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    SHEQ Representative & Implementation: SHE Representative

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    Course Duration
    3 Days
    12 months access

    Course Summary

    An appointed Health and Safety Representative is a legal requirement under Section 17 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) and thus compulsory for every organization that employs more than 20 employees. This course provides Health and Safety Representatives with the knowledge required to fulfil their legal obligation as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The functions of the workplace Health and Safety Representative (SHE Rep) course is focused on providing delegates with knowledge and skills to fulfil their SHE Rep functions within their company. Delegates will be able to comprehend the vital part Safety Representatives play within the Occupational Health and Safety Management System of their company. Knowledge of duties, responsibilities and rights of Safety Representatives, employees and employers in terms of Occupational Health and Safety -is covered during this course. Delegates are empowered to play a vital role in ensuring a safer working environment within their respective companies.

    Who Should Attend?

    • This course is intended for new or existing appointed Health and Safety representatives who require knowledge on the duties of a Health and Safety Representative and a proof of competency certificate.
    • This course also provides knowledge on the health and safety measures required to be adopted in an organization and the duties of Health and Safety Representatives

    Course Objectives

    • The objective of this course is to provide Health and Safety Representatives with the knowledge and tools to ensure they are equipped to fully embrace their role. That includes a better understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the directive, identifying hazards and risks, including risks and their responsibility in assisting in the prevention of workplace incidents/accidents.
    • Employer and employee duties about OHSAS in the workplace.
    • The general workplace safety rules.
    • The use and application of PPE in a work environment.
    • Explain the need for good housekeeping in the workplace.
    • Explain and apply emergency procedures in the workplace.
    • Relevant legal requirements to conduct Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS) inspections.
    • Plan Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS) inspections.
    • Conduct inspections to identify non-compliance in the workplace.
    • Report on Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS) inspections.

    Course Modules

    ISO 45001:2018 Awareness

    1. What is ISO 45001?
    2. Structure of ISO 45000
    3. Key Perspectives of ISO 45001
    4. ISO 45001 Terms, Definitions and Interpretation
    5. What is ISO 45001 Management System
    6. Overview of: The Occupational Health and Safety Act
    7. Key Elements of the ISO 45001 broadly discussed
    8. PDCA Plan- Do- Check Act
    9. Attitudes toward health and safety
    10. Occupational Health & Safety act
    11. Safety Signs and Regulations
    12. Health and Safety Challenges in the workplace; the role of a Health & Safety Rep.
    13. Similarities and differences of OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001.

    ISO 14001:2015 Awareness

    1. History of ISO
    2. Importance and benefits of an ISO 14001:2015 EMS
    3. Requirements, terms and definitions of ISO 14001:2015
    4. Structure of ISO 14001:2015 and framework for Environmental Management System standards
    5. Risk-based thinking, process approach, Plan-Do-Check-Act, and the management principles
    6. Identify environmental impacts of their organisation
    7. Understand key terms and definitions of pollution
    8. Learn basic principles, key concepts and importance of environmental law
    9. Identify the link between their jobs and a range of environmental impacts
    10. Understand business benefits of adopting an Environmental Management System
    11. Identify key issues related to energy use and waste minimization, water use, pollution and emergency planning
    12. Legislation, Water Discharge, Discharge to the air, Noise pollution, Financial Penalties & Waste Disposal

    OHSAS Act

    1. Operations
    2. Performance evaluation
    3. Improvement
    4. Safety signs and regulations
    5. Health and safety challenges in the workplace, the role of the health and safety rep
    6. In depth understanding of each clause of ISO 45001:2018 and how to audit each clause in an organisation in accordance to the standard
    7. ISO 19011:2018 Ethics and Principals of auditing
    8. Steps of auditing
    9. Templates to be used
    10. Case studies

    Incident and Accident Investigation

    1. Purpose of investigations
    2. Definitions and terminology
    3. Legal responsibilities (OHSAS Act and MHS Act)
    4. Chief Directorate OHSAS- Mines
    5. Powers and rights of inspections (OHSAS Act and MHS Act)
    6. Incident Investigation overview
    7. Type of workplace incidents (including loss control and near misses)
    8. Incident ratio and study and probability
    9. Incident cost and incident reduction and prevention
    10. Investigators
    11. Employee involvement
    12. Time frame for formal investigations
    13. Reporting procedures for occupational injuries and diseases
    14. Correct recording of incidents
    15. The Six key questions (who, what, where, when, why and how)
    16. Preparing the investigation kit
    17. How to write Reports
    18. Root Cause Analysis.


    Delegates will be able to:

    • Perform safety, health and environmental representation activities
    • Explain the specified requirements of the applicable legislation
    • Participate in the actions to address safety, health and environmental related issues.
    • Participate in activities within safety, health and environmental structures
    • Manage response in terms of occupational health and safety in the workplace
    • Assist the organisation with compliance to the Occupational Health & Safety (OHSAS) Act
    • Give their staff reassurance that the best interests of their health & safety are being protected by representatives


    • All delegates who finish the assessment with a score of 70% or higher will receive a certificate of competence.
    • Delegates who score lower than 70% will receive a certificate of attendance.


    • There will be an assessment at the end of the course.
    • Delegates have to complete the assessment with a minimum score of 70% to receive a certificate of competence.
    • Delegates who score between 50% and 69% will get a second attempt at the assessment.
    • Delegates who score lower than 50% or fail the second attempt, will need to repurchase the course.
    • Delegates will receive an attendance certificate regardless of a pass or fail.

    Learning Outcomes