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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Manage a chemical store on a forestry plantation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123239  Manage a chemical store on a forestry plantation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 for people who manage the chemical store on a plantation.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Classify hazardous chemical substances.
  • Maintain health and safety in the chemical store.
  • Administer all prescribed documents.
  • Limit damage and/or exposure to property and/or individual in the case of an emergency. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.
  • First aid - level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Classify hazardous chemical substances (HCS). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pictograms are analysed according to RSA classification code and prescribed labelling precautions (AVCASA). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Banned and unknown substances are identified and disposed of according to legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Department of Agricultural Development of RSA.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Labels are analysed to ensure correct classification of HCS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety data sheets are analysed to ensure correct classification of HCS. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain health and safety in a chemical store. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Statutory regulations for a chemical store building are explained and non-compliance reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    OHASA, NOSA, and AVCASA.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Statutory regulations for a chemical store infrastructure are explained and non-compliance reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    OHASA, NOSA, and AVCASA.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Storing methods and procedures are used that comply with industry safety standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    OHASA, NOSA, and AVCASA.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Empty containers are disposed of according to prescribed legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    AVCASA.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment is stored according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Harmful chemical substances are mixed according to safety data sheet or operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain health and safety of an individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is used according to HCS labels and company standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Good housekeeping and personal hygiene practices are followed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazards are identified and their impact minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety procedures are adhered to when stock are issued and received. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspect containers, clean store and equipment, personal hygiene.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Administer all prescribed documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prescribed stock documents are completed and updated according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    HCS documents are completed, updated and made available to adhere to legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    NOSA.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Limit damage and/or exposure to property and/or individual in the case of an emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Emergency plan is adhered to, to minimise damage to property/individual. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Shut down and evacuate.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Containable fires are extinguished using appropriate equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Prescribed safety equipment is available and serviceable at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    First aid is applied where necessary to limit danger to individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Symptoms of aggressive chemical poisoning are identified according to safety data sheet. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered critical to the successful achievement of this unit is covered in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation/community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others). 

    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  50266   National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


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    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.
     
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