This health and safety training update of March 2017 includes an occupational health and welfare qualifications policy workshop; and training funding.
This Sheq training update includes occupational course registration; MSc Construction HS; a private bid for safety training quality control; and compliance training.
When you hear words like, “I gave you safety training, why did you get hurt,” one finger points at the worker, one at the system, and three at the management team.
The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has the best training programme in the state sector.
Nuclear power is safe, economical, and necessary, said Necsa chairman Dr Kelvin Kemm. Nuclear safety training is part of the new pebble bed plan.
Current Sheq training methods would not produce the level of skills described in the SAQA unit standards, writes Johan Geere of Noyeo Training.
The IRCA liquidation was announced to staff on 1 April 2016, following a business rescue attempt, and a creditors’ vote. UPDATE; Irca sold to Wohbag, see http://sheqafrica.com/liquidated-irca/
Employers had formed a construction professions board, initiated by Master Builders North, to develop and grade construction workers and companies in 2016.
Typical emergency management exam questions at NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4, from the vocational Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner curriculum standard.
The Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner curriculum standard draft was sent to mining and industrial employers for comment in July 2015.
The African Rope Access Safety Championship is hosted in Midrand on 24-25 July. The height access method is used for work at height, and for height rescue.
Quality health and safety training provide ‘mind tools’ to protect employees and prevent loss. Here is a general guide for in-house trainers.
What are the industrial disaster lessons from multi-fatal incidents such as Texas City plant, Deepwater Horizon, and from major safety conferences?
The DMR is placing bursary holders, interns and students at universities and in mining jobs for training in critical mining skills.
An East African health and safety passport or ‘blue ticket’ emerged from a regional training programme.
Ria Swanepoel, an accomplished facilitator, offers advice to OHS trainers on improving their performance by using body language to get the message across.
Health and safety computer training could be bad for health and safety culture, writes Terry L Mathis.
Intake for the Unisa National Diploma in Safety Management (Nadsam, NQF 6, 360 credits) ends in 2016. The Diploma in Safety Management replaces SPPPRAC by HRD1501, and PEF131V by HRM1501, from 2017.
Managers should undergo driver retraining to raise awareness and competence in managing one of the biggest workplace risks in South Africa.
Not only is Health and Safety induction a legal requirement, but it may be your first and best chance to influence employee attitudes.