PROPOSED OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY UNIT STANDARDS

National Vocational Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 1)

ID (In Progress – 843): Provide basic First Aid: Level: 1, Credits: 3
•    Element 1: Identify an emergency situation
•    Element 2: Apply first aid procedures and or techniques
•    Element 3: Report on casualty’s condition, treatment and hand over to EMS
•    Element 4: Report to maintain records

ID (In Progress – 847): Demonstrate responsibility within the workplace to protect the environment: Level: 1, Credits: 4
•    Element 1: Identify the aspects and associated impacts to the environment as a result of workplace activities
•    Element 2: Minimise impacts to the environment arising as a result of workplace activities

ID (In Progress – 1150: Apply basic reading skills in a workplace environment: Level: 1, Credits: 3
•    Element 1: Read basic texts to extract information and ideas
•    Element 2: Use and interpret information from tables

ID (In Progress – 1151): Interact with others in a workplace environment: Level: 1, Credits: 5
•    Element 1: Apply oral communication skills
•    Element 2: interpret non-verbal communications
•    Element 3: Apply communication skills in a team

ID (In Progress – 1155): Demonstrate basic awareness of HIV and AIDS: Level: 1, Credits: 6
•    Element 1: Describe the nature of HIV and AIDS
•    Element 2: Describe HIV transmission and ways of minimising infection
•    Element 3: Explain ways of ‘positive living’ with HIV and AIDS
•    Element 4: Demonstrate knowledge of ARV treatment
•    Element 5: Identify workplace issues related to HIV and AIDS
•    Element 6: Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of HIV and AIDS on the workplace, society and the national economy

ID (In Progress – 1156): Apply Computer Fundamental literacy skills: Level: 1, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Identify main computer components and peripheral.
•    Element 2: Perform Microsoft processing and PowerPoint
•    Element 3: Use basic internet and e-mail applications

ID (In Progress – 1157): Demonstrate basic knowledge of workplace health and safety: Level: 1, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Demonstrate basic knowledge of health and safety legal responsibilities.
•    Element 2: Demonstrate basic knowledge of key health and safety legal requirements.
•    Element 3: Demonstrate knowledge of hazard and risks.
•    Element 4: Demonstrate knowledge of hazard and risk controls
•    Element 5: Demonstrate knowledge of workplace fire safety
•    Element 6: Understand an emergency evacuation plan
•    Element 7: Explain signs/ symbols associated with product labels in the workplace
•    Element 8: Notices, signs and demarcation in the workplace are explained
•    Element 9: Colour coding practices in the workplace are explained
•    Element 10: Plan and prepare for work
•    Element 11: General housekeeping
•    Element 12: Maintain good Personal Hygiene, health and presentation

ID (In progress - 1716): Introduction to occupational hygiene stressors: Level: 1, Credits: 2
•    Element 1: Demonstrate basic introductory to occupational hygiene stressors
 

National Vocational Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 2)

ID (In Progress - ID 846): Ensure own actions reduce risks to health and safety: Level: 2, Credits: 3
•    Element 1: Identify the hazards and evaluate the risks in the workplace
•    Element 2: Reduce the risks to health and safety in the workplace
•    Element 3: Apply safety principles

ID (In progress - 1713): Apply firefighting techniques: Level: 2, Credits: 4
•    Element 1: Describe the different types of firefighting equipment
•    Element 2: Use of firefighting equipment
•    Element 3: Demonstrate use of firefighting techniques

ID (In progress - 1718): Communicate in a workplace: Level: 2, Credits: 3
•    Element 1: Gather, convey and receive information
•    Element 2: Participate in simple workshop meetings
•    Element 3: Complete relevant work-related documents

ID (In progress - 1721): Apply lock-out and tag-out procedure for energy sources: Level: 2, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Demonstrate knowledge of energy isolation and reinstatement in the workplace
•    Element 2: Reinstate Machinery, plant and equipment following isolation

ID (In progress - 1725): Demonstrate knowledge of manual handling: Level: 2, Credits: 2
•    Element 1: Describe the process of manual handling
•    Element 2: Demonstrate safe manual handling

ID (In progress - 1727): Apply hazard identification and risk assessment: Level: 2, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Describe hazard identification and risk assessment
•    Element 2: Conduct hazard identification

