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

Participate in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a health and safety agreement 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115097  Participate in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a health and safety agreement 
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
259599  Participate in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a health and safety agreement  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard requires learners to be able to participate in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a Health and Safety Agreement. Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Explaining the specified requirements for participating in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of Health and Safety Agreements.
  • Participating in the negotiation of a Health and Safety Agreement.
  • Monitoring the implementation of a Health and Safety Agreement. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits assigned to this Unit Standard is based on the assumption that learners have attained competence to read, write, and communicate at NQF Level 1, and are mathematically literate at NQF Level 1 prior to commencing learning towards this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the specified requirements for participating in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of Health and Safety Agreements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation outlines understanding of the negotiation process according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The negotiation process must involve reviewing existing agreements, identifying the stakeholders, consulting with the constituents to identify their needs, exchanging views with other stakeholders, giving feedback to constituents, obtaining a mandate, reaching consensus with other stakeholders and ratifying the agreement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanation outlines an understanding of the specified requirements pertaining to Health and Safety negotiations and consultations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of implementing negotiated Health and Safety Agreements according to specified requirements is explained in terms of the consequences to heath, safety, environment and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanation confirms understanding of the negotiated process of monitoring compliance with Health and Safety Agreements, according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Explanation confirms knowledge of the stakeholders who should be participating in the negotiation process according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stakeholders to be identified include management representatives, employee representatives, recognised union/s, association/'s representatives.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Participate in the negotiation of a Health and Safety Agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Existing Health and Safety Agreements are reviewed and verified fit for purpose and according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration verifies the application of consulting methods amongst the constituents to obtain a mandate. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consulting methods are group interviews, briefings, presentations, meetings, questionnaires.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanations confirm knowledge and understanding regarding the mandate requirements for health and safety issues, consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The negotiation process is conducted in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The explanation confirms knowledge of the specified content requirements of a Health and Safety Agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The implementation schedule is drafted according to the agreed priorities in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor the implementation of a Health and Safety Agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanations confirm the ability to identify the responsibilities of stakeholders as contained in the Health and Safety Agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration confirms the understanding of and the ability to monitor the implementation schedule as contained in the Health and Safety Agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation confirms that, according to specified requirements, remedial action is implemented to address deviations from the Health and Safety Agreement. 


    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 programs 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. 

    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: Problem solving is required when participating in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of Health and Safety Agreements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. Note: The learner will have to take reasonable care of his/her and others' safety in the workplace, which shows concern for the entire team and not only the learnerself. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. Note: As part of the team, the learner will take into account the activities around the learner and ensure that his/her actions are complementary. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. Note: When participating in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of Health and Safety Agreements, the learner will have to collect and organise information in such a way that he/she will be able to evaluate it and make decisions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations. Note: Actions resulting from the establishment, implementation and monitoring of Health and Safety Agreements must be communicated to all relevant learners. 

    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 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 his/her or others' actions in the overall objectives of the workplace. 

    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 replaced by unit standard 259599, which is "Participate in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a health and safety agreement", Level 2, 2 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
    > Other legal requirements

    Site-specific requirements:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Safety, health and environmental Risk Management Programme
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides
  • MSDS's
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications
  • Any other applicable 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  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 


    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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