The "Occupational Health and Safety in Construction" course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills to individuals working in the construction industry. This course focuses on the critical importance of safety in construction activities, ensuring that all participants are well-equipped to create and maintain safe working environments. Course Objectives: • Understanding OHS Legislation: Gain a deep understanding of South Africa's Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) and its implications for the construction industry. • Identifying Construction Hazards: Learn to identify common hazards and risks on construction sites, from machinery operation to working at heights. • Risk Assessment: Develop the skills to assess and prioritize risks, allowing for effective hazard control and prevention. • Safety Management: Explore the principles of safety management, including the establishment of health and safety policies, committees, and representatives. • Emergency Response: Understand the importance of emergency response planning and learn how to handle on-site injuries and emergencies effectively. • Housekeeping and Site Organization: Learn best practices for maintaining a clean and organized construction site, reducing the risk of accidents. • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Understand the types of PPE required in construction and how to ensure proper usage. • Safety Culture: Foster a safety-conscious culture within construction teams, emphasizing the responsibility of every worker to prioritize safety. • Safety Inspections: Learn how to conduct safety inspections and audits to ensure ongoing compliance with OHS regulations.

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