The purpose of this Unit Standard is to 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.
Qualifying learners can apply relevant safety, health and environmental protection procedures in their place of work to maintain a safe and productive work area. They are able to explain safety, health and environmental objectives, standards and regulations at the workplace, perform safety inspections, and identify and report on unsafe conditions.
2. PROGRAMME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS / LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE
- GETC NQF Level 1 literacy and numeracy competencies
- The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to work safely and use safety equipment
4. UNIT STANDARDS REFERENCE
9964 Apply health and safety to a work area NQF 2 3 credits
13223 Apply safety, health and environmental protection procedures NQF 3 6 credits
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