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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory occupational safety, health and environmental practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243701  Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory occupational safety, health and environmental practices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather 
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 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 
This unit standard will equip learners with the skills, knowledge and values to participate effectively in workplace activities within the CTFL manufacturing industries. This unit standard will provide the learner with the necessary knowledge to understand and apply the necessary safety, health and environmental compliance requirements within the industry.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Understanding safe work requirements in the workplace.
  • Inspecting machines and equipment for safety compliance.
  • Understanding fire protection and prevention, fire fighting practices and emergency procedures.
  • Recording and reporting unsafe acts and conditions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are required to demonstrate fundamental competencies, specified below, at ABET Level 4 or NQF 1.

    Learners must be able to:
  • Speak, read and write in English.
  • Do basic mathematic calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and the calculation of areas, volumes and quantities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This standard applies to the Clothing, Textile, Footwear, Leather and General Goods sector.
  • Machines and equipment include all machines/equipment and processes relating to manufacture of clothing, textiles, footwear and leather and general goods products.
  • Legislation refers to The Occupational Health and Safety Act [Act No. 85 0f 1993].
  • Policies, procedures and practices refer to company policies, procedures and practices. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of safe work requirements in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rights and duties of employer and employee relating to a safe working environment are explained in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Practices relating to health of employees are described in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe work practices that prevent injuries, or damage to machinery, are described in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety signage, codes and instructions are interpreted and explained in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping and demarcation practices are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Health and Safety representatives and First Aid personnel are identified and contact procedure explained in terms of company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Relevant rules and regulations designed to protect the environment are identified and described in terms of company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Personal hygiene, protection facilities and procedures relating to industry specific hazardous chemicals and materials are identified described in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect machines and equipment for safety compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety features, including guarding of machines and equipment are identified and explained in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operational hazards relating to the workplace, machines and equipment are identified and described in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety equipment is correctly used as specified and where required or sign posted in terms of company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Maintenance requirements are identified and described in terms of company policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of fire protection and prevention, fire fighting practices and emergency procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fire protection and fire prevention methods are described as required in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergency evacuation procedures and personal safety actions are described as required in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Classes of fire are explained and appropriate fire-fighting equipment is pointed out in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Locations of fire fighting equipment, relevant to the class of fire, are identified as required in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Workplace trained fire team is identified and the contact procedure is described as required in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Fire extinguishing equipment is used correctly in a simulated practical demonstration under the supervision of a fire team member in terms of company policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record and report unsafe acts and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Unsafe acts and conditions are identified as required by company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Incident and accident reporting documentation is identified and reporting procedure is explained as required by company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Unsafe acts and incidents and accidents are reported to the necessary authorities. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual wishing to be assessed (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Learning programmes that will enable the achievement of this unit standard will be accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Assessors who assess the competency of learners against this standard must be qualified and registered with the appropriate ETQA.

    Moderators qualified and registered with the appropriate ETQA must conduct moderation.