ID (In progress - 1728): Demonstrate knowledge of hazard associated with confined spaces: Level: 3, Credits: 3
•    Element 1: Describe hazards associated with confined spaces
•    Element 2: Apply knowledge of hazards associated with confined spaces

ID (In progress - 1729): Handling of dangerous and hazardous substances in the workplace: Level: 2, Credits: 5
•    Element 1: Explain the process of handling dangerous and hazardous substances in the workplace
•    Element 2: Safe handling of dangerous and hazardous substance

ID (In progress - 1731): Work safely where fall protection is required: Level: 2, Credits: 4
•    Element 1: Plan and prepare for work
•    Element 2: Work safely on elevated work platforms
•    Element 3: Safe use of access and egress equipment

ID (In progress – OHS 04): Demonstrate basic knowledge of ergonomics in the workplace: Level: 2, Credits: 2
•    Element 1: Demonstrate basic knowledge of ergonomics in the workplace

ID (In progress – OHS 05): Safely erect, alter & dismantle basic scaffolding: Level: 2, Credits: 3
•    Element 1: Handle and maintain basic scaffolding components
•    Element 2: Plan and prepare for the erection of scaffolding
•    Element 3: Prepare a site for the basing out of scaffolding
•    Element 4: Base out fitting scaffolding

ID (In progress OHS 07): Perform basic mechanical lifting operations: Level: 2, Credits: 3
•    Element 1: Safety checks to be carried out before lifting loads
•    Element 2: Safely lifting loads

ID (In progress - OHS 08): Demonstrate safe usage and basic maintenance of hand and portable power tools: Level: 2, Credits: 3
•    Element 1: Identify and select hand and portable power tools
•    Element 2: Performing tasks using different hand and portable power tools
•    Element 3: Maintain and storage of hand and portable power tools

ID (In progress – OHS 09): Demonstrate basic knowledge of Waste Management: Level: 2, Credits: 3
•    Element 1: Demonstrate knowledge of waste types and associate hazards
•    Element 2: Describe waste management techniques and practices

ID (In progress – OHS 10): Demonstrate basic knowledge on Plant and Machinery in the workplace: Level: 2, Credits: 2
•    Element 1: Demonstrate basic knowledge of different machinery and plant.

ID (In progress – OHS 11): Demonstrate basic knowledge of health and safety on mobile equipment: Level: 2, Credits: 3
•    Element 1: Identify and minimize the hazards and risks associated with mobile equipment
•    Element 2: Conduct pre-operational safety checks.
•    Element 3: Describe the importance of pedestrian safety.
•    Element 4: Demonstrate knowledge of safe traffic rules and regulations.

ID (In progress – OHS 12): Demonstrate basic knowledge for stacking and storage: Level: 2, Credits: 2
•    Element 1: Demonstrate basic knowledge for stacking and storage

ID (In progress – OHS 13): Demonstrate basic knowledge of vessels under pressure in the workplace: Level: 2, Credits: 2
•    Element 1: Identify different types of vessels under pressure and associated risks
•    Element 2: Demonstrate/ explain the control measures applicable to vessels under pressure

ID (In progress – OHS 14): Demonstrate basic knowledge OF FIRE prevention and hot work: Level: 2, Credits: 2
•    Element 1: Describe factors involved in the development of a fire
•    Element 2: Carryout fire prevention practices
•    Element 3: Basic knowledge of health and safety when performing hot work

ID (In progress – OHS 15): Demonstrate basic knowledge on electrical safety: Level: 2, Credits: 2
•    Element 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the hazardous nature of electricity
•    Element 2: Demonstrate knowledge of the safety management of electrical hazards.

 

National Vocational Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 3)

ID (In Progress – 848): Develop health and safety procedures and instructions to safely control work operations: Level: 4, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Produce procedures and instructions to maintain healthy and safe workplaces
•    Element 2: Review the effectiveness of the health and safety procedures and instructions in the work area

ID (IN PROGRESS – ID 858): Investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents, accidents, diseases and complaints in the workplace: Level: 3, Credits: 6
•    Element 1: Demonstrate knowledge of needs to investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and accidents, diseases and complaints.
•    Element 2: Investigate workplace incidents, accidents, diseases and complaints
•    Element 3: Formulate recommendations and compiling of the incidents, accidents, diseases and complaints report.

