PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
People credited with this unit standard will be able to describe the requirements with regard to working at heights.
The competency includes knowledge and understanding of the requirements applicable to:
Performing work in elevated positions.
Inspecting, caring for and storing fall arrest equipment effectively.
The safety, health and environmental principles regarding the safe construction and maintenance of working platform, ladders, scaffolds and walkways in elevated positions.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Communication skills at NQF Level 2
Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2
Unit standard: Provide primary emergency care / first aid as an advanced first responder in the workplace: SAQA ID – 120336
Unit standard: Respond to, implement and manage emergencies according to an emergency action plan in a workplace: SAQA ID – 120329
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
All the specific outcome and assessment criteria are assessed in accordance with specified requirements and – where applicable – consequences to health and safety.
Specified requirements include 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
Working Guides / Permits
Equipment and Materials Specifications