safety representatives training

Posted by Dulce Morris on July 1st, 2016

Company: The National Occupational Safety & Health Consultancy – Why use our services?

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure a safe workplace for all employees. Occupational health and safety should be a company’s first priority, however in the current economic climate safety issues are often sidelined due financial restraints and production deadlines. For Management, there is often a fine balance between ensuring safety, quality and productivity. Spending time and money on safety compliance is often viewed in a negative light, or as an unnecessary expenditure. Safety programmes and quality management systems are often time consuming and expensive to implement. The National Occupational Safety &Health Consultancy have a long track record in assisting companies to achieve compliance with health and safety legislation. Complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 and the Regulations is self-regulatory. In other words, employers are expected to take the initiative in complying, and in most cases basic compliance can be achieved with a limited budget. The National Occupational Safety & Health Consultancy can assist you to identify and manage workplace risks, which is the first step in implementing a health and safety management programme. There are several benefits to implementing a health and safety programme. Improved working conditions contributes to worker morale and productivity, decrease in losses due to product damage and wastage, reduced downtime due to injuries and occupational diseases, and better quality control. Time and resources spent on safety management produce tangible benefits.

Our company offers a wide range of health and safety services such as accredited health and safety training, first aid training, lifting machinery operator training, fire fighting training and emergency planning. To assist your employees to work safely, please contact us now for a fee quote.

The National Occupational Safety & Health Consultancy can assist your company as follows:

  • Compliance audit

An experienced auditor will come to your site and perform a detailed audit in order to measure compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act of 1993 and its Regulations. It will start with an examination of your health and safety file, legal appointments and administrative compliance. This is followed by a walk through inspection of the premises. You will receive a detailed audit report, listing all contraventions with recommendations for remedial action. Photos of deviations are included. The report will be kept confidential.

  • Health and safety training

We offer a wide range of training solutions to assist you in achieving legal compliance. Remember the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 requires the employer to make several legal appointments and provide training in order for them to perform their duties. We offer training for both Management and employees.

Examples of legal appointments and training required by law:

  • Health and Safety Representatives Training: The OHSAct of 1993 requires the appointment of health and safety representatives for workplaces with 20 or more employees. The employer is required to provide training in order for them to perform their duties.
  • First Aid training:The General Safety Regulations require the appointment of a first aider where more than 10 employees work at a workplace. There needs to be at least 1 first aider for every 50 employees. Obviously more may be required depending on work schedules and the size of the workplace. First aiders need to be appointed in writing and be trained by an accredited training provider who will issue them with a valid Level 1 first aid certificate.


  • Construction health and safety: The Construction Regulations require a variety of legal appointments. Some examples are: Construction Supervisor, Safety Officer, Risk assessor, Fall protection officer, Scaffolding supervisor, scaffolding inspector, fire equipment inspector, etc. All these appointees need to be trained and certified.
  • Fire Safety training: Fire is a common workplace emergency. The National Occupational Safety & Health Consultancy offers a basic fire fighting training course that will prepare your employees to respond quickly and safely in the event of a fire emergency. We also have emergency coordinator and emergency planning courses.
  • Lifting machinery operator training: According to theDriven Machinery Regulations, operators of forklifts, lift trucks and overhead cranes need to be trained and certified by an accredited training company. Our company is fully accredited and have a proven track record in this field. Training operators to drive safely improves productivity and reduces workplace incidents.

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