Asbestos Safety

Asbestos is the generic term for a group of naturally occurring high toxic fibrous silicate minerals with high tensile strength, flexibility, and resistance to thermal, chemical, and electrical conditions.

In this Asbestos course, we will discuss the properties and primary uses of asbestos, the primary route of exposure, the permissible exposure limits, and the recommended exposure controls.

After completing the course, you will be made aware of the requirements for training, exposure monitoring, hygiene facilities, medical surveillance and record-keeping.

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Biological Health Hazards

This course discusses the biological health hazards construction workers may find, such as exposure to silica, asbestos, hazardous chemicals, excessive noise and extreme temperatures.

Biological agents include viruses, bacterial, fungi, other microorganisms and their associated toxins. These organisms are widespread in the natural environment. Because many microbes reproduce rapidly and require minimal resources for survival, they are a potential danger in a wide variety of occupational settings.

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COID Act

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) Act 130 of 1993 governs issues related to injuries on duty and occupational diseases. At the end of this course, the learners will be able to define the requirements of the Act relating to:

Submission of claims for compensation for injuries and occupational illnesses,

Claims determination and calculation of compensation, medical aid provisions, obligations of employment and legal proceedings, overview of general provisions and schedules contained in the act.

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Confined Space

This course provides an overview of confined spaces as a high risk area within a specific work environment with specific focus on the understanding of the applicable legislation pertaining to confined spaces, knowledge of the associated hazards, the relevant equipment necessary for both access and egress from the confined spaces and general aspects pertaining to the entry and exit procedures and permits.

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Confined Spaces in Construction

This course will define ‘confined spaces’ and discuss hazards associated with confined spaces in Construction. You will learn about emergency procedures associated with confined space entries so you can understand the roles and responsibilities of all involved.

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Construction Health Hazards

Construction workers are exposed to a variety of health hazards every day. These men and women have the potential for becoming sick, ill, and disabled for life.

The few main hazards that are encountered on a typical construction site are, focus four hazards, noise, hand arm vibration syndrome, material and manual handlings, respiratory diseases and asbestos. This course will provide participants with a well-rounded, broad educational experience that will equip them with the knowledge base, competences and skills essential to the effective management of construction health and safety on construction projects.

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Construction Safety Management

This course is designed for supervisors and assistant site managers working in the construction sector who are progressing into a construction site manager role. This qualification develops the learner’s knowledge and skills to plan and programme projects, liaise with stakeholders and oversee small to medium construction projects safely and efficiently.

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Construction Worksite Safety

This course touches on health and safety in construction aspects; covering construction health and safety management, risk assessment, planning for safety, and the safe use of construction plant and equipment, electricity and other services. Delegates will learn how to prevent and also report worksite accidents.

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Cranes and Derricks Safety

Employers who use cranes and derricks in construction work must comply with OSHA’s standard 29 CFR 1926, this course is designed to help business comply with the standard. Upon completion, employers will understand what it takes to create a safe working environment for those they are responsible for on-site.

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Demolition Safety

Demolition workers face many of the same hazards associated with construction work. To counter the unknown, all personnel involved in a demolition project need to be fully aware of the types of hazards they are faced with and the safety precautions available to control these hazards. This course provides demolition workers with the knowledge that ensures that they follow the correct safety practices.

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Dental Office Safety

Dental professionals are at risk for exposure to numerous workplace hazards. These hazards include, but are not limited to, the spectrum of bloodborne pathogens, pharmaceuticals and other chemical agents, human factors, ergonomic hazards, noise, vibration and workplace violence. This course is designed to help provide a solid foundation for employees working in dental offices.

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Incident Investigation Training

This course is designed to help individuals who will be investigating workplace accidents/incidents understand the purpose and process of accident/incident investigation. After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of how to recognize and distinguish between immediate (or direct) causes of accidents/incidents and the underlying (or root) causes, and how to develop recommendations for corrective actions to prevent them from recurring.

