Purpose

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. Learners will be able to understand the requirements that apply to persons entering the workplace and performing any duties therein as well as the requirements for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), housekeeping and emergency procedures that apply to the workplace.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

• Explaining both employer and employee duties with regard to occupational safety and health in the workplace.
• Explaining the general safety rules in a workplace.
• Explaining the use and application of Personal Protective Equipment in a workplace.
• Explaining the need for good housekeeping in the workplace.
• Explaining and applying emergency procedures in the workplace.

SAQA ID: 259639
NQF Level: 2
Credits: 4
Accrediting SETA: TETA
Duration: 2 days
Recommended Entry Criteria:
Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

Unit Standard Range

N/A

Specific Outcomes

1. Explain both employer and employee duties with regard to occupational safety and health in the workplace.
2. Explain the general safety rules in the workplace.
3. Explain the use and application of Personal Protective Equipment in the workplace.
4. Explain good housekeeping in the workplace.
5. Explain and apply emergency procedures in the workplace.

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