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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor report and advise on the safety principles pertaining to sources of mechanical energy 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244284  Monitor report and advise on the safety principles pertaining to sources of mechanical energy 
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  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners who have to demonstrate the ability to monitor, report and advise on the safety principles pertaining to sources of mechanical energy.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Monitoring, reporting and advising on the specified requirements pertaining to the safety principles regarding sources of mechanical energy.
  • Applying the safety principles for sources of mechanical energy.
  • Explaining the need for and use of the relevant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required when dealing with sources of mechanical energy.
  • Monitoring, reporting and advising on the relevant legislation, including laws, by laws and maintenance and handling protocols with examination records, related to sources of mechanical energy. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learning assumed to be in place:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All activities must be carried out in accordance with the specified requirements, which are indicated in the Notes. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor report and advise on the safety principles pertaining to sources of mechanical energy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety principles applicable to sources of mechanical energy are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety principles applicable to sources of mechanical energy are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reporting requirements pertaining to sources of mechanical energy are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor, report and advise on legislation, maintenance protocols and records related to sources of mechanical energy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant legislation, maintenance protocols and records applicable to sources of mechanical energy are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different legislation, maintenance protocols and records related to sources of mechanical energy are applied and relevant records maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reporting requirements pertaining to the different legislation, maintenance protocols and records related to sources of mechanical energy are explained, with focus on the consequences of failure to report. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Isolate sources of mechanical energy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Origins of sources of mechanical energy are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different means of isolation of sources of mechanical energy are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different methods of isolation of sources of mechanical energy are applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when dealing with sources of mechanical energy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    PPE required when isolating sources of mechanical energy is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of not wearing the relevant PPE when exposed to sources of mechanical energy are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of PPE required when isolating various sources of mechanical energy are applied. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Specified Requirements:

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

    Legal:
  • Include, but not limited to, pertinent sections of legislation - including associated regulations - and other supporting documentation.

    Range:
  • Occupational health, safety and environment.
  • Mining and minerals.
  • Local government.
  • Mandatory codes of practice.
  • Safety standards.

    Site Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.

    Information is obtained from PERTINENT sections of CURRENT documents. 

  • 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.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify substandard conditions and propose remedial actions, indicates his/her problem solving skills. 

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

    Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept, interpret and delegate work instructions correctly, when and if required, in an appropriate manner indicates that he/she can work effectively as a team member in the bigger organisational structure. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The competence of monitoring and advise on mechanical sources of energy will indicate that the candidate can organise and manage activities in his/her working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to monitor and advise on mechanical sources of energy will indicate proficiency in collecting, organising and evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to advise on mechanical sources of energy will indicate his/her effectiveness to communicate information in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

    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.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify the impact of mechaniical sources of energy in the workplace demonstrates an understanding of the world of a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58625   National Certificate: Occupational Safety  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  79808   National Diploma: Occupational Safety  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
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