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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 (tabulated below)

Each course is repeated a few times during the year, to accommodate different needs. In summary:

a. Health & Safety Rep Training (duration: 2 mornings) - 3 options: 18-19 April or 16-17 May or 11-12 July.
b. Basic Ladder Safety (duration: 2 hours) - 2 options: 24 April or 4 September.
c. Basic Fire Marshal Training (duration: 1 morning) - 3 options: 20 March or 30 April or 15 August.
d. First Aid Course (duration: 3/4/5 days) - 3 options: week beginning 26 March or 16 April or 9 July.

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

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

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FEBRUARY        
         
MARCH         
 20  Tue  08:30-13:00 Basic Fire Marshal Training (1 morning)  
26 Monday onwards 08:30-16:30 First Aid Course (DURATION: 3 or 4 days)  
APRIL         
16 Monday onwards 08:30-16:30 First Aid Course (DURATION: 3 or 4 or 5 days)  
 18 + 19 Wed + Thu 08:30-13:00 Health & Safety Representative Training (2 mornings)  
24 Tuesday 08:30-10:30 Basic Ladder Safety Training (2 hrs)  
 30 Monday 08:30-13:00 Basic Fire Marshal Training (1 morning)  
MAY        
 16 + 17 Wed + Thu 08:30-13:00 Health & Safety Representative Training (2 mornings)  
 JULY        
9 Monday onwards 08:30-16:30 First Aid Course (DURATION: 3 or 4 or 5 days)  
 11 + 12 Wed + Thu 08:30-13:00 Health & Safety Representative Training (2 mornings)  
 AUGUST        
 15 Wednesday 08:30-13:00 Basic Fire Marshal Training (1 morning)  
SEPTEMBER         
 4 Tuesday  08:30-10:30 Basic Ladder Safety Training (2 hrs)  
         

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: 

      1. keep the original in your departmental safety file,  
      2. send a copy (scanned by email / or photocopy) to SHE Officer
      3. 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

  • Health and Safety Guide‌  [covering: i. Introduction, ii. Health & Safety Representatives, iii. Committees, iv. Risks & Hazards,  v. & Incidents & Accidents, vi. First Aid, vii. Fire Safety, viii. Promoting Health & Safety, and ix. Info & Resources]

  • Safety File: for assistance in setting up a Health & Safety file for your work area.

  • Safety Resources: A selection of online health and safety resources and links.

  • Videos DVDs: A selection of training videos / DVDs is available for viewing ‌

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: Tue, 15 May 2018 16:50:32 SAST