ID (In progress – 1715): Conduct workplace safety preliminary investigations: Level: 3, Credits: 6
•    Element 1: Describe process of workplace safety preliminary investigation
•    Element 2: Conduct investigations
•    Element 3: Prepare investigation report

ID (In progress - 1717): Conduct workplace health and safety inspection: Level: 3, Credits: 5
•    Element 1: Explain the relevant legal requirements to conduct health and safety inspections
•    Element 2: Prepare for a health and safety inspection
•    Element 3: Conduct inspections to identify non-compliance/conformances in the workplace
•    Element 4: Reporting of non-compliance/conformances identified

ID (In progress – 1719): Demonstrate knowledge of intoxicating liquor or drug management in a workplace: Level: 4,

Credits: 4
•    Element 1: Identify signs and symptoms of intoxicating liquor or drug usage
•    Element 2: Explain all relevant role player’s responsibilities dealing with intoxication liquor or drug usage
•    Element 3: Describe the recovery process of the employee and the implications for the relevant role players.

ID (In progress - 1720): Demonstrate knowledge of emergency preparedness and response: Level: 4, Credits: 6
•    Element 1: Explain different types of emergencies that may be encountered in a workplace
•    Element 2: Explain actions required at an assembly area
•    Element 3: Describe the functions of an emergency control centre
•    Element 4: Appropriateness, adequateness, availability, management and servicing of emergency equipment and facilities are explained and understood.
•    Element 5: Competent people/contractor/emergency team/outside emergency services and comprehensive procedures/plan managing emergencies are explained.

ID (In progress – ISO 30): Conduct incident and accident investigations: Level: 4, Credits: 6
•    Element 1: Describe the process of incident and accident investigations
•    Element 2: Conduct incident and accident investigation

ID (In progress - ISO 31): Promote health and safety activities: Level: 3, Credits: 2
•    Element 1: Describe the health and safety promotion activities
•    Element 2: Conduct health and safety promotion activities

ID (In progress – OHS 03): Demonstrate knowledge of a basic health and safety audit: Level: 3, Credits: 12
•    Element 1: Understanding a basic health and safety audit
•    Element 2: Planning for a basic health and safety audit
•    Element 3: Prepare to audit basic health and safety conformance
•    Element 5: Make recommendations based on the results of a health and safety audit

ID (In progress – OHS 06): Inspect basic scaffolding and equipment for safe use: Level: 3, Credits: 3
•    Element 1: Inspect basic scaffold and equipment ready for use
•    Element 2: Record and sign off scaffolding safe / unsafe for use

ID (In progress – OHS 167): Perform basic word processing: Level: 1, Credits: 10
•    Element 1: Produce a basic word processing document
•    Element 2: Retrieve, format and edit a word processing document
•    Element 3: Use spelling and grammar functions
•    Element 4: Use the Help function in a word processing document
•    Element 5: Print a word processing document

ID (In progress – OHS 168): Produce basic spreadsheets: Level: 1, Credits: 10
•    Element 1: Produce a spreadsheet document
•    Element 2: Open, format and edit a spreadsheet document
•    Element 3: Perform basic spreadsheet calculations
•    Element 4: Use the Help function in a spreadsheet document
•    Element 5: Print a worksheet

ID (In progress – OHS 169): Use basic Internet and email applications: Level: 1, Credits: 10
•    Element 1: Connect to the Internet
•    Element 2: Use a browser and search engine
•    Element 3: Use of links are demonstrated
•    Element 4: Use of favourites are demonstrated
•    Element 5: Apply basic security features
•    Element 6: Send and receive e-mails
•    Element 7: Use address book and folders

 

National Vocational Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 4)

ID (IN PROGRESS – ID 850): Supervise the health, safety and welfare of new employees, changed activities or job descriptions: Level: 4, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Prepare and receive new employee, changed activities or job description in the workplace
•    Element 2: Supervise the health, safety and welfare of the employee in the workplace
•    Element 3: Review the health, safety and welfare of the employee in the workplace

