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Lesson 1:  Identify and describe hazardous materials used in the construction industry 

  • Identify and describe the physical, chemical and biological properties of the materials

  • Identify and describe the hazardous nature of the materials

  • Protective clothing required in the handling of materials are identified and the use thereof demonstrated. 

  • Explain the application of the SABS 1228 Code "The identification and classification of dangerous substances and goods". 

      

Lesson 2:  Identify suitable transport for hazardous materials and related legislation 

  • Transport suitable for the various types of hazardous materials is identified. 

  • The application of the National Road Traffic Act (No 93 of 1996) - as amended - with reference to the transportation of hazardous materials is explained. 

  • The application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (No 85 1993) - or later edition - with reference to the transportation of hazardous materials is explained. 

  •  The application of SABS 1398, SABS 1518 and SABS 0231 with respect to road tank vehicles, transportation, and loading, the driver and vehicle inspection schedules is explained. 

  • Specific precautionary measures are identified for the safety of workers and the public during the transportation process. 

    

Lesson 3:  Identify storage facilities of hazardous materials 

  • Suitable storage facilities for the storage of hazardous materials is identified. 

  •  Suitable fire protection for the safe storage is identified and installed.

  • Compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (No 85 of 1993) - or later edition - is ensured with respect to storage. 

  • Material is stored in such a way as to protect it against damage. 

Lesson 4: Describe the proper application procedures for the various hazardous materials used 

  • Application procedures for the various hazardous materials are explained. 

  • Precautionary measures to safeguard the safety of workers during the application process is identified and implemented and implemented. 

 

Lesson 5: Describe the proper application procedures for the various hazardous materials used 

  • Training programmes to sensitize unskilled workers to the dangers of working with hazardous materials are prepared or secured. 

  • Unskilled workers are trained in order to sensitize them to the dangers of working with hazardous materials and the need for appropriate action. 

      

Lesson 6: Plan and implement emergency 

  • Resources are identified to handle an emergency. 

  • A plan of action is prepared for emergency and implemented.