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Crisis with OHS Accredited Training and the Future of First Aid Training

Monday, 17 February 2020  
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CRISIS WITH OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACCREDITED TRAINING AND THE FUTURE OF FIRST AID TRAINING (UPDATE 5)

 

ACCREDITED SETA TRAINING IS FAILING SOUTH AFRICA

 

REQUEST AND REPORT FROM SAQA (see Annexure 1)

 

During the latter part of 2019 Saiosh obtained South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) National Learners’ Records Database (NLRD) reports for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training. 

 

In brief the following can be highlighted:

  • From 2015 – 2019, a period of 5 years only 54,363 OHS learners were uploaded.
  • From 2018 – 2019, a period of only 2 years - only 3046 First Aid Learners were uploaded.
  • There is downward trend in uploading learners to the SAQA NLRD and therefore issuing of Certificate of Competency by QAPs year-on-year!
  • The remainder of the OHS SETA training is just as low and shocking.

See Annexure 1 for the full results obtained.

 

The information obtained shows that the current SETA training and the proposed accreditation of training providers as per Notice 1028 dated 05 October 2018 (Government Gazette 41955), is failing South Africa and the legislative requirements that need to be met in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) and Regulations.

Saiosh MEMBER SURVEY (see Annexure 2)

 

SHASTAC (Saiosh Health & Safety Advisory Committee) posed various questions to not only Saiosh members / but all training providers to gain insight into the OHS Training segment to determine whether there were any challenges faced by them with regards OHS Regulatory Training in order to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993)...........

 

To download the full report and the annexures click HERE 


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