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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259604  Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 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
115091  Monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in a workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
116520  Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the importance of compliance to safety, health and environmental legal and other requirements for a specific workplace and the importance of integrating safety, health and environmental considerations into all routine activities at the workplace. In addition learners will be able to identify any deviations and workplace safety performance in the workplace from health, safety and environmental requirements and be able to ensure that the correct action is taken in situations where safety health and environmental issues are not in accordance with requirements.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the safety, health and environmental requirements applicable in a specific workplace.
  • Monitoring workplace compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements against specified requirements.
  • Evaluating performance of workplace safety activities required by safety, health and environmental management programmes.
  • Remedying workplace non-compliance to and non-performance of safety, health and environmental requirements and programmes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the safety, health and environmental requirements applicable in a specific workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable safety, health and environmental requirements are identified in a specific workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identified safety, health and environmental requirements are explained in terms of their impact on the well being of both the employer and employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of compliance to workplace safety, health and environmental principles is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Purpose of monitoring compliance to safety, health and environment requirements is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Specified requirements to monitor workplace safety, health and environment compliance are appropriate for specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of integrating safety, health and environmental considerations in all routine activities is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor workplace compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements against specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specified requirements for monitoring workplace compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements are explained in terms of the consequences for the personnel, productivity and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Purpose and extent of monitoring workplace compliance is explained and verified according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specified requirements to monitor workplace safety, health and environmental compliance are identified and are appropriate for the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Human resources, tools, instruments, equipment and material required for monitoring are selected, verified and used according to specified requirements and the specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Deviations in safety, health and environment compliance are identified and recorded according to specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate performance of workplace safety activities required by safety, health and environmental management programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety performance is measured against established objectives to evaluate progress towards a healthy and safe workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and techniques used to measure workplace safety; health and environmental performance are fit for purpose and applied according to the specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified and reported workplace safety, health and environmental incidents are analysed and evaluated according to specified requirements to determine safety, health and environmental performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Workplace critical areas are identified and accessed through available sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of evaluating workplace safety, health and environmental performance is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Measuring equipment is cleaned and stored and defective measuring equipment is dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The potential for various industrial processes to impact on environmental receptors is graded according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environmental receptors of impacts may include but are not limited to air, soil, water, social, economic, human health and well-being, fauna and flora and sensitive cultural and historical sites.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Remedy workplace non-compliance to and non-performance of safety, health and environmental requirements and programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reports are completed in the required formats and submitted to relevant designated persons on time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The right to refuse to work, discontinuing of work and withdrawal procedures under circumstances that pose a serious danger to health or safety are enforced according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations from requirements in safety, health and environmental management programmes are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Remedial action required to deal with identified hazards and deviations is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Expectations and contributions of stakeholders during the evaluation of safety, health and environmental management programmes are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Feedback given regarding the progress and results of safety, health and environmental management programmes is appropriate for specified contexts. 


    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 ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place 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 an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Legal prescripts for the governing of health, safety and environmental in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the application and controlling of compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of monitoring, evaluating and remedying workplace safety, health and environmental practices in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to ensure that all safety, health and environmental activities are in accordance with specific requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the application and controlling of compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when recording and reporting deviations from specified requirements and when providing feedback on the progress and results of the safety, health and environmental management programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in terms of using the correct measuring equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where failure to monitor and control the requirements for safety, health and environmental issues can have a negative impact on people, the organisation and the environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in the application and control of safety, health and environmental issues. 

  • 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 the following unit standards:
  • ID 115091: Monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in a workplace, NQF Level 2, 2 Credits.
  • ID 116520: Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace, NQF Level 2, 2 Credits.

    Terminology:

    "Specified requirements" include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in the following:

    Legal:
  • Relevant current legislation, regulations and directives pertaining to mining and occupational health and safety.
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • South African National Standards and other relevant Standards.

    Site Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Organisational Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OHS Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.
  • Acceptable subject related theory. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  71950   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  78944   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Core  65049   National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  64949   National Certificate: Laboratory Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  79686   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  65510   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  90656   National Certificate: Mine Ventilation  Not Applicable  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  90655   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Not Applicable  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  71491   National Certificate: Equine Studies  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  66329   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
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    3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    4. Action Training Academy 
    5. AFRICA SKILLS VILLAGE 
    6. Amber Tower Training 
    7. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    8. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    9. Arehone Consulting 
    10. Aspidus 209 T/A 3D Solutions (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    11. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    12. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    13. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    14. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Bhekwell Group 
    16. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    17. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    18. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    19. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    20. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    21. Builders Training Centre 
    22. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    23. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    24. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    25. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    26. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    27. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    28. College of Production Technology 
    29. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    30. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    31. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    32. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    33. Dego Consultants 
    34. DESTO PTY LTD 
    35. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    36. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    37. Eastcape Training Centre 
    38. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    39. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    40. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    41. ENB Training Service 
    42. False Bay College 
    43. Forek Institute of Technology 
    44. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    45. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    46. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    47. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    48. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    49. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    50. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    51. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    52. INDUSTRIAL & CONSUMER PLASTIC - New Germany (Legacy) 
    53. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    54. Interlink Technical Training 
    55. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    56. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    57. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    58. Josmap Training Institute 
    59. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    60. L S Nkosi CC 
    61. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    62. Leps Training Consultants 
    63. Life Long ABET Consulting 
    64. LNT Trading Enterprise 
    65. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    66. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    67. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    68. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    69. Maluti TVET College 
    70. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    71. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    72. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    73. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    74. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    75. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    76. Microzone Training CC 
    77. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    78. Mnambithi TVET College 
    79. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    80. Motheo TVET College 
    81. MPACT 
    82. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    83. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    84. Mthoms Trading 
    85. MTL Training and Projects 
    86. Mvelaphanda Technologies 
    87. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    88. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    89. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    90. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    91. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    92. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    93. NSA MultiServicers cc T/A Riverport SHE Training Academy (GONUBIE) (TP) 
    94. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    95. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    96. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    97. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    98. Protech Training cc 
    99. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    100. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    101. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    102. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    103. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    104. Scaw Metals Group T/A Scaw Chain (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    105. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    106. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    107. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    108. Skills Resource Group (PTY) Ltd 
    109. Sphola Consulting CC 
    110. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    111. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    112. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    113. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    114. The Business Zone 352 
    115. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    116. Tius Consultants 
    117. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    118. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    119. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    120. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    121. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    122. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    123. TSK Projects 
    124. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    125. Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd (EMALAHLENI) (TP) 
    126. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    127. Umbuso Training Services 
    128. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    129. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    130. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    131. West Coast TVET College 
    132. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    133. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    134. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    135. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 
    136. York Timbers Pty Ltd 
    137. Ziphi Nkomo Training Services 



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