This unit standard is for those people giving an induction of health and safety principles to new personnel and the person credited with this unit standard is able to explain the duties of both the employees and employers with regard to Occupational Safety and Heath in the workplace.
It will also enable learners to apply basic health and safety legislation in the form of standards and procedures governing health and safety in the workplace, to ensure that they contribute to a safe, healthy environment for themselves and others.
Learning Assumed to be in place
GETC NQF Level 1 literacy and numeracy competencies.
Specific requirements pertaining to this course
- Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards include reference to a possible chain of events that could result from not removing, reducing or reporting a hazard.
- A health and safety program includes hazard identification, risk assessment and a health and safety plan.
- Statutory requirements include current national regulations applicable to construction, including acts and regulations, ordinances, by-laws, directives, standards, guidelines, and codes, issued by a legislative body such as parliament, provincial administrations, local authorities and other bodies so empowered by any of the former.
- Regarding Acts and Regulations, all pertinent national legislation is included.
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
1. “hazard”, “hazardous substance”, “risk” and “safe” as described in the Occupational Health & Safety Act (Act no. 85 of 1993), and the relationship between the three concepts.
2. Statutory requirements.
3. Workman`s compensation procedures.
4. Relevant national regulations.
5. Health and safety regulations.
6. The implications of not following procedure that apply to illness or injury in the work area.
7. Health and safety planning.
8. The use of protective clothing.
9. The use of fire extinguishers.
10. Procedures for incident reporting and recording.