Health and Safety Representative Course

Health and Safety Representative Course

Duration: 2 Days SAQA Unit Standard 259622Health and Safety Representative plays a crucial role in the workplace, representing employees in matters related to Occupational Health and Safety.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Explain and document structured workplace inspections, observations, and findings.
  2. Report and evaluate these findings with Health and Safety Committee members.
  3. Submit recommendations for corrective action to management, in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.

Course Outcomes

Participants will gain the ability to:

  • Understand the duties and responsibilities of employers, employees, SHEQ representatives, and committees in promoting a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Discuss hazard management steps for company inspections, evaluations, and reporting systems.
  • Identify workplace hazards and assess compliance with legislated standards.
  • Record deviations and provide recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Actively participate in SHEQ committee meetings and oversee corrective action procedures.

Target Group

This course is suitable for:

  • Newly elected Health and Safety or SHE/SHEQ Representatives.
  • Current Representatives or Management Representatives.
  • Contractors.
  • Committee Members.

Learning Material

Delegates will utilize the SHEQ Representative Course Manual during the training.

Course Requirements

  • Literacy at NQF Level 2.

Certification & Assignment

Successful completion includes a practical assessment, leading to the issuance of an electronic Certificate of Competence.


The course is presented in English.