Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental Representative

About this course

The purpose of an Occupational Health and Safety Representative is to direct attention to safety issues and facilitate communication between the owner, supervisor or manager, and the workers on safety issues. This will help reduce losses resulting from incidents, injuries and occupational illness.

This course will outline the legislated requirements and provide information on how a Health and Safety Representative can make an effective contribution to health and safety in a workplace.


1.   Purpose

2.   Internal Responsibility System

3.   Benefits of an OHS Representative

4.   Legislated Requirements

5.   Employers Duties in Maintaining an OHS Representative

6.   Duties of an OHS Representative

7.   The Health and Safety Program

8.   Refusal to Work Situations

9.   Important Points About OHS Representatives

10. What the Employer Can Do to Help

11. Appendix A – Rights and Responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Target Audience

This course is targeted at HSE Representatives with responsibilities for functions within the workplace.

Course Code



SAIOSH (South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health), a professional body recognised by SAQA.

CPD Credits

Course Accredited with 5 CPD credits.

Course Duration

This eLearning course may be completed from 8hrs up to 6 weeks from registration.

Entry Requirements



Students are required to complete a questionnaire.

There are no exams for this course.

Course Cost

R660 all inclusive, once off cost.


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