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Short Course
on
Dangerous goods and hazardous substances management
Most hazardous waste originates as ordinary “dangerous goods” used in virtually every industry and domestic household. This has far-reaching environmental implications. No environmental impact assessment, warehouse design or transportation could be efficiently done without at least a grasp of the fundamentals of “dangerous goods” and their implications, both in terms of t heir impacts and in law. This course was developed to equip operating and management personnel with the necessary knowledge and understanding required to appropriately manage significant environmental matters related to dangerous goods. The course aims at providing practical guidance on the implementation of current legal requirements at the workplace to ensure that dangerous goods are handled, stored and transported responsibly. The course inter alia addresses: • the risks associated with articles and substances which are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety and property when handled, stored or transported; • the potential environmental impacts caused by such articles and substances, • the legal requirements regarding the handling, storage and transport of hazardous substances and dangerous goods; and • best practice and procedures to responsibly handle, store and transport dangerous goods

Purpose of the course:

The purpose of this short course is to sensitise operating and management personnel to: • realise the potential impact on the environment caused by articles and substances which are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety and property when handled, stored or transported; and • understand the need to comply with the international specifications and criteria for such goods

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
A Grade 12 certificate as a minimum
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Grade 12 or NQF level 4 competencies

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
 
1.  Scope of knowledge and knowledge literacy:-
Knowledge and informed understanding of - 
• Key terminologies, concepts, principles, requirements and tools related to Environmental Management; and
• Different sources of tools and basic legislation relevant to the field of Environmental Management. 
1.  Scope of knowledge and knowledge literacy:-
Demonstrated ability to:
• Use and explain key terminologies, concepts, principles, requirements and tools correctly; and
• Identify the different sources of tools and basic legislation relevant to the field of Environmental Management.
 
2.  Method and procedure:-
The ability to correctly select, evaluate and effectively implement and apply Environmental Management  requirements, with recommended methodologies and approaches
2.  Method and procedure:-
Demonstrated ability to actively design, develop and/or use instruments, registers, templates, methods, techniques or approaches to the principles of Environmental Management.
 
3.  Problem solving:-
The ability to distinguish and determine environmental issues and related environmental aspects and impacts in familiar contexts to apply the solutions to support the principles of Environmental Management.
3.  Problem solving:-
Demonstrated ability to, within an familiar context:
• Solve the problem caused by environmental aspects and impacts; and
• Distil environmental issues related to waste, water and air, and then use tools to find solutions towards such issues.
 
4.  Ethics and professional practice:-
An understanding of the ethical implications of decisions, actions and practices specifically relevant to Environmental Management, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.
4.  Ethics and professional practice:-
Demonstrated ability to formulate their own ethical perspectives on selected environmental scenarios.
 
5.  Accessing, processing and managing information:-
The basic research skills, such as gathering and verifying information from various sources provided, analysing and summarising key aspects and using the information to implement recommended methodologies and approaches.
5.  Accessing, processing and managing information:-
Demonstrated ability to utilise the resources provided to extract, analyse, summarise and/or apply the relevant information to solve the problems posed in the practical exercises.
 
6.  Producing and communicating information:-
The ability to develop and present accurate and coherent written and verbal information as a portfolio of evidence.
6.  Producing and communicating information:-
Demonstrated ability to effectively record and present diverse information generated as part of practical exercises in a written and verbal format.
 
7.  Context and systems/ processes:-
The ability to understand how the learning material offered in this course relate to similar contexts, and constituent parts of the same systems and/or processes, to make decisions and act appropriately in familiar and new contexts; 
8.  Management of learning:-
The ability to act as group member and/or a group leader to successfully complete the practical exercises and taking co-responsibility for learning progress and outcome realisation of the group; and
9.  Accountability:-
The ability to monitor own learning progress, and apply relevant learning strategies and resources to successfully realise all outcomes of this course. 
7.  Context and systems/ processes:-
• Demonstrated ability to indicate how Environmental Management relates to sustainability; and
• Demonstrated understanding of how environmental aspects and impacts fit into environmental issues within the principles of environmental management (within the same system/process);
8.  Management of learning:-
Demonstrated ability to actively participate in group work and contribute to successfully completing practical exercises; and
9.  Accountability:-
Demonstrated ability to achieve the learning objectives in an effective and expeditious manner

 

Assessment: 
Participants will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion when: Attendance: A minimum attendance of 80% is required for the duration of the course. Continuous Participant Assessment: Participants are continuously assessed on a daily basis. The Daily Assessment Score (DAS) is based on an assessment of presence, punctuality and achievement of course objectives. The DAS scores for every day are added up to form the Total Daily Assessment Score (TDAS). Assessment of Practical Work: Participation in and the achievement of the objectives of the practical work are also assessed and a practical assessment score is awarded for syndicate group work. Participation in and the achievement of the objectives of the practical work are assessed by the presenters and when required also by participant peers, and a practical assessment score is awarded for the syndicate group work. Syndicate Group Practical Assessment Score: The practical assessment score for syndicate work will be allocated for: • Reviewing and revising the existing SASOL audit working documents; and • Generating an audit report and working documents assignment. Calculation of Continuous Assessment Score: The practical assessment score and daily assessment score contribute to the continuous assessment score at a ratio of 60% (practical assessment score) to 40% (daily assessment score). Examination: A written, open-book examination is scheduled. Participants require a continuous assessment score of at least 50% and course attendance of at least 80% to be allowed to sit for the examination
Method of assessment: 
Formative and Summative

Additional information

A14 100 1
Target group: 
Environmental practitioners
Duration: 
3 days, 10 hours per day
Course Cost: 
R 10,750.00
Contact us
Name: 
UCE
E-mail: 
Telephone number: 
018 285 2821 / 018 285 2546