Our history and our future
Workplace safety doesn’t happen by accident.
Over 70 years later, NOSA – now SafetyCloud – remains the industry leader in occupational health, safety, and environmental training. We’ve helped over 20,000 businesses to build their safety cultures and create healthy, happy work environments.
These businesses have not only decreased accidents in the workplace, but they’ve also cut costs and improved their B-BBEE scorecards.
Looking to the future:
The journey from NOSA to SafetyCloud
Initially a free service to industry, NOSA was privatised in 2005, and in 2018, it was bought by the Carlyle Group, which kickstarted its digital transformation.
In recognition of the growing need for occupational safety professionals and the need for new skills to address the changing nature of work, SafetyCloud now offers 100+ online courses. Delivered via a powerful digital platform, SafetyCloud Online Training Solutions makes it possible for anyone to start a career in workplace safety, in their own time, at their own pace.
Our state-of-the-art e-learning capabilities allow us to reach more learners in more locations. We continue to offer tailored on-site training and classroom-based teaching at 15 NOSA Colleges throughout South Africa.
Why choose SafetyCloud as your HSE training partner?
We’ve been at the forefront of occupational health, safety, and environmental training in South Africa for over seven decades.
Our globally recognised skills programmes, qualifications, and work-based learning interventions have helped thousands of businesses to protect their people, stay compliant, and achieve their procurement, B-BBEE, and skills development targets.
SafetyCloud remains the number one choice for those wanting to enter the safety profession, enhance their skills, and improve their employment opportunities.
Companies part of SafetyCloud are accredited by a wide range of industry bodies, including:
- merSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA),
- ETDP SETA (Education, Training and Development SETA),
- Services SETA,
- TETA (Transport Education Training Authority),
- IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), and
- Saiosh (South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health).
11 April: NOSA is officially formed by the South African WCC
30 November: NOSA organises the first Conversation of Safety Officers
First NOSA Star Grading audits (based on 22 elements) take place
First NOSA safety courses presented to industry
South African national DIFR stands at 1.00
28 January: NOSA is bought by MICROmega (a JSE-listed company)
The NOSA Group is instituted
NOSA acquires Action Training Academy, Aspirata, COID Support, NQA Africa, Passport 360 and Yonke
1 April: The Carlyle Group (one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms), acquires the NOSA Group of Companies
30 November: NOSA achieves Level 4 B-BBEE status
NOSA launches its digital offering through E-learning and Webinar
May: NOSA is now part of SafetyCloud, incorporating NOSA College and SafetyCloud Online solutions training
Find your perfect job
Are you looking for a career in safety? Do you already work in the industry, and want to upskill yourself to advance your career? No matter what level you’re at, SafetyCloud can connect you with a wide range of vacant posts.
SafetyCloud prides itself in being a champion of safe and sustainable workplaces and communities. Read more below about the social responsibility initiatives we support
The winter school term is here and the issue of disadvantaged children who might not be able to afford to buy their own warm winter jackets becomes even more important. In our Annual Winter Coat Drive, warm clothing is donated to underprivileged students. This year,...
NOSA’s (now SafetyCloud) annual winter project sees the organisation donating jerseys and beanies to disadvantaged schools in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal before the winter season arrives. This year, we supported Grade R learners at Imboyi Primary School in Mkhambathini....
In an initiative spearheaded by NOSA Group CEO Karl Campbell, NOSA recently launched a campaign aimed at countrywide efforts to place greater focus and emphasis on the safety of women. To make every NOSA branch a safe haven for any woman in distress, NOSA will assist...
Mandela Day 2019
In 2018 the NOSA Group took part in Mandela Day, the nationwide drive Day to devote 67 minutes to a charitable cause. Each branch and service line partnering with a local organisation to give back to local community, with collection corners set up across the country....
2018 Winter project
NOSA’s annual winter project sees the organisation donating jerseys and beanies to disadvantaged schools in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal before the winter season arrives. In 2018, we supported Grade R learners at Imboyi Primary School in Mkhambathini. NOSA’s Training...
2017 Winter project
NOSA is proud to have been involved in helping the Grade R learners at Cosmoore School in rural KwaZulu-Natal to keep warm and comfortable, by brand-new jerseys and beanies during the cold winter of 2017. NOSA’s Training Facilitator Cheryl Simchowitz shared the...
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