Health and Safety Representative

FUNCTIONS OF A HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE

  • PURPOSE
  • COURSE CONTENT
  • DELIVERY
  • ACCREDITATION

The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the objectives and statutory requirements pertaining to health and safety in the workplace. The learners will be able to explain the rights, powers, functions and duties of the workplace health and safety representative and how any errant health, safety and environmental issues may be handled. Learners will also be able to participate in the safety, health and environmental structures and measure these activities according to health, safety and environmental requirements.

Unit 1:Describe the framework of workplace health and safety legislation pertaining to health and safety representatives. 

  • Definitions and terminology contained in the current legislation are explained in terms of specified requirements of the workplace.
  • The objectives of the relevant current legislation are described in terms of their impact on both employees and employers.
  • The importance of complying with the terms of the current relevant legislation is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and production. 
  • The statutory requirements applicable to a health and safety representative are explained in terms of their effect on the duties and functions.
  • The statutory requirements applicable to a health and safety committee member are explained in terms of their effect on the duties and functions applicable.
  • The statutory requirements of the employer are explained in terms of their effect on the functions, duties and responsibilities of the health and safety representative.

 

Unit 2:Explain the specified requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities at a working place.

  • The specific functions and rights of the health and safety representative are explained in terms of the relevant legislation.
  • The importance and purpose of conducting safety, health and environmental representation activities are explained in terms of the consequences to safety, health, environment and production.

 

Unit 3:Address safety, health and environment related issues within the scope of authority.

  • Safety, health and environment related issues are dealt with at the appropriate level, according to specified requirements
  • Facts related to safety, health and environmental issues are established from information obtained, using accepted data gathering methods.
  • Resolution of safety, health and environment related issues is attempted according to legislation and organizational policy and procedures.
  • The importance of resolving safety, health and environmental related issues is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and production.

 

Unit 4:Comply with the activities within safety, health and environmental structures.

  • The extent of participation within safety, health and environmental structures, is explained according to legislative requirements.
  • Consultative requirements of the health and safety representative are described in terms of their impact on interested and affected parties.
  • The importance of participating in the activities within the safety, health and environmental structures is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and production.
  • Participation in the activities of the safety, health and environmental structures are measured according to health, safety and environmental requirements.

Duration: 1 Day

Delivery: Classroom/Online

 

5 Day Courses: Participants will receive a SpecCon Holdings certificate upon completion of all courses.

1 Day Courses: Participants will receive a SpecCon Holdings certificate upon completion of this course