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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259604  Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
115091  Monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in a workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
116520  Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the importance of compliance to safety, health and environmental legal and other requirements for a specific workplace and the importance of integrating safety, health and environmental considerations into all routine activities at the workplace. In addition learners will be able to identify any deviations and workplace safety performance in the workplace from health, safety and environmental requirements and be able to ensure that the correct action is taken in situations where safety health and environmental issues are not in accordance with requirements.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the safety, health and environmental requirements applicable in a specific workplace.
  • Monitoring workplace compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements against specified requirements.
  • Evaluating performance of workplace safety activities required by safety, health and environmental management programmes.
  • Remedying workplace non-compliance to and non-performance of safety, health and environmental requirements and programmes. 

  • 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 
    Explain the safety, health and environmental requirements applicable in a specific workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable safety, health and environmental requirements are identified in a specific workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identified safety, health and environmental requirements are explained in terms of their impact on the well being of both the employer and employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of compliance to workplace safety, health and environmental principles is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Purpose of monitoring compliance to safety, health and environment requirements is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Specified requirements to monitor workplace safety, health and environment compliance are appropriate for specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of integrating safety, health and environmental considerations in all routine activities is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor workplace compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements against specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specified requirements for monitoring workplace compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements are explained in terms of the consequences for the personnel, productivity and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Purpose and extent of monitoring workplace compliance is explained and verified according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specified requirements to monitor workplace safety, health and environmental compliance are identified and are appropriate for the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Human resources, tools, instruments, equipment and material required for monitoring are selected, verified and used according to specified requirements and the specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Deviations in safety, health and environment compliance are identified and recorded according to specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate performance of workplace safety activities required by safety, health and environmental management programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety performance is measured against established objectives to evaluate progress towards a healthy and safe workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and techniques used to measure workplace safety; health and environmental performance are fit for purpose and applied according to the specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified and reported workplace safety, health and environmental incidents are analysed and evaluated according to specified requirements to determine safety, health and environmental performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Workplace critical areas are identified and accessed through available sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of evaluating workplace safety, health and environmental performance is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Measuring equipment is cleaned and stored and defective measuring equipment is dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The potential for various industrial processes to impact on environmental receptors is graded according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environmental receptors of impacts may include but are not limited to air, soil, water, social, economic, human health and well-being, fauna and flora and sensitive cultural and historical sites.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Remedy workplace non-compliance to and non-performance of safety, health and environmental requirements and programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reports are completed in the required formats and submitted to relevant designated persons on time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The right to refuse to work, discontinuing of work and withdrawal procedures under circumstances that pose a serious danger to health or safety are enforced according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations from requirements in safety, health and environmental management programmes are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Remedial action required to deal with identified hazards and deviations is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Expectations and contributions of stakeholders during the evaluation of safety, health and environmental management programmes are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Feedback given regarding the progress and results of safety, health and environmental management programmes is appropriate for specified contexts. 


    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 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 
    Legal prescripts for the governing of health, safety and environmental in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the application and controlling of compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of monitoring, evaluating and remedying workplace safety, health and environmental practices in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to ensure that all safety, health and environmental activities are in accordance with specific requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the application and controlling of compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when recording and reporting deviations from specified requirements and when providing feedback on the progress and results of the safety, health and environmental management programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in terms of using the correct measuring equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where failure to monitor and control the requirements for safety, health and environmental issues can have a negative impact on people, the organisation and the environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in the application and control of safety, health and environmental issues. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces the following unit standards:
  • ID 115091: Monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in a workplace, NQF Level 2, 2 Credits.
  • ID 116520: Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace, NQF Level 2, 2 Credits.

    Terminology:

    "Specified requirements" include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in the following:

    Legal:
  • Relevant current legislation, regulations and directives pertaining to mining and occupational health and safety.
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • South African National Standards and other relevant Standards.

    Site Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Organisational Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OHS Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.
  • Acceptable subject related theory. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  71950   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  78944   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Core  65049   National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  64949   National Certificate: Laboratory Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  79686   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    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  65510   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  90656   National Certificate: Mine Ventilation  Not Applicable  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  90655   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Not Applicable  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  71491   National Certificate: Equine Studies  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  66329   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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 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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Aspidus 209 T/A 3D Solutions (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    4. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    5. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    6. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    7. College of Production Technology 
    8. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    9. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    12. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    13. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    14. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    15. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    16. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    17. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    18. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    19. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    20. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    21. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    22. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    23. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE(PTY) LTD 
    24. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    25. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    26. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    27. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    28. NSA MultiServicers cc T/A Riverport SHE Training Academy (GONUBIE) (TP) 
    29. Perfect Solution Project and Consultancy 
    30. Platorand Training Centre 
    31. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    32. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    33. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    34. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    35. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    36. Scaw Metals Group T/A Scaw Chain (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    37. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    38. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    39. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    40. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    41. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    42. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    43. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    44. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    45. Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd (EMALAHLENI) (TP) 
    46. Umbuso Training Services 
    47. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    49. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    50. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    51. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    52. York Timbers Pty Ltd 
    53. Ziphi Nkomo Training Services 



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