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Electrical Safety Basics

Some of the hazards associated with electricity include contact with live parts causing shock and burns, and electrical faults causing fires. Employees should be made aware of the main dangers associated with the misuse of electrical equipment. This electrical safety training course outlines the requirements of the current legislation on electricity and encourages the safe use of electricity in the workplace.

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Emergency Action Plans

Emergency preparedness is a well-known concept in protecting workers’ safety and health.

An effective workplace safety and health programme has benefits such as, increased productivity, improved employee morale, reduced absenteeism and illness, and reduced workers’ compensation rates. This course helps employers, safety and health professionals, training directors and others, understand the OSHA requirements for emergencies.

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Environmental Management

Environmental management refers to a systematic approach to pinpointing workable ways of saving energy, minimising environmental impact and ensuring long-term sustainability.

This course highlights the importance of environmental practices at the workplace, safety and environmental management system, methods for reducing the occurrence of ill-health and environmental hazards arising from workplace conditions, and improvement in health, safety and environmental culture of an organization.

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Essentials of Health and Safety

This course is created specifically for employees in an occupational health and safety setting. You will learn how to classify hazardous chemicals in your workplace and also how you can help create the workplace hazardous communications programme to protect yourself and your co-workers.

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Fall Protection General

This training is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work at height safely, thereby minimising the risk and increasing chances of survival should a fall occur.

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Fall Protection in Construction

Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. Employees must be trained to recognize fall hazards and to follow training procedures to minimize fall hazards. This course will teach employees how to recognize fall safety hazards and identify when fall protection is needed, use basic fall protection systems, prevent objects from falling, inspect personal fall arrest systems, and rescue themselves and others from falls.

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Fire Prevention

Fire safety becomes everyone’s job at a worksite. Employees should train workers about fire hazards in the workplace and about what to do in a fire emergency. If you want your workers to evacuate, you should train them on how to escape. If you expect your workers to use fire-fighting equipment, you should give them appropriate equipment and train them to use the equipment safely. This course provides valuable reference materials for prevention of fire-related injuries in all workplaces.

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Fleet Safety Management

Even with insurance, the costs of a vehicle accident can drastically impact your business. Focusing your employees on driver safety can help reduce injuries, control costs and enhance your profits. A formal, written fleet safety policy statement is an essential component of an effective safety programme.

This course equips senior managers with the knowledge and guidance to stay on top of this essential area.

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Forklift Safety

Every year nearly 100 workers are killed and 2000 are seriously injured in forklift mishaps.

A forklift is a type of “powered industrial truck” (PIT) covered by OHSA standards. This programme is intended for persons engaged in the operation and maintenance of forklifts, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines. Operators will be trained in the safe operation of powered industrial trucks.

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Hand and Power Tool Safety

Hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. However, these simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries when used or maintained improperly. This course is designed to present to employees and employers a summary of the basic procedures and safeguards associated with hand and portable power tools.

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Hazard Analysis and Control

This course covers some of the basic principles and concepts related to hazard identification and control. By taking this course, safety directors, safety committee members, supervisors, and managers will gain a greater ability to identify the various categories of hazards in their workplace, and apply strategies used to make sure hazards are eliminated or reduced.

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Hazard Communication Intro

OSHA issued the original Hazard Communication Standard (HSC) in 1994. The basic goal of the standard is to be sure employers and employees know about work hazards and how to protect themselves; this should help to reduce the incidence of chemical source illness and injuries. This course discusses OSHA’s 2012 Hazard Communication Standard and how employees can protect themselves from the dangers of hazardous chemicals in their work environment.

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Introduction to Health and Safety Management

An effective health and safety management system is the key to reducing the number and severity of workplace injuries and illnesses, resulting in lower accident-related costs. In this course, you will learn to effectively implement a company’s safety and health management system, including the core elements of an effective safety and health system, and the central issues critical to each element’s proper management.

