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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply technical knowledge and skill to manage the risk associated with dangerous and hazardous substances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242669  Apply technical knowledge and skill to manage the risk associated with dangerous and hazardous substances 
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
14988  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the risks involved in the manufacture, use, handling and storage of dangerous and hazardous substances  Level 4  NQF Level 04   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended to provide a general knowledge of the risks associated with the manufacture, use, handling and storage of dangerous and hazardous substances. It is intended for learners in short term insurance, including underwriting and claims and learners who are involved in the management of risk in other organisations including Haulers, Store Keepers, and learners in Wholesale and Retail and logistics who manage asset risk.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing how dangerous and hazardous substances are classified.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of legislation that applies to the handling and storage of dangerous and hazardous substances.
  • Identifying the risk associated with specific dangerous and hazardous substances.
  • Applying knowledge of dangerous and hazardous substances to manage risk at a specific site. 

  • 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 
  • Legislation refers to the manufacture, handling, storage and transportation of dangerous and hazardous substances.
  • A management plan may be developed, reviewed or documented according to the situation at a specific site.
  • Hazardous substances include explosive, volatile, reactive and inflammable substances. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe how dangerous and hazardous substances are classified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of dangerous substances and hazardous substances are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The classes of dangerous and hazardous substances are explained and an indication is given of the requirements associated with each in terms of manufacturing, handling, storage and transportation of each class with reference to South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) standards of use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Classes of dangerous and hazardous substances that may not be transported or stored together are identified with reference to South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) standards of use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of legislation that applies to the handling and storage of dangerous and hazardous substances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The risks associated with dangerous and hazardous substances are explained with reference to the manufacturing, handling, storage and transportation of dangerous and hazardous substances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legislation and accompanying regulations relating to dangerous and hazardous substances is interpreted with reference to the manufacturing, handling, storage and transportation of dangerous and hazardous substances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The symbols used to indicate dangerous and hazardous substances are identified and an indication is given of why the hazard warning is necessary for each class and the consequences of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The liability of persons who manufacture, handle, store and transport dangerous and hazardous substances is explained and an indication is given of the consequences of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Permits and licenses required to transport dangerous and hazardous substances are identified with reference to the purpose of each and the consequences of non-compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the risk associated with specific dangerous and hazardous substances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different dangerous or hazardous substances are selected and an indication is given of the risk involved in their manufacture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different dangerous or hazardous substances are selected and an indication is given of the risk involved in the handling of the selected substances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different dangerous or hazardous substances are selected and an indication is given of the risk involved in the storage of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different dangerous or hazardous substances are selected and an indication is given of the risk involved in their use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Different dangerous or hazardous substances are selected and an indication is given of the risk involved in the transportation of each. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply knowledge of dangerous and hazardous substances to manage risk at a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A site is surveyed to identify any dangerous and/or hazardous substances on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identified substances are categorised according to the classes of dangerous and hazardous substances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The level of risk at a specific site is quantified to determine whether the existing safety measures are adequate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The risk management process is applied to a specific scenario or operation in order to ensure compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A report on the risk at a specific site is produced with reference to legal compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A plan is developed to manage the compliance process. 


    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 risks associated with dangerous and hazardous substance at a specific site and developing a plan to ensure compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in identifying and quantifying the risk at a specific site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in reporting on risks and the consequences of non-compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of seeing the world as a set of related systems in understanding the consequences of non-compliance. 

    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 14988, which is "Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the risks involved in the manufacture, use, handling and storage of dangerous and hazardous substances", level 4, 3 credits.

    Search words: risk management. 

    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 
    Elective  61529   National Certificate: Loss Adjusting  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
    1. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd 



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