Safety, Health, Environment & Quality SHEQ


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During this 1-day Interactive Assessment session the learners, in a group, report on their progress, strengths and review their performance, in terms of the training programme that they attended.

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First Aid, Emergency Medical, Firefighting And Occupational Health & Safety Training Academy

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Short Course in Occupational Hygiene Legal Knowledge


The Occupational Hygiene Legal Knowledge short course will provide you with the required legal and working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (and relevant amendments) in order to apply for SANS–ISO 17020 certification, and thereafter Department of Labour approval as an Approved Inspection Authority (AIA).

Introduction to Health Economics

The Introduction to Health Economics short course is concerned with behaviour, and how it relates to the production and consumption of health and healthcare. Health economics is different from other fields in economics, because of idiosyncrasies related to health and healthcare. For example, individuals can invest in their health through better diets and exercise, or disinvest through risky behaviours, such as smoking. This gives rise to efforts to influence healthy behaviours amongst individuals.

21st Century Waste Management and Resource Recovery

The implementation of the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS 2010) and National Environmental Management Waste Act (NEMWA 2008) facilitates a paradigm shift over the philosophy and strategy of solid and hazardous waste management. The new paradigm requires us to look at solid waste and refuse as valuable resource rather than a waste as implied by the common meaning of the word.

Applied Geographical Information Systems

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can play a key role in helping scientists, decision-makers, and the public develop collaborative solutions to real-world problems. GIS mapping tools have become imperative for many fields, such as epidemiology, veterinary science, urban planning and environmental assessment. The Applied Geographical Information Systems short course is an introduction to a range of geospatial techniques used in the analysis of spatial data. Practical case studies are employed to help you confront real world problems and design a solution using GIS.

The Vadose Zone: Hydrology of Variable Saturation in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

Variably saturated flow conditions are increasingly relevant to geotechnical and hydrogeological assessments. This is most evident in the so-called vadose zone that extends from land surface to the phreatic surface, and which is characterised by variably saturated hydrological systems mostly at negative pore water pressures.

Basic Course in Geographic Information Systems


This Basic Course in Geographic Information Systems short course provide you with essential theoretical and practical foundations to design a new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) project. Important skills that will be acquired during this course include: collection of data from various sources; building an integrated GIS database; analysing the data; and communicating the results. The course not only deals with the software but participants will also be able to do a GIS project using ArcGIS.

Short Course in Water Quality Management and Effluent Treatment

The Water Quality Management and Effluent Treatment short course provides you with a comprehensive overview of and practical insights into the various processes that are involved in the evaluation of drinking water quality, as well as water and wastewater treatment. The course covers topics of basic water microbiology and chemistry, biological treatment processes, sludge treatment and effluent disposal, as well as biological, chemical and physical water quality parameters, the flow of material and mass balances, among others.

Course in Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement

The Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement short course prepares you with knowledge and insights to align company policies and objectives to current environmental legislation to ultimately minimise liabilities and interact with audit, inspection and enforcement processes. The training experience you will receive provides you with the foundation for environmental compliance, both in industry and in wildlife related human activities.

Occupational Health and Safety Legislation



This qualification enables learners to interpret health and safety legislation, and advise management on issues, which threaten the safety of people in the workplace. 



Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of: 
· Discussing pertinent occupational health and safety legislation are applicable to a specific workplace.

HIV/AIDS Awareness



Educate and work closely with the community with regard to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Human Immune Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)


The programme is for persons required to educate and work closely with the community and workplace with regard to STIs and HIV/AIDS.

Operator Training : Construction Plant

The following courses fall under the Construction Education Training Authority and the accredited unit standard for each type of equipment/machine -

Training of construction machine operators is legally required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction regulations. A Certificate of Competency must be issued for the specific machine operated.

Our methodology is training on site on the machines/equipment operators are using. 

H & S : Scaffold Inspector (Erector Certificate)

Scaffold Inspector (Erector Certificate) - SANS 10085

The qualifying learner will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to inspect access scaffolding for compliance with the South African National Standards (SANS) 10085. This unit standard will serve, in conjunction with related unit standards, to develop the qualifying learner to function as a scaffold inspector. 

The qualifying learner will be capable of: 

H & S : Working in Confined Spaces

Working in Confined Spaces OHS Act Sctn 13 and General Safety Regulation 5

It is a legal requirement to train employees to identify hazards when working in confined spaces how to take precuations for the safety of workers and the public. 

Proof of medical fitness needs to be submitted before entering the programme.

The typical scope of this unit standard is:

H & S : Hand and Power Tool Safety

Hand and Power Tool Safety training is required by the OHS Act Section 13 - Train all workers on tools used with special relevance to safety aspects.  The unit standards covered in this learning programme are 12877 & 12878

This unit standard is useful to people who work in the civil construction industry.

H & S : Basic Rigging

Basic rigging is a critical skill that is required by law for operators of crane by the OHS Act, Section 8 : General Duties of Employees (2) (e) Provide information, instruction, training and supervision. 

This course is accredited with TETA under Unit Standard 253638 : Sling and communicate during crane operations

The qualifying learner is capable of demonstrating an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in slinging and communicating during crane operations.  This will include 

H & S : Health & Safety Represenative

Health & Safety Representative based on the requirements OHS Act 17.

Unit standard 259601 : Participate in the implementation of a safety and health management programme in the workplace.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to explain the importance of integrating safety and health considerations in routine activities within the workplace and identify the critical areas to prevent incidents taking place. 

Competent learners will be able to :



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