HSE Leadership & the OSH Act


With the introduction of the OSH Act 2004 amended 2006, organisations now need to demonstrate proactive measures of meeting their responsibilities under the General Duties clause of the act. These responsibilities are varied but in essence require organisations to provide a safe working environment.

In trying to comply with this responsibility, many organisations have opted for the implementation of Safety Management Systems. There are various standards locally and internationally relating to such systems. Yet still, many serious accidents occur and many times investigations reveal system failures relating to an overly complex safety system or a lack of management commitment.

This workshop is designed to assist leaders in understanding the role they play in the organisations compliance with the OSH act and the overall success of their Safety Management System.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees under the OSH Act;
  • Identify with various behaviours that assist to demonstrate management commitment to Safety;
  • Recognise the role of leaders in the success of their safety systems;
  • Recognise the role of safety systems on operational efficiency and financial viability.

Target Audience

This workshop is geared towards Middle and Senior Management. These include:

  • HSE professionals
  • Supervisors
  • Safety Practitioners
  • Safety Committee Members
  • Managers

Programme Outline

Topics to be covered over this 2-day workshop include:

  • Introduction to the OSH Act
  • Roles and responsibilities of employers
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Leadership commitment and safety performance
  • Leadership behaviors

Facilitator Bio Sketch: Mr. Rajesh Kandhai

Mr. Rajesh Kandhai has been involved in Health and Safety for more than ten years. His career has been quite diverse, ranging from regulatory; to private oil and gas; educational; as well as international. During his career, Mr. Kandhai held positions such as Environmental Inspector for the EMA, Operations Environmental Advisor for bpTT; worked on the Shah Deniz Gas project in Azerbaijan and assisted in the emergency response efforts in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Currently he is the HSE Manager at The University of the West Indies.

His passion for HSE is also demonstrated in his commitment to adult education; he was heavily involved in the conduct of community environmental training in Guayaguayare and Mayaro for more than three years and is currently a lecturer for the University of Greenwich BSc and MSc programmes in Occupational Health and Safety.

He considers his core expertise to be Management Systems, Auditing, Environmental Management and Incident Investigations. Mr. Kandhai is currently a Senior Independent Assessor for STOW – TT. He is also an ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 lead auditor. Academically Mr. Kandhai holds a BSc Honours in Zoology and Botany as well as a MSc. in Environmental Management, both from The University of the West Indies. Having developed extensive experience in Management Systems, he is now able to effectively bridge the gap between Environmental and Health and Safety management. With this, he believes that improving the Safety Culture is critical to the sustainable development of Trinidad and Tobago.


Date View Event Calendar
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration  2 Days
Cost TT $4,000.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Umesh Sookoo ext. 367
Tamara Edwards ext.157

E-mail:  openenrolment@lokjackgsb.edu.tt


Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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