The Occupational Health & Safety act 85 of 1993 (GSR 3) states that an employer shall take all reasonable steps that are necessary under the circumstances to ensure that persons at work receive prompt first aid treatment in the case of injury or emergency...
All workplaces should have the following in place: Fire Protection (Fire Extinguishers, sprinklers, fire alarm etc.), Fire Prevention (Rules & Policies), Fire Fighting (Training). Duties of the Employer (OHS Act 85 of 1993 Section 8) states that every employer shall provide and maintain a working environment, that is safe and without risk to the health of his employees.
The Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 of 1993 Section 17 states that every employer who has more than 20 employees in his employment at any workplace shall designate in writing for a specific period a Health & Safety Representative for such workplace, or for different sections thereof.
Healthcare practitioners have a responsibility to continually update their professional knowledge and skills for the end benefit of the patient or client. Every practitioner is required to accumulate 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per twelve-month period and five of the units must be on ethics, human rights and medical law. Contact KPECTA for more information about CPD Training.