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Occupational Health and Safety

Course code: OHS – ChrisV

Duration

1 Day

Unit Standard

9964 - Apply health and safety to a work area. NQF level 2, 3 credits

1. Identify potential hazards in the work area.

a. Identifying, removing, reducing and reporting potential hazards

b. Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards

c. Drawing up a health and safety plan

d. Protective clothing

e. Statutory requirements


2. Limiting damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency

a. Location of fire extinguishers, hoses and alarms

b. Identifying and using different fire extinguishers

c. Emergency identification procedures

d. Reporting injuries involving individuals


3. Procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area

a. Procedures for reporting and recording

b. Workman’s compensation procedures.

c. Relevant national regulations.

d. Health and safety regulations.

e. The implications of not following procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area.

f. Health and safety planning.

g. Writing a brief incident report

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