Department of Labour Approved Courses

Objective
The First Aider will be able to respond to an emergency situation, prevent an emergency situation and provided with the basic knowledge of diagnosis and treatment
Content
Principles and emergency scene management, artificial respiration, one-rescuer CPR, choking, shock, unconsciousness & fainting, fractures, burns, head & spinal injuries
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Supervisors, Operators, First Aiders and Managers
Objective
To advance the level 1 First Aider
Content
Same as level 1 (more advanced) plus the following, wounds & bleeding, shock, unconsciousness & fainting fractures, joint injuries & rescue carries, chest, hand & eye injuries, multiple injury management, one and two rescuer CPR, pelvic & abdominal injuries, child & infant resuscitation, environmental illnesses & injuries, poisoning, bites & stings, chest pain & paralysis, fits, management of foreign objects, elementary & applied anatomy and physiology, soft tissue injuries
Duration
2.5 Days
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Supervisors, Operators, First Aiders and Managers
Objective
To advance the level 2 First Aider
Content
Same as level 2 (more advanced) plus the following, specific fractures and threatened limb, breathlessness & skin reactions, crush injuries, emergency childbirth, ethics to emergency care, water accidents
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Supervisors, Operators, First Aiders and Managers

Cranes

Objective
The Learner will be able to inspect lifting equipment and perform safe lifting operations
Content
Center of gravity (loads), types of slings (wire, chain etc), spreader and equalizer beams, inspection of Lifting equipment, slinging methods, de-rating factors, determining load mass (estimating), lifting procedures, other lifting equipment (hooks, rings, links, swivels, eye bolts, turn buckles, blocks etc.)
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 10 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
An advanced course for Crane Operators, Slingers or Banksman
Objective
To skillfully perform specialized lifting of loads by means of a crane
Content
Determining load mass (calculations), center of gravity (calculations), types of slings (wire, chain etc), other lifting equipment, inspection of lifting equipment (rotation of loads, transverse slinging and tandem lifts, etc.), advanced slinging methods, lifting procedures, de-rating Factors
Duration
5 Days
Ratio
Maximum 10 Learners
Objective
After successful completion of this module, you will have the necessary knowledge and skills to:
· Discriminate between lifting tackle and lifting machines
· Know the examination and test frequencies for each
· Correctly complete inspection log sheets
Content
Examination of lifting equipment, basic rigging, understand safety regulations and standards, Communication, knowledge of tools and equipment, knowledge of parts and components, Hand-eye co-ordination, observation
Duration
3 Days
Ratio
Maximum 10 Learners
Objective
To enable a person to inspect and safely use hoists and chain blocks by the Health and Safety Act
Content
Legislation, safety standards, inspections, safe operation and hoist properties
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (price based on 10)
Target Population
Mechanical Artisans or Supervisory Personnel who work with the hoists

Earthmoving & Construction

Machines
Bulldozer, Ditch Witch, Rigid Dump Truck, Articulated Dump Truck, Dumper (Small), Landfill Compactor, Earth Auger, Excavator, Grader, Scraper, Skidsteer, Skip Loader, Tractor (Agricultural), Tractor Loader Backhoe, Water Truck, Wheeled Dozer and Loco Driver
Objective
Learners will be able to operate the machine, driving and parking, operate controls and prepare for travel and understand power unit and machine systems. Operating the equipment productively according to manufacturers specification
Content
Introduction to the machine, machine start up/shut down, servicing and daily checks, controls (operating / travel) controls, travel and safety, machine travel, machine operations (with attachments), adjustments, transportation, site travel and maneuvering, loading and unloading, highway travel, securing on Low Bed Trailer and legislation
Duration
Based on 4 Operators per Instructor
Learner Re-Certification: 1 Day (½ day Theory & ½ day Practical
Novice Learner Certification: 5 Days (2 day Theory & 3 days Practical)
Ratio
Min 4 learners / Maximum 5 (Price based on 4)
Target Population
Operators, Supervisors and Managers requiring training in terms of the Health & Safety Act
Equipment
Air Compressor, Concrete Mixer, Drilling Machine, Jackhammer, Power Roller / Compactor, Truck Mixer, Truck Mounted Concrete Pump and Flagman Course
Objective
Learners will be able to operate the machine, driving and parking, operate controls and prepare for travel and understand power unit and machine systems. Operating the equipment productively according to manufacturers specification
Content
Introduction to the machine, machine start up/shut down, servicing and daily checks, controls (operating / travel) controls, travel and safety, machine travel, machine operations (with attachments), adjustments, transportation, site travel and maneuvering, loading and unloading, highway travel, securing on Low Bed Trailer and legislation
Duration
Based on 4 Operators per Instructor
Learner Re-Certification: 1 Day (½ day Theory & ½ day Practical
Novice Learner Certification: 5 Days (2 day Theory & 3 days Practical)
Ratio
Min 4 learners / Maximum 5 (Price based on 4)
Target Population
Operators, Supervisors and Managers requiring training in terms of the Health & Safety Act

