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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain a safe and secure environment in a distribution centre 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117892  Maintain a safe and secure environment in a distribution centre 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 unit standard is intended for employees in the distribution and warehousing sector. Persons credited with this unit standards will also be able to respond to an emergency situation and incidents should they arise in the DC/Warehouse. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner has competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 1, or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1, or equivalent 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand procedures and legislation for a safe and secure work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Employer and employee rights and responsibilities regarding safety in the workplace are explained in terms of relevant legislation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of maintaining a safe working environment for staff and visitors is explained according to the effect it could have on the organisation's image. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety procedures for avoiding accidents in the work environment are described as applicable to the job function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hazardous objects/products or potential hazards are identified, reported and appropriate procedures are recommended as stipulated in relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The procedures to follow in event of identifying a theft incident or suspecting someone of being a thief are explained in terms of the organisation's policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain roles and responsibilities in the event of an emergency situation in a distribution centre environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety and emergency signs are identified, located and explained according to general safety standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A list of emergency and safety telephone numbers are located and the use thereof is explained according to organisational policy and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different emergency situations and the appropriate responses are explained in terms of the DC procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evacuation procedures and personal role during emergency situations are described according to organisational policy and procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of safety procedures within a DC. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Locations of safety equipment in the DC are identified as required by the DC and relevant authorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of safety equipment are identified and their use is explained according to safety procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedure to be followed in the event of an incident is explained according to the DC and Health and Safety legislation and procedure 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The different role players to be contacted in the event of an incident and/or emergency situation are identified as applicable to the DC. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use equipment and machinery in a DC. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of applicable equipment and machinery is explained in terms of legal, organisational and manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The user's role in the maintenance of the equipment/machinery is explained in terms of legal, organisational and manufacturer requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of safety clothing is explained in terms of legal, organisational and manufacturer's requirements 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Programmes leading to the award of credits from this unit standard will be accredited by the SETA in its ETQA role. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor by the relevant ETQA.

    Internal Moderations will be performed by the Accredited Providers whilst the Wholesale and Retail ETQA will perform external moderations of assessments across the Accredited Providers according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Emergency signs and their meanings
  • Fire fighting equipment and their usage
  • Organisational procedures for emergency situations
  • Location and use of contact telephone numbers for emergency services
  • Roles and responsibilities of nominated safety representatives during emergency situations
  • Safe working procedures as they apply to the various job functions
  • Organisation's policy and procedures for disposing of hazardous merchandise
    Health & Safety legislation where applicable
  • Organisation's evacuation procedure
  • Procedure to follow in the event of an accident to a team member
  • Procedures for responding to a theft incident or suspecting someone of theft.
  • Legal, organisational and manufacturer requirements governing the use and maintenance of applicable equipment/machinery
  • How to lift and carry boxes so as to reduce the risk of personal injury
  • Common terms and concepts used when maintaining safety & security in a DC
  • The use of safety clothing is explained in terms of legal, organisational and manufacturer's requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solving problems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessement criterias:

    Understand procedures and legislation for a safe and secure work environment
  • The procedures to follow in event of identifying a theft incident or suspecting someone of being a thief are explained in terms of the organisation's policy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessement criterias:

    Understand procedures and legislation for a safe and secure work environment
  • Safety procedures for avoiding accidents in the work environment are described as
    applicable to the job function. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessement criterias:

    Explain role and responsibilities in the event of an emergency situation in a distribution centre environment.
  • Safety and emergency signs are identified, located and explained according to general safety standard.
  • A list of emergency and safety telephone numbers are located and the use thereof is explained according to organisational policy and procedures
  • Different emergency situations and the appropriate responses are explained in terms of the DC procedure.
  • Evacuation procedures and personal role during emergency situations are described according to organisational policy and procedures

    Demonstrate an understanding of safety procedures within a DC.
  • Locations of safety equipment in the DC are identified as required by the DC and relevant authorities.
  • Different types of safety equipment are identified and their use is explained according to safety procedures
  • The procedure to be followed in the event of an incident is explained according to the DC and Health and Safety legislation and procedure
  • The different role players to be contacted in the event of an incident and/or emergency situation are identified as applicable to the DC.

    Understand procedures and legislation for a safe and secure work environment
  • Employer and employee rights and responsibilities regarding safety in the workplace are explained in terms of relevant legislation,
  • The importance of maintaining a safe working environment for staff and visitors is explained according to the effect it could have on the organisation's image.
  • Safety procedures for avoiding accidents in the work environment are described as applicable to the job function.
  • Hazardous objects/products or potential hazards are identified, reported and appropriate procedures are recommended as stipulated in relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
  • The procedures to follow in event of identifying a theft incident or suspecting someone of being a thief are explained in terms of the organisation's policy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessement criterias:

    Understand procedures and legislation for a safe and secure work environment
  • Hazardous objects/products or potential hazards are identified, reported and appropriate procedures are recommended as stipulated in relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related system

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessement criterias:

    Use equipment and machinery in a DC.
  • The user's role in the maintenance of the equipment/machinery is explained in terms of legal, organisational and manufacturer requirements

    Understand procedures and legislation for a safe and secure work environment
  • The procedures to follow in event of identifying a theft incident or suspecting someone of being a thief are explained in terms of the organisation's policy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Maintain a safe environment

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessement criterias:

    Use equipment and machinery in a DC.
  • The use of safety clothing is explained in terms of legal, organisational and manufacturer's requirements. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49280   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Distribution  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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. A and S Training Consultancy 
    2. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    3. College of Production Technology 
    4. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    5. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    6. InnerOut Training Solutions 
    7. Lightbrary Development Solutions Pty Ltd 
    8. Owl Business Training PTY LTD 
    9. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    10. REATS Training Services 
    11. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



    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.