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REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

 

Explain basic health and safety principles in and around the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259639  Explain basic health and safety principles in and around the workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

 

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116527  Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to basic health and safety principles in and around a workplace  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
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. 

 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A