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

Apply personal safety practices on a wastewater treatment works 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12035  Apply personal safety practices on a wastewater treatment works 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-02-09  2007-11-28  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

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
246459  Apply personal safety practices in the water sector  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure own safety and that of others in the workplace. The learner, without supervisory responsibilities, will be able to recognise and report hazards to designated workplace personnel and accurately follow workplace procedures relevant to controlling risk in the workplace. The learner will be able to identify and take into account internal and external (environmental) factors that influence safe working practices in any workplace in the water sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Legislation:
OHS act and regulations.

Safety signs and symbols:
Identify a minimum of three (3) information, three (3) instruction, three (3) fire prevention and three (3) warning signs and symbols.

Safety emergency situations:
Fire prevention and evacuation, personal safety actions, rescue.

Personal protective equipment:
Overalls/overalls suitable for working with chlorine, gloves, gumboots, safety shoes, mask, gas mask, acid resistant boots, face shield. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of personal safety 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The purpose of the Occupational Health and Safety Act legislation in the workplace is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The General Duties of Employees (Section 14) and employees rights and responsibilities regarding safety in the work place are explained in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safety signs and symbols are identified and the purpose is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Colour code identification is explained and the purpose of each is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose of a health and safety representative 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Health and safety representative at own works is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The purpose of the health and safety representative is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The election and appointment of a health and safety representative is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Explain personal safe working practices in accordance with work policies and procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Personal protective equipment and safety equipment is identified and its purpose explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The wearing and use of the personal protective equipment supplied by the organisation is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Procedures for replacing damaged personal protective clothing are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Appropriate personal protective equipment is worn at all times. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Handling and lifting techniques of heavy objects are demonstrated in accordance with personal safety principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Personal safety practices regarding workplace and equipment within scope of own work are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Dangerous situations, practices and equipment are identified and reported. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrate emergency procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Own works emergency policies and procedures are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Emergency situations within own scope of work and working environment are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Procedures for reporting emergencies are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Own responsibilities in an emergency situation are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Personal protective equipment and safety equipment is used in accordance with procedures during an emergency. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Maintain good housekeeping practices in accordance with work policies and procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A clean, healthy and safe working environment is maintained in accordance with work policies and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Ways to maintain good housekeeping are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Personal hygiene procedures are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Designated smoking and eating areas are identified at own works. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Categories of chemicals and consumables are handled and stored safely. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The purpose and use of a materials safety data sheet is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. The materials data sheet is complete and accurate. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Explain the dangers of working with moving machinery 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The need for and identification of mechanical guarding is explained and demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Lockout procedures are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Enter confined spaces in accordance with work policies and procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The dangers of entering confined spaces are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. All confined spaces in the work place are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Organisational procedures for entry into a confined space are demonstrated. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The OHS Act and Regulations
  • The importance of personal protective equipment and safety equipment
  • The importance of knowing how to lift heavy objects
  • The importance of following emergency procedures
  • The consequences of not following emergency procedures
  • The importance of the materials safety data sheet
  • The importance of using safety barriers and guards
  • Physical properties of gases in confined spaces 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment is worn at all times.
  • A clean, healthy and safe working environment is maintained in accordance with work policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • 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.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 246459, which is "Apply personal safety practices in the water sector", Level 2, 4 credits.

    Integrated Assessment:

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessment Option:

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
    Oral or written questions
    Observation
    Simulation 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  22673   National Certificate: Wastewater Process Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48907   National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-06-09  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  24193   National Certificate: Water Purification Process Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23475   National Certificate: Water Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  20175   National Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning Supervision  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  59569   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


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