    All external moderation will be conducted at the discretion of the relative ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners will engage with the following knowledge components:
  • Safety, health and the environment and related elements in the workplace.
  • All appropriate sections of the OHS Act as it applies to health and safety in the workplace.
  • Causes and types of accidents.
  • Techniques for identifying hazards and relevant accident prevention.
  • Procedures related to various emergency requirements.
  • Roles and responsibilities of safety representatives and first aiders in the workplace.
  • Machines, equipment and the appropriate safety practices required.
  • Safety devices and equipment.
  • Safety signage.
  • Hazardous chemicals and materials, their uses and storage requirements.
  • Commonly used terms and concepts relevant to industry.
  • Maintenance concepts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to eliminating hazards and preventing accidents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when maintaining a healthy and clean work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information when investigating incidents, accidents and hazardous situations.
  • Organise the activities of oneself so that investigations can be completed within specified time frames. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using appropriate industry terms and concepts, when reporting and investigating hazards and accidents in the workplace and following emergency procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when using safety equipment, devices and fire extinguishers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as being made up of a set of related systems, realising the importance of using the most appropriate action to rectify a life-threatening situation. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58227   National Certificate: Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2017-10-26  FPMSETA 
    Core  66312   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. African Dream Campus 
    2. AGB Finance 
    3. Aldabri 106 (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Apparel Component Manufacturers Pty Ltd 
    5. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    7. Avad Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    9. BBF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd (Port Elizabeth) 
    10. Beaches Clothing Cc 
    11. Becoz Empire Multi-Choice and Trading Primary Co-operative Limited 
    12. Beier SafetyFootwear 
    13. Belgotex Floorcoverings Pty Ltd 
    14. Berg River Textiles Pty Ltd 
    15. Boland College Head Office 
    16. Bonenhle Investments 
    17. Braitex / Tensilon Pty Ltd (Cape) 
    18. Braitex/ Tensilon Pty Ltd (Springs) 
    19. Bright Idea Projects 179 cc 
    20. Brightness Fashion and Design Academy cc 
    21. BRITS TEXTILES (Atlantis) 
    22. Bsn Medical Pty Ltd 
    23. Canada Clothing Contractors Cc 
    24. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    25. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
    26. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    27. Capricorn TVET College 
    28. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
    29. Celrose (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Centre of Excellence for Leather Skills South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Changing Women 
    32. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Colibri Towelling (Western Cape) Pty Ltd 
    34. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
    35. Corporate skills Development services 
    36. CRG Group (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Crossley Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Deneb Investments Ltd 
    39. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
    40. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Divine Shoes 
    42. Dyefin Textiles Pty Ltd 
    43. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    44. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    45. Egsibit Training and Development 
    46. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    47. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    48. Eldonai School of Fashion (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    50. Esethu Manufacturing, Packaging, Printing & Design (Pty) Ltd 
    51. Falke Hosiery 
    52. FELD CONSULTING (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Ferrini Shoe Components Cc 
    54. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    56. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
    57. Helizabert Bk T/a Hipo Rock 
    58. HERMANUS CLOTHING MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 
    59. Hextex 
    60. House of Monatic (Pty) Ltd 
    61. I Care Resource Centre 
    62. Ilitha Labantu 
    63. Impela Trading cc 
    64. Impregnation Web Technology T/A Drycoat (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Inter-Coastal Business & Property Services cc 
    66. INTERMASIKO CC 
    67. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
    68. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
    69. IWT Abrasives 
    70. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
    71. JP Design House (Pty) Ltd 
    72. Junit Manufacturers Cc 
    73. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
    74. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    75. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    77. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    78. Lesiphosethu Clothing Manufacturing & Training (Pty) Ltd 
    79. LFS DESIGNS 
    80. Lilunzo Creations 
    81. Londisizwe Linguistic & Training Services 
    82. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Lukhele Training and Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    84. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    85. Majuba TVET College 
    86. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
    87. Mangalisa Group (Pty) Ltd 
    88. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    89. Master Patterns by Rona 
    90. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    91. MATHOSIM TRIMMING AND UPHOLSTERY 
    92. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
    93. MFISA 
    94. Midas Greenlight Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    95. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE(PTY) LTD 
    96. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    97. Mnambithi TVET College 
    98. Modilete Training 
    99. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
    100. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    101. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    102. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    103. MULTILAYER TRADING 317 
    104. Narrowtex 
    105. National Braiding Industries 
    106. National Workplace 
    107. NDIMASE TRADING 
    108. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
    109. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
    110. Nguni Shades SA School of Fashion 
    111. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    112. Northlink College Cape Town 
    113. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
    114. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    116. Organet Contracting and Development 
    117. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    118. Phala Projects cc 
    119. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
    120. Platorand Training Centre 
    121. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    122. Prilla 
    123. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    124. Qualitas Career Academy Newcastle Pty Ltd 
    125. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    126. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    127. Rhens Consulting 
    128. Romatex Home Textiles (WC) 
    129. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    130. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    131. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    132. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    133. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    134. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    135. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    136. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    137. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    138. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    139. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    140. Spear of African Woman in Agriculture & Rural Development 
    141. Surgolox (Pty) Ltd 
    142. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    143. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    144. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    145. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    146. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    147. Thitha Training and Development Services 
    148. Thunderflex3 Pty (Ltd) 
    149. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    150. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    151. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    152. Tshwane North College 
    153. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    154. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
    155. TV Training (Pty) Ltd 
    156. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    157. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    158. Ultimo Shoes Cc 
    159. Umbuso Training Services 
    160. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    161. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
    162. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    163. Valoworx 278 
    164. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
    166. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    167. W-Tech Manufacturing Pty Ltd 
    168. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
    169. York Timbers Pty Ltd 
    170. ZA GEAR 



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