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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Comply with health, safety and environmental issues in footwear 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11379  Comply with health, safety and environmental issues in footwear 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Footwear Manufacturing 
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 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 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 2 National Certificate in Footwear processes. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to comply with all health, safety and environmental issues in footwear processes through preventing accidents, following emergency procedures, labelling hazardous substances and protecting self, machines and the environment. 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 an ABET Level 4 qualification and will be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Learners will also communicate verbally and in writing at ABET Level 4. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The standard applies to all processes within clicking, closing, making, bottoms, finishing and dressing, and pattern cutting and design. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Preventing accidents to ensure safe working environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Accidents are prevented at all times where health and safety legislation is applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A safe working environment is maintained applying health and safety legislation as well as company safety policies and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Walk about is conducted and unsafe areas are pointed out in accordance with standard operating procedures and safety legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Verbal explanations of relevant safety legislation is demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Following emergency procedures to ensure order. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Emergency procedures are correctly followed in accordance with company safety policies and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Safety structures and people are identified as specified by legislation (OSH Act). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Work area plans showing evacuation procedure are shown and identified in accordance with health and safety regulations. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Labelling hazardous substances to meet procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Hazardous substances are clearly identified and their purposes and characteristics explained in accordance with health and safety legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Hazardous substances are clearly labelled in accordance with health and safety legislation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Protecting self, machine and environment to prevent accidents. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate clothing is worn during footwear processes applying manufacturers specifications and health and safety legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Machines are protected and any malfunctions that could injure self or cause machine breakdown is prevented applying manufactures specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Environment is protected applying environmental specifications. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The relevant Sector Education and Training Authority or Education and Training Quality Assurance Body will carry our accreditation of learning against this standard. Assessment will be conducted by registered assessors. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Procedures relating to first aid.
  • Legislation, municipal by-laws (OHS Act, Hazchem).
  • Demarcation requirements.
  • Ranges of machinery and possible health and safety implications.
  • Equipment to handle hazardous substances.
  • Hazardous substance codes (colour) in the footwear industry.
  • Evacuation procedures. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems to interpret and comply with legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively to ensure safe emergency procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to enhance safety through verbal communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where effects of legislation have on procedures. 

    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  22210   National Certificate: Footwear Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    3. Bader Sa Proprietary Limited 
    4. Beier SafetyFootwear 
    5. Belgotex Floorcoverings Pty Ltd 
    6. Bsn Medical Pty Ltd1 
    7. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    8. Michelle Footwear Pty Ltd 
    9. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    10. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    11. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 



    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.