Mining

Equipment
Bird 4 x 4 Steer with Hiab, Bird Utility Vehicle, Drill rig, Fermil 4 x 4, Fermil Utility Vehicle (Yard Runner), LHD Scoop (Including Fire Suppressions System), Rocker Breaker Scaler (Pecker), Roof Bolter, Transfer Car and Winch Erecting
Objective
Learners will be able to operate the machine, driving and parking, operate controls and preparing for travel and understand power unit and machine systems
Content
Introduction to the machine, machine start up/shut down, servicing and daily checks, controls (operating / travel), controls, travel and safety, machine travel, machine operations (with attachments), adjustments, transportation, site travel and maneuvering, loading and unloading, highway travel, securing on low bed trailer and legislation
Duration
Based on 4 Operators per Instructor
Learner Re-Certification: 1 Day (½ day Theory & ½ day Practical)
Learner Certification: 3 Days (1 day Theory & 2 day Practical)
Ratio
Min 4 learners / Maximum 5 (Price based on 4)
Target Population
Operators, Supervisors and Managers requiring training

Driver Training

Objective
To evaluate the driving skills of a licensed vehicle driver in order to determine if the driver meets the K53 standard and to recommend if K53 or advanced driving skills should be done
Content
Practical driving evaluation using the HSRC standard
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
5 Drivers per Instructor
Target Population
All employees driving company vehicles
Objective
To bring the driver up to the standard of K53. Use of clutch and brake
Content
K53 Practical driving skills and theory on Road signs, rules and intersections
Duration
5 Days
Ratio
5 Drivers per Instructor
Target Population
Drivers that do not meet or have the K53 standard
Objective
To improve the driving skills of all licensed light and heavy duty vehicle drivers who already mastered the K53 standard
Content
Advanced driving skills
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
5 Drivers per Instructor
Target Population
All drivers of company vehicles that is conversant with the K53 skills
Objective
To load, securing, transportation, placing of material and equipment
Content
General safety, legislation road traffic act, lifting equipment load distribution, rigging & slinging, transportation, safe operating procedures, lashing equipment / methods
Duration
5 Days
Ratio
5 Drivers per Instructor
Target Population
This learning programme is designed for heavy-duty drivers and will be adapted to the knowledge and skills of loading, securing, transporting and placement of material/equipment
Objective
The operator will be able to transport dangerous goods (hazardous chemicals) safely, applying company policy and providing information on the classification of the hazardous chemicals
Content
Legislation, terminology, international classification system, operational requirements to transport Hazchem, incident management and road vehicle inspections
Duration
3 Days
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15
Target Population
Managers, Supervisors & Drivers of vehicles transporting hazardous chemicals. Must have First Aid, Fire Fighting and evaluated on vehicles

