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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement safety, health and environmental requirements in a gas installation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246465  Implement safety, health and environmental requirements in a gas installation 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to maintain basic safety, health and environmental issues in a gas installation environment.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Identify and describe basic health and safety statutory and organisational requirements.
  • Identify risks applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Employ safe installation practices.
  • Describe the environmental principles applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Describe and implement basic administrative safety requirements.
  • Describe and implement good hygiene and housekeeping practices. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against communication and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this unit standard assumes an existing or new domestic or commercial gas installation site.

    The typical scope of this unit standard includes one of the following but is not limited to:
  • LPG installations.
  • Natural gas installations.
  • Compressed gas installations.
  • Medical installations.

    Range statements, which are applicable to the Unit Standard title, Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria are found beneath the applicable Assessment Criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe basic health and safety statutory and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Statutory employer and employee safety responsibilities are described in terms of the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Handling methods for hazardous substances, as applicable to gas installations, are described based on relevant sections of the OHS Act and applicable regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pressure equipment requirements, as applicable to gas installations, are described based on relevant sections of the OHS Act and applicable regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    General and driven machinery requirements, as applicable to gas installations, are described based on relevant sections of the OHS Act and applicable regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Electrical requirements, as applicable to gas installations, are described based on relevant sections of the OHS Act and applicable regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify risks applicable to a gas installation environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Risks associated with equipment and materials are described using relevant practical and industry examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risks include mechanical-, rotating-, mobile equipment, heat, cold, high pressure, transport and handling of gas cylinders, insufficient ventilation and the transport, handling and storage of chemicals and gases.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks associated with irresponsible human behaviour in the workplace are described using relevant practical and industry examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of irresponsible human behaviour includes "horseplay", disregarding PPE requirements, disregarding ergonomic guidelines (lifting, stretching, bending, using excessive force) disregarding installation standards and procedures, disregarding safe working methods, disregarding safety signs and disregarding demarcations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risks associated with the physical installation process are described in terms of own work procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risks include but are not limited to risks caused by using hand tools, power tools and lifting devices, falling objects, breakages, slippages, pinching and leverages.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety risks are identified at an installation site and corrective action taken in accordance with workplace SHE procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Employ safe installation practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is worn and safe dress code implemented according to workplace requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safe dress code includes but is not limited to wearing PPE such as hand and foot protection, eye, ear, face and head protection, body protection, the use of hairnets, removal of jewellery and avoidance of loose clothes in plant areas, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    General safe installation practices are described based industry safety standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safe practices include compliance to applicable work permit systems, lockouts and conformance to relevant design codes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe practices for working at heights are described using relevant practical and industry examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safe practices include using correct equipment at specified heights, correct use of scaffolding, ladders, harnesses and rigging procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe electrical practices are described using relevant electrical standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safe electrical practices include using flameproof and water resistant equipment where required, employing correct earthing practices and maintaining required safe distances between electrical and gas delivery systems.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the environmental principles applicable to a gas installation environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Statutory environmental regulations are described in accordance to the relevant Acts and/or legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The general characteristics of waste materials are described as relevant to the gas installation industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The responsibility to act in an environmentally responsible manner is described as applicable to the gas installation industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The environmental impact of industrial pollution is described as applicable to the gas installation industry. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The description should include examples of spillages, emissions, solid waste, noise, heat and effluent.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Waste control methods are described in accordance with the following range statement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Waste control methods include recycling, recovery, concentration and treatment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Environmental discrepancies are identified and corrective action taken as per relevant SHE checklists. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Reasons for decontaminating and labelling equipment before maintenance, scrapping or sale are explained in accordance with relevant SHE policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Describe and implement basic administrative safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Workman's compensation procedures in case of workplace injury are explained as stipulated by the government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    General duties of employers and self employed persons are described in terms of the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of non-compliance are described with examples from the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Record, investigate and report incidents to relevant authorities as per relevant procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reportable incidents include but are not limited to death, loosing a limb, injury resulting in extended absence, explosions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Up to date records are kept of prescribed equipment inspections in accordance with relevant policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Describe and implement good hygiene and housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Housekeeping standards and procedures are identified and described in accordance to the OSH Act and other relevant policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Housekeeping processes and procedures are followed and applied as specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Housekeeping standards are maintained according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal hygiene standards are maintained according to requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Standards include physical and mental fitness, cleanliness, food, clothing, exercise, recreation, rest and sleep, regular habits and a healthy mental attitude.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Non-conforming housekeeping and hygiene situations are identified and reported in accordance to safety and other relevant policies and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 3 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Only an Assessor with considerable first hand experience in gas installations 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 is able to:
  • Identify and describe basic health and safety statutory and organisational requirements.
  • Identify risks applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Employ safe installation practices.
  • Describe the environmental principles applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Describe and implement basic administrative safety requirements.
  • Describe and implement good hygiene and housekeeping practices. 

  • 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:
  • Identifying non-conforming safety, housekeeping and hygiene situations.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Identify risks applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Describe and implement good hygiene and housekeeping practices. 

  • 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/learners.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Identifying statutory requirements relevant to gas installations.
  • Identifying risks in a systematic way.
  • Implementing administrative requirements in a systematic way.
  • Maintaining a high standard of housekeeping within the workplace.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe basic health and safety statutory and organisational requirements.
  • Identify risks applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Describe the environmental principles applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Describe and implement basic administrative safety requirements.
  • Describe and implement good hygiene and housekeeping practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Identifying statutory requirements relevant to gas installations.
  • Identifying risks in a systematic way.
  • Recording incidents and equipment inspections.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe basic health and safety statutory and organisational requirements.
  • Identify risks applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Describe and implement basic administrative safety requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by identifying and reporting:
  • Safety discrepancies according to SOPs.
  • Environmental discrepancies according to SOPs.
  • Out-of-line housekeeping and hygiene situations.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Identify risks applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Employ safe installation practices.
  • Describe the environmental principles applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Describe and implement basic administrative safety requirements.
  • Describe and implement good hygiene and housekeeping practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Identifying risks associated with technology.
  • Using technology safely during the installation process.
  • Identifying environmental risks.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Identify risks applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Employ safe installation practices.
  • Describe the environmental principles applicable to a gas installation environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Recognising that health, hygiene, safety and environmental contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe basic health and safety statutory and organisational requirements.
  • Identify risks applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Employ safe installation practices.
  • Describe the environmental principles applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Describe and implement basic administrative safety 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 SHE in the gas industry and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Identify and describe basic health and safety statutory and organisational requirements.
  • Identify risks applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Employ safe installation practices.
  • Describe the environmental principles applicable to a gas installation environment.
  • Describe and implement basic administrative safety requirements. 

  • 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  58950   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


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