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OHS Legal Compliance

Health and Safety Introduction

OHS Act for Mangement 

Basic Firefighting 

HIV Awareness

Incident Command

Fire Marshall

Conduct Fire Safety Inspection

Evacuation Planning

HEALTH AND SAFETY INTRODUCTION

Upon completion of the course, the learner will have a better understanding of the functions and responsibility of an HSE Representative. The learner will be able to carry out basic inspections and participate in HSE committee procedures.

KEY CONTENT

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • explain the general purpose and broad content of the OHS Act
  • explain the election/nomination process
  • explain the functions and responsibilities of HSE representatives
  • explain the purpose, structure and responsibilities of an HSE committee
  • explain the common causes of incidents in the workplace
  • explainthe basic principles of incident prevention
  • participate effectively in HSE committee procedures
  • carry out a basic inspection of their work area
  • identify areas where information is required from the employer to support specific workplace inspection needs
  • identify additional training needs.

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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OHS ACT FOR MANAGEMENT

OHS Act for Management safety course has been aligned to registered unit standards.  You will be assessed against the outcomes of the unit standards by completing a knowledge assignment that covers the essential embedded knowledge stipulated in the unit standards, and by compiling a portfolio of evidence that provides proof of your ability to apply the learning to your work situation.

KEY CONTENT

  • Applying occupational health and safety to the workplace.
  •  Relevant current sections of the current OHS Act are applied to a given case study.
  •  The implementation and enforcement of selected legislation.
  •  The implementation of other SHE related legislation.
  •  The relationship between legal compliance and system requirements.
  •  Opinion of the legal positions of both employer and employee.
  •  Application of common law principles relating to occupational health and safety in the workplace.
  •  Common law principles applicable to SHE in the workplace are described and motivated.
  •  An opinion of the legal position of both employer and employee with motivations in terms of the common law principles applicable to SHE in the workplace.
  •  Apply the law of evidence and the law of civil and criminal procedure in any given case study.
  •  Relevant rules of the law of evidence and the law of civil and criminal procedure are explained.
  •  The rules of the law of evidence and the law of civil and criminal procedures are applied.
  •  Application of principles of the law of delict and the criminal law relevant to accidents that happen in the workplace.
  •  Relevant principles of the law of delict and criminal law are applied to an accident that occurs in the workplace.
  •  The criminal and / or civil liability negligent party in terms of the principles of the law of delict and / or criminal law are applied.
  •  The legal position of the negligent party in terms of the principles of the law of delict and the criminal law are applied to an accident that occurs in the workplace.

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Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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BASIC FIREFIGHTING

On completion of the course, the successful learner will be capable of identifying, containing, preventing and extinguishing different types of fires by operating basic firefighting equipment.

KEY CONTENT

  • Introduction
  • Chemistry of Combustion
  • Fuels
  • Oxygen
  • Heat Energy
  • Chemical Chain Reaction
  • Methods of Extinguishing a fire
  • The transmission of heat
  • Oxidising agents
  • Classes of fire and extinguishing agents
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Types of fire extinguishers
  • Care and maintenance of your extinguisher
  • How to use a fire extinguisher
  • Fire Prevention
  • Consequences of not adhering to safe practices

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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HIV AWARENESS

This course provides a broad introduction to HIV/AIDS awareness in the workplace. It introduces knowledge about HIV/AIDS awareness that will enable learners to be informed and caring workers in industry and managers to develop appropriate policies to deal with the pandemic.

KEY CONTENT

  • Describe attitudes towards HIV and AIDS in the workplace
  • Identify factors influencing attitudes towards HIV and AIDS
  • The cause & treatment of AIDS and associated illness
  • Plan & prepare an information session in the workplace on HIV and AIDS

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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INCIDENT COMMAND 100, 200 AND 300

ICS I-100 provides a background and history of ICS and discusses why the use of a standardised management system has been adopted worldwide. This course also covers the features, principles and organisational hierarchy of ICS explaining why it is so beneficial in a Southern African context.

ICS I-200 will support your growth and understanding of ICS in order to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System, especially for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position.

ICS I-300 explores your role in competently operating within management roles of the Incident Command System (ICS) for expanding incidents. The course builds on your prior understanding of ICS in smaller and initial action incidents and explains the unique qualities of ICS as an event or incident management system in an escalating situation

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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FIRE MARSHALL

Upon completion of the course, the successful learner will be capable of identifying, containing, preventing and extinguishing different types of fires by operating basic firefighting equipment.

KEY CONTENT

  • Introduction to basic firefighting                                                                                                     
  • Fire safety legislation                                                                                                                                         
  • Fire behavior                                                                                                                                                       
  • Classification of fire                                                                                                                                           
  • Fire extinguishment theory                                                                                                                              
  • Identify, select and check appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment                             
  • Fire prevention                                                                                                                                   
  • Pre-planning                                                                                                                                                        
  • Emergency control room                                                                                                                  
  • General information                                                                                                                                          
  • Fire Marshal responsibilities

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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CONDUCT FIRE SAFETY INSPECTION

Upon completion of the course, the successful learner will be capable of identifying, containing, preventing and extinguishing different types of fires by operating basic firefighting equipment.

KEY CONTENT

  • Identify the ignition sources and inspect materials to determine how fires start.
  • Inspect facilities to determine fire protection system requirements and problems in areas such as water supplies, exit locations, and construction materials.
  • Inspect buildings to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations such as accumulations of combustible material, electrical wiring problems, water supplies, and inadequate or non-functional fire exits.
  • Identify corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes, laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Conduct inspections and acceptance testing of newly installed fire protection systems.
  • Inspect and test fire protection and/or fire detection systems to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards.
  • Conduct fire code compliance follow-ups to ensure that corrective actions have been taken in cases where violations were found.
  • Inspect properties that store, handle, and use hazardous materials to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations, and issue hazardous materials permits to facilities found in compliance.
  • Write detailed reports of fire inspections performed, fire code violations observed, and corrective recommendations offered.
  • Recommend changes to fire prevention, inspection, and fire code endorsement procedures.
  • Arrange for the replacement of defective fire protection equipment and for repair of fire alarm and sprinkler systems, making minor repairs such as servicing fire equipments.

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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EVACUATION PLANNING

On completion of the course, you will understand the need for regular mock evacuation drills, evacuation floor plans, key personnel responsibilities, how to call for emergency interventions, and how to manage an evacuation under different scenarios.

KEY CONTENT

  • Introduction to Evacuation Planning; 
  • Legal Requirements for Evacuation Planning;
  • Evacuation Floor Plans;
  • Key Evacuation Personnel Roles & Responsibilities;
  • First- and Second Stage Evacuation Procedures;
  • Specific Emergencies and Responses;
  • Dealing with Emergency Services;
  • Emergency Carry Methods and Important Points to Remember

Assessment Criteria

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