course on the occupational health and safety act 1993
Many persons are involved in the implementation of this Act and yet they lack knowledge of its contents. The main objective of this course is to equip the student with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Act and the Regulations. This course is aimed at persons on all levels of management, health and safety practitioners, engineers preparing for their Government Certificate of Competency, union members and employees who want to obtain insight into the implementation of the Act as well as understand what their duties entail and what their rights are in terms of the Act.
Module 1: The Act
- A basic interpretation of Statutes
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (excluding regulations)
Module 2: Health-related Regulations
- The Lead Regulations
- The Asbestos Regulations
- The Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Substances
- The Environmental Regulations for Workplaces
- The Major Hazard Installation Regulation
- The Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents
Module 3: General Regulations
- The General Administrative Regulations
- The General Safety Regulations
- The Diving Regulations
- The General Machinery Regulations
Module 4: Machinery- and Electrical related Regulations
- The Driven Machinery Regulations
- The Electrical Machinery Regulations
- The Vessel Under Pressure Regulations
- Lift, Escalators and Passenger Conveyor Regulations
- The Electrical Installation Regulations
Senior certificate or equivalent qualification. Persons not in possession of such a qualification will be considered for admission on the basis of relevant work experience.
Duration of the course
The course duration is six months. Students must register for the entire course and not for individual modules, even though the course is divided into four modules.
The course is presented bi-annually, and commences in January (registration from 24 November to 31 January) and July (registration from 1 June to 29 June).
The course fees is R 6 900.00 which includes the prescribed study material consisting of updateable file published by LexisNexis to the value of R 750. A non-refundable deposit of R 3 450.00 is payable on registration. Refunds after the close of registration will only be allowed in certain circumstances.
Additional fees are payable for late registrations and supplementary examinations. Organisations registering more than two students will receive a 5% reduction in registration fees.
Method of tuition
This course will be presented by way of distance teaching. Students will be able to continue with their normal work duties and at the same time apply what they are in the process of learning and thereby improving the health and safety at the workplace on a continuous basis. An optional one-day workshop is also presented. Two assignments will be presented of which the student will have to complete at least one successfully for each module in order to gain examination entrance. The assignments will be marked and returned together with a correct answer for that particular assignment. A written examination of three hours will have to be completed. The lecturer can either be contacted telephonically or arrangements can be made should the need arise for personal visits.
NQF Level and Credits
Registered with Unisa Short Learning Programmes Committee at NQF level 5 with 12 credits.
Enquiries: Registration enquiries may be directed to:
The Centre Administrators
Tel: (012) 429 8548 / (012) 429 8005 /(012) 429 8942
Fax: (012) 429 8578 /086 537 6168
Office: Room 3-100,3-102,3-104
AJH vd Walt Building,