OHS for Managers and Supervisors

Why is Safety Management training important?

Preventing workplace accidents is the primary focus of safety management. Training staff on safety standards are important.

The benefit of safety management training is a safer environment for all, which in turn means a better quality work environment. The quality of a work environment may help attract and keep top industry employees, reduce costs, and improve morale. Safety management training also means management is fully aware of what it takes and costs to keep an environment safe and keeps safety as a top priority of management.

Without safety management in place, financial managers may be tempted to cut costs by cutting safety. Having a person or team dedicated to onsite safety ensures this does not happen and compliance with OSHA standards are maintained. Without safety management, employees may overlook safety standards and create unnecessary hazards for themselves and others.

Ineffective safety managers may skimp on record keeping or deliberately falsify accident reporting. Non-compliance can be very expensive, so it is far more cost effective to comply with OSHA’s minimum safety standards and have a safety manager or team in place to enforce these standards. Below is a summary of the course contents:

OHS for Managers and Supervisors


  • Definitions
  • Introduction
  • Law and Legislation
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 85, 1993
  • Regulations
  • Statutory Rights, Responsibilities And Liabilities


  • Health and Safety Representatives
  • Health and Safety Committees
  • Other Legal Requirements
  • Legislated duties
  • Cost of incidents


  • How to work safely
  • Hazards and Risks
  • Unsafe acts and conditions
  • Safe and productive work area
  • Workplace Safety Inspections
  • Reporting On Hazards and Unsafe Conditions
  • Control Measures (Corrective Action)


  • Management Obligations
  • Safety Training

1 day

This course is intended for supervisors and managers in the Health and Safety, Environmental, Risk and/or Quality related sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who have health and safety representatives reporting to them.