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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 ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  24196   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CETA 
    Core  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Core  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  TETA 
    Core  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Core  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-06-29  TETA 
    Core  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Core  22992   National Certificate: Refractories Masonry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49447   National Certificate: Trade Exhibition Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  66071   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice (CAD)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CETA 
    Core  64889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  48892   National Certificate: Macadamia Production and De-husking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48894   National Certificate: Milling and Blending of Spice Powder  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48903   National Certificate: Tea Production and Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48904   National Certificate: Paprika Oleoresin Extraction and Blending  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49155   Further Education and Training Certificate: Shipping  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. AAH Skills and Development 
    2. Africa Training Centre 
    3. Agisanang SA Training 
    4. Algoa Bus Company 
    5. All-in-one Driving Academy 
    6. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    7. Anderson Transport 
    8. BJS FORKLIFTS TRAINING 
    9. Chamdor Driver Training CC 
    10. College of Production Technology 
    11. Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd - Johannesburg 
    12. Crossroads Port Elizabeth 
    13. Crossroads Western Cape 
    14. CTU Training Solutions 
    15. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    16. Dynamiq Staffing Solutions 
    17. Eastcape Training Centre 
    18. EDU - FLEET 
    19. Edutel Public Service Company 
    20. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    21. Engen Petroleum Limited 
    22. FoodBev SETA 
    23. Freightmax 
    24. G T Training Service Provider 
    25. Gerotrain 
    26. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    27. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    28. Ikaheng HR Services (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Inkqubela Consultants 
    30. Innovative Shared Services 
    31. Institute for Quality cc 
    32. Intercape Mainliner 
    33. Interstate Bus Lines 
    34. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
    35. Kempston Driving Academy 
    36. Khamafi Training cc 
    37. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
    38. LBT Learning 
    39. Learncorp 
    40. LEARNIA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    41. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    42. Makwedeng Training 
    43. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
    44. Manaka Professional Driving Services 
    45. Marsh (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    47. Occupational Health & Safety Training 
    48. People Management & Development Services 
    49. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    50. Primeserv Training (Pty) Ltd 
    51. PUTCO Limited 
    52. Pyro-Med cc 
    53. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    54. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS 
    55. Siyashayela Training and Development 
    56. SN Pool Transport 
    57. Solly's SkillsTraining Centre 
    58. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    59. THABO Training and Services 
    60. The Skills Matrix 
    61. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Training Force 
    63. Transnet Maritime School of Excellence 
    64. Transvaal Training 
    65. Wheelman S A 
    66. Yonke Education and Training Solutions 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.