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About us

EHS Training is a business unit of Effective Human Intervention(Pty)Ltd,  responsible for marketing and facilitation of a selection of high-end legal courses and workshops for a variety of industries and the public sector with a key focus on Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), Environmental law, Health law and Safety Engineering Legislation. 

Effective Human Intervention is also a Media Partner of Sheqafrica.com, allowing us to market our courses and workshops through Africa’s #1 Risk and Compliance Magazine.

About Our Courses and Workshops

All our public courses and workshops includes a delegate info-pack of the presentation and:

  1. Tea, Lunch, Executive Notepad and Pen
  2. Certificate of Attendance for CPD* 
  3. Where indicated, our courses are accredited for 2 CPD points.

Our In-house workshops are specifically adapted to meet client training needs at no extra cost. 

What makes us unique?

We offer our delegates a free mobile app to access and download all the course material one day prior to the course date.

Our method of presentation is both theory and interactive, facilitated by highly experienced professionals in the topical field. Delegates are guaranteed a fun and interesting event.

We differentiate and pride ourselves in our facilitators, whom have more than just the ability to verbally convey written text, but has extensive practical working experience in the field they present and use examples from their own personal experience. Our courses and workshops are more than just training; it’s sharing our knowledge.

We add value to the industries attending our courses and workshops by interactively engaging with our delegates, allowing them to become part of the learning experience. 

What to bring along?

Most courses and workshops do not require anything to be brought to the event. But it is always useful to bring a large screen mobile device for research purposes. We recommend at least a 7 inch Smartphone, Tablet / Ipad.

Free wifi is available at all public venues unless indicated otherwise.

* Not all courses are accredited for CPD purposes. Please make sure you understand the accreditation status of the course you intend to book.

(Oh, yes, bring an open mind, as we want to fill it with knowledge!) 


EHS Training have a number of Sponsorship opportunities to help you grow your business.

Sponsor an event and get the benefits you deserve.

Platinum Sponsorship – 1 only = R18 500

  • Sponsored Event display Banner at registration desk
  • Delegate Infopack
  • 30 minute Introductory slot on Day 1
  • 12 month listing on Sponsors Page
  • 6 month Media Partner access
  • Sponsor Organised Networking Session (after daily sessions)

Gold Sponsorship – 2 available – R9 500

  • Delegate Infopack
  • 15 minute Introductory slot on Day 2
  • 6 month listing on Sponsors Page
  • 3 month Media Partner access

Silver Sponsorship – 4 available – R6 500

  • Delegate Infopack
  • 3 month listing on Sponsors Page
  • 3 month Media Partner access

Bronze Sponsorship – 8 available – R4 500

  • 3 month listing on Sponsors Page
  • 3 month Media Partner access

For more detail on the package options, give us a call.

Introduction to SMETA Audit Program


SMETA is a global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse impacts on human rights linked to business activity, and there is an expectation that businesses will identify how their activities impact on the human rights of people and communities within their sphere of operation.
As a result SMETA 6.0 includes an investigation into how Universal Rights are protected within global supply chains.

Course Outline

This course is designed to lay the basic foundation of the SMETA Auditing System and how companies can benefit from it. Topics covered includes:

  • Overview of the SMETA methodology
  •  The SMETA Best Practice Guidance,
  • Measurement Criteria,
  • Drafting an Audit Report
  • the Corrective Action Plan Report (CAPR)
  • Updates within version 6.0
  • Other SMETA tools for member organisations



Health & Safety Management For Municipal Engineering Managers

The municipal engineer works to make the city a civilised place to live, work and play. They do this through the management of a wide range of infrastructure, acting as the link between the citizen and politicians.

Municipal engineers also play an important role in the checking of structures for compliance with Building Regulations. Similarly, work is carried out in the public realm, improving the streetscape in conjunction with landscape specialists and architects. In coastal areas there is a significant workload both in renewing sea defences and in the on-going maintenance of these structures.

Although the technical principles of civil engineering are well established, municipal engineers must continue to develop their knowledge of health and safety, especially as it applies to facilities that are directly used by the general public. The technical management of public liability is a major risk that all public bodies actively consider.

In this 3 day workshop we look at the various pieces of legislation relating to both Public and Occupational Health & Safety and the Environment that places the municipal engineer at risk. From Roads and Storm water to the Distribution of Electricity, the proliferation of statutory requirements range from National to Local governmental level, and work still needs to be performed within the confines of the Municipal Finance Management Act and the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.

What will be covered

  • Introduction to the EHS legal framework
  • General Machinery and the Engineer
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Construction & Infrastructure Development
  • Public Health Laws and service delivery
  • Traffic Management
  • Fire Risk Management
  • Municipal By-Laws
  • The link between Asset Management and Health & Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness & Disaster management
  • Sport and Public Events
  • Developing an OHS Budget

Introduction to earthing design

Effective earthing system design is critical to the safety of a high-voltage installation and its surroundings. Developments in national standards and the raised awareness of network operators have resulted in a renewed focus on this important subject. Our new one-day course provides an overview of the earthing design process from start to finish, including the supporting site measurements.

