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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify potential hazards and critical safety issues in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13167  Identify potential hazards and critical safety issues in the workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of manufacturing, engineering and technology.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes which provide access to workplace based learning programmes for occupationally focused qualifications in this field, and provide qualifying learners with access to a range of further learning at NQF level 2.

Qualifying learners are able to describe safety, health and environmental issues and relate them to a specific work context. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as a basic introduction to the skills, values and knowledge it embodies, and does not assume any prior learning or experience of safety, health and environmental issues in the manufacturing, assembly and engineering field.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner is already competent in communication and numeracy at ABET Level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain safety rules related to the specific workplacc 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Basic safety, health and environmental issues are accurately described and correctly related to the processes and procedures in a specific workplace. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Safety rules are described
2. Safety signs and colour codes are identified
3. Personal protective clothing and equipment is described

Understanding confirmed

Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for wearing personal protective clothing and equipment
2. Consequences of not adhering to the safety rules
3. The meaning of safety signs and colour coding
4. Consequences of not complying with safety signs and colour codes
5. How to respond in the event of an injury 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Recognise and interpret safety signs and colour codes 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Signs and codes indicating demarcated areas, specific hazards, instructions, services. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Basic safety, health and environmental issues are accurately described and correctly related to the processes and procedures in a specific workplace. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Safety rules are described
2. Safety signs and colour codes are identified
3. Personal protective clothing and equipment is described

Understanding confirmed

Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for wearing personal protective clothing and equipment
2. Consequences of not adhering to the safety rules
3. The meaning of safety signs and colour coding
4. Consequences of not complying with safety signs and colour codes
5. How to respond in the event of an injury 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify and describe personal protective clothing and equipment for different situations 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify and describe personal protective clothing and equipment for different situations in the specific workplace. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Basic safety, health and environmental issues are accurately described and correctly related to the processes and procedures in a specific workplace. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Safety rules are described
2. Safety signs and colour codes are identified
3. Personal protective clothing and equipment is described

Understanding confirmed

Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for wearing personal protective clothing and equipment
2. Consequences of not adhering to the safety rules
3. The meaning of safety signs and colour coding
4. Consequences of not complying with safety signs and colour codes
5. How to respond in the event of an injury 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify potential hazards in the workplace and describe how to prevent or avoid them 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Hazards include horseplay, oil and water spills, pressure, heat, steam lines, lifting and moving of weights, and hazards associated with the use of individuals tools and processes.

Potential means being able to describe possible problems which may occur in the context. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Basic safety, health and environmental issues are accurately described and correctly related to the processes and procedures in a specific workplace. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Safety rules are described
2. Safety signs and colour codes are identified
3. Personal protective clothing and equipment is described

Understanding confirmed

Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for wearing personal protective clothing and equipment
2. Consequences of not adhering to the safety rules
3. The meaning of safety signs and colour coding
4. Consequences of not complying with safety signs and colour codes
5. How to respond in the event of an injury 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Describe my role in maintaining a safe environment 
OUTCOME RANGE 
A safe environment includes cleanliness, lights in working order, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Basic safety, health and environmental issues are accurately described and correctly related to the processes and procedures in a specific workplace. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Safety rules are described
2. Safety signs and colour codes are identified
3. Personal protective clothing and equipment is described

Understanding confirmed

Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for wearing personal protective clothing and equipment
2. Consequences of not adhering to the safety rules
3. The meaning of safety signs and colour coding
4. Consequences of not complying with safety signs and colour codes
5. How to respond in the event of an injury 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Respond appropriately to injuries 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Respond appropriately: call for assistance, switch off electrical power points, stem blood flow, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Basic safety, health and environmental issues are accurately described and correctly related to the processes and procedures in a specific workplace. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Safety rules are described
2. Safety signs and colour codes are identified
3. Personal protective clothing and equipment is described

Understanding confirmed

Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for wearing personal protective clothing and equipment
2. Consequences of not adhering to the safety rules
3. The meaning of safety signs and colour coding
4. Consequences of not complying with safety signs and colour codes
5. How to respond in the event of an injury 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) who has jurisdiction over this field of learning.

