HRETDs health and safety (SHE) representative training course details
Health and safety
SAQA unit standard: 259622
Field: Health Sciences and Social Services
NQF level:  02 (3 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: One to two days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs health and safety (SHE) representative training course details
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Confined space entry
Fire fighting level 1
Fire fighting level 2
First aid level 1
First aid level 2
First aid level 3
General housekeeping
Handling HAZMAT
Health and safety rep
Hot work permissions
Incident investigation
Legal liability
Lockout and isolation
OHS in depth
OHS overview
Permit to work systems
Stacking & storing
Working at heights
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools
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Included in this mutimedia training programme Each organisation is required by law, under section 17 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, to have one or more health and safety representatives. The representative is elected by colleagues to represent them, in consultation with the employer, on matters relating to health and safety issues in the workplace.

Upon being found competent, learners will be able to describe the framework of workplace health and safety legislation pertaining to health and safety representatives; explain the specified requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities at a working place; address safety, health and environment related issues within their scope of authority and comply with the activities within safety, health and environmental structures.

Entry requirements

Grade 10 certificate (full maths and English literacy) or equivalent qualification.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of health and safety representative training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Health and safety training

Each learner will receive

SHE rep training

Occupational health and safety

Course content

Describe the framework of workplace health and safety legislation pertaining to health and safety representatives

In this module, we look at the definitions and terminology contained within current legislation in terms of specific workplace requirements. We describe the objectives of such legislation in terms of their impact on employees and employers, explaining the statutory requirements applicable to SHE reps as it affects their duties and functions, as well as in terms of the health and safety committee. We examine the requirements of the employer in terms of their effect on the functions, and the SHE rep’s duties and responsibilities.

Explain the specified requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities at a working place

We take learners through the specific functions and rights of the health and safety representative in terms of the relevant legislation and the importance and purpose of conducting SHE-rep activities in terms of the consequences to safety, health, environment and production.

Address safety, health and environment related issues within the scope of authority

This module deals with SHE-related issues at the appropriate level, according to specified requirements, and establishes facts related to SHE issues from information obtained using accepted data gathering methods. It provides resolution of safety, health and environment related issues according to legislation, organisational policy and procedures, explaining the importance of resolving SHE-related issues in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and production.

Comply with the activities within safety, health and environmental structures

We explain the extent of participation within SHE structures according to legislative requirements; describe the consultative requirements of the health and safety representative in terms of their impact on interested and affected parties; explain the importance of participating in the activities within SHE structures in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and production, measuring participation in the activities of the safety, health and environmental structures according to health, safety and environmental requirements.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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Accredited by the HWSETA and the Department of LabourTraining programme accreditation

This training programme is aligned to a national certificate in occupational health, safety and environment in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 259622: Describe the Functions of the Workplace Health and Safety Representative.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to describe the functions of the workplace health and safety representative, the candidate will be issued with a certificate of competence that is valid life-long and does not expire.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.
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