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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the functions of the workplace health and safety representative 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259622  Describe the functions of the workplace health and safety representative 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116518  Conduct safety and health representation activities  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the objectives and statutory requirements pertaining to health and safety in the workplace. The learners will be able to explain the rights, powers, functions and duties of the workplace health and safety representative and how any errant health, safety and environmental issues may be handled. Learners will also be able to participate in the safety, health and environmental structures and measure these activities according to health, safety and environmental requirements.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing the framework of workplace health and safety legislation pertaining to health and safety representatives.
  • Explaining the specified requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities at a working place.
  • Addressing safety, health and environment related issues within their scope of authority.
  • Complying with the activities within safety, health and environmental structures. 

  • 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 
    Describe the framework of workplace health and safety legislation pertaining to health and safety representatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Definitions and terminology contained in the current legislation are explained in terms of specified requirements of the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The objectives of the relevant current legislation are described in terms of their impact on both employees and employers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of complying with the terms of the current relevant legislation is explained in terms of the consequences to heath, safety, environment and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The statutory requirements applicable to a health and safety representative are explained in terms of their effect on the duties and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The statutory requirements applicable to a health and safety committee member are explained in terms of their effect on the duties and functions applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The statutory requirements of the employer are explained in terms of their effect on the functions, duties and responsibilities of the health and safety representative. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the specified requirements to conduct safety, health and environmental representation activities at a working place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specific functions and rights of the health and safety representative are explained in terms of the relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance and purpose of conducting safety, health and environmental representation activities are explained in terms of the consequences to safety, health, environment and production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Address safety, health and environment related issues within the scope of authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety, health and environment related issues are dealt with at the appropriate level, according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Facts related to safety, health and environmental issues are established from information obtained, using accepted data gathering methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resolution of safety, health and environment related issues is attempted according to legislation and organisational policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of resolving safety, health and environmental related issues is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Comply with the activities within safety, health and environmental structures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Structures include those contained within the management systems of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The extent of participation within safety, health and environmental structures, is explained according to legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consultative requirements of the health and safety representative are described in terms of their impact on interested and affected parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of participating in the activities within the safety, health and environmental structures is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Participation in the activities of the safety, health and environmental structures are measured according to health, safety and environmental requirements. 


    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 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 
  • Health, safety and environmental legislation and regulations pertaining to the specific workplace of the learner.
  • The functions and duties of a heath and safety representative. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to safety, health and environmental issues within scope of authority. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when participating in the activities of the health, safety and environmental structures in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities on order to participate in the activities of the safety, health and environmental representative effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which may be required in order to address safety, health and environmental related issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the stakeholders on matters related to the health, safety and environmental representative. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where that effective participation in the activities of the safety, health and environmental representative leads to a safer and healthier workplace. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  78528   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
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