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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate the development, implementation and maintenance of a Safety, Health and Environment management system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244283  Facilitate the development, implementation and maintenance of a Safety, Health and Environment management system 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Occupational Health and Safety   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 
This Unit Standard requires learners to be able to apply Safety, Health and Environment principles which will enable them to design, implement and maintain quality management programmes related to health, safety, and environment.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Discussing fundamental issues pertaining to occupational safety, health and environment.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of Safety Theories and Principles.
  • Applying the fundamentals of Risk Management.
  • Applying safety, health and environment management systems. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss fundamental issues pertaining to occupational safety, health and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fundamental issues pertaining to occupational safety in the workplace are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fundamental issues include but are not restricted to, housekeeping; stacking and storage; colour coding; symbolic safety signs; hand and portable power tools; lifting equipment; ladders; scaffolds; vessels under pressure; compressed gas cylinders; machine guarding; personal protective equipment; confined spaces; hot work; permit to work; lockout systems; conveyors; disaster management.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fundamental issues pertaining to occupational health in the workplace are explained in terms of specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fundamental issues include but are not restricted to, the anticipation, identification; evaluation and control of occupational hygiene stressors; the role of the occupational hygienist; functions of occupational health services; legislative requirements; clinic management; fitness-to-work and disability evaluation; health monitoring and surveillance; AIDS in the workplace; absenteeism; hazards evaluation and control; disaster management; drug screening; employee assistance and counselling; health promotion; health risk assessment; primary health care.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fundamental issues pertaining to the environment are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fundamental issues include but are not restricted to, applicable legislation; air; water, soil and noise pollution; energy optimisation; waste management; emergency preparedness and response; disaster management; environmental impact assessments; aspects and impacts; social responsibility.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of safety theories and principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fundamental theories of occupational safety are applied in a proposed occupational safety management programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the fundamentals of risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The fundamental principles of risk management are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The fundamental principles of risk management are applied during the implementation of risk management strategies in the workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply SHEQ Management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various elements and general requirements of SHEQ Management systems are explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of planning, implementing and maintaining SHEQ Management systems is explained and demonstrated. 


    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 another 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 by SAQA.
  • 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 
    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following categories of documentations:

    Legal:
  • Include, but not limited to, pertinent sections of legislation - including associated regulations - and other supporting documentation.

    Range:
  • Occupational health, safety and environment.
  • Mining and minerals.
  • Local government.
  • Mandatory codes of practice.
  • Safety standards.

    Site Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.

    Information is obtained from PERTINENT sections of CURRENT documents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: By participating in implementing a SHEQ management system the individual will be required to have a basic knowledge on the specific requirements of a health and safety risk assessment programme and so be able to solve problems and make decisions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The individual will have to take an active part in implementing a SHEQ management system to ensure the requirements and needs of the represented people are addressed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: 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, organise, analyse and critically evaluate information.

    Note: When implementing a SHEQ management system, the individual will have to collect, organize and evaluate information in such a way that he/she will be able to contribute to decision-making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and/or language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations.

    Note: The expectations and contributions of the represented people is communicated during the implementing a SHEQ management system and feedback on the progress and results of the programme is provided. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note: Science and technology are used at the appropriate level, e.g. in interpreting statistical data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note: He/she must understand the impact of implementing a SHEQ management system on the overall objectives of the working place. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  71969   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  79627   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  58625   National Certificate: Occupational Safety  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  79808   National Diploma: Occupational Safety  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 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.
     
    1. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    2. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    3. Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd (EMALAHLENI) (TP) 
    4. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.