Introduction to the OHS act

Course description

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

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.