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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply occupational health, safety and environmental principles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113852  Apply occupational health, safety and environmental principles 
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 3  NQF Level 03  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 
Learners acquiring this standard will be learning towards obtaining a national qualification or are working within a health and safety environment, where acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to learner`s job, or chances of finding employment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying hazards
  • Evaluating hazards
  • Controlling hazards
  • Explaining and using relevant legislation and regulations
  • Gathering and organising occupational health, safety and environmental information from the workplace
  • Carrying out occupational health and safety training 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard / qualification will have demonstrated competence against adequate reading and writing skills as well as knowledge of the workplace in terms of the jobs performed by people on a team, procedures required of them and experience of dealing with problems and processes in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Activities will be conducted in the immediate work environment.
  • Legislation and regulation will include: The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS), Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) and relevant sections of the Labour Relations, Basic Conditions of Employment, Equity Acts and environmental legislation.
  • Gathered information will concern workplace hazards, budgeting, absenteeism and training and occupational incident statistics, amongst others.
  • Carry out informal training with small, mixed gender and language groups. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Different hazards are identified and categorised according to specific area, job category, work procedure, machinery or substances used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Workplace inspections are undertaken in specific work areas/procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Information on specific Occupational Risk Exposure Profiles is contributed (OREP) in reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Individual and categories of employees are assisted in contributing to their OREPs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Employees are assisted in hazard identification (informal on the job hazard education/training for other employees). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Hazard identification is communicated in specific areas and jobs with employees and management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The links between work, health, safety and the environment are explained (public safety). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate and report hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Hazards are evaluated and prioritised (in particular area, work procedures and job categories) according to the risk of exposure and the risk of detrimental health outcome (occupational injury or disease). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Recommendations on hazards drafted in H&S structures are reported on and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Participation in incident investigations is secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Incident investigation outcomes are communicated with employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A rudimentary knowledge of Risk Assessment (R.A.) and ability to contribute information to R.A is displayed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Employees are informed of hazard evaluation activities, results and R.A. reports. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply preventative measures (including training) in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Control measures in place are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The principle of the hierarchy of control measures to the workplace are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Hazard control measures are communicated, in specific areas and jobs with employees and management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The control measures in place for particular area, work procedure, machinery or substance are described, evaluated and reported on. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Informal, on the job peer learning is facilitated from shared experiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Useful OH&S training materials and resources are identified and evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Relevant OH&S training is undertaken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. OH&S training needs are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain, use and comply with relevant legislation and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The responsibilities, duties and rights of individuals in the workplace and the relevant internal and external bodies are described correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The OH&S information relevant to the workplace are located and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant COID Act rights and procedures are explained and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Employees are informed of their OH&S rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Employees are advised of the duties, functions and responsibilities of the employer and the H&S role players in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Information is utilised from the legislation to perform responsibilities/duties to engage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Employers` representatives on OH&S related issues are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The Department of Labour (DoL) representatives, OH practitioners and occupational hygienists responsible for measuring or undertaking surveillance programmes are engaged with 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Workplace compliance with regulations and legislation is assessed and reported on. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Gather and organise OHS information from the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Meetings and interviews with employees are conducted to gather OH&S needs and information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information from reports, meetings and inspections is summarised to address H&S issues with affected employees. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • General Knowledge of occupational health and hygiene and the effects of injury and disease
  • Observational, listening and inquiry knowledge and skills
  • Networking knowledge and skills
  • Report writing knowledge and skills 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation in the running of training groups. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in drawing relevant information from the various acts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion, with regards to talking to employees. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards attempting to control hazard and in identifying and solving problems in reviewing control measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems through evaluating and prioritising hazards. 

    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  64589   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  63269   National Certificate: Gaming Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  78323   National Certificate: Lamproom Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 
    Core  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CHIETA 
    Core  49083   National Certificate: Wood Products Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  57849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dangerous Goods: Multi-modal Transportation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  61670   Further Education and Training Certificate: Railway Construction and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  49489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Management in the Public Sector  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  48439   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58143   National Certificate: Music Industry Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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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    56. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    57. SHEMULA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    58. SIMAMA Training and Business Services 
    59. SIYAYA HYGIENE AND SKILLS INSTITUTE 
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