employees
  • Workplace rules
  • Attendance and communication lines
  • Use of alcohol, drugs and smoking at work
  • Prescription medication
  • Workplace cleanliness
  • Wearing of personal protective equipment
  • Firefighting equipment
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Do’s and don’ts of forklifts, scissor lifts; lifts and goods elevators
  • Correct handling and lifting of material
  • The use of ladders
  • Occurrence of incidents and accidents
  • Response in case of emergencies
  • Safety signs

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All employees newly appointed in any workplace and employees who have not undergone any personnel safety training.

ASSESSMENT:

The assessments consist of a short "true/false" knowledge test as well as imagery workplace scenario’s in which they should be able to identify basic workplace hazard.

COURSE BENEFITS:

  • Course is customised to your company requirements
  • Learners receive a Certificate of Attendance for the Workplace Health and Safety Awareness Course 
  • Each learner receives  a full colour A5 size pocket-booklet
  • Training can be conducted in English and Afrikaans
  • Training is conducted inhouse with access to the learner’s workplace ensuring relevancy and practical application

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  (041) 366 1970 / 80
  086 232 7627
   084 596 3369
  info@entecom.co.za

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