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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control workplace hazardous substances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115093  Control workplace hazardous substances 
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-Fundamental  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 
This Unit Standard requires learners to be able to identify and deal with workplace hazardous substances. Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Describing the legal and specified requirements for identifying and dealing with workplace hazardous substances
  • Identifying workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts
  • Identifying risks associated with hazardous substances in specified contexts
  • Controlling hazardous substances in specified contexts 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Credits were assigned to this Unit Standard based on the assumption that learners can read, write and communicate in one of the official languages at NQF Level 2, and are mathematically literate at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the legal and specified requirements for identifying and dealing with workplace hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Description of the specified requirements of what hazardous substances are, is appropriate for specific contexts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Description of specified requirements for correctly identifying and dealing with the various hazardous substances is relevant for specified contexts 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identifying and dealing with hazardous substances must include the responsibilities of both employer and employee
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Description of the characteristics and dangers associated with hazardous substances, which might be encountered in specified contexts, is accurate 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identification of workplace hazardous substances present is according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of correctly identifying and dealing with workplace hazardous substances is explained in terms of its consequences for health, safety, environment and production 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The identification of and dealing with hazardous substances is conducted in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify risks associated with workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The evaluation of the risks associated with workplace hazardous substances encountered meets specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identification of and dealing with the possible exposure of persons to hazards associated with hazardous substances meets specified requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Verification confirms that the storage of hazardous substances is according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Handling, labelling, usage and disposal practices meet specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selection of control measures to minimize exposure is appropriate for specified contexts and is according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanation of workplace emergency preparedness plans complies with specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communication and reporting actions confirms that appropriate control measures are taken according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of complying with measures to control hazardous substances is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and production 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Control of hazardous substances is conducted in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Learners are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the learner's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.

    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Specified requirements of what hazardous substances are
  • Specified requirements for correctly identifying and dealing with hazardous substances
  • Description of the characteristics and dangers associated with hazardous substances
  • The importance of correctly identifying and dealing with workplace hazardous substances
  • Handling, labelling, usage and disposal practices
  • Control measures to minimize exposure
  • Workplace emergency preparedness plans
  • The importance of complying with measures to control hazardous 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 and make decisions using critical and creative thinking to identify and deal with hazardous workplace substances and selecting control measures to minimize exposure 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community by identifying and dealing with hazardous substances in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about hazardous substances for the evaluation of the risks associated with workplace hazardous substances 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations to communicate control measures, and to report regarding hazardous substance control 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others for identifying and controlling hazardous substances 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. Note: He/she must understand the impact of his/her or others' actions in the overall objectives of the working place. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this Unit Standard:
    Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the learner competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
    Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
    Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
    The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
    The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this Unit Standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
    All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal requirements
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No: 29 of 1996) or Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act no: 85 of 1993).
  • Subordinate legislation to the Mine Health and Safety- or Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives
  • Other legal requirements

    Site- Specific requirements
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Program
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides
  • MSDS's
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications
  • Any other applicable codes of practice etc. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21842   National Certificate: Surface Mining Rockbreaking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49752   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  62769   National Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  49596   National Certificate: Radiation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58718   National Certificate: Metals Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58739   National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  49013   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. AAH Skills and Development 
    3. ABA Sebenzi 
    4. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    5. AFROPEAN DIAMONDS PTY LTD T/A FINSCH DIAMOND MINE 
    6. ALLOYS HEAD OFFICE 
    7. Anglo American Platinum Amendelbult Concentrators 
    8. ANGLO PLATINUM - ENGINEERING SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE 
    9. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    10. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    11. ASSMANG BEESHOEK MINE 
    12. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    13. BAFOKENG RASIMONE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    14. BANA BA THARI MINING TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    15. Bantubanye Skills 
    16. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    17. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    18. BF QUALITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    19. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    20. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    21. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
    22. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    23. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    24. Bussynet Advanced Trading 
    25. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    26. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    27. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE (PTY) LTD 
    28. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    29. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    30. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE PTY LTD 
    31. De Beers Voorspoed Mine 
    32. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    33. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    34. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    35. Driving Sense 
    36. DWARSRIVER CHROME MINE (PTY) LTD 
    37. Eastcape Training Centre 
    38. EASTERN CHROME MINES 
    39. EASTERN CROME MINES SAMANCOR 
    40. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    41. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    42. ENVOY PLANET CONSULTING AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    43. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
    44. Explicit Communications 
    45. EXXARO COAL (PTY) LTD 
    46. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    47. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    48. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
    49. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    50. Goitseone Trading and Projects Pty LTD 
    51. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    52. Growth Management Consulting 
    53. Gugulethu Management & Training Consultancy 
    54. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    55. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    56. Icando 
    57. IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES LTD 
    58. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    59. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    60. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    61. ITO Focus Reagile 
    62. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    63. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    64. Jobafrik Consulting 
    65. Kgolo Institute 
    66. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    67. KHUTALA MINING SERVICES PL 
    68. KLOOF DIVISION 
    69. KN Business Solutions 
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    71. Kokilesedi Trading 
    72. KOLOMELA MINE 
    73. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    74. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA 
    75. Letlotlo La Gae (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    77. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    78. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    79. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    80. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    81. MANCAS CONSULTINGS CC 
    82. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    83. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    84. MashMP Holdings 
    85. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    86. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    87. MATLA COAL NO 2 PAYROLL LTD 
    88. Matsila Holdings 
    89. METSKILL PTY LTD 
    90. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    91. Miczo's Enterprise 
    92. Mind Magic Consulting 
    93. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE(PTY) LTD 
    94. MINTEK 
    95. Mintirho Development Services 
    96. Mission Point Consulting 
    97. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    98. MODIKWA MINING PERSONNEL SERVICES PTY L TD 
    99. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    100. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    101. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION (PTY)LTD 
    102. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    103. Networx for Career Development 
    104. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    105. Nokaneng Environmental Management Consulting 
    106. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    107. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    108. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    109. NS Global Academy 
    110. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    111. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    112. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    113. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    114. PKM Skills and Career Development 
    115. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    116. Powernexus 
    117. PRISMA TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    118. Puseletso Trading and Projects 
    119. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    120. Rustenburg Platinum Mines - Union Section 
    121. SAMANCOR CHROME LTD 
    122. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    123. Sebobatho Project Management 
    124. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    125. Seige Trading Solutions 
    126. Senelo Trading CC 
    127. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
    128. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    129. Siljeur Training Academy 
    130. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    131. SMC MINING AND DRILLING TRAININGACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    132. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    133. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    134. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    135. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    136. Talent Factor (Pty) Ltd 
    137. TAU LEKOA GOLD MINING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    138. Teemil Safety Health and Environmental Consultants PTY LTD 
    139. Thando Consulting Services 
    140. THARISA MINERALS PTY LTD 
    141. The Crimson CO CC. 
    142. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    143. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    144. TLD Consulting 
    145. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    146. TRAIN THE NATION AND ASSOCIATES (PTY) LTD 
    147. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    148. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    149. Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd (EMALAHLENI) (TP) 
    150. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    151. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    152. Umfolozi FET College 
    153. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    154. University of Venda 
    155. Vicmat Consultants 
    156. Wavelength T.T.I 
    157. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    158. WESTERN CHROME MINES 
    159. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    160. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    161. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 
    162. XL AT Consulting CC 
    163. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    164. ZAAIMAN EXPLORATION DRILLING (PTY) LTD 



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