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Health and Safety Record Keeping

A compliant business is only as good as the records it keeps. OSHA requires many different types of employers to record and keep track of illnesses and injuries that occur in the workplace. Not only will keeping good records prevent costly fines for noncompliance violations, but records can also direct your attention to preventable injuries and illnesses for the future. Our Health and Safety Record Keeping course will teach you how to prepare the types of solid documentation and up-to-date records that OSHA demands.

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Health Hazards in Construction

Construction workers are exposed to a variety of health hazards every day. These men and women have the potential for becoming sick, ill, and disabled for life.

This course is a great tool for training employees to recognize hazards and how to take the proper protective measures.

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Heat and Cold Stress

At times, workers may be required to work in hot or cold environments for long periods of times. When the human body cannot maintain a normal temperature, temperature-related illnesses can occur and even result in death. This course offers information to employees and employers on measures they should take to prevent illness and death caused by extreme temperatures.

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Heavy Equipment Safety

Operations of heavy equipment such as excavators, loaders, graders, rollers and bulldozers should always be done by skilled operators who have demonstrated the ability and the necessary skills to operate safely. In this course, delegates look at the various types of heavy equipment and important controls and safe work practises for heavy equipment operations.

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HIRA - Risk Assessment

HIRA is a process that consists of a number of sequential steps such as hazard identification, consequence & frequency assessment, risk estimation based on the existing controls and recommendations to reduce those risks which are not under acceptable limits.

This practical course will provide learners with the necessary tools and skills to enable them to carry out hazard identification and risk assessments in the workplace. The aim of the course is to enable responsible and informed contributions to the health and safety effort in the workplace.

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House Keeping

Housekeeping is the number one problem on construction sites. Many accidents and near misses occur as a result of poor housekeeping. Efficiency and morale at the worksite can be greatly improved if positive attitude and proper care is taken and attitudes towards housekeeping.

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Industrial Hygiene

This course helps delegates learn how to determine the extent of employee exposure to hazards and deciding what is needed to control these hazards. Upon completion of this course, delegates will anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and recommend controls for environmental and physical hazards that can affect the health and well-being of workers.

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Intro to Health and Safety

Every business has moral and legal responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of employees and other people affected by their business operations and activities including customers and suppliers.

This course has been created in order to provide information to employees and employers about why health and safety in the workplace is important and what must be done according to legislation.

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Job Hazard Analysis

A Job Hazard Analysis is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. This course offers guidelines to help delegates conduct their own step-by-step analysis and help them take the information from the job hazard analysis to write a Safe Job Procedure that can be used for training employees.

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Laboratory Safety

The laboratory environment can be a hazardous place to work. Laboratory workers are exposed to numerous potential hazards, including chemical, biological, physical and radioactive hazards, as well as musculoskeletal stresses. This course is designed to help make employers aware of the OSHA standards as well as guidance that is available to protect workers from the diverse hazards encountered in laboratories.

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Lockout/Tagout Management

This Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) course covers specifics regarding the OSHA Standard (Control of Hazardous Energy – 29 CFR 1910.147) and information to assist the attendee in establishing and implementing a Lockout/Tagout programme for their work place.  The course objectives will also provide the attendees with information and an understanding of specific elements of a Lockout/Tagout programme.

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Machine Guarding Safety

Workers who operate and perform maintenance or setup on machinery in the workplace are at risk of contact with machine parts, processes or other components.

This course was specifically created to address OSHA’s training requirements for employees working with dangerous machines. Topics covered include machine guards and safety devices, drop-probes, hazardous areas around a machine and OSHA strategies for staying safe proper inspection of OSHA-approved safety guards.

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OHS Act

The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, requires the employer to bring about and maintain, as far as reasonably practicable, a work environment that is safe and without risk to the health of the workers.

This Occupational Health and Safety Act course deals with the basic legal principles applicable to employers, employees, manufacturers, contractors and other persons in the occupational health and safety environments.

