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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)


Health and Safety of Children at Work Regulations

Schedule 1: Guidelines on risk assessments and plans of safe work procedures regarding permitted work by child workers

10. Health and safety topics to cover in orientation and training



When taking steps regarding orientation referred to in paragraph 8 or regarding training referred to in paragraph 9, the following topics should be considered relative to the possible risks which could arise in the working environment:


Basic safety and training principles

Tractor safety

Cold environment: working where it is below 6 degrees C

Crime and abusive customers

Electrical safety

Eye protection

Fire safety

Hearing protection

Height: working more than 2m above the floor or ground

Hot environment: Heat stress & sun exposure

Incident and injury reporting

Irrigation safety

Kitchen safety: avoiding burns, safe handling of knives, using electrical appliances

Lifting of heavy objects

Ladder safety

Lighting and safety

Machine safety

Noisy environment: ear protection

Personal protective equipment, use, maintenance, inspection and limitations

Safety signs and signage

Slips, trips, and falls

Shop safety

Tools: Hand tool safety

Tools: Outdoor power tool safety

Tools: Power tools, generally

Transportation and travelling safety

Tree fruit harvest safety

Water safety

Working at night

Working away from home

Working near embankments or excavations

Working with or near chemical substances


This list is not exclusive, so add other relevant work related topics as deemed necessary or appropriate