Basic H&S Principles Course, unit standard 259639 (Module 2) aligned (1V)

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Purpose of the course:

Basic She Principles course is unit standard aligned, it 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 Health 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.

SAQA unit standard aligned:

1. Basic She Principles, unit standard 259639

Unit standard 259639 Explain basic health and safety principles in and around the workplace.  NQF Level 2 is worth 4 credits.  

Basic She Principles course Course structure:

Basic She Principles Module 1:

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  1. Occupational Safety and Health Responsibilities:
    • Firstly, both employers and employees must actively fulfill their duties regarding occupational safety and health in the workplace.
  2. OHS Representation and Activities:
    • Additionally, understanding the OHS representation structure and engaging in relevant activities is essential.
  3. General Safety Rules:
    • Furthermore, it is crucial to explain the general safety rules within the workplace.
  4. Supervision and Interaction:
    • Effective supervision and meaningful interaction with employees contribute to a safer work environment.
  5. Health and Safety Responsibilities of Managers:
    • Managers and first-line supervisors play a vital role in ensuring normal health and safety practices.
  6. Intoxication Awareness:
    • Recognizing both medically and non-medically induced intoxication is important.
  7. Authorized Access:
    • Ensuring authorized access to specific areas enhances workplace safety.
  8. Signage and Non-Conformances:
    • Understanding and addressing non-conformances within the workplace, including symbolic signage, is crucial.
  9. Behavioral-Based Safety:
    • Familiarizing oneself with the process of behavioral-based safety contributes to overall well-being.
  10. Hazard Identification and Management:
    • Identifying potential hazards in the work area and taking appropriate action (such as removal or reduction) is essential.
  11. Exposure Implications:
    • Being aware of the implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards is critical.
  12. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Properly using PPE in the workplace enhances safety measures.
  13. Maintaining Good Housekeeping:
    • Prioritizing good housekeeping practices contributes to a safer work environment.
  14. Emergency Procedures:
    • Understanding and following emergency procedures is vital for everyone’s well-being.
  15. Training Requirements:
    • Lastly, meeting training requirements ensures preparedness and safety.

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Attendance and Sucessful certificates will be issued electronically, in PDF.