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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain health, safety and security within the internal environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9849  Maintain health, safety and security within the internal environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
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 
Qualifying learners is capable of demarcating working areas and walkways, reporting accidents, establishing safety committees, ensuring all safety conditions exist, providing safety and protective clothing and maintaining housekeeping. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Level
A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
(a) A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component
(b) An understanding of the discipline/field`s fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles
(c) Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field
(d) An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems
(e) Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills
(f) An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demarcate working areas and walkways. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate the ability to recognise, explain and adhere to requirements for the demarcation of applicable areas including walkways, working areas and rest areas. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Report accidents. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate the ability to report accidents to the appropriate person. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Establish safety committees. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of safety where safety committees are established, active and meet enterprise requirements where the common goal of alleviating accidents is enforced. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Maintain sufficient light, adequate ventilation and minimised noise levels. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Achieve and adhere to appropriate ratings including light using prescribed light meters, openings, windows and mechanical ventilation to ensure sufficient ventilation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Ensure safety and security. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Meet all safety and security requirements including the presence of a qualified first aid officer and first aid equipment. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Maintain housekeeping. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate the ability to maintain housekeeping processes according to cleaning schedules where all work areas, walkways and rest areas are kept neat and tidy and poisonous detergents and effluents are safeguarded at all times. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The standard describes competent performance creating and administering a safe and healthy environment, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

These tools include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. Currently employed candidates are observed carrying out their normal work duties by an assessor. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.

    Training providers offering the qualifications, or part thereof, shall be accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant SETA/ETQA.

    Qualified Assessors will be appointed by the training institutions offering the qualifications and must be registered and accredited with the relevant SETA/ETQA.

    Requirements of a portfolio

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience which serves to supplement the assessment of applied competence.

    The portfolio may include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of the OHS Act.
  • Levels of noise, light and ventilation appropriate to the situation.
  • Housekeeping standards.
  • Layouts of work environment.
  • Updates of all appropriate legislation.
  • Environmental issues.
  • Technical knowledge about harmful pollutants. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way in creating and administering a safe and healthy environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team in the creation and administering of a safe and healthy environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relevant to the creation and administering of a safe and healthy environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification.
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems by recognising that creating and administering a safe and healthy environment does not exist in isolation. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49276   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Trade Exhibitions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  49120   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film, Television and Video Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21003   National Certificate: Motor Sales and Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48764   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Sales Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Equal Career Services (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 



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