ID (In progress - 1722): Implement and maintain control measures on plant and machinery: Level: 4, Credits: 10
•    Element 1: Explain the implementation and maintenance of control measures on plant and machinery
•    Element 2: Investigate, identify and assess hazards and risks
•    Element 3: Conduct follow-up action

ID (In progress - 1724: Demonstrate knowledge of fatigue in the workplace: Level: 4, Credits: 5
•    Element 1: Describe the causes and the effects of workplace fatigue
•    Element 2: Demonstrate an understanding of the prevention of fatigue
•    Element 3: Apply methods to deal with fatigue in the workplace

ID (In progress - 1726): Assess and control workplace hazards and risks: Level: 4, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Determine the raw risks of associated hazards
•    Element 2: Determine the residual risks of the associated hazards
•    Element 3: Identify and implement outstanding or improve insufficient control measures

ID (In progress - 1730): Apply, issue, monitor and cancellation of Permit to work: Level: 4, Credits: 4
•    Element 1: Describe the process of issuing and cancelling/suspension permit to work
•    Element 2: Issuing of permit to work
•    Element 3: Conduct workplace permit cancellation
•    Element 4: Record keeping of permit to work

ID (In progress - ISO 24): Demonstrate knowledge of Hazard Identification Operation (HAZOP): Level: 4, Credits: 10

  • Element 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the technical requirements for leading a HAZOP study in the workplace

  • Element 2: Conduct a HAZOP study in a workplace

  • Element 3: Analyse the preparation requirements for a HAZOP study in the workplace

ID (In progress - ISO 25): Carry out incident management procedures: Level: 4, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Describe incident management procedures
•    Element 2: Establish incident management centre
•    Element 3: Monitor incident management centre

ID (In progress - ISO 26): Demonstrate knowledge to implement occupational hygiene control measures: Level: 4, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Describe occupational hygiene requirements in a workplace
•    Element 2: Maintain occupational hygiene in a workplace

ID (In progress - ISO 27): Demonstrate knowledge of planned task observation: Level: 4, Credits: 4
•    Element 1: Describe the process of planned task observation
•    Element 2: Conduct a planned task observation at a workplace

ID (In progress – OHS 16): Apply supervisory skills in the workplace: Level: 4, Credits: 5
•    Element 1: Explain the role of supervisors in an organisation
•    Element 2: Explain the purpose of a team
•    Element 3: Contract with team members to obtain commitment to achieve organisational standards
•    Element 4: Implement, monitor and evaluate performance against team objectives and organisational standards
•    Element 5: Interpret and manage conflicts within the workplace

 

National Vocational Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Safety Officer) (Level 5)

ID (In Progress – 849): Monitor and evaluate that health and safety instructions and procedures are followed: Level: 5, Credits: 5
•    Element 1: Confirm that health and safety instructions and procedures are followed
•    Element 2: Review health and safety risks effectively

ID (In Progress – 851): Advocate and keep pace with improvements in health and safety practice: Level: 5, Credits: 6
•    Element 1: Comply with new developments in Occupational Health & Safety in the workplace
•    Element 2:  Contribute to the professional development of relevant others in relation to health and safety practices

ID (In Progress – 852): Develop and maintain individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters: Level: 5, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Conduct health and safety competence needs analysis
•    Element 2: Identify and meet health and safety training needs

ID (In Progress – 853): Develop and implement effective communication and consultation systems for health and safety information: Level: 5, Credits: 7
•    Element 1: Identify relevant information in relation with health and safety requirements in the organisation
•    Element 2: Develop and implement communication and consultation systems for health and safety information within an organisation

ID (In Progress – 855): Conduct a health and safety risk assessment in a workplace: Level: 5, Credits: 12
•    Element 1: Identify hazards in the workplace
•    Element 2: Assess the workplace and recommended control measures
•    Element 3: Review the workplace assessment of risks

ID (In Progress – 856): Develop and carry out health and safety audit systems: Level: 5, Credits: 12
•    Element 1: Protocol and planning
•    Element 2: Prepare to audit the health and safety management system
•    Element 3: Carry out a health and safety audit in accordance with the agreed specification
•    Element 4: Make recommendations based on the results of a health and safety audit

