Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety is the General Implication and regulation of Health Standards and Employee Safety across the work environment. Our OHS Courses are accredited by the SAIOSH (South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health).

Skills Academy offers the following range of Health and Safety Courses:

Occupational Health and Safety Representative Certificate

A 12 Month Course for a Individual that wants to become a Occupational Health and Safety Inspector or Representative.

Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator Certificate

A 12 Month Course for an Individual that wants to enforce Health and Safety in the general work environment. This is the more hands on Path. 

 

What is occupational health and safety?

Occupational Health and Safety, plays a vital role in our society and is all about the making sure that the safety, health, and welfare of people at work is looked after.

 

Employers who employ 20 or more workers must appoint OHS Representatives and an OHS Coordinator.

 

The goals of Occupational Health and Safety programs are to create a safe and healthy work environment, as well as protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and anyone who might be affected by the workplace environment.

In other words, occupational health and safety encompasses the social, mental and physical well-being of workers that is the “whole person”.

Successful occupational health and safety practice requires the collaboration and participation of both employers and workers in health and safety programmes and involves the consideration of issues relating to occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, toxicology, education, engineering safety, ergonomics, psychology, etc.

OHS officers are essential for the happy and healthy function of a business and are in high demand from employers.

 

Course Accreditation – Benefits of the Course

Students who then complete the course and want to register can do so, in order to claim their CPD points. They can upload the CPD points, once they have done this they can print the transcript to show their employers their CPD status.

 

What Is The Difference Between An OHS Representative And An OHS Coordinator?

An OHS representative will manage and communicate all OHS needs within a department and will communicate their OHS concerns with the OHS coordinator.

An OHS coordinator will communicate with the OHS representatives of each department and represent the OHS committee to the senior management.

Both OHS representatives and coordinators work exclusively in office environments. They are essential to the legal and safe functioning of an office environment but this does not qualify them to work as construction or mine safety officers.

These courses will improve your employment prospects as OHS coordinators and OHS Representatives are always in high demand.

Last updated: December 14th 2017

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