The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to some one else, s/he will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.

The learner 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. Names & functions of:
  • Personal protective clothing and equipment
  • Signs, colour coding

    2. Purpose of:
  • Personal protective clothing and equipment for various purposes
  • Safety rules
  • Signs and colour coding

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Personal protective clothing and equipment for various purposes

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Safety signs and colour coding

    5. Processes and events:
  • Injuries

    6. Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Not adhering to safety rules
  • Not complying with safety signs and colour codes
  • Not wearing personal protective clothing and equipment
  • Not taking action to prevent or avoid potential hazards

    7. Procedures and techniques
  • Associated with safe work practices
  • Associated with injury:
  • Switch off electrical equipment
  • Stem blood flow

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Safety signs, codes and symbols
  • Applicable clauses of safety legislation and company policy

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between safety and health rules and policies and the safety of the specific individual in the workplace 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Recognise and avoid / prevent potential hazards 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Recognise and describe the appropriate response to safety related information
  • Recognise signs, codes and potential hazards 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use the names for safety clothing and equipment, signs and colour codes
  • Use the names for potential hazards in the work environment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Describe the role of the individual in the maintenance of a safe working environment 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information:

    The assessment should take place in the workplace, where safety markings, clothing and equipment are available for identification, and so that the learner is able to relate the skills, knowledge and values that s/he has gained to the particular workplace. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  66312   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  49045   National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-11-28  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    4. Agisanang SA Training 
    5. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    6. Amabamba Recruitment 
    7. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    8. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    9. Bantubanye Skills 
    10. Bikologix Projects 
    11. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    12. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    13. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    14. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    15. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    16. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    17. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    18. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    19. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    20. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    21. College of Production Technology 
    22. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    23. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    24. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    25. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    26. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    28. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    29. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    30. Eastcape Training Centre 
    31. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    32. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    33. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Essential Skills 
    35. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    36. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    37. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    38. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    39. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    40. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    41. Hlombe and Associates 
    42. HT MARKTECH 
    43. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    44. Icando 
    45. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    46. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    47. INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: FLORIDA 
    48. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    49. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    50. INTERACTIVE TUTOR (PTY) LIMITED 
    51. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    52. ISAZI TRAINING 
    53. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    54. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    55. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    56. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    57. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    58. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    59. Josmap Training Institute 
    60. Kgolo Institute 
    61. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    62. Kodi Traiding Enterprise 
    63. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    64. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    65. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    66. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    67. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    68. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    69. MashMP Holdings 
    70. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    71. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    72. Matiisetso Training and Consulting 
    73. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    74. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    75. Mission Point Consulting 
    76. MML Consulting CC. 
    77. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    78. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    79. Modilete Training 
    80. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    81. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
    82. MPACT 
    83. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    84. Networx for Career Development 
    85. Nghano Training and Development Centre 
    86. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    87. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    88. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    89. NS Global Academy 
    90. NSA MultiServicers cc T/A Riverport SHE Training Academy (GONUBIE) (TP) 
    91. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    92. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    93. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    94. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    95. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    96. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    97. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    98. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
    99. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    100. Production Management Institute 
    101. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    102. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    103. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    104. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    105. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    106. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    107. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    108. Richtrau No 177 Pty Ltd t/a Bokoni Platinum Mines (Lebowa Platinum Mines) 
    109. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
    110. Sabela Learning Academy 
    111. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    112. Senelo Trading CC 
    113. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
    114. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    115. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    116. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    117. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    118. The Crimson CO CC. 
    119. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    120. Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects 
    121. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    122. Thusang Metallurgical Engineering Training and Consulting 
    123. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
    124. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    125. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    126. Triple E Training Holdings (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERDORP) (TP) 
    127. Tsebong Training Centre 
    128. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    129. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    130. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    131. Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd (EMALAHLENI) (TP) 
    132. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    133. Twin Peak Technologies 
    134. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    135. University of Venda 
    136. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    137. VENETIA MINE 
    138. Vicmat Consultants 
    139. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    140. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    141. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    142. XL AT Consulting CC 
    143. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    144. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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