Health and Safety Training Programs can help you achieve compliance

Health and Safety Training Programs can help you achieve compliance

Health and Safety Training Programs are a set of learning material and procedures put together to educate learners about Occupational Health and Safety with the aim of achieving OHS Compliance. Employers must ensure that their employees are trained in Health and Safety so that they can contribute to reducing accident, incidents and fatalities in the workplace.

Safety Training Programs must assist learners to fully understand the importance of health and safety compliance.

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The following are some of the topics that good quality Safety Training Programs must cover:

- Employee involvement (roles and responsibilities)
- Accident prevention
- Safe working practices and procedures
- Equipment and machinery
- Incident and emergency response
- Personal protective equipment
- Chemicals and hazardous materials safety
- Workplace hazards and risks
- Health and safety compliance

These are some of the major Health and Safety issues that employees must have general knowledge about to ensure that your workplace is kept healthy, safe and incident free.

The importance of Safety Training Programs is highlighted in the various regulations in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. There are various employees who must undergo safety training, according to the Act. These include Health and Safety Representatives, Machinery Operators, Fire-fighters, First Aiders and newly appointed employees. However, training should not be limited the above mentioned persons only. Safety Training Programs will be of great help to management and general employees as well. A completely trained and safety-conscious workforce will go a long way in preventing and reducing incidents and injuries.

When learners have completed their training, it is essential that employers keep all records. This will assist them, in future, to determine, aspects such as; who has undergone training, what training did they do and who needs to be sent for training. This will further help them to determine what kind of further training is required, if needs be. The records will assist the employer in deciding and determining when refresher training is required.

The effectiveness of Safety Training Programs can be evaluated timely. Based on the performance of the employees and through assessing if health and safety standards have improved thereafter, it can be determined if the Safety Training Programs were effective or not. Lacking areas should be identified and further training can be provided.

Effective Safety Training Programs can reduce the number of injuries and deaths, property damage, legal liability, illnesses, workers’ compensation claims and productivity loss. Safety Training Programs can also help in establishing a safety culture in which employees take the responsibility upon themselves to promote proper safety procedures at work.

MAKROSAFE Accreditation

The MAKROSAFE in partnership with SafetyWallet and My Safety Shop Training Academy offers a range of training to assist you in kick starting your Health and Safety career or building on your current knowledge to ensure you keep your workplace Healthy and Safe and incident free.  We offer training of varying durations as well as e-learning courses to suit your needs so that you can keep working while improving on your knowledge at your convenience. Our training is nationally and internationally recognized and aligned and accredited with HWSeta to offer you quality national qualifications.

By improving your knowledge in Health and Safety, you will be able to build a successful career path in Occupational Health and Safety, you will also be able to ensure that your workplace is a safe environment for employers, employees and contractors

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Posted date: 28th Feb 2018
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