Health & Safety Representative


In the workplace, health and safety regulations are paramount to the well-being of the employees and the employer.

Occupational Health & Safety Representative

Health & Safety Representative


The Health & Safety Representative course incorporates theoretical, practical and reflexive learning. It ensures that the learner is exposed to the true requirements and function of the Health & Safety Representatives in the working environment. The Health & Safety Representative appointment is a legal requirement under Section 17 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and is compulsory for every organisation.


  • Provide appointed Health & Safety Representatives with an overview of the OHS Act
  • Knowing what the act says about the duties and responsibilities of employers and their employees and what it requires of them
  • Provide Health & Safety Representatives with an understanding of their role as such
  • Health & Safety Representatives to know what their duties and responsibilities are and how they should carry them out

Course Prerequisite

Communication at ABET Level 3 & Mathematical at ABET Level 3

Language of Delivery


Delivery Methods

Course is facilitated by a competent subject matter trainer, who utilises a combination of the following techniques to ensure that the session is practical and experiential: Discussion; Role Play; Exercises & Case Studies; Videos/DVD’s; Games, Slide Shows & Written Questions.

Training & Evaluation

Training on a 50% theoretical and 50% practical basis. Practical scenarios (including Health & Safety Audit).

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who will be serving as Safety Representatives in the company
  • Any Current Safety Representatives for Retraining (every two Years)
  • Management/Supervisors interested being part of the Health & Safety Team


1 Day


  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Lunch & Refreshments (not applicable to on-site training)
  • SAIOSH Accredited (2 CPD credits/points)
  • Electronic Certificate (on successful completion of the course)
  • Electronic Delegate Feedback Questionnaire
  • Certificate: Recognised by the Department of Labour & SAIOSH Accredited
  • Note: Certificate is valid for a period of 2 years from date of issue

Course outline