If you’ve ever been interested in broadening your skill set or just in being an equipped individual, who has the knowledge and capacity to help others, then you may have looked into some health and safety training courses. Emcare training academy has over 21 years of experience in the industry and offers over 100 accredit courses including first aid, emergency medical, firefighting and occupational health and safety training courses. This guide will give you some insider information into just a few of the courses that Emcare has to offer, in just 7 minutes reading time.
Emcare has a range of incredible health and safety training courses available in a range of different industries, and they are all fully accredited with local accreditation bodies. These accreditation bodies include the Department of Labour, LGSETA, HWSETA, and the Department of Mineral Resources, who consistently ensure high standards. Aside from course accreditation, Emcare ensures that all courses are presented by a fully qualified level 6 Intermediate Life Support Paramedic, or someone with a higher qualification and a minimum of 1000 hours work experience in emergency services.
This health and safety training introduction course is perfect for companies who are looking to equip their employees with the basic fundamentals of health and safety when it comes to the workplace. The duration of this course is dependent on the size of the group, but it could be completed between 4 to 8 hours. The certificate for this course is valid for 2 years.
This course covers a variety of topics including environmental awareness, safety in the workplace, material handling, employee duties and responsibilities, ergonomics, personal protective equipment, emergency evacuation, fire fighting awareness, signs and notices and stacking, storage and electrical guidelines. It is a prerequisite for this course to be proficient in English, however Emcare can arrange a local language instructor upon request.
This health and safety training course includes learner manuals, training equipment, A4 certificates and presentation equipment. It is available at all Emcare branches across South Africa but can be completed at your personal/company premises if your group is more than 10 people. CETA and LGSETA certifications are available.
The General Health and Safety training course is ideal for employees who are looking to gain a better understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as the principles and systems that employees face in a working environment. This course will take 4 to 8 hours to complete depending on the size of the group. The certificate for this health and safety training course is valid for 2 years.
This course will equip individuals in carrying out and completing practical and safe work procedures that reflect an ability to apply theoretical knowledge directly to the workplace. This course will also assist in correctly understanding Act 85 of 1993 and will explore the relevance of each section within a workplace environment. Overall, this health and safety training course will assist with explaining, applying, and carrying out health and safety environmental requirements, principles and responsibilities in a workplace.
The General Health and Safety training course includes learner manuals, training equipment, A4 certificates and presentation equipment. CETA certification is available and the course can be carried out at all Emcare branches or at your preferred venue if you are a group of 10+. English proficiency is a pre-requisite, but alternate language instructors can be arranged.
The Health and Safety Representative course ensures that the learner is equipped to be appointed as a H&S Representative, which is a legally required under Section 17 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It is therefore compulsory for every organisation to have one. This health and safety training course includes both theoretical as well as practical components and ensures that the individual is fully aware of the true functions, duties and requirements of an H&S Representative within a working environment.
This course can be completed in one day and the certificate is valid for 2 year, with CETA and LGSETA certifications available. The course content includes legislative history, Department of Labour legislation, the Constitution, understanding the act and an introduction into health and safety. The course also includes training on H&S Representative appointment letters and monthly inspection sheets, incident and accident investigations process and objectives, Department of Labour Annexure forms and health and safety community meetings.
The Health and Safety Supervisor course assists in equipping and training H&S supervisors, managers and coordinators with the necessary all-inclusive knowledge of health and safety training. This course will ensure that these individuals are fully equipped to effectively manage their health and safety teams and systems. This health and safety course covers accidents incident investigation, OHS Act, H&S Representative and Risk Assessment courses.
This course is valid for 2 years and will take 2 days to complete. The course content is broken down below:
The OHS Act Course is a 1-day course that is valid for 2 years, and trains individuals to understand the complex terminology and objectives of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993. Students of this course will be aware of the national and provincial structures of the legislation and will be able to implement necessary sections of the act which assists with H&S compliance. The course content includes:
The OHS workshop is all about the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and exposes students to the national and provincial structures of OHS legislation, which assists with H&S compliance. This course is valid for 2 years and will take 4-8 hours to complete. It can be completed at any Emcare venue across the county, or in a location of your choosing if the group is larger than 10 people.
The course content includes:
COIDA refers to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act course which looks at the legal requirements of the COID Act. This health and safety training course will assist in understanding the problems areas, red tape, and various documentation required. The course covers the legal rights and legal obligations of employers, employees, dependents, mutual associations and third parties.
This course is valid for 2 years and takes 1 day to complete, covering:
The Risk Assessment course trains learners on how to conduct and implements risk assessments in the work place. Terminology such as non-conformances, corrective measures, hazards and risk management will be explained. This course will cover the risk management process and will provide and explain the necessary administrative documentation.
This course takes 1 day to complete and is valid for two years, covering the following content:
The Safety Officer course is a very popular course and is essentially what one needs to complete before entering the Health and Safety industry. This health and safety training course is more practical than theoretical and will assist Safety Officers in adhering to and manging compliance with South African legislation. This two week course covers the following:
This health and safety training course equips learners with necessary accident investigation tools so that they are able to manage an emergency, and implement control measures. This course makes use of case studies to better understand how to lodge a claim for compensation with the Compensation Commissioner. This 1 day course is valid for 2 years and includes:
The Emergency Evacuation Procedures course is also a popular course that trains learners in the necessary skills and techniques to successfully manage the emergency evacuation of a building in the event of an emergency. This course will assist with the realistic planning of conducting evacuation drills. Evacuation drills should be conducted twice a year.
This Emcare health and safety training course will provide detailed plans of the layout of your building/premises and will indicate where all emergency equipment is located and where the best possible assembly points are. An OHS team will include an evacuation leader, fist aider, fire warden and H&S representative, you should therefore have numerous staff equipped in emergency evacuations. This 1 day course is valid for one year and includes:
There are many places where one can go to get information and health and safety training, but Emcare stands out as the best option for a number of reasons. The primary reason is that everything is accredited, which means that you will have proof of your hard work, on paper. This also assists legally with meeting various compliancy standards and ensuring that your workplace is functioning efficiently. Emcare as a health and safety provider is also available in all major South African metropolitans, including Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Johannesburg and Polokwane.