Introduction

The MAKROSAFE Health and Safety Certificate training course discusses all major aspects of the profession. It looks at legislation, activities, safety inspections, safety principles, risk assessment and the implementation and evaluation of solutions to health and safety hazards that were identified during such risk assessment.

The MAKROSAFE Health and Safety Certificate training course is fully accredited  by the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) and endorsed by the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH). Once completed students also receive 4 credits towards their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

At the end of the MAKROSAFE Health and Safety Certificate course learners are expected to be able to explain relevant current health and safety legislation and the consequences of non-compliance. They, furthermore, will be able to describe and motivate common law principles applicable to the health and safety in the workplace and state an opinion of the legal position of both the employer and employee. The students will be able to do so as they will understand and apply the relevant rules of the law of evidence and the law of civil and criminal procedures.

The content of the course is balanced between theoretical knowledge and practical assessments and is offered on a full time basis. This will enable students to obtain vital knowledge and information as well as the skills to implement the acquired knowledge in the workplace. Before the student can be declared competent he/she is expected to deliver a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that the student is capable of implementing the knowledge in an active working environment.

The MAKROSAFE Health and Safety Certificate course meets all requirements of the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Specialists with extensive knowledge and years of experience in the health of safety industry have been assigned to share their experience and train the students to become qualified professionals too. Each specialist has proven to have extensive knowledge in their practice field, but also has the skills and ambition to share this information and to train the next generation of health and safety professionals.

Using specialists from the industry is the best way to explain the complex technical and legislative information and show how they are being used and abused in reality to prepare students of what they can expect once they enter the profession.

Chapter 1
Legislation (Occupational Health and Safety Act)2 days

Upon completion of this chapter, successful learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant current occupational health and safety legislation as it applies to the workplace and the environment. They will be able to explain the consequences of noncompliance. Learners will know the difference between criminal and civil law as applied to workplace health and safety legislation, and will understand the responsibilities of employers and employees. They will see how legislation works by looking at a relevant case study

Chapter 2

Health and safety representative functions – 2 days
Participants learn about what is expected of the workplace health and safety representative. They will be able to explain the rights, powers, functions and duties of HR reps, and will know how to conduct a consultation process with interested and affected parties. They will be able to participate in activities of safety, health and environmental structures, to measure these activities, and will know what is required to resolve issues.

Chapter 3

Health and Safety Inspections – 1 day
Candidates , once successfully completed ,  will be able to perform, initiate remedial action, report on and follow up a workplace pre-use, safety and/or audit inspection. The learner will also be able to explain the legal and specified requirements pertaining to conducting these inspections.

Chapter 4

Health and Safety Principles Regarding Movement of People and Machinery   – 2 days
This course enables learners to monitor, report and give advice when people and materials and machines move in and around a workplace. Learners will understand the SHE principles involved and will be able to apply them to eliminate hazards.

Chapter 5

Risk Assessment  – 2 days
The person who has successfully completed this course will be able to:

  •  Explain the legal and specified requirements for conducting a Risk Assessment
  •  Prepare to conduct a continuous risk assessment
  •  Conduct a continuous risk assessment
  •  Initiate remedial action and follow up on continuous risk assessment

Chapter 6

Implementation and Evaluation  – 1 day
The person who has successfully completed this course will be able to explain the importance of integrating safety and health considerations in routine activities within the workplace. he or she will also be able to identify critical areas where action must be taken to prevent incidents from taking place. Learners will be able to measure safety performance against established objectives, deal with any deviations from the set objectives and make recommendations about the development of the safety and health management programme.

  •  This course is based on South African Legislation.
  •  The course discusses all major aspects of the profession.
  •  The course is fully accredited by the Health and Welfare Sector Education Training Authority (HWSETA) and endorsed by the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH)
  •  Once completed students also receive 4 credits towards their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
  •  The content of the health and safety certificate course is balanced between theoretical knowledge and practical assessments.
  •  The MAKROSAFE Health and Safety Certificate course meets all the requirements of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Is this course recognised and accredited ?
Yes , the course is fully accredited as a skills program with HWSETA  and is futher more endorsed by SAIOSH for professional registration of OHS Practitioner

How much can I expect to earn should I be offered a job within the Health and Safety industry ?
An OHS Practitioner salary survey was conducted by one of Saiosh’s founder members , Shane Lishman, on behalf of Saiosh to explore the current average salary sales in South Africa and abroad. This is the first of its kind and there were 318 respondents to the survey.

It is important to remember that the below is merely an indication based on a survey that was conducted. Your individual salary is dependant on your competence , experience and ability and may therfor alter.

Preliminary results have been released:

The average salary scales for Health and Safety employees:

  •  A Certificate Qualification in safety = R23, 244 Per Month
  •  A Diploma Qualification in safety = R28, 111 Per Month
  •  A BTech Qualification in safety = R35, 839 Per Month

Of interest, persons who have other qualifications ( not in safety ) who work in the health and safety field averaged R27,662 Per Month. Further more to these results, it was found that 83,01% of the respondents were registered with a Health and Safety Organisation , nationally or internationally.

