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Adding value to resources development as emphasized in the South African  Construction Health and Safety Accord.

Compiled in Line with OHSAS 18001: 2007 Requirements

  • Purpose of this training model:
  • This training is for those who intends to Implement and Manage the requirements of Health and Safety in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series OHSAS 18001 : 2007 and those who want to align their competency with the SACPCMP acceptance requirements.
  • The old HasPrac training documentation will be included as a reference.

 

Total Credits: 62

  • - Chapter 1 – Unit Standard 259601 – Participate in the implementation and evaluation of a Safety and Health Management Program in the Workplace –  

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    • – The breakdown of this subject includes:
    • – Explain the Safety and Health Policy in terms of its impact on the implementation of the management programme.
    • – Explain the importance and purpose of implementing safety and health management programme components in the workplace in terms of the consequences to health and safety of individuals and the impact on production.
    • – Explain the importance of integrating safety and health considerations in all routine activities in terms of the consequences to health and safety of individuals and the impact on production.
    • – Evaluate incidents identified as detrimental to health and safety and reported to determine safety and health performance.
    • – Identify workplace critical areas in terms of the consequences to health and safety production.
    • – Explain methods and processes to identify workplace critical areas in terms of the consequences to health and safety production.
    • – Explain the importance of evaluating workplace safety and health in terms of the consequences to health and safety production.
    • – Measure safety performance against established objectives to evaluate progress towards a healthy and safe workplace.
    • – Ensure tools and techniques, used to measure workplace safety and health performance, are fit for purpose and applied according to specified requirements.
    • – Deal with deviations from the safety and health management programme in order to eliminate the deviations.
    • – Communicate recommendations on the development of the safety and health management programme in accordance with the Safety and Health Policy.
  • - Chapter 2 – Unit Standard 120330 – Conduct a continuous Risk Assessment in a Workplace –  

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    • – Explain the continuous risk assessment process.
    • – Name the relevant documentation required for conducting a continuous risk assessment.
    • – Name the relevant hazards and risks likely to be encountered during a specific continuous risk assessment.
    • – Explain the importance of conducting continuous risk assessment in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict.
    • – Select appropriate documentation.
    • – Evaluate various physical and environmental conditions which could exist.
    • – Verify the persons, tools and the materials required to conduct the continuous risk assessment as fit for purpose and available.
    • – Explain consequences for not conforming to legal and specified requirements in preparing for risk assessment.
    • – Hazard identification is conducted correctly.
    • – Significant hazards are systematically identified, utilising the elected hazard identification technique.
    • – Relevant documentation is completed.
    • – Implement remedial action for hazards accordingly.
    • – Implement follow-up action on continuous risk assessments accordingly.
    • – Explain the consequences of non-compliance to the procedures for initiating remedial action and follow-up on continuous risk assessment.
  • - Chapter 3 – Unit Standard 259597 – Emergency Preparedness and Response Procedures –  

    - The breakdown of this subject includes:

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    • – The Differences between Emergency and an Incident
    • – Probability types of emergencies that may occur i.e. Fires, Explosions, Floods, Sink Holes, Chemical Spills and leaks, Electrical Accidents, Natural Disasters, Mechanical Incidents, Gas and fume Emissions, Radiation, Bomb Threats etc.,
    • – Effects of these Emergencies,
    • – Various responses to an alarm,
    • – Type of alarms,
    • – Procedures to be followed in the event of specific alarms,
    • – Purpose of mandatory, statutory and informative warnings and signs,
    • – Importance in adhering to the Symbolic Safety Signs
    • – Actions required in an assembly area,
    • – Procedures for accounting for evacuated parties,
    • – Organising Emergency Teams,
    • – Information to be provided to mutual aiders,
    • – Functions of an emergency control centre,
    • – Records required of the events of an emergency,
    • – Communication Structures at the emergency,
    • – Type of Information required to manage and emergency.
  • - Chapter 4 – Unit Standard 259604 – Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace. 

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    • – Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are Identified for specific workplaces,
    • – Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are Identified for specific workplaces,
    • – The importance of compliance to workplace safety and the consequences to health, safety, environment and production for non-compliance,
    • – Purpose of monitoring compliance (auditing),
    • – Specified requirements for monitoring workplace compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements,
    • – Purpose and extent of monitoring workplace compliance,
    • – Human resources, tools, instruments, equipment and material required for monitoring are selected, verified and used according to specified requirements and the specific situation,
    • – Deviations in SHE compliance are identified,
    • – Performance of the SHE Management program evaluated
    • – Reports are completed in the required formats and submitted,
    • – Deviations are dealt with,
    • – Remedial action understood,
    • – Feed-back given.
  • - Chapter 5 – Unit Standard 259599 – Participate in the Establishment, Implementation and Monitoring of a Health and Safety Agreement. 

