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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Receive, handle and store hazardous chemicals safely 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244073  Receive, handle and store hazardous chemicals safely 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
Chemical Industries SGB   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to receive, handle and store hazardous chemicals safely in a processing environment.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Prepare to receive hazardous chemicals.
  • Receive and check chemicals.
  • Handle chemicals safely.
  • Conduct post-handling processes.
  • Store hazardous chemicals for production requirements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

    Learners accessing this Unit Standard will have demonstrated competence against the Unit Standard "Interpret material safety data sheets (MSDS) in order to address chemical safety in the workplace". 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this unit standard includes any processing environment, for example chemical-, minerals- or beverage processing.

    Range statements, which are applicable to the unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to receive hazardous chemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn in a manner that protects personnel and products, and complies with organisational policy and legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    PPE includes gloves, face masks, goggles, overalls, sleeve protectors, safety boots/shoes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety equipment and accessories are ready and available for the period of chemical handling, and their uses explained in the event of fire, spillages and leakages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment for use in handling chemicals is clean, operational and fit for purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The work environment is clean and free from potential hazards to personnel, product, plant and environment, in accordance with operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personnel affected by preparation of chemicals are notified within a timeframe that promotes workplace and team safety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Receive and check chemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Integrity of packaging is checked according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Condition of chemicals is matched against specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Chemicals are quarantined according to MSDS guidelines and/or returned where leaks occurred or where packaging is compromised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quantities received are accurately matched to the documented requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Deviances noted are reported as per procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Handle chemicals safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Chemicals are handled in a manner that maximises operator and product safety in accordance with standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Correct handling equipment: Pipes and pipe fittings, tanks, pumps, meters, hoses, containers, conveyors and lifting apparatus.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Chemicals are used in compliance with their intended purpose and usage instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wastage is kept to a minimum and spillages are removed using the appropriate method for the chemical in question, with due regard to storm water and effluent systems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct post-handling processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Used equipment and materials are cleaned, disposed of or stored so that they do not pose a threat to the safety of personnel, plant or environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of incorrect materials disposal are explained with reference to the impact on people, plant and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The handling process carried out is reviewed against the knowledge of chemical handling in order to identify discrepancies between theory and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The work area is cleaned and restored to its pre-handling state, as per requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The status of chemical handling is reported to appropriate personnel and is in the required format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Store hazardous chemicals for production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Storage of chemicals is in line with safety legislation and standard operating procedures, and storage space used in accordance with company stock holding policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stored chemicals are clearly labelled and have accurate date coding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All documentation relating to storage is accurate and complete, in line with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Incorrect chemical storage is discussed with reference to impact on housekeeping, downtime, safety and quality. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 2 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • 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.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions is required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner understands and can:
  • Prepare to receive hazardous chemicals.
  • Receive and check chemicals.
  • Handle chemicals safely.
  • Conduct post-handling processes.
  • Store hazardous chemicals for production requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Checking the integrity of packaging, matching the condition of chemicals is against specifications and taking correct actions to quarantine and/or return chemicals in line with site policy.
  • Matching quantities received to the documented requirements, and reporting any deviances.
  • Reviewing the handling process carried out against the knowledge of chemical handling and identifying discrepancies between theory and practice.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Receive and check chemicals.
  • Conduct post-handling processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Maintaining sound relations with co-workers.
  • Notifying personnel affected by preparation of chemicals within a timeframe that promotes workplace and team safety.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Prepare to receive hazardous chemicals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Ensuring that the correct clothing and equipment is used when handling hazardous chemicals.
  • Correctly receiving chemicals according to procedures.
  • Handling chemicals safely and keeping wastage and spillage to a minimum.
  • Reviewing the handling process against the knowledge of chemical handling in order to identify discrepancies between theory and practice.
  • Keeping his/her work area and equipment clean and hazard free.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when:
  • Checking the integrity of packaging, matching the condition of chemicals is against specifications and taking correct actions to quarantine and/or return chemicals in line with site policy.
  • Matching quantities received to the documented requirements, and reporting any deviances.
  • Reviewing the handling process against the knowledge of chemical handling in order to identify discrepancies between theory and practice.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Receive and check chemicals.
  • Conduct post-handling processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Notifying personnel affected by preparation of chemicals within a timeframe that promotes workplace and team safety.
  • Reporting deviances as per laid down procedure.
  • Reporting the status of chemical handling to appropriate personnel.
  • Ensuring that all documentation relating to storage is accurate and complete, in line with standard operating procedures.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Prepare to receive hazardous chemicals.
  • Receive and check chemicals.
  • Conduct post-handling processes.
  • Store hazardous chemicals for production requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Receiving, handling and storing hazardous chemicals according to standard operating procedures.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Handling chemicals safely and keeping wastage and spillage to a minimum to prevent exposing personnel and plant to a hazard.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Receive and check chemicals.
  • Handle chemicals safely.
  • Store hazardous chemicals for production requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Understanding the role of receiving, handling and storing of chemicals in the process and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CHIETA 
    Core  78527   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  78323   National Certificate: Lamproom Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  61929   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 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.
     
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