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Health & Safety

SAQA US ID 119707: Apply health and safety principles in horticulture

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of the health and safety principles that are used in horticulture.
• Identify the various safety signs in the workplace and explain their purpose.
• Recognise potentially hazardous situations in the workplace.
• Utilise good housekeeping principles in the workplace.
• React positively in an emergency situation.

SAQA US ID 264234: Monitor and maintain health and safety standards in horticulture

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

• Apply the health and safety regulations that are relevant to horticultural activities.
• Perform the necessary health and safety checks on the infrastructure and equipment.
• Ensure that hazardous chemicals are safely handled and stored.
• Inspect and verify the standards of the housekeeping practices in the work areas and stores.
• Convene safety meetings to evaluate and improve all aspects of health and safety.

SAQA US ID 264058: Utilise health and safety principles in horticulture

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

• Describe the implications that the health and safety legislation has on horticultural practices.
• Recognise and be aware of potential hazards in the workplace.
• Indicate the standard operating procedures that aim to minimise safety incidents.
• Use chemical control substances safely.
• Apply the rinciples and practices of good housekeeping.

SAQA US ID 14897: Adhere to health and safety requirements

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
Learners working towards this unit standard will be doing so with the intention of reaching the full qualification "National Certificate (Construction) for the installation of floor coverings". Learners will be involved in, or working within a floor covering installation environment.

Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will adhere to health and safety requirements with confidence, including -
• Setting up protection and safety equipment for the working area
• Using, storing and maintaining tools and equipment safely
• Complying with Health, Safety and Welfare in the workplace

This competence lays the foundation for the development of further floor covering competencies and underpins competencies to be acquired as part of a learning progression pathway. The generic competencies as outlined in this unit standard should facilitate portability of floor covering installation skills across different contexts within the construction industry.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of floor covering practitioners who understand the challenges and opportunities of the South African construction context. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

SAQA US ID 9964: Apply health and safety to a work area

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable learners to apply basic health and safety legislation in the form of standards and procedures governing health and safety in the workplace, to ensure that they contribute to a safe, healthy environment for themselves and others.

SAQA US ID 259619: Conduct workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the legislation that applies to occupational health and safety; the impact that non-compliance would have in the workplace and understand the inspection protocols applicable to the workplace. Learners will also be able to carry out physical inspections and record, report and deal with the results of the inspection in order to implement corrective and preventative actions.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

• Explaining the relevant legal requirements to conduct Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.
• Planning Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.
• Conducting inspections to identify non-compliance in the workplace.
• Reporting on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.

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