    - The breakdown of this subject includes:

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    • – The process pertaining to Health and Safety negotiations and consultations,
    • – The importance of implementing negotiated Health and Safety Agreements,
    • – Monitoring (auditing) compliance to the Health and Safety agreement,
    • – Stakeholders who should be participating in the negotiation process,
    • – Mandated requirements for SHE issues are understood,
    • – Specified content of requirements of the agreement is understood,
    • – Revision of agreement,
    • – Responsibilities of stakeholders in the implementation of SHE agreement,
    • – Implementation of action plan is monitored in order to meet the agreed priorities,
    • – Remedial action is implemented to address deviations from the agreed plan.
  • - Chapter 6 – Unit Standard 120337 – Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the preparation, conducting, recording and follow-up actions of a planned task observation in a working place –  

    - The breakdown of this subject includes:

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    • – Explain the purpose of a planned task observation
    • – Explain the importance of listing tasks from occupations.
    • – Explain the critical task inventory compilation.
    • – Explain the process of compiling safe operating procedures and the resources required.
    • – Explain scheduling the planned task observation.
    • – Explain the fact that past history should be taken in account prior to performing the planned task observation.
    • – Explain the purpose of a planned task observation.
    • – Explain the importance of listing tasks from occupations.
    • – Explain the critical task inventory compilation.
    • – Explain the process of compiling safe operating procedures and the resources required.
    • – Explain scheduling the planned task observation.
    • – Explain the fact that past history should be taken in account prior to performing the planned task observation.
    • – Record and communicate the findings of the planned task observation .
    • – Implement the follow-up actions accordingly.
    • – Implement follow-up actions in a manner that will foster teamwork and avoid conflict.
  • - Chapter 7 – Unit Standard 259617 – Conduct an investigation into workplace safety, health and environmental incidents –  

    - The breakdown in this subject includes:

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    • – Identify the legal and organisational specific requirements regulating the reporting and investigation of workplace incidents in order to determine applicable governance procedures.
    • – Explain the legal and organisational specific requirements for an investigation into workplace incidents in order to follow the prescribed requirements.
    • – Explain the procedures to be followed when an incident occurs in the workplace in order to facilitate effective management of the incident.
    • – Explain the consequences of non-compliance with legal and organisational specific requirements in terms of the impact on safety, health and environment in the workplace. Explain the purpose, type and extent of information required in accordance with prescribed requirements.
    • – Identify and explain resources required to conduct investigations in accordance with prevailing circumstances.
    • – Gather information in accordance with the prescribed procedures.
    • – Explain the need for gathering accurate and relevant information about workplace incidents in terms of the impact on the quality of the investigation.
    • – Complete reports in the required formats in accordance with prescribed requirements.
    • – Submit and communicate reports to relevant designated persons in accordance with prescribed requirements.
    • – Process physical evidence gathered during the investigation according to prescribed requirements.
    • – Process resources used during investigations according to specified requirements.
  • - Chapter 8 – Unit Standard 259624 – Control workplace hazards and risks –  

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    • – Explain the actions required by persons who may be exposed to hazardous substances in terms of the impact of exposure on those persons.
    • – Define and identify hazardous substances directly related to the specific workplace with examples.
    • – Explain the responsibilities of both employer and employee in terms of the prevention of exposure to hazardous substances.
    • – Explain non-compliance with the governance of workplace hazardous substances in terms of the impact on the organisation and the immediate environment.
    • – Identify hazardous substances by product and company.
    • – Describe hazards associated with a specific substance in terms of the MSDS.
    • – Explain emergency procedures to deal with hazardous substances in terms of the MSDS.
    • – Explain handling and storage procedures of hazardous substances in terms of the MSDS
    • – Explain exposure controls/personal protection measures in terms of the MSDS.
    • – Explain disposal methods for the hazardous substance and according to governance requirements.
    • – Explain transportation of the hazardous substance in terms of governance requirements.
    • – Identify the risks associated with workplace hazardous substances in terms of the impact on people and the immediate environment.
    • – Conduct a risk assessment for different hazardous substances in the work environment.
    • – Explain the dangers associated with working with hazardous substances in terms of health and safety of people, assets and the environment.
    • – Explain methods of dealing with the possible exposure of persons to hazards associated with hazardous substances with examples.
    • – Explain methods of dealing with the possible exposure of persons to hazards associated with hazardous substances with examples.
    • – Explain disposal practices for hazardous substances in terms of governance requirements.
    • – Explain disposal practices for hazardous substances in terms of governance requirements.
    • – Evaluate workplace emergency preparedness plans against governance requirements.
    • – Carry out communication with all stakeholders in accordance with governance requirements.
    • – Report on control of hazardous substances in order to address non-compliance.
    • – Explain the importance of complying with measures to control hazardous substances in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and production.
  • - Chapter 9 – Unit Standard 259600 – Participate in the implementation and evaluation of an environmental management program in the workplace –  

    - The breakdown in this subject includes:

