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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Establish and manage safety, health and environmental protection in a maintenance environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123201  Establish and manage safety, health and environmental protection in a maintenance environment 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard will understand and be able to manage the Health, Safety and Environmental Protection activities in a maintenance environment in an organisation. The learner will be able to assess and control hazards and risks to health and safety in a maintenance environment and ensure procedures are executed according to requirements through monitoring and training workplace employees.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of a professional community of maintenance managers and will lead to the transformation and upliftment within the maintenance environment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the requirements of Health, Safety and Environmental Protection in a maintenance environment.
  • Assisting with the development of health, safety and environmental protection policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring and controlling the implementation of health and safety measures and environmental protection procedures in a maintenance environment.
  • Training employees in Health, Safety and Environmental Protection procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are competent in:
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 5 or its equivalent.
  • FETC Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 5 or its equivalent.
  • Language Literacy at NQF Level 5 or its equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Health, Safety and Environmental protection procedures include but are not limited to; all equipment, tools and instruments used in the workplace.
  • Training will include but is not limited to; training on all possible emergencies, drills for each of these, practical first aid methods and protection procedures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the requirements of Health, Safety and Environmental Protection in a maintenance environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable occupational health, safety and environmental legislation is identified and explained according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of Health and Safety Legislation pertaining to a maintenance environment are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Principles of safety management systems in a maintenance environment are described accurately according to organisational standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implications of Environmental Legislation pertaining to a maintenance environment are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assist with the development of health, safety and environmental protection policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current policies and procedures are checked against requirements and legislation to identify gaps. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recommendations for policy and procedure changes are documented in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations for improvement are made to authorised individuals using the appropriate communication protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Revised policies an procedures are communicated for implementation to all role players using the appropriate communication protocols. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and control the implementation of health and safety measures and environmental protection procedures in a maintenance environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The maintenance workforce are informed and questioned on the relevant process to be followed and adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The health and safety measures and environmental protection procedures are explained with examples and their application monitored as prescribed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The monitoring process that ensures health and safety measures and environmental protection procedures are applied as prescribed is performed within the required timeframe. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Train employees in Health, Safety and Environmental Protection procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Training procedures and techniques are described and comply with organisational training standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Training is conducted within required timeframe and format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Employees are trained in first aid application and handling emergency situations in accordance with prescribed levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Employees are trained in handling environmental pollution procedures in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational training standards and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Workplace policies and procedures on Health, Safety and Environment.
  • Health and Safety measures and Environmental Management principles.
  • Health and Safety measures and Environmental Protection procedures in the relevant workplace.
  • Relevant Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Relevant Environmental Protection Legislation.
  • Adult training methods, techniques and principles.
  • Local by-laws affecting Health, Safety and Environment.
  • Preventative strategies for safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when checking organisational policies against legislation guidelines and making recommendations to ensure compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when monitoring processes to ensure compliance to relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when monitoring Health, Safety and Environmental practices within the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information revising policies and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when disseminating information to workplace employees regarding Health, Safety and Environmental practices and policy changes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when training employees in Health, Safety and Environmental Protection procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make the individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when training and evaluating employees against Health, Safety and Environmental practices. 

    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
    Core  50245   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-11-11  TETA 
    Core  79406   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Makwedeng Training 



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