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.

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 employee:

  •  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.

When will your next course be presented ?
Please see tab below for course dates & regions.

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

Please select a region for available course dates:

Accident Incident Investigation Training - Bloemfontein
22 Jul 2019
OHS Act For Management Training - Bloemfontein
18 Jul 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Bloemfontein
19 Jul 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - Bloemfontein
17 Jul 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - Bloemfontein
15 Jul - 16 Jul 2018
First Aid Level 1 Training - Cape Town
11 Mar - 12 Mar 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - Cape Town
13 Mar 2019
OHS Act for Management Training - Cape Town
14 Mar 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Cape Town
15 Mar 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - Cape Town
13 May - 14 May 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - Cape Town
15 May 2019
OHS Act for Management Training - Cape Town
16 May 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Cape Town
17 May 2019
Accident Incident Investigator Training - Cape Town
18 Mar 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Cape Town
26 Jul 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - Cape Town
22 Jul - 23 Jul 2019
OHS Act for Management Training - Cape Town
25 Jul 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - Cape Town
24 Jul 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - Polokwane
10 Sep - 11 Sep 2019
Accident / Incident Investigation Training - Polokwane
17 May 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - Polokwane
16 May 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Polokwane
13 May 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Polokwane
9 Sep 2019
OHS Act for Management Training - Polokwane
13 Sep 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - Polokwane
12 Sep 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - Polokwane
14 May - 15 May 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - Port Elizabeth
27 Mar 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - Port Elizabeth
25 Mar - 26 Mar 2019
OHS Act for Management Training - Port Elizabeth
28 Mar 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Port Elizabeth
29 Mar 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Port Elizabeth
14 Jun 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - Port Elizabeth
10 Jun - 11 Jun 2019
OHS Act for Management Training - Port Elizabeth
13 Jun 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - Port Elizabeth
12 Jun 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - Nelspruit
13 Aug - 14 Aug 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Nelspruit
11 Feb 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - Nelspruit
14 Feb 2019
Accident Incident Investigation Training - Nelspruit
15 Feb 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Nelspruit
12 Aug 2019
OHS Act For Management Training - Nelspruit
16 Aug 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - Nelspruit
12 Feb - 13 Feb 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - Nelspruit
15 Aug 2019
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
13 May - 14 May 2019
Risk Assessment Training – Central
16 May - 17 May 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training – Central
15 Feb 2019
Accident Incident Investigation Training – Central
15 May 2019
Accident Investigation Training – Central
13 Mar 2019
Risk Assessment Training – Central
18 Mar - 19 Mar 2019
OHS Act for Management Training – Central
14 Mar 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training – Central
11 Mar - 12 Mar 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training – Central
12 April 2018
OHS Act for Management Training – Central
11 Apr 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training – Central
10 Apr 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training – Central
8 Apr - 9 Apr 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training – Central
15 Mar 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - KZN
20 May - 21 May 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - KZN
23 May 2019
Accident / Incident Investigation Training - KZN
13 May 2019
OHS Act for Management Training - KZN
8 April 2019
First Aid Level 2 - 3 Training - KZN
12 March - 15 March 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - KZN
20 March 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - KZN
18 March - 19 March 2019
Accident Incident Investigation Training - KZN
11 March 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - KZN
15 April - 16 April 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - KZN
17 April 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - KZN
18 April 2019
Accident and Incident Investigation Training - KZN
9 April 2019
HIRA Risk Assessment Training - KZN
10 April - 11 April 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - KZN
22 May 2019
HIRA Risk Assessment Training - KZN
13 Feb - 14 Feb 2019
OHS Act for Management Training - PTA
15 Mar 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - PTA
14 Mar 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - PTA
11 Mar 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - PTA
12 Mar - 13 Mar 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - PTA
9 April - 10 April 2019
Accident Incident Investigation Training - PTA
24 May 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training - PTA
23 May 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - PTA
20 May 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - PTA
8 April 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - PTA
21 May - 22 May 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training – Central
13 May - 14 May 2019
Risk Assessment Training – Central
16 May - 17 May 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training – Central
15 Feb 2019
Accident Incident Investigation Training – Central
15 May 2019
Accident Investigation Training – Central
13 Mar 2019
Risk Assessment Training – Central
18 Mar - 19 Mar 2019
OHS Act for Management Training – Central
14 Mar 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training – Central
11 Mar - 12 Mar 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training – Central
12 April 2018
OHS Act for Management Training – Central
11 Apr 2019
Health and Safety Representative Training – Central
10 Apr 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training – Central
8 Apr - 9 Apr 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training – Central
15 Mar 2019
First Aid Level 1 Training - Witbank/ Middelburg
26 Mar - 27 Mar 2019
Accident / Incident Investigation - Witbank/ Middelburg
29 Mar 2019
Health and Safety Representatives - Witbank/ Middelburg
28 Mar 2019
Basic Fire Fighting Training - Witbank/ Middelburg
25 Mar 2019