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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8016  Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to demonstrate applied competence in occupational health, safety awareness of environmental issues and general housekeeping based on statutory and industry requirements. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate;
  • Fire Fighting Standard (NQF level 1);
  • Emergency Care Standard (NQF Level 1). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard cover largely familiar scenarios requiring limited discretion and judgement. The learner will have significant responsibility however, for ensuring the quality of health, safety, environmental and general housekeeping across a wide range of freight handling contexts. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Use the correct protective clothing and equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Use the correct protective clothing and equipment in relation to specific freight/commodities and environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Outcomes will be judged by whether the learner can:

    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments.

    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards.

    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency.

    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas).

    6. determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implementing and complying with the relevant procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implementing and complying with the relevant procedures, material requirements and methodologies in maintaining prescribed safety, health and environmental standards in the workplace (e.g. ensure cleanliness, report faulty equipment). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implementing selected mechanisms for the minimising of risks. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implementing selected mechanisms for the minimising of safety, health and environmental impacts and risks as specified in current legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act), NOSA requirements and organisational policies (e.g. removal of waste). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:

    1. Legislation pertaining to general health, safety and environmental issues (e.g. OHS Act, NOSA) ISO 1400 local authority regulations and company policies and procedures.

    2. Support systems and emergency services available.

    3. The information sources available to maintain and improve awareness of the need for good housekeeping and health (e.g. AIDS Awareness) in the work place in line with statutory health and safety requirements.

    4. Safety signs and symbols (national and, where applicable, international).

    5. Safety, health and environmental awareness.

    6. Potential safety, health and environmental hazards resulting from poor practices in housekeeping, hygiene and safety.

    7. The complete range of assigned safety, health and environmental housekeeping duties for which the individual is accountable.

    8. Hygiene issues in the workplace. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by recognising potential non-compliance situations in and around the work environment and demonstrate initiative in recommending and applying corrective measures in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations and company policies and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others and in teams by encouraging others to maintain hygiene standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to select the most appropriate method for preventing/minimising impact of, and responding to safety, health and environmental incidents. 

    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  24196   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  TETA 
    Core  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-06-29  TETA 
    Core  22992   National Certificate: Refractories Masonry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49447   National Certificate: Trade Exhibition Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  66071   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice (CAD)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  64889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  48892   National Certificate: Macadamia Production and De-husking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48894   National Certificate: Milling and Blending of Spice Powder  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48903   National Certificate: Tea Production and Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48904   National Certificate: Paprika Oleoresin Extraction and Blending  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49155   Further Education and Training Certificate: Shipping  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 


    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. AAH Skills and Development 
    2. Ace Driving School 
    3. Africa Training Centre 
    4. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    5. Agisanang SA Training 
    6. Aldabri 106 (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Algoa Bus Company 
    8. All-in-one Driving Academy 
    9. AME Skills Development Training Centre 
    10. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    11. Anderson Transport (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Areka Logistics Solution 
    13. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    14. BJS FORKLIFTS TRAINING 
    15. BPL Academy 
    16. BSD CONSULTING CC 
    17. Buscor 
    18. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
    19. CHS Training (Pty) Ltd 
    20. College of Production Technology 
    21. Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd - Durban 
    22. Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd - Johannesburg 
    23. Crossroads Port Elizabeth 
    24. Crossroads Western Cape 
    25. CTU Training Solutions 
    26. Datamatrix 
    27. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    28. Dees Driver Training Centre 
    29. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (PTY) LTD 
    30. DJ Bosman Transport (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Driven Machinery Training Services cc 
    32. Durban Driver Training Centre CC 
    33. Dynamiq Staffing Solutions 
    34. Eastcape Training Centre 
    35. EDU - FLEET 
    36. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    37. Freightmax 
    38. G T Training Service Provider 
    39. Gerotek Test Facilities 
    40. GijimaAst Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    41. GLOBAL LEARNING SERVICES 
    42. Global Maritime Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
    44. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    45. Greystones Cargo Systems 
    46. Hazchemwize (PTY) Ltd 
    47. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    48. Humrec Human Resource Training 
    49. Ikaheng HR Services (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Inkezo HR Solutions 
    51. Inkqubela Consultants 
    52. Innovative Shared Services 
    53. Intercape Mainliner 
    54. Interstate Bus Lines 
    55. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
    56. Kempston Driving Academy 
    57. Khamafi Training cc 
    58. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
    59. Learncorp 
    60. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    61. Licence Wise 
    62. Makwedeng Training 
    63. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
    64. Manaka Professional Driving Services 
    65. MEGCHEM ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING 
    66. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    67. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    68. Occupational Health & Safety Training 
    69. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    70. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
    72. PE College 
    73. People''s choice 
    74. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    75. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    76. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    77. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    78. Protrain Solutions 
    79. PUTCO Limited 
    80. Q4 Training Solutions 
    81. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
    82. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    83. Safe and Eco Driving (Pty) Ltd 
    84. Safety Training Association (Pty) Ltd 
    85. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    86. Shipping and Transport College t/a STC-SA (Pty) Ltd 
    87. Siyashayela Training and Development 
    88. Sizanani Training and Development cc 
    89. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
    90. SN Pool Transport 
    91. Solly''s SkillsTraining Centre 
    92. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    93. Tasa Training Services cc 
    94. THABO Training and Services 
    95. The Skills Matrix 
    96. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    97. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    98. Timber 24 Forestry Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Training Force 
    101. Trainsure -Tsebo Traiding cc 
    102. Transnet Maritime School of Excellence 
    103. Transvaal Training 
    104. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    105. VALUE TRUCK RENTAL (PTY) LTD (Legacy) 
    106. Wheelman S A 
    107. WORLEY PARSONS ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    108. Xinergistix Management Services (Pty) Ltd 



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