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Accommodating disabled workers in the workplace

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Accommodating your disabled co-worker (NQF 3)

Course

Accommodating your disabled co-worker

 

For who

All employees who will interact with disabled co-workers or disabled visitors

 

Duration

2 hours

 

Main subjects covered

What are the main types of disabilities, and how do they affect the disabled person; Physical and procedural adaptations required to accommodate disabled people in the workplace; How can you help in assisting people with disabilities; Do's and Dont's of dealing with disabled people.

 

Outcome

The employee should be able to comfortably interact with disabled co-workers, and will know what he/she can do to accommodate the co-worker to become an effective and happy member of the team.

 

 


 

Adapting the workplace to accommodate disabled employees and visitors (NQF 5-6)

Course

Adapting the workplace to accommodate disabled employees and visitors.

 

For who

Key personnel that are responsible for enabling the workplace to be accessible. (General and direct managers, Occupational health practitioners, SHEQ coordinators, HR Managers, etc)

 

Duration

1 day

 

Main subjects covered

What are disabled employees (physical, sensory, mental and progressive diseases) and what are their challenges; South African legislation SANS 10400-S and other relevant legislation and guidelines; Managing impaired employees & co-workers; Safety procedures, Building requirements, Workstation requirements, Assistive technologies, Communication requirements (internal communications, web access, system access, etc).

 

Outcome

The students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the different considerations required for the work environment regarding impaired employees such as: Legislation and Best practices, Apects of a policy, the actual Physical environment (what to expect from an access audit/ workstation adjustment, reasonable adjustment etc), communications (web-access/ internal IT system, etc). After completion of the course, the student should be able to perform a gap-analysis on their own company with regards to the suitability for disabled people, as well as have the knowledge to implement the required changes.

 

Course material supplied

Training Manual and checklist

 

Certificate:

Certificate of Attendance

 

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