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Occupational Health and Safety
Accredited Course through IRCA
Occupational Health and Safety (Presented through IRCA)

This course is an accredited course which is presented by IRCA.

Conformance to the applicable legal requirements regarding occupational health and safety is mandatory in all countries. In South Africa we have 2 acts which are in force: the occupational health and safety act and the mine health and safety act.

The implementation of an occupational health and safety management system in accordance with the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 helps organizations to approach compliance with the legal requirements in a systematic manner. Continual reference is made to the legal requirements of both acts during the presentation of this course.

Candidates will obtain the knowledge and insight to implement an occupational health and safety management system in accordance with the requirements of OHSA 18001:2007. They will understand to importance and benefits of implementing such a system, the core elements of the system and the general requirements of OHSAS 8001. They will also understand the benefits of an integrated SHEQ management system, combining quality management, environmental management and health and safety management.

Duration: 3 days

Course outline
                Introduction
                Key terms and definitions
                OHS management system requirements
                        General requirements
                        OHS policy
                        Planning
                                Hazard identification, risk assessment and determining controls
                                Legal and other requirements
                                Objectives and programs
                        Implementation and operation of the OHS system
                        Checking the functioning of the OHS system
                        Management review
                Conclusion