Safe and Secure Working Practice

The course is based on the new SAQA-registered unit standard, NQF Level 2; 10 Credits:
- Maintain a safe and secure wholesale and retail environment

This module incorporates the National Occupational Health and Safety Act guidelines. It encompasses the skills, knowledge and attitudes to maintain a safe work environment for staff, customers and others. It involves observing basic safety and emergency procedures.

Entry Requirements: 

This qualification is aimed at individuals entering the sector for the first time, informal / business owners as well as individuals working within entry level occupations in the sector.


Four days

What’s in it for the learner?: 

The most valuable thing any human being has is life itself. Therefore any act of human activity that throws away life is a crime and should be avoided. Living in a world where more than 2 million people die every year in work-related accidents and diseases, safety should be every worker’s number one priority. It is therefore quite normal that we all want to feel protected from injuries when at work and know that we are not exposed to hazards that could make us ill.

Very often work-related health and safety risks can be minimised by applying basic practices such as good housekeeping, the safe use of equipment, using equipment or measures to protect you from known hazards and to think before you do something.

This unit standard will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to contribute to a safe, accident-free and secure workplace. In other words, it is all about the quality of the working environment for you, your colleagues, and your customers.

Workshop Methodology: 

Interactive workshop to familiarise learners with concepts, processes and issues.
For final certification the learners will need to ensure they have the underpinning knowledge and experience to apply their skills to:

  • Basic safety in the retail workplace
  • Procedures for emergencies
  • Routine store security
  • Minimise theft

Will be conducted during the workshop by means of observation.
On completion of the workshop the learner will have to submit a portfolio of evidence for assessment.

On completion of the workshop: 

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Maintain a safe and secure work environment
  • Understand the role and responsibilities in the event of an emergency situation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of safety procedures within a wholesale and retail store