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Description

The OHS Practitioner serves as a facilitator and advisor to employees and management regarding safety and health aspects in the workplace including the monitoring and inspecting of the workplace, the recording and investigation of incidents and accidents. They also implement and maintain Occupational Health and Safety systems in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

What Will I Learn?

  • Inspect work places and environments to identify the occupational health and safety hazards and determine the risks associated with the work
  • Facilitate and support actions to eliminate or control hazards in order to minimise risks in a designated work area
  • Represent the needs of employees with regard to Occupational Health and Safety matters
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of operational occupational health and safety management systems
  • Monitor and continually improve the effectiveness of operational Occupational Health and Safety system

Duration

  • Fulltime –
  • RPL –

Entry Level Requirements

  • Relevant work experience or an appropriate NQF level 4 qualification. (The technical work content is not covered in this qualification. Learners need to acquire the required technical skills, knowledge and experience through gaining work experience or qualifications in related technical occupations. Each industry will prescribe the technical requirements relevant to that industry.

Curriculum For This Course

20 Modules
228 Days

Knowledge Modules:

5 Modules
486 Hours

Module 1: Fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety 9 Topics 72 Hours

  • - Roles and responsibilities of the Occupational Health and safety representative as set out in the relevant legislation (Intermediate) 21.6 Hours
  • - Legislative requirements related to Occupational health and safety (Basic) 7.2 Hours
  • - Definitions of and difference between Occupational Health, Occupational Safety and Environmental management. (Basic) 7.2 Hours
  • - Concept of behavioural safety management (Basic) 7.2 Hours
  • - Concepts and principles of emergency preparedness and response (Basic)14.4 Hours
  • - The principles of hazards identification and risks assessment (Basic)3.6 Hours
  • - Principles of safe working practices in and around the place of work (Intermediate) 3.6 Hours
  • - Techniques of accident and incident investigation3.6 Hours
  • - Roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders in a workplace regarding Occupational Health and Safety (Intermediate) 3.6 Hours

Module 2: Fundamentals of Communication 2 Topics 48 Hours

  • - Concepts and theories of coaching, influencing people in an assertive manner and dealing with conflict. (Intermediate) 24 Hours
  • - Principles and ethics of auditing (Advanced) 24 Hours

Module 3: Occupational Health and Safety applications 9 Topics 136 Hours

  • - Principles, concepts and processes of hazard identification, risk assessment and control (Intermediate) 13.6 Hours
  • - Techniques of accident and incident investigation 13.6 Hours
  • - Principles of occupational hygiene measuring instruments and the interpretation of the readings in terms of the threshold limits of such measurements (Basic)13.6 Hours
  • - Principles of safe working practices in and around the place of work (Intermediate)13.6 Hours
  • - Criteria and standards for effective documentation and document control (Advanced) 27.2 Hours
  • - Concepts and principles of cause and effect analysis and how this applies to occupational hazard identification and risk assessment. and incident and accident investigation. (Advanced) 13.6 Hours
  • - Principles, concepts and processes of hazard identification, risk assessment and control (Intermediate)13.6 Hours
  • - Concepts, principles and leading practices associated with continuous improvement (Intermediate) 13.6 Hours
  • - Concepts and principles of change management and how to apply these principles when implementing new systems. (Intermediate) 13.6 Hours

Module 4: Occupational Health and Safety Management 11 Topics 304 Hours

  • - The application of monitoring, evaluation and corrective action in occupational health and safety. (Intermediate)60.8 Hours
  • - Structure of the regulatory requirements regarding occupational health and safety and how it links to the occupational health and safety management system. (Advanced)60.8 Hours
  • - Occupational health and safety management systems and the key components of an effective system. (Advanced)15.2 Hours
  • - Fundamentals of Safety aspects related to industry and operations 30.4 Hours
  • - Concepts and principles of interpreting and using occupational hygiene survey results. (Intermediate)30.4 Hours
  • - Concepts and principles of corporate and organisational governance and the regulatory requirements associated with governance. (Intermediate) 30.4 Hours
  • - Concepts and principles of developing an emergency preparedness plan and process for different organisations and key approval, rehearsal and implementation steps. (Advanced) 15.2 Hours
  • - Principles of developing and implementing operational controls. (Advanced)15.2 Hours
  • - Principles of effective auditing and inspection practices 15.2 Hours
  • - Concept of integrated risk management and the role of the occupational health and safety function in risk management. (Intermediate) 15.2 Hours
  • - Economics of occupational health and safety and how this impact on the value chain (Intermediate) 15.2 Hours

