PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
The person credited with this unit standard is able to describe the information, training and duties of persons exposed to hazardous substances and risks, as well as understanding the responsibilities of both employer and employee in such situations. Learners will be able to identify hazardous substances by product and company, the procedures required to handle them, the risks and dangers associated with hazardous substances and the methods of dealing with exposure to them. They will also be able to explain the production, processing, use, storage, handing or transporting of hazardous substances, as well as dealing with compliance and non-compliance issues.
The qualifying learner is capable of:
Explaining the governance of workplace hazardous substances.
Explaining material safety data sheets (MSDS) for hazardous substances in the workplace.
Explaining risks associated with workplace hazardous substances.
Controlling workplace hazardous substances.
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.