How much does the course cost?
This 10 day course costs R14500.00. However you are more than welcome to apply for a subsidy from our Waltfin Trust Fund. If you are  successful these fee’s may change.

How long does it take before I know if I was successful in obtaining a subsidy ?
We do our best to keep you informed every step of the way. The shareholder of the trust fund listens to cases presented to him on a monthly basis , therefor feedback should be given within a month of submission.

How often do you present this course?
Every month , dates will be confirmed prior to submission of the application form.

Is this a full Time or a part Time course ?
This course is presented over 10 working days, full time.

What is the minimum candidates that can attend the health and safety certificate course per group?
A minimum of 5 candidates can attend per group.

What is the maximum candidates that can attend the health and safety certificate course per group?
A maximum of 20 candidates can attend per group.

When can health and safety certificate training be done at the client's premises?
Training can be done at the client premises when there is more than 5 candidates attending the course.

Do you provide public training classes for health and safety certificate training?
Yes, we provide public training if your company have less than 5 candidates that want to attend a training course.

Where does public training take place for the health and safety certificate course?
Public training takes place at the MAKROSAFE Training Center situated in Alberton.

Is your health and safety certificate courses accredited?
Yes, MAKROSAFE Holdings has a valid HWSETA Certificate of Accreditation.

What is the cost of the risk assessment training course?
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Please select a region for available course dates:

First Aid Level 1 Training - Cape Town
16 July - 17 July 2018
Health and Safety Representative Training - Cape Town
18 July 2018
OHS Act for Management Training - Cape Town
19 July 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Cape Town
20 July 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - Cape Town
22 October - 23 October 2018
Health and Safety Representative Training - Cape Town
24 October 2018
OHS Act for Management Training - Cape Town
25 October 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Cape Town
26 October 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - Polokwane
13 August - 14 August 2018
Accident / Incident Investigation Training - Polokwane
17 August 2018
OHS Act for Management Training - Polokwane
16 August 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Polokwane
15 August 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - Nelspruit
17 Sep - 18 Sep 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Nelspruit
19 Sep 2018
OHS Act For Management Training - Nelspruit
20 Sep 2018
Accident Incident Investigation Training - Nelspruit
21 Sep 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - Potchefstroom/ NW
18 Jun - 19 Jun 2018
Fire Fighting Training - Potchefstroom/ NW
20 Jun 2018
Health and Safety Representative Training - Potchefstroom/ NW
21 Jun 2018
Accident/ Incident Investigation Training - Potchefstroom/ NW
22 Jun 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training – Central
10 September - 11 September 2018
Health and Safety Representatives Training – Central
12 September 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training – Central
14 September 2018
OHS Act For Management Training – Central
13 September 2018
Accident Investigation Training – Central
17 Oct 2018
Health and Safety Representatives Training – Central
19 Oct 2018
OHS Act for Management Training – Central
18 Oct 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training – Central
15 Oct - 16 Oct 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training – Central
17 August 2018
OHS Act for Management Training – Central
16 August 2018
Accident Investigation Training – Central
15 August 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training – Central
13 August - 14 August 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - KZN
16 July - 17 July 2018
Health and Safety Representative Training - KZN
19 July 2018
Accident / Incident Investigation Training - KZN
20 July 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training - KZN
18 July 2018
OHS Act for Management Training - KZN
23 November 2018
Health and Safety Representative Training - KZN
20 September 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training - KZN
19 September 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - KZN
17 September - 18 September 2018
Accident Incident Investigation Training - KZN
21 September 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - KZN
19 - 20 November 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training - KZN
21 November 2018
Health and Safety Representative Training - KZN
22 November 2018
Accident/ Incident Investigation Training - PTA
20 July 2018
Health and Safety Representative Training - PTA
19 July 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training - PTA
18 July 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - PTA
16 July - 17 July 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - PTA
12 Nov - 13 Nov 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training – Central
10 September - 11 September 2018
Health and Safety Representatives Training – Central
12 September 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training – Central
14 September 2018
OHS Act For Management Training – Central
13 September 2018
Accident Investigation Training – Central
17 Oct 2018
Health and Safety Representatives Training – Central
19 Oct 2018
OHS Act for Management Training – Central
18 Oct 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training – Central
15 Oct - 16 Oct 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training – Central
17 August 2018
OHS Act for Management Training – Central
16 August 2018
Accident Investigation Training – Central
15 August 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training – Central
13 August - 14 August 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - Witbank/ Middelburg
14 May - 15 May 2018
Accident / Incident Investigation - Witbank/ Middelburg
18 May 2018
Health and Safety Representatives - Witbank/ Middelburg
17 May 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Witbank/ Middelburg
16 May 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - Witbank/ Middelburg
15 October - 16 October 2018
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Witbank/ Middelburg
17 October 2018
OHS Act for Management Training - Witbank/ Middelburg
18 October 2018
Accident Incident Investigation Training - Witbank/ Middelburg
19 October 2018


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