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    • – Explain the Environmental Policy in terms of its impact on the implementation of the management programme.
    • – Explain the importance and purpose of implementing environmental management programme components in the workplace in terms of the consequences to environmental production.
    • – Explain the importance and purpose of implementing environmental management programme components in the workplace in terms of the consequences to environmental production.
    • – Report and evaluate non-friendly incidents to determine environmentally friendly noncompliance performance.
    • – Identify critical workplace areas in terms of the consequences to environmental production.
    • – Explain methods and processes to identify critical workplace areas in terms of the consequences to environmental and production.
    • – Explain the importance of evaluating workplace environmental performance in terms of the consequences to environmental production.
    • – Explain the importance of evaluating workplace environmental performance in terms of the consequences to environmental production.
    • – Ensure tools and techniques, used to measure workplace environmental performance, are fit for purpose and applied according to specified requirements.
    • – Ensure tools and techniques, used to measure workplace environmental performance, are fit for purpose and applied according to specified requirements.
    • – Communicate recommendations on the development of the environmental management programme in accordance with the Environmental Policy.
  • - Chapter 10 – Unit Standard 119553 – Take actions to address impacts on the environment –  

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    • – Communicate recommendations on the development of the environmental management programme in accordance with the Environmental Policy.
    • – Choose responses that are appropriate to the level of authority or capacity of the learner.
    • – Make responses in a timely manner.
    • – Develop the plan that is logical, practical and sufficiently detailed.
    • – Inform other parties of the plan and required assistance requested
    • – Inform other parties of the plan and required assistance requested
    • – Monitor the implementation of the plan and make appropriate adjustments where necessary.
    • – Address the impacts properly.
    • – Complete and accurately make records so that they reflect the key issues succinctly and clearly.
    • – Compile and present reports appropriately.
  • - Chapter 11 – Unit Standard 119558 – Work with, use and care for materials and resources which can impact on health and the environment –  

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    • – Correctly classify, identify and name materials and resources.
    • – Describe the properties / characteristics of the materials and resources and their potential impact on health and the environment correctly.
    • – Correctly extract the Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS) requirements for hazardous chemical substances found in the chosen environment.
    • – Describe each material or resource usage or the way the material or resource occurs and relate it to its physical properties / characteristics.
    • – Use correct materials for the appropriate purpose, in the correct manner.
    • – Extract, use and store materials to protect them against damage and to prevent damage to health and the environment.
    • – Identify, isolate and report defective materials and take appropriate, corrective action.
    • – Use personal protective clothing and equipment appropriately and in compliance with organisational policy and legislation.
    • – Correctly identify opportunities to prevent, minimise, correct and remedy impact.
    • – Timeously recognise and report potential threats to the environment and actual impacts.
    • – Take action to prevent, correct or remedy the environmental damage appropriately.
    • – Relevant documentation is completed, up to date and in the required format.
    • – Consumable materials usage is accounted for, and excesses and shortages are identified and reported timeously.
    • – Correctly describe and explain the concepts and principles of waste management.
    • – Correctly describe and explain the concepts and principles of waste management.
    • – Correctly apply waste management processes in the learner’s context.
    • – Appropriately recognize, classify and respond to special waste.
    • – Accurately identify and describe methods of conservation and wisely and responsible use of materials and resources.
    • – Accurately identify and describe opportunities in the environment to conserve and use materials and resources wisely.
    • – The purpose of wise and responsible use of materials and resources is explained accurately.
  • - Chapter 12 – Unit Standard 254221 – Prevent musculoskeletal injuries to self during lifting and carrying activities –  

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    • – Describe the general anatomy and bio-physical functioning of the back and neck in relation to movement.
    • – Explain the normal curvatures of the spinal column in order to recognise abnormalities which could cause chronic pain.
    • – Describe the common causes of both acute and chronic back and neck pain.
    • – Demonstrate correct techniques to prevent back and neck injuries when lifting objects from above, below and at shoulder levels.
    • – Demonstrate correct techniques to prevent back and neck injuries when moving objects by either pushing or pulling motions.
    • – Demonstrate correct techniques to prevent back and neck injuries when carrying mobile or immobile objects.
    • – Explain and emphasise the importance of consulting a medical practitioner when affected by neck and/or back pain.
    • – Explain and emphasise the importance of consulting a medical practitioner when affected by neck and/or back pain.
    • – Demonstrate exercises to strengthen the abdominal, lower back and neck muscles.
    • – Identify and demonstrate back-care methods at work or at home.
    • – Identify the need for good nutrition is explained and basic daily food requirements.
  • - Chapter 13 – Unit Standard 259609 – Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Hygiene –  

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    • – Describe the concept of Occupational Hygiene discipline according to accepted current legislative standards.
    • – Describe environmental factors affecting Occupational Hygiene in terms of their characteristics.
    • – Describe sources of workplace contaminants with examples.
    • – Explain the effects of hazardous environmental conditions in terms of the safety and health of workers.