Health and Safety

Objective
To enable an operator to conduct all welding activities safely
Content
Assembly of equipment, lighting the blowpipe (hand carrying torch), safety precautions when using Oxy-Acetylene, Filling of liquefied petroleum gas (L. P.G.), cylinder storage/loading/transportation, dealing with fires, legislation, PPE and PPC
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min / Max 10 Learners
Target Population
All artisans and supervisory personnel responsible for welding operations
Objective
To enable an operator to conduct all welding activities safely
Content
Assembly of equipment, safety precautions when doing arc welding, legislation, PPE / PPC and performing welding in different positions
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min / Max 10 Learners
Target Population
All artisans and supervisory personnel responsible for welding operations
Objective
To ensure that operators know how to maintain and use the equipment efficiently and safely
Content
Legislation, care of hand tools, portable electrical hand tools, safety system element, registers and checklists
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Max 10 Learners
Target Population
Operators and supervisory personnel
Objective
To ensure that operators know how to maintain and use the equipment efficiently and safely
Content
OHS Acts, electrical machinery (Regulation 9), driver machinery (Regulation 8 and 9), general machinery (Regulation 3, 4 and 6), grinding wheels and their functions, operation and safe use, selecting a wheel, revolutions/surface feet per minute, examination, handling and storage of abrasive wheels
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min / Max 10 Learners
Target Population
All employees and supervisors responsible for the use of grinders
Objective
To breathe in an atmosphere that will not support life
Content
Introduction to set, face piece, points to remember, checks before using, high / low pressure test
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Workmen required to perform specified work in certain conditions
Objective
The Learner will be able to use correct fire extinguishers in order to extinguish the different classes of fires and will understand fire chemistry
Content
Elements of fire, classes of fire, fire spread, causes of fire, fire extinguishers types & uses, fire prevention, fire safety and fire PPE
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 10
Target Population
Supervisors, all employees and managers
Objective
To train a team (4 members and a leader) to co-ordinate as a team in fire fighting using fire hoses, rescue operations etc
Content
Basic Fire Fighting Course, rescue techniques, BA sets & rope signals, teamwork, fire hoses, hydrants, etc
Duration
2 Days (1 day theory & 1 day practical)
Ratio
Max 10 Learners
Target Population
All members of fire teams
Objective
The employee will be informed to handle hazardous chemicals safely and apply the required safety standards
Content
Legislation, terminology, hazchem substances, classes of chemicals, safe handling of chemicals, PPE & PPC, material safety data sheets and written safe work procedures
Duration
4 Days
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 10
Target Population
All staff working in areas where hazardous chemicals are used, transported and stored, Health & Safety Representatives, Supervisors and Managers
Objective
Introducing the employees to the OHS Act and Regulations and applicable workplace safety
Content
Introduction to OHS Act and regulation, safety reporting structure and role of Health and Safety representatives, disciplinary procedures and practice, applicable workplace safety and the use of P.P.E
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Any workers and contractors
Objective
Providing a hands-on knowledge on the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act to Safety Representatives on their role and functions
Content
OHS Act and regulations, Health and Safety Committee functions, disciplinary procedures and practice, Health and Safety Representative functions / duties, incident/accident investigation & reporting, workplace inspection and use of checklists
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Health and Safety Representatives, Committee Members, Union Representatives and Supervisors
Objective
The Learner will be able to work with dangerous goods (hazardous chemicals) safely, applying company policy and providing information on the classification of the hazardous chemicals
Content
Introduction to HCS, legal aspects, HCS – properties (9 main classes), HCS – precautionary measures, dealing with HCS material safety data sheet and HCS awareness
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15
Target Population
Managers, Supervisors & General workers working with Hazardous Chemicals
Objective
To provide a working knowledge to senior management on the Occupational Health & Safety Act
Content
OHS Act and Regulations, legal appointments, safety reporting structures, safety inspection of workplace, disciplinary procedure and practice
Duration
1 Day (Workshop)
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Senior and Top management only
Objective
To provide an understanding of the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to Middle Management which will assist Middle Management to incorporate and maintain the correct safety procedures and systems
Content
OHS Act and Regulations, safety reporting structures, legal compliance, safety inspection of workplace, disciplinary procedure and practice
Duration
1 Day (Workshop)
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Appointed persons, middle management, supervisors and union representatives
Objective
To ensure that safety representatives, supervisors and managers conduct a thorough investigation timeously on any incident
