PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard requires of learners to demonstrate the ability to monitor, advise and report on compliance with legislation regarding hazardous substances.
Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
Monitoring, advising and reporting on the scope and understanding of the specified requirements as regards to hazardous substances in a work place.
Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the application of methods in preventing exposure to hazardous substances in a work place.
Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the classification, physical state, health effects and disposal methods of hazardous substances in a workplace.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The Unit Standard outcomes and credits are based on the assumption that learners attempting this Unit Standard can already read, write and communicate at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard at any working place.
Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.
Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
Include and are contained in one or more, but not limited to the following documents:
Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991). and Occupational Health and Safety (Act no 85/1993).
Mandatory Codes of Practice.
SABS and other relevant Standards.
Chief Inspector of Mines’ Directives.
Site Specific Requirements:
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
Mine Standard Procedures.
List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
Equipment and Materials Specifications.