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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259619  Conduct workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections 
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
115101  Address workplace hazards and risks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the legislation that applies to occupational health and safety; the impact that non-compliance would have in the workplace and understand the inspection protocols applicable to the workplace. Learners will also be able to carry out physical inspections and record, report and deal with the results of the inspection in order to implement corrective and preventative actions.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the relevant legal requirements to conduct Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.
  • Planning Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections.
  • Conducting inspections to identify non-compliance in the workplace.
  • Reporting on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The relevant OHS governance pertains to the learner's specific work environment and area of responsibility. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the relevant legal requirements to conduct Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant legislation applicable to the workplace is analysed in order to ensure compliance to legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information and training required is described in terms of meeting legal requirements for OHS inspections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact on the organisation of non-compliance is explained in terms of possible consequences to both employer and employees. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Workplace environment is explained in terms of specific inspection requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant documentation including previously identified hazards and risks is obtained and completed in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inspection protocols are explained in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspection protocols may include but are not limited to roleplayers, Personal Protective Equipment, methodology, time frames, administration, logistics and communication.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct inspections to identify non-compliance in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Physical inspection is carried out in order to determine potential hazards and associated risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inspection findings are recorded in a written format in order to ensure corrective and preventative action is implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The criticality of the risks is assessed in order to determine the time frame required to implement corrective and preventative actions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Report on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An official Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) written report is generated and presented in accordance with inspection protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Critical non-compliance issues are highlighted and addressed immediately in line with the requirements of the risk matrix. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective and preventative actions are followed-up on in accordance with legal and organisational requirements. 


    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 an 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 
    Knowledge and understanding of workplace hazards and risks. 

    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 non-compliance of health and safety situations in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in ways that ensure all stakeholders work towards creating a safe working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that they contribute to the health and safety of all persons in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which may have an impact on any and all health and safety situations within the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all stakeholders on the requirements and results of an Occupational Health and Safety inspection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assist in the recording and reporting of health and safety situations in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where poor or no inspections of workplace Occupational Health and Safety hazards and risks can have a negative impact on all stakeholders. 

    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:
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities in Occupational Health and Safety 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 unit standard 115101, "Address workplace hazards and risks", Level 2, 4 credits.

    Acronyms:
  • OHS: Occupational Health and Safety.

    Terminology:

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

    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  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  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  90656   National Certificate: Mine Ventilation  Not Applicable  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  66312   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  65510   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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