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UNIT STANDARD: 259622 - Describe the functions of the workplace health and safety representative.
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD:
The person credited with this unit
standard is able to understand the objectives and statutory requirements
pertaining to health and safety in the workplace. The learners will be able
to explain the rights, powers, functions and duties of the workplace health
and safety representative and how any errant health, safety and environmental
issues may be handled. Learners will also be able to participate in the
safety, health and environmental structures and measure these activities
according to health, safety and environmental requirements.
Describing the framework of workplace health and safety legislation pertaining to health and safety representatives, Explaining the specified requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities at a working place, Addressing safety, health and environment related issues within their scope of authority and complying with the activities within safety, health and environmental structures.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Health and Safety Representatives, Safety Committee members.
The aim of this course is to provide learner with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to allow them to respond efficiently in emergency situations.
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.
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