Construction Safety Management System Developer


The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations require construction employers to have accident prevention programs that provide for frequent and regular inspection of the jobsites, materials, and equipment by competent persons designated by the employers. This course introduces the student to the three-phase design-develop-deploy strategy for developing an effective safety management system within the construction industry.

1. Setting the Foundation

a) Culture

b) Approaches to Safety Leadership

c) 5-Star Leadership

d) Proactive vs Reactive Safety Leadership

e) Value vs Priority

f) Commitment

g) Getting Top Management Commitment

h) The Key: Effective Recognition

I) The Construction Safety Committee

j) Safety Inspections

k) Suggestion Programs

l) Real World Example

2. 3D Process: Design

a) Structure

b) Vision and Mission Statements

c) Goals and Objectives

d) Roles and Responsibilities

e) Identify Safety Programs

3. 3D Process: Develop

a) Develop the CSMS Components

b) The CSMS Written Plan

c) CSMS Program

d) Sample Program Responsibilities

e) Hazard Identification and Control

f) Emergency Response Program

g) First Aid and Medical Program

h) Training Program

4. Policies and Processes

a) Developing CSMS Policies

b) Sample Policies

c) Rules vs Guidelines

d) Developing CSMS Processes

e) Accident Investigation Process

f) Accountability – Disciplinary Process

5. Procedures and Practices

a) Introduction

b) Create Safe Job Procedures

c) CSMS Safe Work Practices

d) Spin on Safe Work Practices

e) Documentation

f) Should you Reference or Repeat

6. 3D Process: Deploy

a) Educate and Train

b) Orientation, Instruction, and Training

c) New Employee

d) On-the-job (OJT) Training

e) Toolbox Talks

f) Training Records

g) Attendance Rosters

h) Formal Certification of Training

I) Sample Training Certification

J) Job Hazard Analysis

7. Worksite Analysis

a) Conducting a Worksite Analysis

b) Analysing a Construction Worksite

c) Recognized and Foreseeable Hazards

d) New Equipment, Processes and Worksite Hazard Analysis

e) Employee Hazard Reports

f) Informal and Formal Employee Observation Processes

g) Worksite Safety Inspections

h) Inspection Frequency

I) Incident and Accident Investigation

8. Controlling Worksite Hazards

a) The Hierarchy of Controls (HOC)

b) “Feasible” Controls

c) Elimination and Substitution

d) Engineering Controls

e) Enclosure of Hazards

f) Barriers or Local Ventilation

g) OHSA Signs

h) Administrative Controls

I) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

j) Maintenance Strategies

k) Hazard Tracking Procedures

9. Managing Subcontractors

a) The Project Safety Plan

b) General Contractor Responsibilities

c) Steps for Managing Subcontractors

d) Safety Representatives

e) Subcontractor Responsibilities

f) Correcting Hazards Created by Subcontractors

g) Multi-Employer Worksites

h) Reasonable Care

10. Improving the CSMS

a) Continuous Improvement

b) Continuous Improvement Principles

c) CSMS Improvement Model

d) Action Item 1 – Monitor Performance and Progress

e) Action Item 2 – Verify Program Deployment

f) Action Item 3 – Correct CSMS Weaknesses

g) Drive Out Fear

h) Take Action

Target Audience

– Employee

– Supervisor

– Manager

– Contractor

Course Code



Accredited by SAIOSH (South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)

This is a non-credit bearing Short Learning Programme, accredited by SAIOSH.

SAIOSH is a professional body recognised by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority).

Course Duration

This eLearning course may be completed at any time from 8hrs up to 20 weeks.

Entry Requirements



Part time online study and exam.

Students are required to complete a questionnaire.

There are no exams for this course.

Course Cost

R1 330 all inclusive, once off cost.


Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a Academy Certificate.