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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Address safety, health and environmental requirements and hazards in a technical context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117701  Address safety, health and environmental requirements and hazards in a technical context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
In order to run a sustainable business, a technically qualified learner will ensure that:
  • The technical environment, ie the materials, processes and equipment, do not affect the health of workers, customers or members of the public
  • The materials, processes and equipment do not negatively affect the broader environment
  • The technical environment meets any regulatory requirements.

    In doing this, a learner will also know and understand:
  • Concepts, issues and conventions relating to SHE and technical requirements
  • Procedures and techniques to develop SHE and technical requirements.

    Learners can be assessed against this unit standard in any of the following contexts:
  • A small or micro business
  • A semi-autonomous business unit within a larger organisation.

    The skills, the knowledge and the values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Master Craftsmanship NQF Level 5. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits for this unit standard assume that learners have an NQF Level 4 qualification, as well as experience, in a trade or technical occupation. It is also assumed that learners are working towards their qualification as part of a learning programme which integrates all the required unit standards.

    Learning time will increase if learners do not have:
  • A relevant NQF Level 4 qualification
  • Experience in a relevant field.

    Learning time will be decreased if they have experience in this field because:
  • Their learning programmes will be adjusted to build on what they already know
  • They can apply to have that prior learning recognised.

    Specifically, learners are assumed to be competent in the following:
  • Relevant OHS at NQF Level 4
  • Data measurement techniques
  • Appropriate first aid
  • Principles of environment management
  • Dealing with difficult situations (minimum NQF level 3). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All relevant hazards in terms of SHE and technical requirements are adhered to. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Collect, review and store SHE and technical information related to products, processes, equipment and materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • SHE means safety, health and the environment.
  • SHE information covers hazardous materials, chemical substances, gasses, lifting equipment, fire-fighting equipment, pressure vessels (eg compressors), motors, motor vehicles, materials storage materials handling equipment, areas where cold, heat, and high pressures are used, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reliable sources of such information are monitored regularly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All relevant hazards and SHE-related issues are effectively explained in terms of appropriate categories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The SHE-related data files are kept up to date and are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant SHE and technical requirements are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse information for changes to safety, health and environmental regulations, rules and requirements in a technical environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All relevant changes in regulatory and legislative requirements are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implications of any changes for own context are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Necessary documentation related to changes is updated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse SHE incidents, analyse changes in the technical process and identify areas for improvement or change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All areas of change or improvement are explained, discussed and justified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implications of any proposed changes are explained and quantified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate personnel or experts are consulted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Necessary documentation related to changes is updated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop an approach to incorporating changes and adapt steps, processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All steps, processes and procedures are documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Proposed changes are practical, effective and efficient. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    General SHE guidelines are converted into specific workplace steps, processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identified incidents, hazards and effects or changed technical requirements are dealt with appropriately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Implement changes and ensure adherence to the new requirements and evaluate the effect of changes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Changes to steps, processes and procedures are planned and a budget is developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Changed steps, processes and procedures are effectively implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant personnel are briefed, trained and equipped. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identified issues are dealt with appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Outcomes of new steps, processes and procedures are recorded and appropriately stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Effectiveness of changes made is evaluated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body, which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The assessor will be accredited and have a Diploma in Master Craftsmanship at NQF Level 5 or an equivalent NQF Level 5 qualification and experience in the running of a small or medium business or autonomous business unit within a larger organisation. Since it is unlikely that there will be sufficient qualified people in the early stages of the life of this qualification, ETQAs should be allowed to make interim arrangements such as:
    1. Assessor panels.
    2. People experienced in the field but without formal qualifications, eg current or retired owners of successful businesses or respected managers in organisations.

    Learners can be assessed in the language of their choice although if they have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, they will be assessed on their ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.

    They will be assessed in a workplace but can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    They can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Concepts, names & functions of:
  • Safety, health and environmental concepts relating to:
  • Chemicals and materials
  • Machines, equipment
  • Processes
  • SHE reports
  • Data sheets

    2. Purpose of:
  • Safety, health and environmental processes and procedures relating to:
  • Chemicals and materials
  • Machines, equipment
  • Processes
  • Various reports
  • Hazardous materials and data sheets

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Various chemicals and materials
  • Various data sheets

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Smells of chemicals
  • Colours of chemicals and materials
  • Visual signs of wear, damage, degradation, leakage

    5. Process and events:
  • Chemical reactions
  • Manufacturing, assembly or maintenance processes
  • Incidents, stoppages

    6. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Chemical reactions
  • Lack of discipline, procedures, training or awareness
  • Incidents, stoppages
  • Lack of care and maintenance, exceeding design capacity

    7. Procedures and techniques:
  • Development of process and procedure documents
  • Hazards identification and prevention
  • Knowledge of SHE legislation
  • Understanding of technical requirements
  • Characteristics for handling and preventing different hazard actions
  • Analysis technique
  • Feedback/reporting methods
  • Continuous improvement processes

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Relating to safety, health and the environment, local and international
  • International standards relating to safety, health and the environment
  • Manufacturers or suppliers guidelines and specifications
  • Data sheets

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Basic principles of SHE management
  • Development of systems to ensure SHE
  • Principles of plain language usage

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of own process to external requirements or specification
  • Relate the safety system, the steps, processes and procedures to the achievement SHE objectives
  • Profit considerations versus the need for maintaining SHE standards 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Responding to changing requirements and developing local solutions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Ensure compliance with SHE steps, processes and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Keeping up to date with changes.
  • Responding to changing requirements and developing local solutions.
  • Filing and storing critical information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Evaluating general information for relevance to own context.
  • Arising from incidents and feedback. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Analysing technical changes for SHE implications. 

  • 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 
    The activities in this unit standard require an extensive practical experience integrated with a thorough knowledge and understanding of theory and the options related to the technical field and to general principles of SHE. It is assumed that the learners being assessed will have participated in formal structured learning processes to acquire the relevant knowledge. What follows are broad guidelines to the kind of content of such structured learning processes. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78843   National Certificate: Diamond Processing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  60070   National Certificate: Inspection and Assessment (Non-Metallics)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  49061   National Certificate: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  57122   National Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  57450   National Diploma: Automotive Diagnostics and Repair  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  79808   National Diploma: Occupational Safety  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  57229   National Certificate: Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  78526   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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.
     
    1. Aviation Training Academy 
    2. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    3. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    4. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    5. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    6. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    7. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    8. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 



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