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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Conduct a preliminary incident investigation into workplace health, safety and environmental incidents 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115087  Conduct a preliminary incident investigation into workplace health, safety and environmental incidents 
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-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
259617  Conduct an investigation into workplace safety, health and environmental incidents  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard requires learners to be able to conduct preliminary workplace incident investigations related to health, safety, and environment incidents. Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Describing requirements pertaining to conducting preliminary investigations into health, safety, and environment incidents
  • Selecting approaches to investigations appropriate for specified contexts
  • Gathering data for preliminary investigations that is accurate
  • Recording and reporting data accurately and as specified 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation for this Unit Standard is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of writing and communication at NQF level 1, and conducting workplace safety inspections to identify hazards and risks. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe requirements for preliminary workplace safety, health and environment incident investigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of the legal requirements for a preliminary investigation into workplace incidents is relevant for specified contexts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of conducting a preliminary investigation into workplace incidents is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select approaches for preliminary incident investigations appropriate for specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of relevant hazards and risks, in accordance with specified requirements, likely to be encountered in the area of responsibility is relevant for specified contexts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanation of investigation techniques prescribed in specified requirements is relevant for specified contexts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanation of the extent and scope of the investigation is consistent with specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selected investigation techniques are relevant for specified contexts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The purpose, scope and extent of the gathering of data is verified, in accordance with specified requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Gather data for preliminary workplace safety, health and environment incident investigation that is accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documentation, human resources, tools and materials required and selected to conduct preliminary investigations are verified fit for purpose and are available, in accordance with specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant data is gathered in accordance with the specified requirements for a preliminary investigation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of gathering information about workplace safety, health and environment incidents is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data is gathered in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and equipment used during investigations are cleaned and dealt with in accordance with specified requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record and report workplace safety, health and environment incident investigation data accurately and as specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of completion requirements for the necessary documentation in accordance with specified requirements is appropriate for specified contexts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reports are complete, accurate, in required formats and submitted to relevant designated persons on time, in accordance with specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of recording and reporting workplace incidents is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and production 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard. 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 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Learners are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the learner's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.
  • Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • The legal requirements for a preliminary investigation into workplace incidents The importance of conducting a preliminary investigation into workplace incidents
  • Relevant hazards and risks likely to be encountered in the area of responsibility
    Investigation techniques
  • Purpose, extent and scope of the investigation
  • Documentation, human resources, tools and materials required
  • The importance of gathering information about workplace safety, health and environment incidents
  • Completion requirements for the necessary documentation
  • The importance of recording and reporting workplace incidents 

  • 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 N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community to gather data in a manner that fosters team work and minimises conflict 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively to describe requirements for preliminary workplace safety, health and environment incident investigation and select approach to preliminary incident investigations 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to gather data for preliminary workplace safety, health and environment incident investigation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations to record and report workplace safety, health and environment incident investigation data 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others to select preliminary incident investigation approach and to gather 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. N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this Unit Standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the learner competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this Unit Standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been be replaced by unit standard 259617, which is "Conduct an investigation into workplace safety, health and environmental incidents", Level 2, 3 credits.

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

    Legal requirements
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No: 29 of 1996) or Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act no: 85 of 1993)
  • Subordinate legislation to the Mine Health and Safety- or Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives
  • Any other legal directives

    Site- Specific requirements
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Program
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides
  • MSDS's
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications
  • Any other site-specific codes of practice etc. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58739   National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  49013   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  59549   National Certificate: Strata Control Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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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