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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of safety risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242667  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of safety risk 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
15010  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of safety risk  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for Managers and learners who manage asset risk in insurance and other organisations including Underwriters and Surveyors.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing potential safety risks in a business environment.
  • Applying the risk management process to a specific organisation in order to minimise safety risk.
  • Proposing a safety plan for an organisation.
  • Describing the controls necessary to maintain a safe work environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Environ risks include but are not limited to lighting, work conditions, pollution, pesticides, money on site and ergo dynamics.
  • Human safety risks include but are not limited to an operator or person in the work environment and effects on health and welfare.
  • Physical safety risks include but are not limited to machine, product stacking, processes, safety features and canteens. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe potential safety risks in a business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The potential environ risks in a business environment are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The potential human safety risks in a business environment are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The potential physical safety risks in a business environment explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the risk management process to a specific organisation in order to minimise safety risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The safety risks in a selected organisation are identified with reference to environment, human and physical safety risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The potential risk is quantified in terms of severity and probability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A safety report is compiled for a specific organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Propose a safety plan for an organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A safety audit is conducted at a selected organisation in order to identify deficiencies in the safety management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measures to remedy deficiencies are suggested for physical, human and environment safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A possible implementation strategy is devised for a selected organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the controls necessary to maintain a safe work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different safety administration systems are compared for effectiveness in creating and preserving evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operating risk standards of an organisation are analysed to determine the effectiveness of the safety management plan with reference to human, physical and environment safety. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists 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 or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with 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 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying potential safety risks in a specific organisation and conducting a safety audit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are capable of working as members of a team in proposing measures to remedy deficiencies in a safety management system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in identifying safety, health and environs risks at a selected site, conducting a safety audit and comparing different safety management systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in analysing the operating risk standards of an organisation and suggesting measures to remedy deficiencies in an organisations safety management system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of seeing the world as a set of related systems in identifying deficiencies in a safety management system and proposing measures to remedy the situation. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 15010, "Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of safety risk", level 4, 2 credits.

    Search words: risk management, safety, safety audit. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 


    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.
     
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