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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Controlling hazardous/dangerous and dangerous goods 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8020  Controlling hazardous/dangerous and dangerous goods 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
A learner accredited with this standard will now be capable of handing and storing hazardous/dangerous goods safely in accordance with national and international statutory requirements in any freight handling environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate;
  • 'Occupational Health, Safety and General Housekeeping';
  • 'Safe packing, Handling and Securing of Freight'. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This learning is aimed at individuals entering or currently employed in any capacity where handling of hazardous/dangerous and dangerous freight occurs across a range of different environments. The applied competence expressed in this standard covers largely familiar scenarios requiring limited discretion and judgement, and the responsibility that is defined in terms of relevant legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and classify hazardous/dangerous goods. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify and classify hazardous/dangerous goods in accordance with documentation packaging and labelling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate and consider options and possibilities for the demarcation and safe handling and storage of dangerous/hazardous/dangerous goods with due consideration for the environment (this competency should be assessed by making use of classroom discussions and a project). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identify the most appropriate course of action in relation to:
    a. Safe working practices and procedures in the handling and storage of specific dangerous and hazardous/dangerous goods;
    b. Potential hazards in the working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Explain the choice of a particular method of handling and storage in relation to specific hazardous/dangerous freight types, the precautions to take and the aspects of applicable legislation taken into account. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Detail the handling/storage operation, and describe ways in which the process could be compromised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Handle and store hazardous/dangerous goods. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Handle and store hazardous/dangerous goods in accordance with laid down safety standards, pollution and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate and consider options and possibilities for the demarcation and safe handling and storage of dangerous/hazardous/dangerous goods with due consideration for the environment (this competency should be assessed by making use of classroom discussions and a project). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identify the most appropriate course of action in relation to:
    a. Safe working practices and procedures in the handling and storage of specific dangerous and hazardous/dangerous goods;
    b. Potential hazards in the working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Explain the choice of a particular method of handling and storage in relation to specific hazardous/dangerous freight types, the precautions to take and the aspects of applicable legislation taken into account. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Detail the handling/storage operation, and describe ways in which the process could be compromised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement statutory requirements. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implement statutory requirements (e.g. waste disposal) and their application in different work environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate and consider options and possibilities for the demarcation and safe handling and storage of dangerous/hazardous/dangerous goods with due consideration for the environment (this competency should be assessed by making use of classroom discussions and a project). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identify the most appropriate course of action in relation to:
    a. Safe working practices and procedures in the handling and storage of specific dangerous and hazardous/dangerous goods;
    b. Potential hazards in the working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Explain the choice of a particular method of handling and storage in relation to specific hazardous/dangerous freight types, the precautions to take and the aspects of applicable legislation taken into account. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Detail the handling/storage operation, and describe ways in which the process could be compromised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Take the appropriate actions in the event of accidents or incidents. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Take the appropriate actions in the event of accidents or incidents in the handling of hazardous/dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generate and consider options and possibilities for the demarcation and safe handling and storage of dangerous/hazardous/dangerous goods with due consideration for the environment (this competency should be assessed by making use of classroom discussions and a project). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identify the most appropriate course of action in relation to:
    a. Safe working practices and procedures in the handling and storage of specific dangerous and hazardous/dangerous goods;
    b. Potential hazards in the working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Explain the choice of a particular method of handling and storage in relation to specific hazardous/dangerous freight types, the precautions to take and the aspects of applicable legislation taken into account. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Detail the handling/storage operation, and describe ways in which the process could be compromised. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:

    1. The categorisation of dangerous and hazardous/dangerous goods as it pertains to the selection and utilization of handling equipment, storage facilities and securing techniques.

    2. The relevant legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act, Pollution Control Act) and international standards pertaining to the dangerous and hazardous/dangerous goods classification, handling environment, handling method and packaging and labelling requirements.

    3. Relevant information sources available to maintain awareness in the handling and storage of dangerous and hazardous/dangerous goods (e.g. IMDG code - maritime industry).

    4. Protection of the environment and a basic understanding of urban waste disposal systems (e.g. sewers, separators etc).

    5. The range of personal protective equipment worn during handling and storage of hazardous/dangerous freight.

    6. Basic emergency care procedures, emergency support systems and services available.

    7. The potential hazards of dangerous goods (e.g. toxic, corrosive, flammable/explosive substances). 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in applying the most appropriate method of damage control in the event of an accident or incident (e.g. relocating hazardous/dangerous freight). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage and organise oneself when demonstrating initiative in selecting and utilising personal protective equipment suitable to the freight type and class. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to select and apply the most efficient and safe method of handling different dangerous and hazardous/dangerous goods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate information about the application of relevant legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act) to ensure meticulous compliance and to encourage all colleagues to apply such legislation in accordance with national (and where applicable) international safety and environmental standards. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  TETA 
    Elective  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. ACT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    2. Africa Training Centre 
    3. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    4. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    5. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    6. Dantran Training and Assessing Services 
    7. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    8. Driving Sense 
    9. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    10. Enviroserve Waste Management 
    11. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    12. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    13. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    14. Limadi Industrial Projects 
    15. Makwedeng Training 
    16. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    17. OSR Trading 
    18. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    19. PRO Skills Development Pty Ltd 
    20. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    21. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
    22. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    23. Training Consultant and SD College 
    24. Training Force 
    25. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.