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Occupational Health & Safety : SHEQ Representative

Occupational Health & Safety : SHEQ Representative

The course is the ideal way to ensure that your representatives fully understand their objectives and statutory requirements.

R 2800 per delegate
Duration 12 months access to the course
NQF Level
Certification Certificate of competence
Language English

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Course Overview

The course is the ideal way to ensure that your representatives fully understand their objectives and statutory requirements. Every representative has rights, powers, functions and duties that must be understood and implemented. Therefore, the course ensures an efficient way of how the duties and obligations for this position will be understood. Implementing and monitoring various legislative procedures that promote and manage SHE related incidents, is also taught. delegates will acquire skills to be able to identify health and safety issues, to consult with authorities on the matter and to resolve these issues in an efficient manner.

Who Should Attend?

This course is targeted at employees with responsibilities for functions within the workplace that relate to health and safety representatives.

Course Objectives

  • The person attending this course will be able to understand the objectives and statutory requirements pertaining to health and safety in the workplace.
  • The learners will be able to explain the rights, powers, functions and duties of the workplace health and safety representative and how any errant health, safety and environmental issues may be handled.
  • Learners will also be able to participate in the safety, health and environmental structures and measure these activities according to health, safety and environmental requirements.

Course Outline

ISO 9001:2015 Awareness
  • What is ISO?
  • Why ISO?
  • What is QMS
  • 7 quality principles
  • The cost of quality
  • Terms and definitions
  • Clauses and Sub-clauses
  • Mandatory and non-mandatory requirements
  • System structure
  • Benefits of ISO
  • Maintenance of a QMS
  ISO 14001:2015 Awareness
  • History of ISO
  • Importance and benefits of an ISO 14001:2015 EMS
  • Requirements, terms and definitions of ISO 14001:2015
  • Structure of ISO 14001:2015 and framework for Environmental management system standards
  • Risk-based thinking, process approach, Plan-Do-Check-Act, and the management principles
  • Identify environmental impacts of their organisation
  • Understand key terms and definitions of pollution
  • Learn basic principles, key concepts and importance of environmental law
  • Identify the link between their jobs and a range of environmental impacts
  • Understand business benefits of adopting an environmental management system
  • Identify key issues related to energy use and waste minimization, water use, pollution and emergency planning
  • Legislation, Water Discharge, Discharge to the air, Noise pollution, Financial Penalties & Waste Disposal
  ISO 45001:2018 Awareness
  • What is ISO 45001?
  • Structure of ISO 45000
  • Key Perspectives of ISO 45001
  • ISO/Dis 45001 Terms Definitions and Interpretation
  • What is ISO 45001 Management System
  • Overview of: The Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Key Elements of the ISO 45001 broadly discussed
  • PDCA Plan- Do- Check Act
  • Attitudes toward health and safety
  • Occupational Health & Safety act
  • Safety Signs and Regulations
  • Health and Safety Challenges in the work place the role of a Health & Safety Rep.
  • Similarities and differences of OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001.
ISO 31000:2018
  • Review of risk definitions according to ISO 31000:2009
  • Understanding the various risk methodologies
  • Completion of risk assessments using risk language
  • Risk treatment mitigation plans
  • Risk reports
  • How to Integrate Risk in other ISO Management Systems
  OHS Act
  • Operations
  • Performance evaluation
  • Improvement
  • Safety signs and regulations
  • Health and safety challenges in the workplace, the role of the health and safety rep
  • In depth understanding of each clause of ISO 45001:2018 and how to audit each clause in an organization in accordance to the standard
  • ISO 19011:2011 Ethics and Principals of auditing
Steps of auditing
  • Templates to be used
  • Case studies
  Incident and Accident Investigation
  • Purpose of investigations
  • Definitions and terminology
  • Legal responsibilities (OHS Act and MHS Act)
  • Chief Directorate OHS- Mines
  • Powers and rights of inspections (OHS Act and MHS Act)
  • Incident Investigation overview
  • Type of workplace incidents (including loss control and near misses)
  • Incident ratio and study and probability
  • Incident cost and incident reduction and prevention
  • Investigators
  • Employee involvement
  • Time frame for formal investigations
  • Reporting procedures for occupational injuries and diseases
  • Correct recording of incidents
  • The six key questions (who, what, where, when, why and how)
  • Preparing the investigation kit


  • The learner will be able to explain and document structured workplace inspections, observations and findings and discuss the general hazard management steps that should be included in company inspections, evaluations and reporting systems.
  • Identify workplace hazards in the context of your workplace and evaluate your conformance to legislated standards.
  • Record deviations and make recommendations for corrective actions in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • Participate effectively in SHEQ Committee meetings and monitor corrective action procedures
  • The delegates will be able to show responsibility towards the environment and health of others.


All delegates who successfully pass the assessment over 60% will be issued with a certificate of competence. If you receive lower than 60% a certificate of attendance will be issued.


An Assessment at the end of the course will be required. A minimum of 60% is to be achieved to attain a Competence Certificate. If you achieve lower than 60% but get between 40 – 59% a second attempt will become available. If you get lower than 40% and fail the second attempt, you will need to re-purchase the course. An attendance certificate is awarded to you regardless of a pass or fail.


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