Unit standard 9964 (Module 2) (C)

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Course Overview: Unit standard 9964 (Module 2)

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: Unit standard 9964 (Module 2)

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.

Firstly, qualifying learners understand and can explain 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.

Secondly, they are knowledgeable about the statutory requirements that govern their work environment.

Next, they are familiar with Workman’s compensation procedures, ensuring they know what to do in case of workplace injuries.

Subsequently, they have a good understanding of the relevant national regulations that apply to their specific industry or field.

Finally, they are well-versed in health and safety regulations, ensuring they can maintain a safe and compliant work environment.

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.