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We are involved in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSAct) places the onus on employers to ensure that the working environment is safe and without risks to the health of their employees.

In order to accomplish this, employers must, through the services of a competent person, assess the exposure of their employees to hazardous environmental conditions in the workplace.

Where an assessment indicates an on-going risk from exposure, these exposures must be measured and the results compared to prescribed standards. Steps must then be taken to comply with the provisions of the OHSAct. This process, known as monitoring, must be performed or verified by an Approved Inspection Authority.


Breakdown of courses

Safe Handling of Healthcare Waste

The safe handling of healthcare waste is essential in all medical, health care and veterinary settings. This skills development programme will give the learner a comprehensive legal and working knowledge of the safe segregation, management and storage of healthcare waste.

General and Hazardous Waste Management

Waste management is required in all workplaces. The legal responsibility of handling waste lies with the management and the worker alike. Health, safety, environmental professionals and line managers will benefit from this course in particular. This skills development programme will introduce legal and good practice principles for the management of general and hazardous waste in the workplace.

Principles for Health and Safety Representative

Health and Safety Representatives are legally required in all workplaces with more than 20 employees. This skills development programme will give the health and safety representatives a thorough working and legal knowledge of the duties required by this nomination.

Accident and Incident Investigation, Recording and Reporting

It is the legal obligation of all workplaces to keep a record of incidents and accidents that occur. In some cases, it is required legally that these incidents and accidents are reported to the Department of Labour. This skills development programme will give top management, line managers, SHEQ Officers and EHPs a comprehensive legal and working knowledge of the investigation, reporting and recording of accidents and incidents.

Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) is applicable to all workplaces in South Africa. Legal duties apply to both employers and employees in this Act. It is the legal obligation of employers and employees to understand and know these duties. This skills development programme will leave the employer and employee, management and workers with a thorough legal and working knowledge of the Act.

Hazardous Chemical Substances in the Workspace

Most workplaces have Hazardous Chemical Substances on Site. A thorough working and legal knowledge of hazardous chemical substances will be gained by the learner from this training.


Asbestos is still found in workplaces throughout South Africa. The obligation to ensure that no worker is exposed to asbestos in offices and other workplaces lies with management. Management, SHEQ Officers, EHPs, including line management will acquire a working and legal knowledge of asbestos identification and control in the workplace.

Hazard Identification Risk Assessment

The programme will provide knowledge to develop an understanding of the concept of workplace hazard identification risk assessment, with relevant legislation. To identify workplace hazards and risks which affect employee’s health and safety. How to undertake the risk assessment process in the workplace.

Occupational Qualification: Health & Safety Practitioner (NQF Level 5)

Accredited with QCTO

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner.

An Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners serve as a facilitator and advisor to employees and management regarding safety and health aspects in the workplace including the monitoring and inspecting of the workplace and the recording and investigation of incidents and accidents. They also implement and maintain Occupational Health and Safety systems in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Inspect work places and environments to identify the occupational health and safety hazards and determine the risks associated with the work.
  • Facilitate and support actions to eliminate or control hazards in order to minimise risks in a designated work area.
  • Represent the needs of employees with regard to Occupational Health and Safety matters.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of operational Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
  • Monitor and continually improve the effectiveness of operational Occupational Health and Safety systems.

Entry Requirements:

  • Matric
  • A Level 4 qualification with Mathematical Literacy


  • 15-18 months (distance learning)


  • Registration:  R3 500-00
  • Monthly:  R2 167-00 (x18 months)
  • Total:  R42 500-00

Start your career in the medical waste logistics industry

A concise workshop offering a foundational understanding of the regulatory framework, logistics and business aspects involved in managing and transporting medical waste

Training in Medical Waste Logistics


Courses have been developed on different levels to allow learners to progress to higher levels and wholeheartedly upskill themselves. The learning programmes are aligned with unit standards registered on the National Qualifications Framework, thus facilitating credits towards the qualification in Occupation Hygiene and Safety (Level 4).


Courses will be assessed in accordance with Specific Outcomes in the relevant Unit Standard by completing class assessments, practical work as well as home based assignments.

Time Frame Course Completion

A distance learning candidate should be able to complete a single course within 4-8 weeks.

Contact learning sessions

Distance learning sessions

(home study)

Company group training sessions

In-house training sessions

A date and venue to suit you.

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