Content
Forms and related documents, investigation procedures, taking statements
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Safety representatives, supervisors and managers
Objective
The objective of providing Specialist Training Courses in the development and implementation of Job Safety analysis and planned job observations must be seen as a vital component of the entire Health and Safety Programme. This course is designed to assist the company to attain its objectives in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Management Programme
Content
Legislation, analysing job safety, developing written safe work procedures, implementation, planned job observation
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Middle management, health and safety training officers & health and safety representatives
Objective
Providing supervisors on the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act on their role and functions
Content
Introduction, supervision/management fundamentals, supervision/management functions (jobs)
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
Maximum 5 Learners
Target Population
Newly appointed supervisors and charge hands
Objective
Occupational Hygiene is primarily concerned with the control of Occupational Health and Hazards that arise as a result of, or during work
Content
Identification, evaluation and control
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
All Staff
Objective
Introducing employees to OHS Act, Basic Fire Fighting and CPR, Aids etc
Content
Introduction to OHS Act and regulations, housekeeping & use of PPE, basic fire fighting & basic CPR course – practical – use or mannequins, aids, hepatitis B and personal hygiene, etc. awareness, general security and anti-hijack and General road safety
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
All Staff
Objective
Introducing employees to General Safety
Content
Introduction, organisation and planning, incident management, training, written safe work procedures, internal incident reporting, housekeeping, stacking & storing, hazardous substances control, occupation health, PPE, notices, signs & colour coding, machine guarding, ladders and scaffolding, lifting gear and lifting tackle, pressure vessels, motorised equipment, electrical equipment and fire prevention
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 10 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
All Staff
Objective
Introducing employees to the role of Health & Safety
Content
Introduction, principles of the ACT, sections of the ACT, the COID ACT, safety standards, housekeeping, stacking and storing, waste management, machine guarding, occupational health and health & safety organisation
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
All Staff
Objective
Providing trainees on the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act on their role and functions
Content
Compensation claims, injuries, disease, reserve funds, medical aid, obligations and legal procedures
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Commissioners, assessors & board members
Objective
To ensure safety for employees
Content
Outcomes, legal requirements, mine environment, safety equipment, respond to risk, medical reports and occupational health
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Management, Executives and employees
Objective
Introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Content
Health & Safety policy, COID, duties (executive, employer & employees), signs & colour coding, function of inspectors, ergonomics, housekeeping, incident prevention, stacking & storing, basic first aid, basic fire fighting and electrical safeguarding
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
Health and safety representatives, committee members, union representatives and supervisors
Objective
Identify the cost of ergonomic related injuries and illness. Adapt the accident issue resolution. Recognize the eight ergonomic risk factors and evaluate your company's level of ergonomic awareness
Content
Engineering controls, administrative controls, risk factors, awareness level, injuries, safe lifting, health considerations, planning and problem solving
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
All staff
Objective
Identification of natural or man made events that may potentially have disruptive consequences
Content
Tools and techniques, risk analysis, monitor and review, risk assessment and waste disposal
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (Price based on 10)
Target Population
All staff formula to ergonomic
Objective
Safety Management training for Health and Safety Officers
Content
Basic principles of SHE, legislation, technical safety, occupational health, environmental management and management systems
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15
Target Population
Safety Officers
Objective
To enable a person to inspect all Lifting Equipment as required by the Health and Safety Act
Content
Legislation, safety standards, measurements & tolerances, registers and the inspection of lifting equipment
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 15 (price based on 10)
Target Population
Mechanical artisans or supervisory personnel with lifting equipment experience
Objective
Implementing storage techniques, employee's obligations and knowledge of managing a safe working environment
Content
Occupational Health and Safety Act, Employer's obligations, Employees obligations, Duties of manufacturers and designers etc., Stacking of articles, Managing a safe working environment, Manual handling (kinetic lifting), Hazardous chemical recognition and identifying hazards in the workplace
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Min 10 Learners / Maximum 10
Target Population
Managers, Safety Personnel and employees handling the materials

