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MHSA Legal Liability

1 Day Training

Dates: 17 July | 30 September 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

Course Introduction

The HSA Legal Liability course is an introduction to the MHSA, common law and legislation Criminal and civil liability Duties of employers regarding health, safety and environmental (HSE) issues in a mining environment.


The successful minimizing of legal risks faced by a company requires the sustained support of the management team. This workshop emphasizes the need for management to address the civil and criminal exposures on a daily basis and in doing so, protect the company employees and all persons who may be affected by the company’s work activities.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the MHSA, Common Law, and Legislation

  • Exploring Criminal and Civil Liability

  • Duties of Employers Regarding HSE Issues

  • Minimizing Legal Risks and Exposures

  • Promoting Organizational Compliance Culture

  • Enhancing Legal Awareness and Preparedness

  • Role-Specific Training and Professional Development

Who should attend?

  • Chief Safety Officers

  • General Managers

  • Mine Managers

  • Mine Engineers

  • Legal Department

  • Risk Management

  • Occupational Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Managers

  • Process Engineers

  • Maintenance coordinators

  • Training Department

  • Health and Safety Representatives.

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

  1. Introduction to the Course

  2. Common law and statute as a source of liability, defining the “reasonable miner”

  3. General Duties of the Employer and Employee, illustrated through fatality case studies

  4. The pitfalls if legal appointments as liability controls

  5. Legal Liability – The impact on management

  6. Section 10 and 11 as the bare minimum: a dummies guide to compliance

  7. The importance of understanding the MHSA’s field of application and the potential impact of the OHSA

  8. Recent fatal accidents as lessons in liability

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