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PPE

Employees are required to train employees before issuing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Each employee must be trained to know when PPE is necessary, limitations of the PPE and the proper care, maintenance, useful life and disposal of the PPE.

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Preventing Workplace Violence

Across the nation, violence in the workplace is emerging as a significant occupational hazard. Too frequently, employees becomes victims of violent acts that result in substantial physical or emotional harm.

This course provides you with recommendations on steps to consider in developing a workplace prevention programme to reduce the hazards of workplace violence.

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Process Safety Management

Process Safety Management (PSM) is the identification, evaluation, and prevention of highly hazardous chemical releases that could occur as a result of catastrophic failures in processes, procedures, or equipment. This course covers the components of the OSHA regulation in detail. By actively participating in PSM training and following all recommended safe work practices, you can do your part to help improve safety in the workplace.

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Respiratory Protection

If you are a business owner or manager who wants basic information about protecting your employees from respiratory hazards, this course will get you started. This course summarizes hazards, how to evaluate the hazards, and how to control them. And it describes what employees should know before their employees use respirators.

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Safety Committee Operations

The primary forum to conduct safety committee business is the monthly meeting. Conducting an interesting safety meeting can make the difference between success and failure of the safety committee. This course will help you and your safety staff conduct interesting and effective safety committee meetings that will get results.

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Safety Management System

The Safety and Health Management Systems extremely important to the long-term success of your organization. This course will show you how to analyse and evaluate your safety management system by discussing the various steps in the process used by OSHA consultant to assess companies participating in the Safety and Health Achievement Programme (SHARP)

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Safety Supervision and Leadership

The supervisor / leader is the one person who can take immediate, direct action to make sure that his or her work area is safe and healthful for all employees. This course should be part of an employer’s comprehensive Health and Safety Programme, especially in industries traditionally at high risk for occupational accidents and injuries.

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Scaffold Erection and Inspection

Many residential and commercial construction projects require the use of some form of scaffolding. Unsafe scaffolding procedures can cause accidents, serious injuries and even death. This course will discuss the elements of an effective Scaffold Safety Program (SSP) with emphasis on pre-planning the erection, use and dismantling process.

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Scaffolding Safety

Many residential and commercial construction projects require the use of some form of scaffolding. Unsafe scaffolding procedures can cause accidents, serious injuries and even death. This course will discuss the elements of an effective Scaffold Safety Program (SSP) with emphasis on pre-planning the erection, use and dismantling process.

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School Safety - Sports

Proper supervision of athletes allows coaches to better understand the individual needs and capabilities of participants. However, many coaches and administrators overlook the importance of this aspect of their jobs. Besides supervision, there are many other things coaches need to be aware of before taking the field or court. This course looks at several important topics, including concussions and other health risks, weight room and athletic field safety.

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School Safety - Crisis Management

Children depend heavily on their teachers and staff to protect them at school. Knowing what to do in time of crisis can mean the difference between calm and chaos. Taking action now saves lives, prevent injury, and lessen property damage in the moments of crisis in our schools. If your school does not have a crisis plan in place, it is time to develop one. And, if you have one, make sure you review, practice, and update your plan. This course is designated to help schools and communities in either situation.

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School Safety - Facilities

After a school building is constructed, it is important school district administrators keep a close eye on the quality of the buildings. New buildings tend to deteriorate quickly because of poor weather conditions and routine wear and tear. If administrators make maintenance a priority from the beginning it could reduce large and expensive fixes in the future. This course takes a closer look at the building and athletic field maintenance as well as providing ways to keep both students and staff safe both in parking lots and school buildings.

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SHE Rep

This training course is designed to provide appointed and proposed health and safety representatives an overview of causes and effects of accidents, legal perspective, roles and functions of health and safety reps and health and safety committees, investigations and enquiries.