ID (In Progress – 857): Develop and implement health and safety emergency response procedures: Level: 5, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Plan health and safety emergency response procedures
•    Element 2: Implement procedures for the control of a health and safety emergency

ID (In Progress – 859): Promote a positive health and safety culture in workplace: Level: 5, Credits: 10
•    Element 1: Expand commitment to a positive health and safety culture
•    Element 2: Develop and implement links with appropriate people and groups on health and safety culture
•    Element 3: Develop a plan to promote a health and safety culture in the workplace
•    Element 4: Implement plans to promote a health and safety culture in the workplace

ID (In Progress – 860): Review health and safety instructions and procedures in workplaces: Level: 5, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Prepare to undertake a review of health and safety instructions and procedures in the workplace
•    Element 2: Carry out a review of the workplace health and safety implementation

ID (In Progress – 863): Contribute to health and safety legal actions: Level: 5, Credits: 12
•    Element 1: Review of the incident/accident investigation report
•    Element 2: Review of the incident/accident investigation activities and procedure.
•    Element 3: Review Report on incident/accident investigation fact finding and consultation outcomes is compiled

ID (In Progress – 1712): Apply control measures for hygiene stressors in the workplace: Level: 5, Credits: 6
•    Element 1: Explain the different types of hygiene stressors
•    Element 2: Carry out hygiene stressors control

ID (In Progress – 1723): Demonstrate knowledge to monitor and evaluate occupational hygiene control measures: Level: 5, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Describe occupational hygiene control measures by monitoring and evaluation
•    Element 2: Describe environmental factors
•    Element 3: Describe control of factors influencing occupational hygiene conditions in the workplace

ID (In Progress – Iso 17): Manage advanced workplace hazards and risks: Level: 5, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Describe high potential workplace hazard and risks
•    Element 2: Apply high potential workplace hazards and risk management

ID (In Progress – Iso 18): Manage health and safety data systems: Level: 5, Credits: 6
•    Element 1: Describe the management of health and safety data system
•    Element 2: Apply health and safety data management system

ID (In Progress – 001): Explain health and safety management requirements for contractors working on site: Level: 6, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Identify the legislative and organizational health and safety requirements for engaging

contractors to perform work on site.
•    Element 2: Explain how to manage the use of contractors on site to ensure compliance with

legislative and organisational health and safety requirements.
•    Element 3: Explain contractor health and safety performance review requirements.

ID (In Progress – 002): Carry out health and safety lead auditing: Level: 6, Credits: 12
•    Element 1: Lead auditors planning
•    Element 2: Conduct opening meeting
•    Element 3: Identify and gather information
•    Element 4: Manage audit team resources
•    Element 5: Guide team members in continuously improving their performance
•    Element 6: Conduct closure meeting

ID (In Progress – 854): Develop and implement a health and safety policy and programme: Level: 6, Credits: 12
•    Element 1: Define the statutory and practical health and safety requirements
•    Element 2: Develop the health and safety policy and programme.
•    Element 3: Implement the health and safety policy and programme

ID (In Progress – 861): Develop and review the organisation's health and safety strategy: Level: 6, Credits: 12
•    Element 1: Identify internal and external factors which have an impact on health and safety
•    Element 2: Set objective for appropriate health and safety strategy
•    Element 3: Develop a process for implementation of the reviewed health and safety strategy

ID (In Progress – 862): Develop and implement health and safety review systems: Level: 6, Credits: 8
•    Element 1: Ensure that each part of the health and safety management system is working as intended
•    Element 2: Ensure that the health and safety management system as a whole is working as intended

ID (In Progress – ISO 28): Prepare budgets in a health and safety environment: Level: 6, Credits: 4
•    Element 1: Describe the process of preparing budgets
•    Element 2: Carry out budget preparation

ID (In Progress – OHS 03): Demonstrate knowledge of a basic health and safety audit: Level: 3, Credits: 12
•    Element 1: Understanding a basic health and safety audit
•    Element 2: Planning for a basic health and safety audit
•    Element 3: Prepare to audit basic health and safety conformance.
•    Element 4: Carry out a health and safety audit in accordance with the agreed specification
•    Element 5: Make recommendations based on the results of a health and safety audit

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