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Health and Safety Information and Training

The Safety, Health & Environmental Officer provides assistance to Rhodes University departments and divisions in terms of organising health and safety training and materials. The short courses below are arranged by the Safety Health and Environmental Office for RU staff only, not for the general public.*

  1. In-house Health & Safety Courses & Training

  2. Health & Safety Awareness Sessions

  3. Links

*Members of the public: please contact NOSA, Affsaff, Intra-Safe, SafetechSA Labour Guide, etc, or UCT and CPUT , for an accredited safety course; UNISA or VUT for a safety diploma/degree; NWU for post-grad studies in health and safety. 

1. In-house Health & Safety Courses & Training - for RU employees:

  (i)  COURSE DATES 

  (ii) INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY 

2017 COURSE DATES - for RU Employees Only 

• BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL • COURSE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE • INFO safety(at)ru.ac.za
MARCH        
13 Monday 08:30-16:30 First Aid Course (3 or 5 days)  
14 Tuesday 08:30-16:30 Elementary Fire Fighting Course (1 day)  
28 Tuesday 08:30-16:30 Health & Safety Representatives Course (1 day)  
APRIL        
 4 Tuesday 08:30-10:30 Basic Ladder Safety Course (2 hrs)  
MAY        
 25 Thursday 08:30-16:30 Elementary Fire Fighting Course (1 day)  
 30 Tuesday 08:30-10:30  Basic Ladder Safety Course (2 hrs)  
JULY        
 10 Monday  08:30-16:30  First Aid Course (3 or 5 days)  APPLY BELOW
13 Thursday 08:30-16:30 Health & Safety Representatives Course (1 day) APPLY BELOW
AUGUST         
 15 Tuesday  08:30-16:30 Elementary Fire Fighting Course (1 day)  APPLY BELOW
 23 Wednesday  08:30-16:30  Health & Safety Representatives Course (1 day)  APPLY BELOW
 28 Monday  08:30-16:30  First Aid Course (3 or 5 days)  APPLY BELOW
SEPTEMBER         
 12 Tuesday  08:30-10:30  Basic Ladder Safety Course (2 hrs)  APPLY BELOW
         

Note: any employee who receives training through his/her workplace is required to provide his/her services in this regard in the workplace.

  (ii) INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY TO ATTEND (RU STAFF ONLY):

(Staff may attend ONLY with their line manager's approval AND confirmation from SHE Officer)

*Appointment Forms (Designations) MUST be completed where requested, and signed by your 16_2 Appointee - these become valid once the course has been completed. Once everything on the Appointment / Designation Forms is form is signed, please:

              • keep the original in your departmental safety file, 
              • send a copy (scanned by email / or photocopy) to SHE Officer
              • send a copy (scanned by email / or photocopy) to your HR generalist - for your staff file in Human Resources Division.

2. Health & Safety Awareness Sessions - for RU employees:

  • Talks and Presentations on Topic* of Choice.
  • For Manager/HOD & staff; at staff meetings; at other RU forum.
  • From 10 min to 1 hour.
  • Time & date by arrangement with department/division/section.
  • To arrange, contact SHE Officer on safety(at)ru.ac.za

*Favourite topic options include, but are not limited to:

      1. Intro to health and safety 
      2. Fire safety and preparedness
      3. Laboratory safety (general intro)
      4. Dealing with Hazmat / hazardous waste
      5. Health and safety and smoking in the workplace
      6. OHS Act and the responsibilities of management 

3. Links

Academic Studies in Health and Safety : For academic studies at Rhodes University, please direct all enquiries to the Registrar.

Go to the Rhodes University Safety front page. Questions/Suggestions? Contact safety(at)ru.ac.za

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Last Modified :Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:42:08 SAST