Training

We provide skill development Training and we are in the process of our Construction CETA accreditation to provide credit bearing training

Short course provisioning is one of the most dynamic features of South Africa’s emerging education and training system. These courses are particularly associated with ‘just in time’, and ‘just enough’ learning to meet specific needs in workplace environments. This approach is a viable and common method for optimal workplace functioning in many contexts. It makes access to learning manageable, and saves the employers and the employees’ money, time, energy and resources.

Skills Development

Skill training not only provides skills in a particular area, but trains students to build and enhance networking, time management, communication skills. For any type of job, besides technical skills, employers keenly look for a distinct kind of skill in their potential employees.

The Skills Development Act is aimed at developing strategies and improving the skills of the workforce, to provide for learnerships, to provide for financing of skills development and to regulate employment services. It is vital to have a skills development and strategy.

Credit-Bearing Training

A Credit-bearing short course is a type of short learning programme for which credits, in relation to the course’s contribution to a particular programme, unit standard and/or (part) qualification, is are awarded.

Credit bearing training is occupationally based and when completed will constitute credits towards a qualification registered in terms of the National Qualifications Framework.

(In process)

Working At Heights

Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height 

Unit Standard: 229998

NQF Level: 1

Credits : 2

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

Learners wishing to acquire the competencies in this standard will be, people working at height where there is a risk of injury from a fall. Learners will be involved in performing tasks at height. Qualifying learners are able to follow fall arrest principles to perform work at height safely, under supervision of a qualified supervisor.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

Explaining the use and limitations of a limited range of fall arrest equipment and fall arrest plan.

Inspecting, assembling and storing fall arrest equipment.

Selecting suitable anchor points.

Using fall arrest systems with a double lanyard.

Using pre-installed vertical and horizontal life-lines.

In order for a successful learner of this standard to be able to function in a rope access operation, the learner must:

Be medically fit and in possession of a medical certificate, declaring the learner free from a condition that may prevent the learner from working safely as specified in the range statement. (An example of the content of the medical certificate is available in SABS 0333:2 Annex A).

Legal Liability

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant current occupational health and safety legislation 

Unit Standard: 120344

NQF Level: 4

Credits : 4

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

Learners found competent in this unit standard will be able to explain the basic principles of relevant current health and safety legislation and the consequences of non-compliance.

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.

HIRA

Conduct continuous hazard identification and risk assessment within a workplace 

Unit Standard: 24383

NQF Level: 2

Credits : 2

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard will be useful for persons who are required to conduct continuous hazard identification and risk assessment within an underground working place to ensure a healthy and safe environment to work in.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

Explain the specified requirements pertaining to continuous hazard identification and risk assessment.

Prepare for hazard identification.

Identify hazards and assess risks.

Initiate remedial and follow-up action.

The knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard contribute to social and economic transformation and the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector by conducting continuous hazard identification and risk assessment as part of the mining process.

This unit standard is intended to promote general knowledge and understanding of persons responsible for conducting continuous hazard identification and risk assessment in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable, competent and informed workers

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Learners assessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:

Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

Hazardous Material

 

Unit Work with, use and care for materials and resources which can impact on health and the environment 

Unit Standard: 119558

NQF Level: 1

Credits : 2

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

In order for me to perform effectively in the field of environmental science, environmental management and waste management, I will be able to:

Identify a range of materials and resources and describe their characteristics and properties

Work with, use, transport and store materials safely and responsibly

Work with and use resources responsibly

Identify, categorise, collect, handle and dispose of different types of waste.

I will also know and understand:

The properties of a range materials (including waste) that commonly occur in my context

The positive and negative effects of such materials on the environment

The basic principles for responsible use and handling of various materials and resources in my context.

 

I can be assessed against this unit standard in the context of any activity which is related to managing environmental issues, such as:

Waste management related activities, eg

> Materials recovery and buy back centres

> Waste reception

> Landfill operations

Water course cleaning, care and maintenance

Care of public places, open areas, cultural and natural heritage sites

Maintenance of parks and sports fields

Involvement in community projects and job creation schemes relating to environmental practice

General industrial or extraction, ie activities with an environmental care or improvement focus

Fall Arrest

 

Install, use and perform basic rescues from fall arrest systems and implement the fall protection plan

Unit Standard: 229995

NQF Level: 2

Credits : 3

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

Learners wishing to acquire the competencies in this standard will be people working at height where there is a risk of injury from a fall. Learners will be involved in performing tasks at height. Qualifying learners are able to take responsibility for inspection and installation of fall arrest systems and for implementing fall protection plans and rescues.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

Explaining the use of a range of fall arrest equipment and knowledge of applicable regulations.
Explaining and using basic rope knots. Installing and using fall arrest systems.

Inspecting and assembling fall arrest equipment and systems. Interpreting and implementing a fall protection plan. Performing basic fall arrest rescues to bring a casualty down to safety. In order for a successful learner of this standard to be able to function in a rope access operation, the learner must be medically fit and in possession of a medical certificate, declaring him/her free from a condition that may prevent him/her from working safely as specified in the range statement. (An example of the content of the medical certificate is available in SABS 0333:2 Annex A).

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Learners assessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:

Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

Risk Assessments

 

Conduct a continuous risk assessment in a workplace

Unit Standard: 120330

NQF Level: 3

Credits : 4 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:

Explain the legal and specified requirements for conducting continuous risk assessments.

Prepare to conduct a continuous risk assessment.

Conduct a continuous risk assessment.

Initiate remedial action and follow up on Continuous Risk Assessment.  

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Communications at NQF Level 2

Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2

Incidents And Accidents Investigation

 

Conduct an Investigation into Workplace Incidents

Unit Standard: 120335

NQF Level: 3

Credits : 5

The focus of workplace injury investigations is prevention. Investigations involving on the job injuries require significant attention to detail.


PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate the ability to conduct investigations into workplace incidents. The competency includes all the activities required to successfully conduct incident investigations.


LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Communication at NQF Level 2

Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2

 

Safety Representative

 

Describe the functions of the workplace health and safety representative

Unit Standard: 259622

NQF Level: 2

Credits : 3


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.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

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.

Complying with the activities within safety, health and environmental structures.


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.

Fire Fighting

 

Perform basic fire fighting

Unit Standard : 12484

NQF Level : 2

Credits : 4

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of manufacturing and engineering.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications.

Qualifying learners can select and use the appropriate firefighting equipment to extinguish or control fires in the workplace.

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for safety, health and environmental protection in the field of manufacturing and engineering.

UNIT STANDARD RANGE

The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

A firefighter is a rescuer extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten life, property, and the environment as well as to rescue people and in some cases or jurisdictions also animals from dangerous situations. Male firefighters are sometimes referred to colloquially by the historical term fireman (and, less commonly, a female firefighter by the term firewoman) although the use of this terminology is officially discouraged.