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Silica Dust Safety

Crystalline silica commonly occurs in nature as the mineral quartz. It is found in granite, sandstone, quartzite, various other rocks, and sand. Workers who inhale very small crystalline silica particles are at a risk for silicosis – an incurable, progressively disabling and sometimes fatal lung disease. In this course, we’ll discuss these new provisions with special emphasis on effective control measures or eliminate or reduce exposure to safe levels.

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Stairway and Ladder Safety

Stairways and ladders are a major source of injuries and fatalities among workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates there are more than 24000 injuries and as many as 36 fatalities per year due to falls from stairways and ladders used in construction.

This course is designed to provide both employers and employees with the knowledge needed to work safely on stairways and ladders.

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Steel Erection Safety

Steel erection is listed as one of the top 10 most hazardous occupations. Steel erection work includes have duty high rise structures, metal buildings, and even signs. Steel erection is often the skeletal core of bridges, office buildings, commercial, retail, and industrial structures.

After completing this course, delegates should be able to describe initial site preparation activities including site layout and pre-planning, list the components of a site-specific erection plan, identify crane hoisting and best practices during steel erection.

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Stress Management

This course has been designed to help employees define and quantify stress in the workplace, measure its effects on the organisation, identify organisational and individual influences on stress, manage stress in the workplace, and develop personal coping strategies. It is suitable for anyone who manages a team of people in an environment that is subject to high stress levels, such as fast-paced activity, a high rate of change, or situations where a high degree of personal responsibility is required.

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Trench and Excavation Safety

An excavation is a hole left in the ground as the result of removing material. A trench is an excavation in which the depth exceeds the width. Trenching and excavation work is inherently dangerous. Hazards include cave-ins, struck-by injuries, electrical contact, and slips, trips, and falls. This course will address awareness of OSHA standards that pertain to excavation safety, confined space (air quality), and fall protection.

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Welding, Cutting and Brazing Safety

This course introduces the student to hazards and safety precautions related to welding, brazing, and soldering. The course discusses general welding operations, applicable OSHA standards, and suggestions for protecting welders and co-workers from exposure to the many hazards inherent in those operations.

The course discusses the various types of welding operations, as well as exposure to thermal and chemical hazards and precautions including the personal protective equipment required to mitigate those hazards.

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Working at Heights

This training is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work at height safely, thereby minimising the risk and increasing chances of survival should a fall occur.

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Workplace Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace, keeping in mind the capabilities and limitations of the worker. Poor worksite design leads to fatigued, frustrated and hurting workers. This rarely leads to the most productive worker. A systematic ergonomics improvement process removes risk factors that lead to musculoskeletal injuries and allows for improved human performance and productivity. The main objective of this workplace ergonomics course is to cover the topic of ergonomics from hazards to precautions so that employees can avoid developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

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ISO 45001 Intro

ISO 45001 is the first global Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard that replaces OHSAS 18001. The new safety management standard was launched worldwide on 12 March 2018. This course is for any organisation that is seeking to adopt a contemporary framework for their occupational health and safety management system, and who may also require external certification to confirm alignment with the new standard.

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ISO 45001 Implementation

ISO 45001 is the first global Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard that replaces OHSAS 18001. The new safety management standard was launched worldwide on 12 March 2018. This course will help you gain the required skills to conduct a base-line review of your organization’s current position and implement the key principles of ISO 45001. Using a step-by-step approach, you’ll learn how to develop an implementation plan, create necessary documentation and monitor your OHS Management System.

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ISO 45001 Internal Auditor

This course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit of part of an occupational health and safety management system based on ISO 45001 and report on the effective implementation and maintenance of the management system.

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ISO 45001 Transition

ISO 45001 is the first global Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard that replaces OHSAS 18001. The new safety management standard was launched worldwide on 12 March 2018. By taking ISO 45001 Transition course, you will be able to understand the differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001. In this course you will learn the necessary knowledge and expertise to support an organization in planning and implementing the process of shifting from an OHSAS 18001 OH&S MS to ISO 45001 in a timely manner.

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