Legal Liability Refresher (1-day)
The Legal Liability Refresher course for Supervisors and Managers focuses on hands on understanding of various SHE legal issues as stipulated in the Mine Health and Safety Act.
There is a big difference between civil, criminal, strict and vicarious liability. When you signed your legal appointment letters, what accountability and responsibility did you sign for?
- Section 16 (2) Legal appointees
- Management, Supervisors
- SHE Officers / Practitioners
It is advisable and highly recommended to have prior knowledge and skill in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act within an organizational structure before enrolling into this course. This course is presented at a high level and fast pace, therefore we would advise learners to do the 3-day intensive course first before enrolling into this course.
At the end of this course with the use of the SHE Legal Liability course material the delegate will be able to:
- Recognise their legal liability in terms of various MHSA legislation.
- Discuss the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA)sections pertaining to their individual roles.
- Interpret various OMHSA regulations pertaining to their responsibilities.
- Identify Environmental legislation applicable to their workplaces.
- Participate in practical sessions pertaining to various SHE legislation and regulations.
Legal Liability (MHSA) (3-days)
Legal compliance is a non-negotiable and a key performance area for managers and their teams towards implementation of an effective SHEQ management system. Updating your knowledge of the Mine Health and Safety Act (1996) is critical to enable you to understand the legal requirements applicable to mines. It may mean the difference between compliance and negligence.
This interactive course has been developed to educate Managers and Supervisors on the legal principles, critical Sections, and any recent (last three years) changes to the Mine Health and Safety Act and the Regulations as well as other related OHS requirements applicable to Mining
- Legal principles and terminology
- Objects of the MHS Act, health and safety at mines
- Duties of employer and CEO, appointments, responsibilities
- Health and safety policy and codes of practice
- Competency in general and training in particular
- Risk assessment, reporting and investigation of incidents
- Health and safety representative arrangements
- Mine health and safety inspectorate (DMRE duties, rights, functions, powers)
- Tripartite Institutions (Establishment, duties and functions) minister’s powers
- Legal proceedings, offences and jurisdiction, discrimination
- Negligent act/omission, criminal liability
- Failure to comply with the act, penalties (schedule)
- Incorporation of new and changed regulations and health and safety standards
- Changes to the Regulations of the Minerals Act
Purpose of Qualification:
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner.
What does an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner do?
- An Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner serves as a facilitator and advisor to employees and management regarding safety and health aspects in the workplace including the monitoring and inspecting of the workplace and the recording and investigation of incidents and accidents.
- They also implement and maintain Occupational Health and Safety systems to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
Outcome - A qualified learner will be able to :
- Inspect work places and work environments to identify the occupational health and safety hazards and determine the risks associated with the work.
- Facilitate and support actions to eliminate or control hazards to minimise risks in a designated work area and represent the needs of employees with respect to Occupational Health and Safety matters.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of operational Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
- Monitor and continually improve the effectiveness of operational Health and Safety systems and processes
Safety Practitioner (OHS Act) Development
Saacosh can customise courses according to your individual company needs: Following an intensive assessment process of Safety personnel, the next step in the development process is to identify, schedule, and present education and training sessions to address the development needs identified during the assessment and feedback phases.
Process to follow:
This training will be presented to all safety personnel over a period of time and consists out of 5 modules. Each module will consists of various topics. Sessions are presented as an on-line presentation of 3-hours followed by a discussion (Q & A session) and a practical assignment, formative or summative assessment, or a case study to be completed before the next session