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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply and maintain safety in a working environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258925  Apply and maintain safety in a working environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
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  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9839  Apply and maintain safety in an electrical environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sectors.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Adhere to safety signs, regulations and procedures related to a working environment.
  • Care for safety equipment.
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures before, during and after job processes.
  • Report and record safety anomalies.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering and construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Introduction to the industry.
  • Ability to distinguish colour.
  • Knowledge of relevant sections of the OHS Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Safety and environmental issues include but are not limited to:
  • Hygiene facilities.
  • Storage of chemicals.
  • Disposal of hazardous waste.

    Safety equipment include but are not limited to:
  • Safety glasses.
  • Goggles.
  • Visors.
  • Safety gloves.
  • Gauntlets.
  • Hard hats.

    Regulations and procedures include but are not limited to OHS Act, SANS 10142-1, Local Authority requirements, manufacturers specifications, company policies and worksite procedures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Adhere to safety signs, regulations and procedures related to a working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is selected for a specific job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety procedures are followed for a specific job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable statutory requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety signs and procedures are correctly interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of incorrect usage of safety procedures and personal safety equipment are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Care for safety equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety equipment is examined for damage or faults in accordance with worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Report and record of faulty safety equipment in accordance with work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety equipment is cleaned, cared for and stored safely and according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures for dealing with damaged or faulty equipment are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of maintaining and carefully storing safety equipment is explained in terms of work site procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Follow appropriate safety procedures before, during and after job processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate safety procedures are followed for the particular activity being undertaken according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of appropriate personal protective equipment is demonstrated during the activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Disposal of waste materials generated during the activity is demonstrated to meet environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for using specific safety procedures and personal protective equipment is explained in terms of work site procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Report and record safety anomalies in accordance with worksite procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Report and record safety anomalies in accordance with worksite procedures, statutory requirements and or manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Unsafe conditions are recognised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recording and reporting procedures are correctly followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dangers related to incorrect reporting are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suitable recommendations are made. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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 in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Safety procedures and personal protective equipment appropriate to the different jobs.
  • Knowledge of worksite safety procedures.
  • Inspection procedures for a safe environment.
  • Safety procedures for different applications.
  • Use and functions of safety equipment, signs, colour coding and picto grams.
  • Potential defects that could occur in safety equipment.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.
  • Identify and solve problems during the application and maintaining of safety in a working environment.
  • Understand the world as a set of related system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others while applying and maintaining safety in a working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself during identification and reporting of unsafe conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate through reporting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in environmental and personal safety. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9839, "Apply and maintain safety in an electrical environment", Level 1, 5 credits.

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Legal.
  • OHS Act.
  • SANS.
  • Applicable statutory requirements.
  • Anomalies refer to deviation from the norm. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  73313   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  74530   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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 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. AFRIC TRAINING CENTRE 
    2. AFRICA SKILLS VILLAGE 
    3. AL Abbott and Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    4. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    5. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    6. CATAGRICT IMPRIMERE 
    7. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    9. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    10. DEE K LOGISTICS 
    11. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    12. EKURHULENI WEST TVET BOKSBURG CAMPUS 
    13. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, CAPE TOWN 
    14. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    15. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    16. ESKOM KOEBERG NUCLEAR PPS - FITTER, FITTER & TURNER AND TTC 
    17. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    18. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    19. HT MARKTECH 
    20. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    21. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    22. IQRM TRAINING CC 
    23. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    24. KGOLO INSTITUTE 
    25. Learn A Trade 
    26. Majuba TVET College 
    27. MAKGOESHA ELECTRICAL SERVICES CC 
    28. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    29. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    30. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    31. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    32. OSHIKATI 
    33. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    34. PCD College cc 
    35. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    36. Platinum Electrical(Pty) Ltd 
    37. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    39. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    40. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    41. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
    42. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    43. TPN TRAINING & RECRUITMENT 
    44. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    45. Umfolozi FET College 
    46. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    47. WESTERN COLLEGE FOR WESTCOL 
    48. ZUVA ENERGY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 



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