About Us

About Us

Occupational Health & Safety Training (ohst) is a fully accredited SETA institute and with further accreditations with the National Department of Labour (DOL) and the National Department of Transport (DOT).

Occupational Health & Safety Training (OHST) is a Level 3 BEE company, 110% and offers the highest quality training at very competitive prices.

Occupational Health & Safety Training (OHST) is a corporate member of the South African Institute of Safety & Health (SAIOSH), one of the largest Health & Safety Institutes in South Africa.

Moulding The Industry

Our philosophy is simple, “Abantu Kuqala” - simply translated as “People First” in all that we do and teach. Occupational Health & Safety Training (OHST) is moving away from the traditional approach of SAFETY FIRST towards a PEOPLE FIRST approach.

Historically we understand that there is always a conflict between PRODUCTION & SAFETY. “Which comes first?” has been the question for years... Occupational Health & Safety Training (OHST) is passionate about and strongly believe that PEOPLE FIRST is the winning culture towards an effective HSE implementation and management and the organization’s ability to integrate SAFETY and PRODUCTION will determine its success in this field.

We have being promoting this culture for many years and the acceptance of this approach has been remarkable.

What We Have To Offer

Occupational Health & Safety Training (OHST) offers SAQA unit standard approved courses which empowers your employees with credits towards qualifications. This also makes excellent sense to claim these monies back from the SETA via the grant schemes.


  • Development Standard Operating Procedure
  • Development of Training Material
  • HSE Inductions
  • Health & Safety Representatives Course (HSE Reps)
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 of 1993 (OHS ACT)
  • Hazards Identification & Risk Assessment (HIRA)
  • Workplace Incident Investigation
  • MSDS Awareness


  • Handling & Storage of Hazardous Chemical Substances
  • Conveying of Dangerous Goods by Road
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • First Aid Level1, 2 & 3
  • Counterbalance Lift Truck (Codes F1 – F2)
  • Overhead Crane (C30 – C31)
  • Truck Mounted Crane – (C32)

Why Choose Us?

Occupational Health & Safety Training (OHST) uses SETA registered assessors, that are subject matter experts in their relevant fields of work. SAQA approved courses allows your organisation to claim up to 70% of the monies spent from the SETA funding. Occupational Health & Safety Training (OHST) has a fresh and dynamic team and are ever willing to go the extra mile.

We offer on-site training nationally as well as off site courses. The on-site training is mostly preferred and is very convenient for most of our clients. Occupational Health & Safety Training (OHST) can also customise training courses to suit your organisational needs and we also offer the services of material development which can be tailor-made to your organisation needs.