On completion of the course, each delegate will benefit from a greater awareness of the key design factors and pitfalls and be able to better understand earthing design reports and specifications.

The course introduces basic earthing concepts and sets the scene in terms of the applicable standard requirements. The delegate is then led through the steps involved in a typical earthing design process.

Reliability Centred Maintenance

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) is commonly used to help establish safe minimum levels of maintenance, determine changes to operating procedures and help establish maintenance regimes and plans. Successful implementation can result in cost savings, machine uptime and improved risk management. But the devil’s in the detail – how can you achieve these benefits and successfully implement RCM in your organisation? This course will help you do just that.


To provide a better understanding of RCM, particularly:

  • What, why, how and who?
  • Opportunities and benefits
  • Risks

Course outline

What is maintenance?

  • Why maintain?
  • Traditional maintenance methods
  • Common current practices and trends

What is Reliability Centred Maintenance?

  • Its history
  • Its development
  • Current usage
  • Where can it be cost-effective?

How does it work?

  • Basic features
  • Key criteria
  • Maintenance options
  • Key outcomes

Making the business case and preparing the strategy

  • Identifying and quantifying current risks
  • Identifying and quantifying current costs
  • Motivating decision-makers
  • Identifying and empowering those who have to deliver the results
  • Educating / gaining buy-in from interested parties


  • Identify business functions
  • Prioritise functions
  • Verify correct usage
  • Identify failure modes
  • Identify the consequences of failure
  • Understand the failure process
  • Specify the appropriate maintenance action(s)

Ongoing requirements

  • Monitoring
  • Recording
  • Analysis
  • Continuous re-evaluation

Contract Drafting & Management

Beware of the small print is a cliché that is usually heard in commercial dealings. However, it’s not the fine print alone that matters in commercial agreements. Most commercial litigations have their origins interpretation of written contracts . Frequently proformas are used with not a second thought as to their actual impact in a Court case. Once tested in court, these may sometimes have the complete opposite impact from what was intended.

The governing contract law may also negate or modify the Contract itself. Commercial contracts require clarity and fair construction to enable easy management and quick dispute resolution if need be. To have viable contracts, it is necessary to understand both the law surrounding contracts as well as the contents of contracts themselves. This workshop is aimed at imparting tips, traps, and techniques to draft concise clear and legally binding commercial agreements that meet the challenges in today’s business environment as well as the effective management of Contracts.

Power System Protection & Design

Power System protection is a very complex and integrated system of protection relays/schemes that are set/graded to trip only the correct faulted plant, it must be selective, sensitive, discriminate and as fast as possible to isolate the minimum amount of equipment.

The philosophies used in protecting substations and associated equipment and entire networks must be understood in order to detect faulty equipment and restore supply as fast and as safely as possible.

Legal Compliance & Legal Strategy Forum | 2019

Legal Strategy Formulation & implementation

Mitigating Legal & Compliance Risk

Senior Executives globally have increasingly recognized that legal capabilities are crucial for ongoing organisational success and they understand the importance of working with legal counsel. Research has found that Organizations generate tangible returns, when they employ attorneys who serve as board members and when top corporate officers have legal knowledge. Unfortunately, the processes through which in-house legal departments provide a competitive advantage remains poorly understood.

EHS Training is proud to present a 2 day Master class on Legal Strategy. The master class will explore the formulation and implementation of a Legal Strategy in the Corporate & Public Sectors.

Governance Risk & Compliance GRC 2019

Building & Implementing a GRC Framework

Sustainable delivery demands strategy

Economic development is reliant upon participating consumers who are now demanding product and service consistency. This paradigm shift, from consumers, has placed everyone under pressure to ensure sustainable delivery.

In addition directors, auditors, and other officers of companies who neglect to acquaint themselves with, and apply the principles of corporate governance will be hard pressed, if things go wrong, to answer the charge that they failed to take reasonable steps to comply with their duties of trust and care.

It is, therefore imperative that we ensure that we remain abreast of the latest techniques and criteria when strategising the affairs of the business, Lack thereof could result in disaster.

Contractor Management & the New Construction Regulations


This 3 day Masterclass looks to apply the new Construction Regulations 2014 to effective Contractor Management.

The Construction Regulations 2014 was promulgated on 7 February 2014, setting the tone for a new approach to Health & Safety in the built environment. Not only does it place more direct duties on Principal Contractors, but also puts more emphasis on Client involvement in the risk management functions of the construction process. Driven by the Department of Public Works, the Council for the Built Environment and the Department of Labour, a number of new professionals are set to emerge from the changes, as Health & Safety Practitioners will have to be registered with the South African Council for Construction and Project Management Professions.

