TOP COMPLIANCE (Pty) Ltd
Your Business’ Safety Is Our Concern
Workplace Safety Representatives a legal requirement.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act Nr 85 of 1993 requires every employer who has more than 20 employees in his employment, shall, within four months after commencing business, designate in writing for a specified period health and safety representatives for such workplace, or for different sections thereof. If you have a workplace which is less than 20 employees but the workplace has a risk of injury to staff then it is in the employers’ best interest to appoint a safety representative. E.g. working with animals, use of machines or equipment, chemicals, staff traveling, manufacturing etc.
An employer is required to provide such facilities, assistance and training as a health and safety representative may reasonably require.
All activities in connection with the designation as a safety representative, functions and training of health and safety representatives shall be performed during ordinary working hours, and any time reasonably spent by any employee in this regard shall for all purposes be deemed to be time spent by him in the carrying out of his duties as an employee.
Functions of health and safety representatives
A health and safety representative may perform the following functions in respect of the workplace or section of the workplace for which he has been designated, namely-
a. review the effectiveness of health and safety measures;
b. identify potential hazards and potential major incidents at the workplace;
c. in collaboration with his employer, examine the causes of incidents at the workplace;
d. investigate complaints by any employee relating to that employee's health or safety at work;
e. make representations to the employer or a health and safety committee on matters arising from paragraphs (a), (b), (c) or (d), or where such representations are unsuccessful, to an inspector;
f. make representations to the employer on general matters affecting the health or safety of the employees at the workplace;
g. inspect the workplace, including any article, substance, plant, machinery or health and safety equipment at that workplace with a view to, the health and safety of employees, at such intervals as may be agreed upon with the employer: Provided that the health and safety representative shall give reasonable notice of his intention to carry out such an inspection to the employer, who may be present during the inspection;
h. participate in consultations with inspectors at the workplace and accompany inspectors on inspections of the workplace;
i. in his capacity as a health and safety representative attend meetings of the health and safety committee of which he is a member, in connection with any of the above functions.
A health and safety representative shall, in respect of the workplace or section of the workplace for which he has been designated be entitled to-
a. visit the site of an incident at all reasonable times and attend any inspection in loco;
b. attend any investigation or formal inquiry held in terms of this Act;
c. in so far as it is reasonably necessary for performing his functions, inspect any document which the employer is required to keep in terms of this Act;
d. accompany an inspector on any inspection;
e. with the approval of the employer (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld), be accompanied by a technical adviser, on any inspection; and
f. participate in any internal health or safety audit.
An employer shall provide such facilities, assistance and training as a health and safety representative may reasonably require and as have been agreed upon for the carrying out of his functions.
A health and safety representative shall not incur any civil liability by reason of the fact only that he failed to do anything which he may do or is required to do in terms of this Act.
The aim of the Health & Safety Representatives training course
To provide Health & Safety Representatives, Management, Managers, Supervisors or interested parties with an overview of the OHS Act. This includes knowing what the act says about the duties and responsibilities of employers and their employees and what it requires of them.
To provide an understanding of everyone’s role as stipulated in the OHS Act. This includes knowing what their duties and responsibilities are and how you should carry them out.
For the full curriculum of the courses please click on the link: http://www.topcompliance.co.za/joomla30/index.php/courses/occupational-health-and-safety-courses
Should you require further information please feel free to contact us on 012 345 1226 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our contact details:
Training, Audits and Retail:
Narissa: 071 896 0638
Pat: 082 442 8521
Office number (07h00 – 15h30)
012 - 345 1226
All group courses booked for 2017 before 1st December 2016 will receive the training at the 2016 prices.
First Aid: Level 1 2 days
First Aid: Level 2 3 days
First Aid: Level 1 & 2 3 days
First Aid: Level 3 3 days
First Aid: Level 2 & 3 3 days
Child and Infant CPR & Choking 6 hours
Adult CPR & Choking 6 hours
Basic First Aid Equestrian Grooms 1 day
Basic First Aid Domestic Workers 1 day
Occupational Health and Safety Act for Safety Reps 1 day
Occupational Health and Safety Act for Managers 1 day
Food Facility Health & Safety Course 6 hours
Basic Ladder Safety 6 hours
Basic Firefighting 1 day
Basic firefighting and prevention in the equine industry 1 day
Upcoming courses (Booking essential)
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
For the year ahead calendar please check:
3 & 4 Oct Boksburg Level 1 first aid - Full
13 Oct Brooklyn Child / infant CPR and choking - Full
14 Oct Irene OHS Act and SHERQ Rep course
17 Oct Irene Basic firefighting
24 & 25 Oct Kyalami Level 1 first aid - Full
28 Oct Irene OHS Act and SHERQ Rep course
1 & 2 Nov Irene Level 1 first aid
11 Nov Irene OHS Act and SHERQ Rep course
18 Nov Irene OHS Act and SHERQ Rep course
21 & 22 Nov Irene Level 1 first aid
25 Nov Irene Basic firefighting
1 & 2 Dec Irene Level 1 first aid
2 & 6 Dec Irene Level 1 first aid
8 Dec Irene OHS Act and SHERQ Rep course
9 Dec Irene Basic firefighting
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For proof of your Continued Professional Development you will need to complete the Log Activity Sheet (Log Book) with all of the detail requested. For the Log Activity Sheet (Log Book) see below
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CEEPSA members pay a reduced rate for training but must provide their CEEPSA registration number.
Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me Pat Wessels on 082 442 8521 or email – email@example.com.
Please book well in advance to ensure we can assist you on the days that best suit your schedule.
CPD CALENDAR 2016
|DATE||DETAILS||VENUE||PRV||ACCR NO||CPD POINTS||CONTACT PERSON|
|18-19/01/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||G||TBAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|21/01/2016||Gauteng Vaulting and Jannie Putter present Coaching Psychology||Equidome, Rose Road, Beaulieu||G||TBAemail@example.com or phone Lilian Moller 0824579725|
|8-9/02/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||G||TBAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|7-8/03/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||G||TBAemail@example.com|
|4-5/04/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||G||TBAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12-13/05/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||G||TBAemail@example.com|
|6-7/06/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||G||TBAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4-5/07/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||G||TBAemail@example.com|
|1-2/08/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||G||TBAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|14/08/2016||Equine First Aid||Equine 1st Aid||G||TBAemail@example.com|
|20/08/2016||Show Jumping Course Designer Clinic||Brian Lavery||G||TBAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|5-6/09/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||TBAemail@example.com|
|3-4/10/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||G||TBAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|24 - 25/10/2016||First Aid Level 1||Beaulieu Equestrian Academy||G||TBAemail@example.com|
|1-2/11/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||G||TBAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|1-2/12/2016||First Aid Level 1||Top Compliance||G||TBAemail@example.com|