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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop, implement and monitor health and safety systems and policies in clothing manufacturing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10916  Develop, implement and monitor health and safety systems and policies in clothing manufacturing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This standard is in the core category of the NQF Level 4 National Certificate in Clothing Technology. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to develop, implement and monitor health and safety systems and policies in the manufacture of clothing. Learners involved in any elective area will use this standard. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained the NQF Level 2 National Certificate in Clothing processes. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The standard applies to cutting, sewing, finishing and product development in the clothing sector in South Africa. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Implement corrective and preventative action to enhance safety and health systems in the work place. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a written report on current health and security systems and give recommendations on improvement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give statistical examples on areas of high risk / accident rate and demonstrate how improvements were made to reduce the risks and accidents. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Produce an audit on a health and safety system which must be verified by an independent assessor by means of duplicate audit / walk about and interviews. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Design a health and safety awareness programme for a specific environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Produce all relevant documentation required by legislation e.g. minutes, incidents, reports, logbooks etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. List the occupational and chronic diseases in a specific environment and explain measures to reduce these risks to employees. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Monitoring policies and procedures and measuring safety and health results in the work place. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a written report on current health and security systems and give recommendations on improvement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give statistical examples on areas of high risk / accident rate and demonstrate how improvements were made to reduce the risks and accidents. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Produce an audit on a health and safety system which must be verified by an independent assessor by means of duplicate audit / walk about and interviews. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Design a health and safety awareness programme for a specific environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Produce all relevant documentation required by legislation e.g. minutes, incidents, reports, logbooks etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. List the occupational and chronic diseases in a specific environment and explain measures to reduce these risks to employees. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identifying appropriate training needs for health, safety and security. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a written report on current health and security systems and give recommendations on improvement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give statistical examples on areas of high risk / accident rate and demonstrate how improvements were made to reduce the risks and accidents. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Produce an audit on a health and safety system which must be verified by an independent assessor by means of duplicate audit / walk about and interviews. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Design a health and safety awareness programme for a specific environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Produce all relevant documentation required by legislation e.g. minutes, incidents, reports, logbooks etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. List the occupational and chronic diseases in a specific environment and explain measures to reduce these risks to employees. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Installing, implementing or improving a safety and security system in the clothing industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a written report on current health and security systems and give recommendations on improvement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give statistical examples on areas of high risk / accident rate and demonstrate how improvements were made to reduce the risks and accidents. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Produce an audit on a health and safety system which must be verified by an independent assessor by means of duplicate audit / walk about and interviews. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Design a health and safety awareness programme for a specific environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Produce all relevant documentation required by legislation e.g. minutes, incidents, reports, logbooks etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. List the occupational and chronic diseases in a specific environment and explain measures to reduce these risks to employees. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Identifying and selecting appropriate health, safety and security procedures, devices and equipment. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identifying and selecting appropriate health, safety and security procedures, devices and equipment for implementation to a clothing context. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a written report on current health and security systems and give recommendations on improvement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give statistical examples on areas of high risk / accident rate and demonstrate how improvements were made to reduce the risks and accidents. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Produce an audit on a health and safety system which must be verified by an independent assessor by means of duplicate audit / walk about and interviews. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Design a health and safety awareness programme for a specific environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Produce all relevant documentation required by legislation e.g. minutes, incidents, reports, logbooks etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. List the occupational and chronic diseases in a specific environment and explain measures to reduce these risks to employees. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Identifying hazards and risks which will affect the health and safety of people and property. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a written report on current health and security systems and give recommendations on improvement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give statistical examples on areas of high risk / accident rate and demonstrate how improvements were made to reduce the risks and accidents. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Produce an audit on a health and safety system which must be verified by an independent assessor by means of duplicate audit / walk about and interviews. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Design a health and safety awareness programme for a specific environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Produce all relevant documentation required by legislation e.g. minutes, incidents, reports, logbooks etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. List the occupational and chronic diseases in a specific environment and explain measures to reduce these risks to employees. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Creating an awareness of the importance of health and safety. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a written report on current health and security systems and give recommendations on improvement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give statistical examples on areas of high risk / accident rate and demonstrate how improvements were made to reduce the risks and accidents. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Produce an audit on a health and safety system which must be verified by an independent assessor by means of duplicate audit / walk about and interviews. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Design a health and safety awareness programme for a specific environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Produce all relevant documentation required by legislation e.g. minutes, incidents, reports, logbooks etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. List the occupational and chronic diseases in a specific environment and explain measures to reduce these risks to employees. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Learning programmes will be accredited by the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority and any Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies in place. Qualified assessors will assess competence against this standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Causes of accidents, risks, hazards and their solutions.
  • Essential emerging services and designated persons and target groups.
  • Relevant occupational and chronic diseases affecting, first aid, hygiene and the environment.
  • Current and alternative health, safety and security policies, procedures, standards and practices.
  • Functions and knowledge of safety devices and protective equipment.
  • Risk assessment process safety and security.
  • Applicable sections of relevant legislation and agreements.
  • The general principles of the OHS Act including Section 9 dealing with responsibility of employers. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems to identify potential hazards and risks, and investigate cause of accidents and develop preventative measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to co-ordinate and facilitate procedures and preventative action collectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities to plan, implement, monitor and improve safety systems at the work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and organise information to evaluate current and research alternative systems and analyse statistics on accidents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using a range of written, verbal and visual skills to create an awareness and implement and maintain systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to understand devices and equipment, to identify risks and hazards and its causes and solutions and to implement future trends and developments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems to understand the impact of health and safety systems in terms of diverse culture, technology and environmental issues universally and vice versa. 

    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  21871   National Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Technology  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


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