The focus moves from the historical to the innovative as new concepts such as Design Risk Management are introduced from the start of a Construction Project. A few minor changes created challenges in most industries, not necessarily falling in the Construction sector.


Key Workshop objectives

  • To gain understanding of the laws that regulate contractual relationships in business,
  • To gain understanding of the elements of a comprehensive vendor management system,
  • To learn how to see the unknown performance indicators,
  • To understand the management functions and contractor response,
  • To develop non-performance remedies to ensure adherence,
  • To learn how Construction regulations can aid in the selection of the perfect project team.


Who must Attend:

  • Directors,
  • Board Members
  • Construction Managers
  • Architects and Engineers
  • General Management
  • Divisional Management
  • Corporate Risk Managers,
  • Compliance Officers & Administrators
  • Property Developers
  • Interior Designers
  • Sheq Managers/Directors
  • Health & Safety Consultants

Program details:

Day 1

  • Introduction to the legal system governing construction contracts and regulations
  • Discussing the difference between independant contractors, service providers and construction contractors in the management of “sub-contracts”
  • Examining the principles of Contractor Management


Day 2

  • Introduction to Vendor Management systems
  • Discussing key challenges in pre-qualification of contractors
  • Examining the forms of contract for risk mitigation
  • Discussing the role and duties of the Project Manager in contractor management


Day 3

  • Introduction to the Construction Regulations 2014
  • Discussing the role of the Designer
  • Discussing the role of the Health & Safety Agent
  • Key challenges in the creation of joint liability in the new regulations

Incident Investigation & Reporting


Despite an employer’s best efforts, workplace incidents can happen, and often do, with dire consequences. As part of the moral and legal responsibilities of CEO’s and Directors of companies, these incidents must be thoroughly investigated, and reported to the relevant authorities. It is also imperative to find the causes of these incidents and take the necessary steps to prevent them from recurring. Attending this two day workshop will equip delegates with the critical skills and knowledge to perform their investigative duties with diligence and competence.


At the end of this workshop delegates will know how to:

  • Identify the types of incidents which must be investigated
  • Manage the scene of the incident to preserve evidence
  • Collect witness statements and supporting evidence
  • Complete the legally required forms and documents
  • Conduct an investigation to determine the causes
  • Evaluate evidence and report key findings
  • Draw valid conclusions based on factual evidence
  • Compile recommendations on preventive measures and
  • Write a comprehensive report on the incident

Who must attend

  • CEO’s & Company directors
  • Directors General of National Government
  • HR managers
  • Health & Safety Managers
  • Risk & Compliance Managers
  • Insurance Assessors
  • Department of Labour inspectors
  • Engineering managers
  • Incident Investigators

Training Methodology

The program will be presented in modular format using a range of approaches from presentation of material, court cases and case studies with interactive learning exercises to ensure maximum transfer of knowledge for all delegates. Delegates will also receive supporting documents to facilitate participation in the learning process.

Course Program

Day 1 – Incident Management, Reporting & Investigation

7:30 to 08:00 – Registration and welcoming

Introduction to incidents

  • What is defined as an incident
  • When must incidents be reported and investigated
  • Classification of incidents

Managing the scene of the incident to preserve evidence

  • Immediate response to an incident
  • Securing the scene
  • Initial collection of information
  • Initial reporting to authorities

10:00 to 10:30 – Morning Tea

Collecting witness statements and supporting evidence

  • Identifying witnesses
  • Conducting the initial interview
  • Taking of statements
  • Collecting supporting evidence
  • Protecting Evidence

12:30 to 13:30 – Lunch

Complete the legally required forms and documents

  • Which forms to use when
  • How to complete the forms
  • Submission requirements

Conducting an investigation to determine the causes

  • The pertinent questions to ask
  • Investigation techniques & tools
  • Finding the causes
  • Factors to consider

Evaluating evidence and reporting key findings

  • Understanding the burden of proof
  • Separating facts from fiction

14:30 to 14:45 – Afternoon Tea

Conclusions based on factual evidence

  • What happened
  • Where did it happen
  • Why did it happen


Compile recommendations on preventive measures

  • Setting up a task team
  • Review of incident facts
  • Creating an action plan

 16:00 – Summary

Day 2 – Writing a comprehensive Investigation Report


08:00 – Recap from Day 1

  • Purpose of the report
  • Format, Language & terminology
  • Structure of the report

10:00 to 10:30 – Morning Tea

Creating the draft report

  • Aims & Objectives
  • Incident Description
  • Methods of Investigation
  • Findings
  • Recommendations

12:30 to 13:30 – Lunch

Creating the final Report

  • Summary
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Compiling your Report – Practical Session

14:30 to 14:45 – Afternoon Tea

Understanding the aftermath of an incident

  • Investigation by authorities
  • The legislative mandate
  • The rules of privilege
  • Criminal actions
  • The influence and management of the media

16:00 – Summary & Closing