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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse and critically evaluate safety management systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244196  Analyse and critically evaluate safety management systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Aerospace Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Physical Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety management systems.
  • Formulate safety management policies and performance management systems.
  • Analyse the performance of a safety management system. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent or equivalent.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4 or equivalent or equivalent.
  • Legislation within the specific industry at NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of safety management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety management system abbreviations, definitions and references are explained in terms of their application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    SMS terminology and SMS references are sourced and differentiated for use in planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety management organisations are compared in order to facilitate benchmarking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety management structures are described with reference to safety management aspects, accountabilities, tasks and responsibilities assigned at different levels within the structure in terms of their application. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Formulate safety management policies and performance management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety management policy and scope is formulated in order to direct a safety management system (SMS). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    SMS policy is formalised and integrated within a set scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A hazard analyses framework is formulated for inclusion into a safety management system (SMS). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety performance monitoring strategies are created to support SMS evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A process to create a safety culture awareness is formulated to support the implementation of a SMS. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the performance of a safety management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety assessment is conducted within a set scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Safety assessment includes assessment of hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    SMS hazards are identified and assessed in terms of the risk associated with each hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The SMS auditing system and associated processes are analysed to illustrate understanding of the audit concept. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A safety management system audit process is applied to ensure credibility of the SMS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety promotion activities are explained in terms of their role in creating a safety management awareness amongst employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety culture models are analysed and their application explained in support of SMS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The safety culture within an organisation is analysed in order to realise continuous improvement. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Safety Management System:
  • Fault.
  • Organizational Culture.
  • Safety.
  • Safety targets.
  • Safety Assessment Criteria.
  • Safety culture.
  • System failure.
  • Safety Management System.
  • Safety Performance Indicator.
  • Safety Performance Target.
  • Safety policy.
  • System assessments.
  • Safety management audit programme.
  • Review of a safety policy.
  • Removal from operational position.
  • Incident checklist.
  • Minor and major incidents.
  • Search and rescue.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Internal safety audit programme.
  • Safety performance monitoring.
  • Safety incident investigations and recommendations.
  • Safety Group meetings.
  • Safety resource planning.
  • Security threats.
  • Corrective actions.
  • Preventative actions.
  • Continuous improvement.
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Risk mitigation.
  • Hazards.
  • Risk management.
  • Quality assurance.
  • Quality control.
  • Basic statistical analysis.
  • Hazard and risk analysis.
  • Hazard severity classification.
  • Human Factors.
  • Team resource management.
  • Line management.
  • Executive management.
  • Management commitment.
  • Safety promotion initiatives.
  • Current and future developments and organisational changes on the SMS. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify alternative methods for communicating/transmitting information when communication equipment failure is experienced.
  • Monitor the status of facilities, identify and report facilities which have become unserviceable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Maintain communication and provide required information relevant to developing situations.
  • All equipment breakdown/failure is immediately reported to appropriate personnel to ensure the smooth and uninterrupted flow of information.
  • Prioritise and communicate information by order of importance.
  • All information is verified and confirmed prior to distribution. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Computer systems are used correctly to process accurate data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Recognise the importance of providing efficient and effective support. 

    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 
    SMS: Safety Management System. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58579   National Diploma: Air Traffic Control  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  66109   National Diploma: Aircraft Performance Engineering  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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