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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a continuous risk assessment in a workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120330  Conduct a continuous risk assessment in 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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 
Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the legal and specified requirements for conducting continuous risk assessments.
  • Prepare to conduct a continuous risk assessment.
  • Conduct a continuous risk assessment.
  • Initiate remedial action and follow up on Continuous Risk Assessment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communications at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    NB: All the Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria are assessed in accordance with legal and specified requirements and - where applicable - consequences to health and safety.

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

    Legal:
  • Mine Health and Safety Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives

    Site-specific:
  • Health and safety agreements
  • Codes of practice
  • Standards
  • Standards task procedures
  • Risk Assessments procedures
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Mine Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides / Permits
  • MSDS
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the legal and specified requirements for conducting continuous risk assessments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The continuous risk assessment process is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant documentation required for conducting a continuous risk assessment is named. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of documentation include, but are not limited to:
  • Pre use checklists
  • Planned task observations forms
  • Critical parts inspection form
  • Structured inspection checklists
  • Mine Standards
  • Procedures
  • Task directives
  • Analyses
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relevant hazards and risks likely to be encountered during a specific continuous risk assessment are named. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of conducting continuous risk assessment in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to conduct a continuous risk assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate documentation appropriate is selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various physical and environmental conditions which could exist are evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The persons, tools and the materials required to conduct the continuous risk assessment are verified as fit for purpose and available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences for not conforming to legal and specified requirements in preparing for risk assessment are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct a continuous risk assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazard identification is conducted correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Significant hazards are systematically identified, utilising the elected hazard identification technique. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include, but are not limited to:
  • Pre use checklists
  • Planned task observations
  • Critical parts inspections
  • Structured inspections
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant documentation is completed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Initiate remedial action and follow up on Continuous Risk Assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Remedial action for hazards is implemented accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Follow-up action on continuous risk assessments is implemented accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of non-compliance to the procedures for initiating remedial action and follow-up on continuous risk assessment are explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems. By doing the continuous risk assessment, the individual will be required to embark on remedial action, which requires problem solving. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team / group / organization / community. The individual will have to take reasonable care of oneself and other's safety in the workplace, which shows concern for entire team and not only oneself. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. As part of the team, the individual will take into account the activities around him/her and ensure that his/her actions are complementary. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organize and critically evaluate information. When doing the continuous risk assessment, the individual 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, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. Remedial action resulting from doing the continuous risk assessment, must be communicated to all relevant persons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others). 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. He/she must understand the impact of his/her or others' actions in the overall objectives of the workplace. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  77063   National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CETA 
    Core  78323   National Certificate: Lamproom Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MQA 
    Core  66329   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  90655   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Not Applicable  NQF Level 03  Registered  2016-03-15  MQA 
    Elective  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  90656   National Certificate: Mine Ventilation  Not Applicable  NQF Level 02  Registered  2016-06-05  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. A&R ENGINEERING & MINING SUPPLIES PTY LTD 
    2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. Action Training Academy 
    4. Amandlolwazi Training Centre 
    5. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    6. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    7. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    8. Haslac Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Integral Risk Advisors cc 
    10. Jp Calitz 
    11. Kbc Health And Safety (PTY) Ltd 
    12. MINES RESCUE SERVICES PTY LTD 
    13. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    14. National Occupational Safety 
    15. RISKCOM RCCT 
    16. SIYEMBA MINING 
    17. Technology Risk Solutions 
    18. Thamali Trading Enterprise 
    19. TIRHANI SKILLS FOR AFRICA 
    20. Tovani Traiding 299 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.