Unit standard 9964 (Module 2) (V)

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Unit standard 9964 Course

Course Overview: Unit standard 9964 Course

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

  1. 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.
  2. A health and safety program includes hazard identification, risk assessment and a health and safety plan.
  3. 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.
  4. Regarding Acts and Regulations, all pertinent national legislation is included.

Upon qualifying, learners will understand and be able to explain:

  1. Firstly, the terms “hazard”, “hazardous substance”, “risk” and “safe” as described in the Occupational Health & Safety Act (Act no. 85 of 1993), and the relationship between these concepts.
  2. Secondly, they will understand the statutory requirements.
  3. Thirdly, they will be familiar with Workman’s compensation procedures.
  4. Next, they will have knowledge of relevant national regulations.
  5. Additionally, they will comprehend health and safety regulations.
  6. Importantly, they will understand the implications of not following procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area.
  7. Furthermore, they will be able to plan for health and safety.
  8. Also, they will know the use of protective clothing.
  9. Moreover, they will understand the use of fire extinguishers.
  10. Finally, they will be proficient in procedures for incident reporting and recording.