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

Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to basic health and safety principles in and around a workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116527  Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to basic health and safety principles in and around a workplace 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Occupational Health and Safety   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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   2012-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
259639  Explain basic health and safety principles in and around the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is relevant to learners who are employed in and around a workplace in South Africa. Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Explaining the specified requirements for the use and application of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a workplace.
  • Explaining the specified requirements pertaining to the compliance to general safety rules at a workplace.
  • Explaining the specified requirements pertaining to emergency procedures at a workplace and demonstrating response appropriate to the situation.
  • Explaining the specified requirements pertaining to good housekeeping at a workplace.
  • Explaining the specified requirements pertaining to employer and employee's duties with regards to safety and health in a workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The unit standard outcomes and credits are based on the assumption that learners attempting this Unit Standard can already read, write and communicate at ABET 3. 

    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. Hazard identification includes a rudimentary evaluation to be able to make an initial judgement on the significance of the hazard identified. Hazards associated with, include but are not limited to: Explosives, Explosions, Toxic or flammable gases, Transport, Falls of ground, Walkways, Machines an or Equipment, Noise and dust, Fires, Falling into excavations, Hazardous chemicals, Inadequate illumination. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the specified requirements for the use and application of Personal Protective Equipment in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of the specified requirements pertaining to the types of Personal Protective Equipment that will be utilised and applied correctly as well as the limitations of the PPE used in and around the workplace confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanation of the specified requirements pertaining to the maintenance and storage practices pertaining to Personal Protective Equipment in the workplace confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanation of the specified requirements pertaining to reporting of substandard conditions and replacement procedures pertaining to Personal Protective Equipment confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanation of the different types of signage pertaining to Personal Protective Equipment in and around the workplace confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Explanation of the importance of wearing Personal Protective Equipment and consequences of non-compliance confirms understanding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the specified requirements pertaining to general safety rules in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of the consequences of intoxication at a workplace is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanation of authorised entry in a work area is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanation of authorised use of motorised and mobile equipment in a workplace is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanation of lock out procedures in a workplace is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Explanation of signage pertaining to the workplace is consistent with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the specified requirements pertaining to emergency procedures at the workplace and demonstrating response appropriate to the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of the prescribed emergency escape routes, assembly points and refuge bays at the workplace confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanation of the emergency communication procedure in a workplace is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanation of the emergency preparedness plan and prevention techniques is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Demonstrations of actions to be taken during prescribed situations confirm understanding of specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the specified requirements pertaining to good housekeeping at the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of the specified requirements pertaining to good housekeeping confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanation of the specified requirements pertaining to stacking of materials confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanation of the specified requirements pertaining to demarcation and colour coding in a workplace confirms understanding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the specified requirements pertaining to employer and employee's duties with regards to occupational safety and health in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of the specified requirements pertaining to employer's duties with regards to occupational safety and health in a workplace confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanation of the specified requirements pertaining to employee's duties with regards to occupational safety and health in a workplace confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanation of the specified requirements pertaining to the occupational health and safety representation structure and activities in the workplace confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanation of the specified requirements pertaining to the hazards associated within the working environment and the reporting thereof confirms understanding. 


    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.
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • SHE Legal and specified requirements
  • Reporting of hazards
  • Emergency procedures
  • Reasons for using PPE
  • Rationale behind good housekeeping 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems because the individual has knowledge of the basic safety, health and environmental (SHE) aspects relating to him or her. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation/community by understanding his or her role and responsibility in terms of SHE. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in line with SHE requirements and legal prescriptions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organize and critically evaluate information that relate to the SHE situation and that might require immediate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations to address sub-standard SHE situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effective and critically (showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others) by using prescribed SHE equipment to its best effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by understanding his or her role and responsibility toward SHE and how that impacts or the work environment. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MQA 
    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  21842   National Certificate: Surface Mining Rockbreaking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Adcorp Technical Training 
    2. ANGLO COAL KLEINKOPJE COLLIERY 
    3. ANGLO PLATINUM - ENGINEERING SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE 
    4. ASSMANG LTD 
    5. Barberton Mines (pty) Ltd 
    6. Barberton Mines (pty) Ltd (16/MQA/0049/AC3/041005) 
    7. BEATRIX GOLD MINE 
    8. BLACKGOLD CONSULTING 
    9. Blue Nightingale Trading 240 Pty Ltd 
    10. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN 
    11. DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES 
    12. De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd - Kimberley 
    13. DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES LTD FINSCH MINE OFFICE 
    14. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    15. DRIEFONTEIN CONSOLIDATED (PTY) LTD 
    16. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    17. ERGO MINING (PTY) LTD 
    18. Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd 
    19. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    20. GFBLA 
    21. Greenside Colliery/Anglo Operations Limited 
    22. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    23. Impala Platinum Limited 
    24. Institute for Quality cc 
    25. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    26. KLOOF GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    27. LAFARAGE SOUTH AFRICA LTD 
    28. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    29. LEBOWA PLATINUM MINES LTD- 
    30. MANCAS CONSULTANCY CC 
    31. Marula PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    32. Mathome Training & Development 
    33. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    34. Metals Mining Training Intervention 
    35. MINTEK 
    36. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    37. NAMAKWA SANDS LTD 
    38. NKOMATI MINE 
    39. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    40. PRETORIA PORTLAND CEMENT CO_LTD (HEAD OFFICE) 
    41. Rand Uranium (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Richtrau No 177 Pty Ltd t/a Bokoni Platinum Mines (Lebowa Platinum Min 
    43. Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd 
    44. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    45. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    46. SECUNDA STEENKOOLMYNE SP 
    47. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    48. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    49. SIYEMBA HOLDINGS 
    50. SIYEMBA MINING 
    51. Technology Risk Solutions 
    52. Triton Training and Development 
    53. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    54. VENETIA MINE 
    55. VUSELELA EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    56. Westdawn Investments (Pty) Ltd. trading as JIC Mining Services 
    57. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
    58. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    59. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    60. ZUREL BROS SA (PTY) LTD 



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