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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage hazardous substances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264454  Manage hazardous substances 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Environmental Science, Env Mgt and Waste Mgt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Environmental Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 credited with this standard will be able to handle and store hazardous/dangerous goods in accordance with national and international statutory requirements and standards.

Learners credited with this standard are capable of:
  • Identifying and classifying hazardous substances and dangerous goods in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Applying the statutory requirements relevant to the control and management of hazardous material. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard requires the individual to demonstrate competence in the relevant outcomes for the nine identified classes of hazardous material as listed below:
  • Class 1-explosives.
  • Class 2-gases.
  • Class 3-flammable liquids.
  • Class 4-flammable solids.
  • Class 5-oxidizers & peroxides.
  • Class 6-poisons & etiological substances.
  • Class 7-radioactive materials.
  • Class 8-corrosives.
  • Class 9-miscellaneous dangerous goods/substances.
  • O R M-D (other related materials-dangerous).

    This unit standard does not extend to those competencies required by the hazardous materials operations level.

    Manage includes to use, transport, store, handle and dispose. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and classify hazardous substances and dangerous goods in accordance with statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nine classes of hazardous substances and dangerous goods are identified in terms of relevant legislation and regulation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The groups of hazardous materials are identified in terms of the health risks that they pose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The potential effects of each of the nine classes are described to ensure that the dangers posed by hazardous/dangerous materials to humans and the environment are fully understood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the statutory requirements relevant to the control and management of hazardous material. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Control extends to use, handling, storage, transport and disposal (treatment etc). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The regulatory framework pertaining to the control and management of dangerous/hazardous materials is explained to ensure that all activities involving hazardous/dangerous materials take place within the framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The regulatory framework includes legislation (Occupational Health and Safety Act, Pollution Control Act and national and international standards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safe working practices and procedures in the handling, and storage of dangerous/hazardous materials are explored in terms of statutory requirements and reasons given for the choice of a particular method of handling and storage indicate a clear understanding of the handling procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Handling and storage would imply the use of the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) during these operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include national standards and SANS codes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate handling equipment is selected and utilised in terms of regulations and safety factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of ensuring safe transportation of hazardous material is described in terms of the impact that spillages could have on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The documents required for the transportation of hazardous material are identified to ensure compliance with the authorities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documents include Transport Emergency Card (TREMCARD) and the Hazardous Goods Declaration Form.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The appropriate storage facilities and securing techniques are used to ensure that the dangerous/hazardous materials pose no danger to public or the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Potential hazards related to handling and storage of dangerous/hazardous materials are identified and appropriate preventative action is highlighted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The disposal of dangerous/hazardous materials is conducted according to the regulatory requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The categorisation of dangerous and hazardous/dangerous materials as it pertains to the selection and utilization of handling equipment, storage facilities and securing techniques.
  • The relevant legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act, Pollution Control Act) and international standards pertaining to the dangerous and hazardous/dangerous materials classification, handling environment and handling method and disposal.
  • Relevant information sources available to maintain awareness in the handling, disposal and storage of dangerous and hazardous/dangerous materials.
  • Protection of the environment and a basic understanding of urban waste disposal systems (e.g. sewers, separators etc).
  • The range of personal protective equipment worn during handling, disposal and storage of hazardous/dangerous materials.
  • The potential hazards of dangerous materials (e.g. toxic, corrosive, flammable/explosive substances). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when:
  • Applying the most appropriate method of damage control in the event of an accident or incident (e.g. relocating hazardous/dangerous materials). 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage and organise oneself when:
  • Demonstrating initiative in selecting and utilising personal protective equipment suitable to the dangerous/hazardous material. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to:
  • Select and apply the most efficient and safe method of handling different dangerous and hazardous/dangerous materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when:
  • Communicate information about the application of relevant legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act) to ensure meticulous compliance and to encourage all colleagues to apply such legislation in accordance with national (and where applicable) international safety and environmental standards. 

  • 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  66789   National Certificate: Environmental Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 


    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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    27. MML Consulting CC. 
    28. Mondli Mthemba Consulting Services 
    29. Motshegwa Construction and Accounting Services (PTY) LTD 
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    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.