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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote occupational health and safety in the work place 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244285  Promote occupational health and safety in the work place 
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 promote occupational health and safety in a work place.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Explaining the communication processes in promoting occupational health and safety in the working place.
  • Demonstrating the planning and execution of a project designed to promote occupational health and safety in the working place.
  • Monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of promotional programmes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical skills at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the communication processes in promoting occupational health and safety in the working place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors that can influence effective communication are explained with reference to the planned target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The needs of the target audience are applied in the planning, preparation and selection of media aids and content of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The promotion of occupational health and safety in the working place is carried out in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Communication processes and techniques in promoting occupational health and safety in the workplace are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the planning and execution of a project designed to promote occupational health and safety in the working place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The desired objectives of an occupational health and safety promotional project are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process to obtain management's commitment to actively support the occupational health and safety promotional project is discussed and executed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The target group for a promotional occupational health and safety project is identified and a schedule for delivery of the promotional project plan is prepared and presented to management for approval. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implementation of the promotional project is demonstrated and evaluated and the corrective actions to be taken are discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor, measure and report on the effectiveness of the promotional programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The measurement instrument to determine the effectiveness of the promotional programme is described and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The findings of the effectiveness measurement are recorded and submitted to management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations are made to rectify possible problems or gaps identified during the effectiveness assessment. 


    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 another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by 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:
  • By participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of a health and safety promotional programme, the individual will be required to have a basic knowledge on the specific requirements of a health and safety promotional programme and so be able to solve problems and make decisions. 

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

    Note:
  • The individual will have to take an active part in the development, implementation and evaluation of a health and safety promotional programme, to ensure the requirements and needs of the represented people are addressed. 

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

    Note:
  • As part of the team, the individual will take into account the activities around him/her and ensure that his/her actions are complementary. 

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

    Note:
  • When participating in a health and safety promotional programme, the individual will have to collect, organize and evaluate information in such a way that he/she will be able to contribute to decision-making. 

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

    Note:
  • The expectations and contributions of the represented people is communicated during the development, implementation and evaluation of the health and safety promotional programme and feedback on the progress and results of the programme is provided. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note:
  • Science and technology are used at the appropriate level, e.g. in interpreting statistical data. 

  • 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:
  • He/she must understand the impact of the health and safety promotional programme on the overall objectives of the working place. 

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

    Legal and Specified Requirements:

    Include and are contained in one or more, but not limited to, the following documents:
  • Current Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act; Minerals Act and Regulations; Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Subordinate legislation to the above including local authority bylaws.
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SABS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives.

    Site Specific Requirements:
  • 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. 

  • 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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