Introduction to OHS Act E-Learning

Course description

This course provides the learner with a basic knowledge of the responsibilities pertaining to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act).

Formative assessment

  • Various activities will be completed online.

Summative assessment

  • Written assessment to be done online at the end of the course. Learners must achieve a minimum of 65%.

Course outline

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • the legal liabilities of employers and contractors
  • the difference between common law and legislation
  • the attributes that need to be addressed
  • how to:
    • use and read the OHS Act (including the intention and meaning of the sections)
    • do citation of legal requirements.
  • who can assist in making the OHS Act work
  • the responsibilities and rights of various role players (in terms of the OHS Act)
  • when a health and safety policy is effective
  • the basic understanding of how to manage health and safety.