Our history and our future

NOSA is South Africa’s leading provider of occupational health, safety and environmental training solutions. With 70 years of industry experience, NOSA offers unmatched expertise in legislation and regulatory compliance.

Why choose us? Quite simply, because NOSA helps organisations like yours to decrease accidents in the workplace, improve their B-BBEE scorecard, and save money.

An industry leader in occupational health, safety and environmental training, we offer more than 100 safety-related training courses at our different training centres across the country. We provide individuals with improved employment opportunities and access to SAMTRAC (the world’s leading training course in workplace risk management), at our 19 training venues around South Africa. Through our registered skills programmes and learnerships we can assist companies in achieving their procurement and skills development targets, which would assist in reaching their B-BBEE goals.

Corporates benefit from our various skills programmes, qualifications and work-based learning interventions and our 70 years of experience in training more than 20 000 organisations.

NOSA – the National Occupational Safety Association – was launched in 1951 by the South African government to reduce injuries and fatalities in the workplace. At the time, there were 4.1 deaths and disabling injuries per 200,000 employee hours. Within 25 years, this number had fallen to 1.1. Initially a free service to industry, NOSA was privatised in 2005 and in 2018 was sold to the Carlyle Group as part of our modern, digital transformation efforts.

Our state-of-the-art e-learning capabilities now allow us to reach more learners in more locations. These e-learning courses have been developed to give you the flexibility to work at your own pace, in your own working environment, and the freedom to adapt the programmes to suit your organisation’s specific needs.

NOSA is accredited by a wide range of industry bodies, including merSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA), ETDP SETA (Education, Training and Development SETA), Services SETA, TETA (Transport Education Training Authority), IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), and Saiosh (South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health).

Choose NOSA to begin or boost your career in safety, or to train your staff for regulatory compliance requirements.

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