Material Handling

Material Handling

CETA Accreditation: Unit Standards 12484.

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to monitor, report and advise on the application of safety and health principles regarding the movement of people and materials in and around a working place. The competency includes:

  • Explaining the structural safety principles and considerations in a working place as regards to the movement of people and materials.
  • Demonstrating the safe manual handling of materials in a workplace.
  • Explaining the requirements pertaining to the mechanical handling of material at the workplace.
  • Explaining the requirements pertaining to the handling of material by means of motorised equipment.

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

CONTENT:

  • Explain structural safety principles and considerations in a working place as regards to the movement of people and materials.
  • Demonstrate the safe manual handling of materials in a workplace.
  • Explain the requirements pertaining to the mechanical handling of material at the workplace.
  • Explain the requirements pertaining to the safe movement of people where handling of material by means of motorised equipment is taking place.
  • Scaffolding Materials Handling.
  • Planning for manual handling.
  • Hazard Analysis — Lifting and Carrying (Manual materials Handling).
  • Hazard Analysis — Cold-related Injuries and Illnesses.