Training And Interaction




The purpose of these events is to support science teachers with specific aspects of the Grade 11 and 12 chemistry curriculum and to create awareness of appropriate safety practices whilst doing chemistry experiments. Also, teachers are informed of the global chemical industry's Responsible Care® initiative that strives to continually improve the safety, health, environmental and security performance of the chemical sector. Science teachers are encouraged to portray the image of professional scientists within the secondary school environment and to promote chemistry as a career.

  • A lecture is presented annually to the University of Witwatersrand chemical engineering students by the Responsible Care® Manager.
  • A member of the PSF-Gauteng representing CAIA, provides a yearly lecture on Risk Management and Sustainable Development in Oil & Gas, to engineering students at the University of the Witwatersrand. The lecture is based on the Advanced Risk-based Process Safety Management course offered by CAIA.
  • CAIA attended the 2018 Sasol TECHNO X exhibition in Sasolburg. Sasol TECHNO X is an exhibition that focuses on displays, workshops, tours, talks and hands-on activities aimed at enthusing learners, students and the general public about the endless possibilities of science and technology.


Audits provide a mechanism to evaluate performance and promote continuous improvement within organisations.

The Safety and Quality Assessment for Sustainability-AFRICA (SQAS-AFRICA) is designed to evaluate the quality, safety and environmental performance of LSPs and chemical distributors by means of standardised audits carried out by independent CAIA-approved auditors every two years. SQAS was originated by Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council and CAIA has been custodian of SQAS-AFRICA since 1 July 2017.

CAIA trains and provides accreditation to SQAS-AFRICA auditors who have met the requirements set out by CAIA.

Potential auditors have been trained on three occasions in August 2017, August 2018 and April 2019 respectively. Please check the CAIA events calendar for future training dates.


CAIA continued its efforts to uplift and professionalise Responsible Care® by hosting a Responsible Care® Auditor training session on 30 -31 January 2019. All signatories to Responsible Care® need to follow a revised auditing procedure set out by CAIA. This procedure as well as essential updates to the Responsible Care® Management System were presented and addressed at the training.

All auditors listed on the CAIA website, as well as those wishing to apply to be accredited as a Responsible Care® Auditor are required to attend this training and pass an examination in order to continue/begin auditing the implementation of the Responsible Care® Management System at signatory sites.

The Responsible Care® in Action programme was officially launched on 6 March 2019 at the Responsible Chemicals Management Dialogue held in Johannesburg.

Subsequently the following events related to the training programme were held:

  • A presentation was made to Government Officials at the Multi-stakeholder Committee for Chemicals Management (MCCM) meeting held on 23 May 2019.
  • The first Managers Training session took place on 11-12 July 2019.
  • The Workforce series can be scheduled as per member requests.

The programme target audience and objectives are outlined below:

Target Audience Specific Objective
  • Executives
  • To provide an overview of the Responsible Care® Initiative.
  • To engage with executives to pledge commitment to the Responsible Care® Initiative.
  • Managers
  • To equip them with general knowledge of the Responsible Care® Initiative.
  • Train participants on CAIA Responsible Care® high level documentation (Guiding Principles, Codes of Management Practice and Audit Guidance Documents).
  • Engage in practical activities that allow participants to see how the Responsible Care® Initiative can be implemented in their own companies.
  • Workforce
  • To obtain buy-in from the workforce to pursue the goals of Responsible Care®.
  • To equip them with practical skills in their daily tasks.
  • Auditors
  • To equip auditors with knowledge of the Responsible Care® Initiative, its principles and practices.
  • Train participants on CAIA Responsible Care® high level documentation (Guiding Principles, Codes of Management Practice and Audit Guidance Documents).


Several Training events related to Process Safety are held throughout the year. Please check the CAIA events calendar for training dates or contact CAIA to arrange an in-house training session.


The course is intended for frontline workers in chemical plants such as operators, artisans and technicians. The course uses a practical approach highlighting common hazards and control measures. Participants are taught how these controls keep the process safe.

This module of Process Safety training provides participants with an understanding of the elements of process safety most relevant to frontline workers and covers:

The importance of PSM.
Hazard identification and risk assessment.
Consequences and controls.
PSM systems, assurance processes and the tools used.
An overview of process safety management system elements.
An understanding of frontline workers’ role.


The purpose of Module 1 Process Safety training is to provide the learner with a background understanding of Process Safety and the management thereof. No pre-requisites are required to attend this training. After completing PS Module 1 training course, the learner should:

Have an overview of the history and background of PSM.
Comprehend the elements of PSM.
Understand the requirements for implementing a PSM system


The purpose of Module 2 Process Safety training is to supply the learner with detailed information on the elements of a Risk-based Process Safety Management System so that he/she can design/develop such a system, evaluate the current system within their company and so that he/she can improve current process safety management practices within their facility.

The module focuses on the benefits of the safety operation and management of plants on equipment using specific case studies, where failure to do so resulted in serious process safety incidents. Pre-requisites for this module include:

Knowledge of Process Safety Management.
Non-technical candidates – completion of the Responsible Care® Module 1 Process Safety Management Training and a minimum score of 65% in the Module 1 test.Knowledge of Process Safety Management.


The purpose of Module 3 Process Safety training is to supply the learner with detailed information on how to critically evaluate a Risk-based Process Safety Management System. The information supplied will assist the learner to evaluate their facility’s process safety management system and to proactively identify its suitability, its effective and consistent implementation, as well as weaknesses in its design and implementation.

This module will also equip persons with the required skills and knowledge to independently verify the implementation of the Responsible Care® Process Safety Code within the facilities of Responsible Care® signatories. Pre-requisites for this module include:

Advanced knowledge of Risk-based Process Safety Management.
Successful completion of the Responsible Care® Process Safety Training Module 2.


CAIA periodically holds Workshops in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal that address Process Safety, Responsible Care® matters and Industry specific legislative/standards concerns and updates. Presentations are available on request.

2020 Training and Workshop Registration Forms Coming Soon



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