Module 5: Operations Management and Supervision 4 Topics 48 Hours

  • - Theories, concepts and principles of strategic planning and how this applies to occupational health and safety management. (Intermediate)12 Hours
  • - Learning and development process and cycle and how this is used to improve the effectiveness of occupational health and safety (Intermediate)12 Hours
  • - Concepts and principles of change management and how to apply these principles when implementing new systems. (Intermediate) 12 Hours
  • - Concepts, principles and leading practices associated with continuous improvement (Intermediate)12 Hours

Practical Modules:

9 Modules
396 Hours

Module 1: Represent the needs of employees with regard to Occupational Health and Safety matters 2 Topics 64 Hours

  • - Conduct a workplace health and safety meeting with team members, make inputs at meetings and record the results of meetings32 Hours
  • - Remove employees from unsafe or unhealthy workplaces32 Hours

Module 2: Inspect work places, identify hazards and risks and take immediate action to ensure health and safety in the workplace 4 Topics 32 Hours

  • - Inspect a range of work places, identify the hazards and determine the associated risks, indicating what actions must be taken to eliminate, mitigate and control the risks. (Includes reporting and record keeping)32 Hours

Module 3: Consult with employees and raise their needs and issues at 1 Topics 32 Hours

  • - Give feedback on Occupational Health and Safety issues to employees32 Hours

Module 4: Inspect work places and environments to identify the occupational health and safety hazards and determine the risks associated with the work 2 Topics 128 Hours

  • - Inspect a range of work places, identify the hazards and determine the associated risks, indicating what actions must be taken to eliminate, mitigate and control the risks. (Includes reporting and record keeping)64 Hours
  • - Facilitate a process using a range of incident investigation techniques to determine the root causes or failures of controls and recommend corrective actions to prevent future incidents and complete the reports.64 Hours

Module 5: Coordinate the work activities of occupational, health and safety representatives 2 Topics 48 Hours

  • - Conduct performance improvement discussions with peers and subordinates24 Hours
  • - Plan, schedule and review the work of Occupational Health and Safety Representatives24 Hours

Module 6: Develop a risk profile and legal register for a designated work area 2 Topics 128 Hours

  • - Analyse a specific work area/section, develop a risk profile, legal register and plan the implementation of an appropriate occupational health and safety management system48 Hours

Module 7: Establish, maintain and improve the health and safety documentation and reporting systems, controls and processes 1 Topic 32 Hours

  • - Use computer based packages to develop presentations, create and analyse spreadsheets, produce memorandums, reports and use electronic mail systems64 Hours

Module 8: Advise on the establishment maintenance and improvement of emergency response and preparedness 2 Topics 64 Hours

  • - Analyse the needs of an organisation and develop a training matrix for all the required occupational health and safety learning. Evaluate current learning programmes to determine the relevance and sufficiency of the learning provided to meet occupational health and safety32 Hours
  • - Develop an emergency preparedness plan and process for different organisations and define the key approval, rehearsal and implementation steps32 Hours

Module 9: Manage the effectiveness of operational Occupational Health and Safety systems 1 Topic 48 Hours

  • - Develop reports and make presentations of occupational health and safety issues to diverse groups of decision makers48 Hours

Workplace Modules:

6 Modules
944 Hours

Module 1: Exposure to the workplace examination processes 1 Topic 120 Hours

  • - Inspect work places and identify hazards and risks over a period of three months120 Hours

Module 2: Exposure to the processes of representing the occupational health and safety needs of employees 1 Topic 40 Hours

  • - Participate in Occupational Health and Safety meetings40 Hours

Module 3: Exposure to occupational risk management processes 2 Topics 120 Hours

  • - Over a period of three months inspect work places, identify hazards and risks and recommend corrective actions60 Hours
  • - Participate in accident/incident investigations60 Hours

Module 4: Exposure to the processes of selecting, appointing and managing occupational health and safety representatives 2 Topics 80 Hours

  • - Discuss the nomination of Occupational Health and Safety representatives with constituency groups40 Hours
  • - Coach newly appointed and practicing Occupational Health and Safety representatives and/or employees in the duties required from them40 Hours

Module 5: Exposure to the processes of developing and implementing occupational health and safety systems 2 Topics 480 Hours

  • - Participate in the planning of at least one operational occupational health and safety management system240 Hours
  • - Participate in the implementation of systems for a period of six months240 Hours

Module 6: Exposure to the processes of monitoring and improving occupational health and safety systems 1 Topic 340 Hours

  • - Monitor and manage an OHS management system for a period of one year340 Hours

Facilitators

  • info@ebmtcacademy.org.za
  • 011 035 3600

Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner

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