Published: 2016-03-01

We are pleased to advise that we are now able to offer the registered SAQA qualification -National Certificate Construction Health and Safety as a learnership (see purpose)
Learners will be equipped to work in the construction industry with a broad understanding and knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental legislation and controls. They will be able to deal with health and safety problems and issues on site.
Qualifying learners will be able to responsibly, independently and effectively manage themselves on construction sites regarding generic health and safety issues.   Learners will be able to identify and evaluate occupational safety, hygiene and environmental factors in occupational environments which may have a detrimental effect on the health and safety of people in such environments. Learners credited with this Qualification will be able to perform essential functions that promote a culture of health and safety on construction sites.
Learners credited with this qualification will be capable of:
Using verbal, electronic and written modes to communicate in the workplace and apply mathematical processes to solve every day numerical problems in the mitigation of identified construction workplace hazards and/or risks.
Explaining the requirements of current, relevant legislation and accepted     theories impacting on Health, Safety and Environmental issues in the construction environment.
Recognising, assessing and reporting health and safety hazards and situations on the relevant construction site.
Administering various functions required to ensure health and safety on construction sites to encourage safety awareness and behaviour.  
The learnership will be over a period of 2 years.
35days offsite theoretical training.
30 days offsite theoretical training included is 5 days for final assessment done by SACPCMP assessor.
The cost of the program is R32000,00 plus VAT per annum.
We will offer this program in two ways
A member who is BIBC Compliant may select their own candidate from their workforce provided the candidate meets the entrance requirements as set out below in this instance the member will be required to pay two thirds of the cost of the training provided, plus pay the candidate his normal wages for that period.
Members who do not purchase BIBC benefits will be required to pay the full amount.
The Skills Trust employs the learners
-Registers them in the Associations name.
-Pays the full cost to the training provider.
-Pays each learner a stipend of R3000,00 per month.
At the completion the learner is then placed with members for their practical training.
The program will be available to a maximum of 12 and a minimum of 8 candidates.
All candidates will be required to have at least grade 12 with Maths literacy (certificate to be provided with application) and certified copy of ID must be attached to the application to avoid disqualification.
Ideally candidates should be between 20 and 27 years of age however age in not a limiting factor.
All candidates will undergo a psychometric test.

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