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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage risks in business 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114485  Manage risks in business 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Postal Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Consumer Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
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 
Competence in this unit standard will enable the learner to create and maintain a secure environment to conduct business. The learner will be able to manage environmental, financial- and human resources` safety, health and security risks, and prevent possible losses.The unit standard will contribute to the development of any learner within the postal industry by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. It contributes to the competence of those learners who want to pursue a career in the postal industry specifically, leading to greater levels of productivity and quality in this sector.The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard is essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the postal industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following competencies are assumed for a learner embarking on the unit standard:
  • Communication and Literacy, NQF Level 4
  • Mathematics, NQF Level 4Persons attempting this unit standard should have managerial, problem solving, situational analysis, decision making and communication skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Workplace may include any premises or place where a person performs work in the course of his employment.
    Emergency situations may include but not limited to floods, fires, armed robberies and bomb scares.

    Injuries may include, but not limited to cuts, fractions, shock, burns and smoke inhalation.
    Fire fighting equipment may include, but not limited to handheld fire extinguishers, fire hoses and sprinkler valve system.

    Particulars of figures and relevant statements may include, but not limited to balance sheet, stock- cash-, transaction documents, receipt books, recorded items, enquiry book, shortage reports, surplus reports and management reports.

    Policies may include but not limited to financial policies and security policiesAccess may include any place or system where a person performs work or use in the course of his employment.

    Procedures may include but not limited to key control, system access control, security measures and secrecySecurity risks may include but not limited to financial risks, HR risks, Health and safety risks. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Promote health, safety and security in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A safe and healthy environment is promoted in line with organisation`s policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Training on health, safety and security protocols in the workplace is provided according to organisation`s policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Hazards to any work-related activity is identified and corrective actions implemented in line with safety requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All work-related incidents/accidents are investigated and reported on the prescribed documentation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. First aid or medical treatment is arranged for the injured using correct channels 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain health safety, and security in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Systems of work, plant and machinery are maintained to be safe and without risk to health and safety according to legislation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Potential hazards to any work-related activity is identified and corrective actions implemented according to legislation and organisation`s protocol 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Non-compliance to the requirements of legislation is identified and rectified to be congruent with legislation and organisation`s protocol 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Own behaviour with regard to health and safety, and security is of high standard and in accordance with job description 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control access to workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Ensure access to workplace is limited, compliant with workplace regulations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Ensure access to workplace systems is limited, compliant with workplace regulations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify access irregularities according to organisation`s security protocol 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Implement corrective measures for violations, according to organisation`s policies and procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify security risks and implement measures to prevent organisational losses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Security risks are identified according to organisation`s security protocol 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Procedures are drawn up and implemented to minimise potential losses congruent with legislation and organisation`s protocol 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Security risks identified are reported to the relevant authority 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All possible risks are communicated clearly to staff through appropriate communication channel 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Staff are trained in all aspects of security risks according to organisation`s policies and procedures 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Company code of conduct
  • Company security policies
  • Company operating procedures
  • Health and Safety Ac
  • Usage of security equipment
  • In depth understanding of security aspects and standard operating procedures of the relevant business. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems.

    Outcomes:
    All

    Assessment:
  • Stock requirements for a specific period are determined based on stock flow analyses
  • Stock requirements for a specific period are recorded on relevant systems
  • Particulars on the completed requisition are verified for accuracy
  • Requisitions are authorised using correct channels
  • Stock items received are verified for correctness against consignment documents
  • Discrepancies between stock ordered and stock received are rectified according to organisation specific procedures.
  • Stock is obtained from place of storage and checked for damage or variances, accurately
  • Particulars of all stock to be issued are recorded and accounted for on relevant systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Outcomes:
  • Receive stock for storage
  • Issue stock to internal and external users

    Assessment criteria:
  • Ensure access to workplace is limited, compliant with workplace regulations
  • Ensure access to workplace systems is limited, compliant with workplace regulations
  • Identify access irregularities according to organisation`s security protocol
  • Implement corrective measures for violations, according to organisation`s policies and procedures
  • Particulars of all stock to be issued are recorded and accounted for on relevant systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Outomes:
    All

    Assessment:
    All 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Outcomes:
    All

    Assessment:
  • Stock requirements for a specific period are determined based on stock flow analyses
  • Stock requirements for a specific period are recorded on relevant systems
  • Particulars on the completed requisition are verified for accuracy
  • Requisitions are authorised using correct channels
  • Stock items received are verified for correctness against consignment documents
  • Discrepancies between stock ordered and stock received are rectified according to organisation specific procedures.
  • Stock is obtained from place of storage and checked for damage or variances, accurately
  • Particulars of all stock to be issued are recorded and accounted for on relevant systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Outcomes:
  • Control access to workplace
  • Identify security risks and implement measures to prevent organisational losses

    Assessment criteria:
  • Ensure access to workplace is limited, compliant with workplace regulations
  • Ensure access to workplace systems is limited, compliant with workplace regulations
  • Identify access irregularities according to organisation`s security protocol
  • Implement corrective measures for violations, according to organisation`s policies and procedures
  • Particulars of all stock to be issued are recorded and accounted for on relevant systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Outcome:
  • Promote health, safety and security in the workplace

    Assessment:
    All 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world systems

    Outcomes:
    All

    Assessment:
    All 

    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  48662   National Certificate: Postal Frontline Service Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. FORUM SEKURITEIT 
    2. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    3. WILLSHIR TRADING 



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