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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Basic Fire Fighting Training - Cape Town
19 Feb 2020
Risk Assessment Training - Cape Town
25 to 26 Feb 2020
OHS Act for Management - Cape Town
20 Feb 2020
First Aid Level 1 Trainning - Cape Town
17 to 18 Feb 2020
Basic Farie Fighting Training - Cape Town
21 Feb 2020
Accident Incident - Umhlanga
24 Feb 2020
Health and Safety Training - Port Elizabeth
19 Feb 2020
Basic Fire FightingTraining - Port Elizabeth
21 Feb 2020
First Aid Level 1 - Port Elizabeth
17 to 18 Feb 2020
Accident Incident InvestigationTraining - Port Elizabeth
24 Feb 2020
Basic Fire Fighting - Centurion
13 Jan 2020
Accident/Incident Investigation - Centurion
20 Jan 2020
Health and Safety Representative - Centurion
31 Jan 2020
First Aid Level 1 Training - Centurion
14 to 15 Jan 2020
Risk Assessment Training - Centurion
19 to 20 May 2020
OHS ACT for Management - Centurion
17 Jan 2020
Health and Safety Representative - Centurion
14 May 2020
Health and Safety Representative - Centurion
11 June 2020
Health and Safety Representative - Centurion
16 July 2020
Risk Assessment Training - Centurion
21 to 22 June 2020
Risk Assessment Training - Centurion
23 to 24 June 2020
OHS ACT for Management - Centurion
12 June 2020
Health and Safety Representative - Umhlanga
19 Feb 2020
OHS Act for Management - Umhlanga
10 Feb 2020
First Aid Level1 - Umhlanga
17 to 18 Feb 2020
Accident Incident Investigation - Umhlanga
13 Feb 2020
Health and Safety Representative - Umhlanga
11 Feb 2020
Basic Fire Fighting - Centurion
13 Jan 2020
Accident/Incident Investigation - Centurion
20 Jan 2020
Health and Safety Representative - Centurion
31 Jan 2020
First Aid Level 1 Training - Centurion
14 to 15 Jan 2020
Risk Assessment Training - Centurion
19 to 20 May 2020
OHS ACT for Management - Centurion
17 Jan 2020
Risk Assessment Training - Centurion
21 to 22 June 2020
Risk Assessment Training - Centurion
23 to 24 June 2020
OHS ACT for Management - Centurion
12 June 2020
Health and Safety Representative - Johannesburg
31 Jan 2020
OHS ACT for Management - Johannesburg
30 Jan 2020
First Aid Level 1 - Johannesburg
27 to 28 Jan 2020
Basic Fire Fighting - Johannesburg
29 Jan 2020
Health and Safety Representative - Johannesburg
13 May 2020
Risk Assessment Training - Johannesburg
19 to 20 May 2020
Risk Assessment Training - Johannesburg
20 to 21 July 2020
Health and Safety Representative - Johannesburg
25 June 2020
Health and Safety Representative - Johannesburg
15 July 2020
OHS ACT for Management - Johannesburg
14 May 2020
OHS ACT for Management - Johannesburg
29 June 2020
OHS ACT for Management - Johannesburg
16 July 2020
First Aid Level 1 - Johannesburg
11 to 12 Jan 2020
First Aid Level 1 - Johannesburg
22 to 23 Jun 2020
First Aid Level 1 - Johannesburg
13 to 14 July 2020
Accident Incident Investigation - Johannesburg
18 May 2020
Accident Incident Investigation - Johannesburg
22 Jul 2020


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