The successful learner will be able to explain the duties of the employer and employee with regards to occupational health and safety in the mining workplace. They will understand the requirements that apply to persons entering the workplace and performing any duties therein, as well as the requirements for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), housekeeping and emergency procedures.
Written assessment to be done at the end of the course, learners must achieve a minimum of 65%.
- Employer and employee duties, including those of the HSE representative, and identifying and reporting hazards and risks
- General safety rules in the workplace, including consequences of alcohol and drug use, access control, use of motorised and mobile equipment, lockout procedures, and symbolic and other signage
- The use and application of PPE, including correct use and application, maintenance and storage, the importance of wearing PPE, and the limitations of use
- Good housekeeping practices, stacking and storage practices, demarcation and colour coding
- Emergency procedures, including escape routes, assembly points, refuge bays, emergency communication and planning a simulated emergency exercise