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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

BS OHSAS 18001:2007

DOES YOUR COMPANY INVEST IN MISS-OUTS?

More than 250,000,000 – that is the number of on-the-job accidents worldwide in the year 2007. A horrible figure in light of the many lives that have been affected, but also alarming in respect of the costs organizations have to bear on account of working time lost – not to mention the burden placed on social systems for treatment and disability payments.

At the same time, an increasing number of companies throughout the world choose to implement occupational health and safety management systems. And where that happens, the number and severity of on-the-job accidents and job-related health damage are in sharp decline. In these companies, workplace health and safety is considered a management responsibility, in order to take better care of employees and to set an example for others. Simultaneously, corporate perspective is shifting more and more towards a process-oriented, holistic view of jobs and work flows, now viewing them from a quality, environmental, and workplace safety standpoint.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING

The occupational health and safety training provides an overview of the requirements of the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard. The course outcome is applicable to all levels of employment and provides for a thorough basis of awareness and understanding of basic ISO requirements and applications. On completion of these courses you will have a clear appreciation of the requirements of the ISO Standard as well as a better understanding of how it applies to the day-to-day operation in the workplace.

COURSE DURATION:  1 DAY

INTRODUCTION TO THE BS OHSAS 18001 SAFETY & HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Get to grips with the principles of achieving the highest standard of working safely and understand legislation around occupational health and safety. Working with us you will learn how to achieve operational excellence and better meet stakeholder expectations through OHSAS 18001: 2007.

The course outlines what it takes to put a robust health and safety management framework in place with a view to gaining accreditation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Health and safety managers
  • Quality managers
  • Environmental managers
  • Integrated risk managers
  • Those with an interest in understanding OHSAS 18001

PRE-REQUISITE:

This is an introductory level of training to OHSAS 18001 and no prior knowledge of the ISO standard or management system is required. It is recommended that a minimum educational level of NQF level 4 (Matric) be attained to cope with the content.

OUTCOME:

With the successful completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the background and implications of a Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Gain an overview of the OHSAS 18001:2007 framework and understand the benefits of managing your own health and safety systems

HOW WILL I BENEFIT?:

  • Identify the key benefits of a structured health and safety management system
  • Identify the benefits and requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007

COURSE VENUE:

Courses are presented at the DQS Head Office in Randburg, as well as major centres in South Africa.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The maximum number of participants for this course is 20 with a minimum of 10.

COURSE DURATION:  3 DAYS

IMPLEMENTING A SAFETY & HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The Implementation course provides you with a more in-depth level of knowledge on the requirements of the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard. This course can be a follow-on to the Awareness Training course.

Our Implementation course is designed for personnel who are responsible for developing and implementing a safety and health management system. Practical application of the standard requirements provides the participant with in-depth knowledge regarding the development, implementation and maintenance of the management system requirements.

The course will prepare you to understand the requirements for auditing preparation as well as the importance of Safety & Health Management as a risk management tool. It demonstrates how safety and health management contributes positively to the day-to-day business operations through the effective management of the safety and welfare of personnel

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

The course is designed for health and safety managers and advisers, senior management with health and safety responsibilities, systems administrators, supervisors and those implementing occupational health and safety management systems

PRE-REQUISITE:

Previous attendance at an ISO Awareness or Introductory level would be helpful. This course assumes the participant already has an introductory level of training in Safety & Health management and is engaged in the introduction of an S&H system within their organization. It is recommended that a minimum educational level of NQF level 4 (Matric) be attained to cope with the content.

OUTCOME:

With the successful completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the management system implementation process
  • Develop awareness of the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Learn tools and techniques for the implementation process
  • Become familiar with the key documentation requirements
  • Learn how to develop meaningful performance indicators and their application
  • Learn how to implement a continual improvement process

HOW WILL I BENEFIT?:

  • Build employee and stakeholder confidence with robust health and safety management
  • Create a high standard of working environment and better meet legislated needs
  • Demonstrate commitment to health and safety management with legal and regulatory compliance
  • Share knowledge and promote continuous safety and health development among employees.
  • A certificate of competence is provided on completion of this course.

COURSE VENUE:

Courses are presented at the DQS Head Office in Randburg, as well as major centres in South Africa.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The maximum number of participants for this course is 20 with a minimum of 10The maximum number of participants for this course is 20 with a minimum of 10.

  • Participants are assessed to both individual and group performance competence levels
  • A prescribed level of competence is required to obtain a certificate of competence on completion of this course.

COURSE DURATION:  5 DAYS

INTERNAL AUDITING OF A SAFETY & HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Assessment of the safety and health system forms an important part of the process to demonstrate continual improvement. The OHSAS 18001:2007 standard requires that the management system must be audited on a periodic basis.

The Internal Auditor course is designed for persons to capably conduct internal assessments. The course material is based on sampling methods, interviewing techniques, effective listening skills and value-added report writing. Special emphasis is devoted to effective development corrective action requests.

The auditor course is designed specifically for those individuals responsible for doing internal audits against the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard. The training course is presented at an advanced level and adds value as well as preparing the business for certification by an external certifying body. The course provides participants with the opportunity to audit against procedures written for the real world applications.

Training handouts, including an audit checklist containing questions provide suggestions for objective evidence that auditors can use to assess compliance to each section of the standard. The course concludes with a theoretical assessment to ensure participants gained an effective understanding of the standard as well as the principles of auditing.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Those with responsibility for carrying out internal audits have the most to gain, taking away expertise to share with your organization. We welcome existing and newly appointed auditors, health and safety managers and advisers, environmental managers and advisers and SHE risk managers.

PRE-REQUISITE:

The level of focus and presentation is high and it is therefore requested that participants demonstrate the following:

  • Successful completion of a OHSAS 18001:2007 Awareness course
  • Successful completion of a OHSAS 18001:2007 Implementation course
  • Practical experience in the management of a Safety & Health Management System

OUTCOME:

With the successful completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Relate to and apply the ISO 19011:2011 requirements for auditing.
  • Develop certain documents required by the standard.
  • Develop auditing material required to conduct an internal audit.
  • Plan and prepare the auditing process.
  • Apply the principles of planning, executing, recording and closeout of an audited scenario.
  • Develop and implement key documentation to ensure the auditing process is concluded in a professional manner.

HOW WILL I BENEFIT?:

  • Consolidate your understanding of an effective occupational health and safety management audit
  • Gain confidence in identifying gaps and areas of concern in your own occupational health and safety management system
  • Learn how to quickly close gaps and strengthen health and safety in your business
  • Deliver continual improvement through the latest occupational health and safety practices
  • Share expertise across your organization to build a culture of health and safety awareness
  • Achieve the highest standard of working environment and build employee, safety/health confidence.

COURSE VENUE:

Courses are presented at the DQS Head Office in Randburg, as well as major centres in South Africa.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The maximum number of participants for this course is 20 with a minimum of 10.

  • Participants are assessed to both individual and group performance competence levels
  • A prescribed level of competence is required to obtain a certificate of competence on completion of this course.
  • A software tool is provided as part of the course to assist in preparing and conducting an internal audit.

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