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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor, report and make recommendations pertaining to specified requirements in terms of working at heights 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120362  Monitor, report and make recommendations pertaining to specified requirements in terms of working at heights 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
People credited with this unit standard will be able to describe the requirements with regard to working at heights.

The competency includes knowledge and understanding of the requirements applicable to:
  • Performing work in elevated positions.
  • Inspecting, caring for and storing fall arrest equipment effectively.
  • The safety, health and environmental principles regarding the safe construction and maintenance of working platform, ladders, scaffolds and walkways in elevated positions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2
  • Unit standard: Provide primary emergency care / first aid as an advanced first responder in the workplace: SAQA ID - 120336
  • Unit standard: Respond to, implement and manage emergencies according to an emergency action plan in a workplace: SAQA ID - 120329 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All the specific outcome and assessment criteria are assessed in accordance with 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 Requirements:
  • Mine Health and Safety Act.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives

    Site-specific Requirements:
  • 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 
    Describe the requirements to safely perform work in elevated positions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements to perform work in elevated positions are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The planning process to prepare for work in elevated positions is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The method used to conduct work in elevated positions is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the requirements to correctly inspect, care for and store fall arrest equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The inspection, care and storage of fall arrest equipment and the necessary replacement of faulty equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need to ensure correct and meticulous record keeping is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the safety, health and environmental principles with regards to working platforms, ladders, scaffolds and walkways in elevated positions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge and understanding pertaining to the inspection of working platforms, ladders, scaffolds and walkways in elevated positions is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedure required to report in terms of identified deviation from standards is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need to ensure correct record keeping is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedure for following up identified deviations is described. 


    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 an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 
    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 
    Solve problems by working at heights, 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 working at heights, 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 working at heights, 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. 

    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 
    Notes to Assessors

    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 person 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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  77063   National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Action Training Academy 
    3. Africa Training Centre 
    4. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    5. Anglo American Platinum Amendelbult Concentrators 
    6. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    7. Buna Construction And Projects 
    8. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    9. Dego Consultants 
    10. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    11. Ditlotlo Trading Enterprise 
    12. DWARSRIVER CHROME MINE (PTY) LTD 
    13. Eastcape Training Centre 
    14. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    15. Emcare 
    16. ESS HOLDINGS (PTY) Ltd 
    17. imithetho labour law 
    18. Kephama Trading Enterprise 
    19. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    20. Lerumo La Setshaba 
    21. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    22. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    23. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    24. NOLOSHA 
    25. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    26. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    27. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    28. South African Academy For Occupational Safety 
    29. The Skills Matrix cc 
    30. Tius Consultants 
    31. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    33. WHSE Training College 
    34. Zibuyile Consulting and Projects (Pty) Ltd 



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