SA Health & Safety Law 1 – Module 1

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Date(s) - 21/06/2017 - 23/06/2017
08:00 - 17:00

Bellville, Cape Town


As a H&S practitioner, knowledge of OHS legislation is a vital tool in your tool-kit if you want to stay on top of your game. OHS legislation sets the basic minimum standards that are required of all businesses operating in South Africa and a full understanding of OHS Law is as essential to OHS as oxygen is to life.

Overview of SA Health & Safety Law 1

This modular course is divided into 5 modules, each covering a part of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, 1993 and will equip delegates with a complete understanding of the legal requirements and how to manage health and safety in the workplace. The course runs over 5 months, and delegates have 1 month to complete each module. The entire course must be completed within 12 months.

Program outline

Module 1 – Introduction to H&S  – 3 days

  • Introduction to criminal law
  • The Act
  • The General Administrative Regulations
  • Hazardous Work by Children Regulations

Module 2  – General H&S Law – 5 days

  • General Safety Regulations
  • General Machinery Regulations
  • Driven Machinery Regulations
  • Facilities Regulations
  • Environmental Regulations for Workplaces

Module 3 – Occupational Health Law – 5 days

  • Asbestos Regulations
  • Hazardous Biological Agents Regulations
  • Noise induced Hearing Loss Regulations
  • Lead Regulations
  • Ergonomics Regulations

Module 4 – Industry Specific H&S Law – 5 days

  • Construction Regulations
  • Major Hazard Installation Regulations
  • Diving Regulations
  • Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations
  • Electrical Installation Regulations

Module 5 – Specialist H&S Law – 5 days

  • Explosives Regulations
  • Electrical Machinery Regulations
  • Lift, Escalator & Passenger Conveyance Regulations
  • Pressure Equipment Regulations
  • Certificate of Competency Regulations

Course Format

Each module is presented in a facilitated workshop format with group discussions and case studies. At the end of each module, delegates will be given an assignment to complete for submission before the next module starts.

At the end of the 5 modules, delegates will write a competency exam and be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency in Health & Safety Law 1

Course Accreditation

The H&S LAW 1 course is classified as a Personal Development Course and does not fall within the ambit of the SAQA Unit Standards. It is not linked to any other unit standards or part qualifications.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals who wants to develop their legal knowledge and may include:
  • H&S Officers and Managers
  • Consultants
  • Entrepreneurs wanting to enter the Consulting arena
  • CEO’s and Executives
  • Compliance Officers
  • Company Secretaries
  • Corporate Legal Advisors

Course Cost and Payment Options

The H&SLAW1 course fees are module dependent.

  • Module 1 – R5 730
  • Module 2 – R 10 175
  • Module 3 – R10 425
  • Module 4 – R10 425
  • Module 5 – R10 425

Total Course Fees: R47 180

Delegates can pay per enrolled module or monthly by credit card over 12 months.

Modules may be broken down into Subjects provided that each subject must be completed by:

  1. Attending the 1 day training session for the subject
  2. Completing the assignment for the subject
  3. Completing the final proficiency examination.
  4. The cost per Subject is R2 185.

Entry Requirements

A standard National Senior Certificate with Life Sciences and Mathematics as subjects, or a H&S related qualification at NQF level 3 or higher.

All delegates must have a laptop or large format mobile device to attend classes as group work is internet based.

A maximum of 20 candidates can be accommodated. The first 20 people will be accepted.

Further studies after completion

  • H&SLAW 2 – National Public Health & Safety
  • 1 year assignment with an approved H&S consulting firm.

Closing date for enrolment for 2017

  • Cape Town – 30 May 2017 at 12:00
  • Johannesburg – 30 June 2017 at 15:00
  • Durban – 30 June 2017 at 12:00

Course availability

H&SLAW 1 is currently only available in Cape Town.


Delegates will receive:

  1. Materials & Handouts
  2. Free Mobile App for use during assignments
  3. Document Templates
  4. Telephone Support
  5. Mentorship Log-book
  6. Interim Certificates after completion of each module.
  7. Certificate of Proficiency after completing all modules and passing the final assessment

Course facilitated and materials in English only.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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