Overview

GENERAL SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE – GSW

Course Outcome

8 Modules

The complete course consists of 8 video modules and 1 PDF manual which include self-assessment

Module 1 – Information Signs

Content:

  • Identify green information safety signs most commonly found in the workplace
  • Understand the application of green safety signs in the workplace
  • Respond correctly to the different green safety signs

Module 2 – Compulsory Signs

Content:

  • Identify blue compulsory action and personal protective equipment safety signs most commonly found in the workplace
  • Understand the application of blue safety signs in the workplace
  • Respond correctly to the different safety signs
  • Understand the importance of personal protective equipment
  • Understand the applications of personal protective equipment

Module 3 – Prohibition Signs

Content:

  • Identify red circle compulsory action safety signs most commonly found in the workplace
  • Understand the application of red circle safety signs in the workplace
  • Respond correctly to the different red circle safety signs

Module 4 – Warning Signs

Content:

  • Identify yellow and black safety signs most commonly found in the workplace
  • Understand the application of yellow and black safety signs in the workplace
  • Understand the different dangers these signs depict
  • Respond correctly to the different yellow and black safety signs

Module 5 – Fire Safety Signs

Content:

  • Identify red and white fire safety signs most commonly found in the workplace
  • Understand the application of red and white safety signs in the workplace
  • Respond correctly to the different red circle safety signs
  • Understand what causes a fire
  • Raise a fire alarm
  • Understand the use of portable fire extinguishers and fire hoses

Module 6 – Personal Protective Equipment

Content:

  • The importance of personal protective equipment
  • Safety signs indicating different personal protective equipment
  • Application of various types of personal protective equipment in the workplace
  • Donning of personal protective equipment
  • Importance of maintenance and replacement of personal protective equipment, including:- The hard hat – Goggles and spectacles – Ear protection (Ear plugs and muffs) – Face shields – Respirators – Dust Masks – Gloves – Aprons or body protection – Safety shoes and boots

Modules 7 & 8 – Safety Practices

Both modules focus on general safety in the workplace and cover the following aspects:

  • General health and safety rules
  • General duties of employers to their employees
  • General duties of employees at work
  • Health and safety representatives
  • General housekeeping
  • Machinery, tools and equipment
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Overhead work
  • Handling materials
  • Compressed air and gas
  • Handling, using and storage of chemicals
  • Injuries and incidences on duty
  • Personal protective clothing
  • General fire prevention
  • Motorised transport
  • Environmental issues
  • Office safety
  • General dress

 

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