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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116520  Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
259604  Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard requires learners to apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace to contribute to safe and healthy working environment and to assist management in implementing SHE management programmes in the workplace.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Explaining safety, health and environmental requirements in a workplace.
  • Applying safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace.
  • Exercising safety, health and environmental responsibilities in a workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits assigned to this Unit Standard is based on the assumption that learners have attained competence to read, write, and communicate at NQF Level 1, and are mathematically literate at NQF Level 1 prior to commencing learning towards this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the safety, health and environmental requirements applicable to a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation confirms understanding of the specified safety, health and environmental requirements applicable to the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of compliance to workplace safety, health and environmental principles according to specified requirements is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation confirms knowledge and understanding of the policy on contraband and substance abuse, according to specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety, health and environmental measures are practiced according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment is verified fit for purpose and utilised according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety, health and environmental aspects of work procedures are demonstrated, according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of applying safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace is explained in terms of its consequences to health, safety, environment and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are applied in a manner that will foster teamwork and avoid conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Exercise safety, health and environmental responsibilities in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Deviations from safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace are identified and dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required documents, tools, material and equipment are available and verified fit for purpose according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workplace hazards are identified and control measures are implemented according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Potential emergency situations in the workplace are identified and response to these situations, according to specified requirements, is explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA. The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Learners are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the learner's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.

    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Purpose of warning, mandatory, statutory and informative signs
  • Importance of adhering to warning, mandatory, statutory and informative signs
  • Specified requirements, correct use and limitations pertaining to the types of personal protective equipment
  • Importance of wearing personal protective equipment and consequences of non-compliance
  • Workplace safety, health and environmental principles and procedures
  • Specified workplace safety, health and environmental requirements
  • Importance of compliance to workplace safety, health and environmental principles and procedures
  • Specified requirements pertaining to employers' and employees' duties concerning occupational safety and health
  • Specified requirements pertaining to the occupational health and safety representation structures and activities
  • Deviations from safety, health and environmental principles and procedures
  • Required documents, tools, material and equipment
  • Types and size of material that can be manually handled safely
  • Effects of exposure to hazardous environmental conditions 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking to apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community to respond to SHE requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively when conforming to SHE requirements, according to specified requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations when applying safety, health and environmental principles and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when using personal protective equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation to understand the impact of their or others' actions on health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this Unit Standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the learner competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this Unit Standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259604, which is Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace", Level 2, 4 credits.

    This unit standard replaces unit standard 7800, "Maintain health, hygiene and a professional appearance", Level 1, 1 credits.

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal requirements:
  • OHS Act and Regulations 85 / 1993
  • Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations 29/1996
  • Subordinate legislation to the Mine Health and Safety- or Occupational Health and Safety Acts
  • SABS and other relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives
  • Guideline for mandatory Codes of Practice

    Site-specific requirements:
  • Managerial instructions
  • Codes of Practice
  • Company Standards
  • Standard Task Procedures
  • Health Management Program
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Safety, health and environmental Risk Management Program
  • Risk Assessment Documentation
  • Working Guides
  • Manufacturers' specifications
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications
  • Any other applicable codes of practice
  • Le Roux's Notes on Mine Environmental Control
  • Environmental Engineering in South African Mines
  • Chamber of Mines Reports
  • Mine Ventilation Society Data-Book
  • COMRO Reports
  • SIMRAC Reports 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58248   National Certificate: Laboratory Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-08-05  MQA 
    Core  64189   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  59305   National Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  60349   National Certificate: Mining Technical Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58010   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-04-08  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  61929   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  21842   National Certificate: Surface Mining Rockbreaking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  59851   National Certificate: Diamond Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  58720   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  63269   National Certificate: Gaming Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  21812   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Coal  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  72049   National Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  57121   National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Quarrying  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  62869   National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Surface Excavations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48648   National Certificate: Grain Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49013   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58144   National Certificate: Music Industry Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. AFROPEAN DIAMONDS PTY LTD T/A FINSCH DIAMOND MINE 
    3. ALLOYS HEAD OFFICE 
    4. Anglo American Platinum Limited - Mogalakwena Mining Training Centre 
    5. ANGLO PLATINUM - ENGINEERING SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE 
    6. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    7. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    8. BADEN TRAINING AND COMPUTINGSERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    9. BAFOKENG RASIMONE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    10. BANA BA THARI MINING TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    11. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    12. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    13. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
    14. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    15. College of Production Technology 
    16. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE (PTY) LTD 
    17. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    18. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE PTY LTD 
    19. De Beers Voorspoed Mine 
    20. DIESEL POWER OPENCAST MINING (PTY)LTD 
    21. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    22. Eastcape Training Centre 
    23. EASTERN CHROME MINES 
    24. EASTERN CROME MINES SAMANCOR 
    25. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    26. EKAPA MINERALS (PTY) LTD 
    27. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
    28. EXXARO COAL (PTY) LTD 
    29. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    30. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    31. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    32. GLENCORE OPERATIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 
    33. GLOBAL JEWELLERY ACADEMY 
    34. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    35. HARRY OPPENHEIMER DIAMOND TRAINING SCHOOL NPC 
    36. IMFUNDISO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (PTY)LTD 
    37. IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES LTD 
    38. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    39. INTSIKA SKILLS BENEFICIATIONPROJECTS 
    40. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    41. KHUTALA MINING SERVICES PL 
    42. KOLOMELA MINE 
    43. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    44. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA 
    45. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    46. MANCAS CONSULTINGS CC 
    47. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    48. MATLA COAL NO 2 PAYROLL LTD 
    49. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (MEYERTON) (TP) 
    50. METSKILL PTY LTD 
    51. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE(PTY) LTD 
    52. MINTEK 
    53. MODIKWA MINING PERSONNEL SERVICES PTY L TD 
    54. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    55. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION (PTY)LTD 
    56. Nokaneng Environmental Management Consulting 
    57. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    58. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    59. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    60. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    61. PNEUMA JEWELLERS CC 
    62. POWERGATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    63. PPC LTD SANDTON OFFICE 
    64. PRISMA TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    65. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    66. Rustenburg Platinum Mines - Union Section 
    67. SAMANCOR CHROME LTD 
    68. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    69. SAN CONTRACTING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    70. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    71. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    72. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    73. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
    74. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    75. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    76. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    77. Talent Factor (Pty) Ltd 
    78. THARISA MINERALS PTY LTD 
    79. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    80. THUSANG METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING TRAINING AND CONSULTING CC 
    81. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    82. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    83. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    84. Wavelength T.T.I 
    85. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    86. WESTERN CHROME MINES 
    87. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    88. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    89. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 
    90. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    91. ZULEK TRAINING SPECIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    92. ZUREL PRIVATE COLLEGE 



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