SHE Representative (HS1)

Health and Safety



Course Code HS 1 Unit Standard 259639 Course Title Explain basic health and safety principles in and around the workplace (Health and Safety Induction)
ETQA   – Level   2 Credits 4
Duration 1 Day Delivery Method Notional Hours: 12 Hours Theory and 28 Hours Workplace Assignment Portfolio


See Booking form Includes Learner Workbooks, pens, practical, assessment, Certificate (on successful completion)
Intended for Safety Officers, appointed fire wardens/marshals, all fire team members and as part of a qualification. 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.


This unit standard is for those people giving an induction of health and safety principles to new personnel and the person credited with this unit standard is able to explain the duties of both the employees and employers with regard to Occupational Safety and Heath in the workplace. Learners will be able to 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 that apply to the workplace.



The course covers

The duties of employer and employees with regard to occupational health and safety in the workplace and in terms of legislation.  The importance of identifying and addressing hazards and associated risks and consequences to employer and employee.  General safety rules including alcohol and drugs, authorised access to work in terms of legal and organisation requirements.  Signage (including mandatory, information, warning signs and colour coding) as well as lockout procedures.  The limitations, correct usage, maintenance and storage of PPE.  The importance of good housekeeping in terms of health and safety.  Emergency escape routes, assembly points and communication.




The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Explaining both employer and employee duties with regard to occupational safety and health in the workplace
  • Explaining the general safety rules in a workplace
  • Explaining the use and application of Personal Protective Equipment in a workplace.
  • Explaining the need for good housekeeping in the workplace.
  • Explaining and applying emergency procedures in the workplace.