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H.I.R.A Course


Unit Standard (SAQA Reg. No 259619)

Workplace inspections help prevent incidents, injuries and illnesses. Through a critical examination of the workplace, inspections help to identify and record hazards for corrective action. Health and safety committees can help plan, conduct, report and monitor inspections.

COURSE DURATION: 1 Week Maximum or 2 days full time.

NQF LEVEL: Level 2 registered

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Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (H.I.R.A) learning outcomes

The person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the legislation that applies to occupational health and safety; the impact that non-compliance would have in the workplace and understand the inspection protocols applicable to the workplace. Learners will also be able to carry out physical inspections and record, report and deal with the results of the inspection in order to implement corrective and preventative actions. The area of focus of this (Unit Standard 259619) will be;

Explain the relevant legal requirements to conduct Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.

Plan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.

Conduct inspections to identify non-compliance in the workplace.

Report on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.

Entry level requirements into this programme


  • Certified copy of your ID document.
  • School certificate Grade 10 or Skills certificate equivalent NQF Level 2 or Trade test certificate.

Target Audience

  • SHE Unions.
  • Employees and Committee Members.
  • Management or Supervisors.
Online technical requirements

The system requirements for the Moodle user are modest. All you really need is a solid, reliable internet connection and a modern web browser which can be downloaded within our e Learning platform.

Operating system
  • Windows: Windows vista or higher.
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X or higher.
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