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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe sources of and control measures for noise in a work place 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259602  Describe sources of and control measures for noise in a work place 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 competent in this unit standard will be able to describe sources of noise and control noise pollution through the use of Hearing Protection Devices.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the specified requirements pertaining to noise exposure in a work place.
  • Describe the various sources of noise in a work place.
  • Describe the personal protective measures that can be taken against exposure to noise. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the specified requirements pertaining to noise exposure in a work place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The occupational exposure limit to noise in a workplace is explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effects of continuous exposure to noise are explained in terms of the consequences to the individual's health, safety and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for noise zoning is explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the various sources of noise in a work place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various sources of noise in a work place are described in general and those occurring in the learner's place of work are named. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Protective measures that can be taken against exposure to noise are explained in terms of the learner's own place of work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the personal protective measures that can be taken against exposure to noise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment to control exposure to noise pollution is described in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct use, storage and hygiene of personal protective equipment are explained in terms of legal and site-specific 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge will be assessed in an integrated way in the context of the unit standard:

    Knowledge relating to identifying and describing sources and controlling of noise in a working place:
  • Occupational exposure limit.
  • Effects of exposure to noise.
  • Noise zoning.
  • Sources of noise in a working place.
  • Preventative measures against exposure to noise.
  • Personal protective measures.
  • Correct use, storage and hygiene of personal protective equipment.

    Critical factors relating to identifying and describing sources and controlling of noise in a working place:
  • Legal and site-specific requirements.
  • Risk Assessment procedures and actions.
  • Identifying principal components of instruments and equipment and explaining their specifications and functions.
  • Communication and reporting requirements.

    Processes and events relating to identifying and describing sources and controlling of noise in a working place:
  • Principles of the process.
  • Preparation.
  • Monitor and control.
  • Operating parameters and control methods.

    Causes and effects (Occupational safety and health):
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Use of instruments and equipment.
  • Workplace hazards and associated risks.
  • Housekeeping.

    Procedures and techniques relating to identifying and describing sources and controlling of noise in a working place:
  • Methods of collecting, analysing, organising, summarising and presenting data.
  • Fault finding and corrective techniques.
  • Handling procedure and controls.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Safety, health and environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Quality policies, standards and agreements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems.
  • Note: The ability of the learner to correctly identify the source and origin of loud noise contributes to his/her problem solving skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation/community.
  • Note: The ability and willingness of the learner to accept, interpret and delegate work instructions correctly, during the measuring process, indicates that he/she can work effectively as a team member in the bigger organisational structure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Note: The identification of conditions that may influence the performance and well being and the taking of appropriate action will indicate that the learner can organise and manage activities in his/her working environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations.
  • Note: The ability of the learner to use visual and language skills when reporting noise levels will indicate his/her effectiveness to communicate information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Note: The ability of the learner to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have an interrelated effect. 

  • 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 
    Terminology:

    Specified Requirements:

    Legal:
  • Relevant current legislation, regulations and directives pertaining to mining and occupational health and safety.

    Site-Specific:
  • Managerial instructions.
  • Codes of Practice.
  • Company Standards.
  • Standard Task Procedures.
  • Health Management Programme.
  • Risk Assessment Documentation.
  • Working Guides.
  • Manufacturers' specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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  90656   National Certificate: Mine Ventilation  Not Applicable  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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