Emcare - Emergency Medical Care is a paramedic, First Aid and Fire Training Organisation based in Polokwane in Limpopo
We offer a Health & Safety Representative Course at Emcare.

Health & Safety Representative Course

This is the most popular health & safety course we offer, due to the fact that the Occupational Health & Safety Act states that it is compulsory for every organization to appoint health & safety representatives. The course is very practical, and teaches the learner the requirements and functions of the health & safety representative in the working environment. It is one of the minimum requirements to be met by designated company employees when being inspected by governing bodies such as the Department of Labour.


  • 8 hours (1 Day)

Entry Requirement:

  • None
  • Certificate is valid for one year

Course content:

  • Introduction to health and safety
  • The H&S representative introduction and functions
  • Legislative history
  • Appointment letters and monthly inspection sheets
  • The Constitution
  • Incident and accident investigations process and objectives
  • Understanding the act and regulations
  • Department of Labour and legislation
  • Department of Labour Annexure 1 forms
  • Sections of the Act
  • Health and safety committee meetings
  • Additional information


  • The course is to be presented on a 50% theoretical and 50% practical basis.
  • The candidate is evaluated during the duration of the course. There are no written examinations.

 A compulsory teacher/student evaluation will be done during the duration of the course, and learner competency must be demonstrated to be found competent and certified.