PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to monitor, report and advise on the application of safety and health principles regarding the movement of people and materials in and around a working place. The competency includes:
Explaining the structural safety principles and considerations in a working place as regards to the movement of people and materials.
Demonstrating the safe manual handling of materials in a workplace.
Explaining the requirements pertaining to the mechanical handling of material at the workplace.
Explaining the requirements pertaining to the handling of material by means of motorised equipment.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Communication at NQF Level 2.
Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
All the specific outcomes and assessment criteria are assessed in accordance with specified requirements and- where applicable- consequences to health and safety.
Specified requirements include current legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
Mine Health and Safety Act.
Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Chief Inspector of Mines’ Directives.
Health and safety agreements.
Codes of practice.
Standards task procedures.
Risk Assessments procedures.
Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
Mine Standard Procedures.
List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
Equipment and Materials Specifications.