Safety Officer NQF Level 5




46 Credits

Notional Hours – Notional learning hours are the estimated learning time taken by the ‘average’ student to achieve the specified learning outcomes of the course unit or program.

46 Credits = 460 hours = 58 days Total
18 days Theory and 40 Practical at a workplace

Notional learning time includes teaching contact time (lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical’s, workshops,
fieldwork etc.), time spent on preparing and carrying out formative and summative assessments (written
coursework, oral presentations, exams, etc.) and time spent on private study, workplace Implementation.

Unit Standard Requirements

Learner Assumed to be in place of:
Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
Communication at NQF Level 4.

Course Outcomes

Plan, organize, implement and control record-keeping systems

Create a record-keeping system
Maintain and update the record-keeping system
Locate and provide records to users on request

Identify responsibilities of a team leader in ensuring that organizational standards are met

Explaining the role of a team leader.
Explaining the purpose of a team.
Contracting with a team to obtain commitment.
Monitoring the achievement of team objectives.

Facilitate the development, implementation, and maintenance of a Safety, Health, and Environment management system

Discussing fundamental issues pertaining to occupational safety, health, and environment.
Demonstrating an understanding of Safety Theories and Principles.
Applying the fundamentals of Risk Management.
Applying safety, health, and environment management systems.

Demonstrate understanding of occupational health and safety legislation in the workplace

Discussing pertinent occupational health and safety legislation applicable to a specific workplace.
Discussing and explaining the application of the common law principles pertinent to health and safety in the workplace.
Explaining the principles of the law of delict and of criminal law applicable to an accident occurring in the workplace.
Applying the current Act for compensation for occupational injuries and diseases in the workplace.

Conduct a baseline risk assessment and take appropriate action

Explaining the specified requirements to conduct a baseline risk assessment.
Preparing for a baseline risk assessment.
Conducting a baseline risk assessment.
Initiating remedial actions for hazards identified and risks assessed.

Apply specialist incident investigation techniques to a specific incident in a work environment

Explain the theory and principles of incident investigation.
Explain the initial response required at an incident scene.
Investigate the incident, gather evidence, and describe the review/follow-up processes.

Conduct, report, and follow up on a pre-use, safety, and/or audit inspection

Monitoring the achievement of team objectives. Prepare for the inspections.
Conduct pre-use, safety, and audit inspections.
Initiate immediate remedial action where necessary.
Report on and follow up on inspection results.

AOTSA Training Course content is designed and based on:

▪The requirements of the SAQA unit standards
▪Legal Requirements
▪Best Practices

The content, therefore, includes more than is required by the unit standards. Our mission is to ensure all learners received the best training possible within each subject matter content:

Where possible videos to provide insight into the subject matter. Some of the content of the video used in this Training Course are from other countries and may not apply to South African Law Requirements.
We include relevant articles on the subject matter.

We include descriptive images of the subject matter.

Where required and relevant PDF template documents are required within the subject matter.

Note: Wherever a phone number, company name, or emergency department is mentioned it cannot be used in South Africa


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