Skills

Objective
To enable a person to inspect and safely use a battery
Content
Battery maintenance and inspection
Duration
1 Day
Ratio
Target Population
Operators of machines fitted with batteries
Objective
To comply with the requirements of the Construction Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Content
Industry induction training, use and application of scaffolding equipment, tools and personal protective equipment (PPE), methods of making defective equipment and quarantine areas (see 12.7), preparing scaffolding foundations and erecting and dismantling of trestle scaffolds
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
10 Learners
Target Population
All workers that work on scaffolding
Objective
In order to comply with the requirements of the Construction Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Content
Erecting and dismantling of mobile and static tower scaffolds, erecting and dismantling of tied-independent scaffolds, erecting and dismantling of birdcage scaffolds, erecting and dismantling of ladder access on all three mentioned scaffolds in a), b) and c) above, erecting and dismantling of a protection apron (fan) and erecting and dismantling of a rubbish shute
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
10 Learners
Target Population
All workers that work on scaffolding
Objective
In order to comply with the requirements of the Construction Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Content
Erecting and dismantling of a barrow ramp, erecting and dismantling of a circular scaffolds, erecting and dismantling of a cantilever / truss-out scaffold, erecting and dismantling of a bridge scaffold, erecting and dismantling of a drop / hanging scaffold, and interpreting and working from scaffold drawings and sketches
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
10 Learners
Target Population
All workers that work on scaffolding
Objective
In order to comply with the requirements of the Construction Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Content
Basic supervisory skills (first-line supervisor level), team leadership skills, communication skills (with both supervisors and subordinates), counseling for performance of his team members, disciplinary methods and procedures, organization of work for optimum productivity, sufficient knowledge of the OHS Act to ensure work team safety, and final checking of work before submitting for inspection
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
10 Learners
Target Population
All workers that work on scaffolding
Objective
In order to comply with the requirements of the Construction Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Content
Knowledge of applications and limitations of different types of scaffolding; knowledge of the applications and safe working loads of scaffolding components; knowledge of the classification for scaffold platforms and the loading limitations for scaffolds with multi-level platforms; knowledge of the requirements for stability against overturning of free-standing platforms and of the purpose of scaffolding ties, the maximum spacing of ties and the various conditions which affect the tie spacing requirements; knowledge of the OHS Act requirements, including the application to scaffolding operations of applicable sections of the Act, and the responsibilities the Act places upon persons inspecting scaffolding; and documentation relevant to the inspector's role, including the scaffold inspections register and handover certificates
Duration
2 Days
Ratio
10 Learners
Target Population
All workers that work on scaffolding
Objective
To ensure employees have the necessary knowledge to apply fall arrest (working at height methods)
Content
Introduction, Legal requirements, Fall arrest equipment, Fall arrest equipment inspection, Principles of fall arrest, Safe operation and use of fall arrest equipment, Ladders, Use of lifting supports with fall arrest equipment at elevated heights, Different environments when working at elevated heights, Fall arrest rescue, General safety and Boatswain`s chair
Duration
3 Days
Ratio
10 Learners
Target Population
All workers working at heights
Objective
To ensure employees have the necessary knowledge to work in confined spaces
Content
Introduction, Hazards, Personal Protective Equipment, Training, Emergency personnel, Permits, Mine Health and Safety Act, 28 of 1996 and Regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 83 of 1993
Duration
3 Days
Ratio
10 Learners
Target Population
All workers working in confined spaces
Objective
The objective is to prevent an energy-isoltaing device (such as a switch, circuit breaker, or valve) from accidentally or inadvertently being operated while workers are performing maintenance on machinery or equipment
Content
Introduction to a lockout, When to lockout, Implementing lockout, Responsibilities and legal requirements
Duration
3 Days
Ratio
10 Learners
Target Population
Artisans and supervisors
Objective
To operate a brush cutter safely and effectively
Content
Proper Clothing, Maintenance, Safety, Cutting Techniques, Mowing open areas and Edging
Duration
3 Days
Ratio
10 Learners
Target Population
Operators and supervisory personnel
Objective
To apply herbicides and insecticides safely and effectively
Content
Safety, Introduction, Registration and competency, Selection of herbicides and pesticides, Condition and labelling of containers, General principles, Safety and health measures, Requirements for a pesticide store, Hygiene, personal safety and house keeping and Consolidation
Duration
3 Days
Ratio
10 Learners
Target Population
Operators looking after gardens