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Health and Safety Information and Training

The Safety, Health & Environmental Officer provides assistance to Rhodes University departments and divisions in arranging health and safety training and materials. Follow the links:

  1. In-house Health & Safety Courses & Training
  2. Health & Safety Awareness Sessions
  3. Links
  4. Short Courses in Health and Safety 
  5. Academic Studies in Health and Safety

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

The short courses below are arranged by the Safety Health and Environmental Office for RU staff only, not for the general public.*

*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

  (i)  COURSE DATES 

  (ii) INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY  (details below)

2018 PROVISIONAL COURSE DATES (subject to change) - for RU Employees Only 

• BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL • INFO safety(at)ru.ac.za
FEBRUARY        
27 or 28 Tue or Wed 08:30-16:30 Health & Safety Representatives Course (1 day)  
MARCH         
 20 or 23 Tue or Fri 08:30-16:30 Elementary Fire Fighting Course (1 day)  
26 Monday onwards  08:30-16:30 First Aid Course (3 or 4 days)  
APRIL         
11  Wednesday 08:30-10:30 Basic Ladder Safety Course (2 hrs)  
 16 Monday onwards 08:30-16:30 First Aid Course (3 or 5 days)   
18  Wednesday 08:30-16:30 Health & Safety Representatives Course (1 day)  
MAY         
8  Tuesday  08:30-16:30 Elementary Fire Fighting Course (1 day)  
 9 Wednesday  08:30-10:30 Basic Ladder Safety Course (2 hrs)  
16 Wednesday 08:30-16:30 Health & Safety Representatives Course (1 day)  
JULY        
Monday onwards 08:30-16:30 First Aid Course (3 or 5 days)   
 11 Wednesday  08:30-16:30  Health & Safety Representatives Course (1 day)   
 31 Tuesday 08:30-10:30  Basic Ladder Safety Course (2 hrs)  
AUGUST         
 15 Wednesday  08:30-16:30  Elementary Fire Fighting Course (1 day)   
         

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

 

4. Short Courses in Health and Safety 

*The RU SHE Office does NOT have the capacity to run short courses for the general publicMembers of the public should contact:

5. 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: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:00:46 SAST