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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, (2002) as it impacts on management of risk in a specific operation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242678  Explain the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, (2002) as it impacts on management of risk in a specific operation 
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
14996  Apply the mines and Works Act, 27 of 1956 (as amended) as it impacts on risk management to a specific operation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, (2002) is part of the regulatory framework with which mining operations are required to comply. This Unit Standard is intended for Managers and learners who advise on, or manage, asset risk in insurance and other organisations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Interpreting the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, (2002) and accompanying regulations as it impacts on management of risk.
  • Analysing potential safety and fire risks at a specific site in terms of the Act.
  • Analysing potential health risks at a specific site in terms of the Act.
  • Analysing potential environmental risks at a specific site as defined by the Act. 

  • 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 surface and underground operations at a mining site and the environs of the mine. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, (2002) and accompanying regulations as it impacts on management of risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Compliance issues are identified with particular emphasis on the management of risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The regulations are interpreted for a specific situation with reference to the management of risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A system of compliance is proposed that meets the requirements of the regulations and an indication is given of the consequences of non-compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse potential safety and fire risks at a specific site in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The risk management process is applied to surface operations at a specific site in order to minimise or eliminate surface safety and fire risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The risk management process is applied to underground operations at a specific site in order to minimise or eliminate surface safety and fire risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A composite compliance report is compiled with reference to surface and underground safety and fire risk for a specific operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse potential health risks at a specific site in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The risk management process is applied to surface operations at a specific site in order to minimise or eliminate surface health risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The risk management process is applied to underground operations at a specific site in order to minimise or eliminate health safety risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A composite compliance report is compiled with reference to both surface and underground health risk for a specific operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse potential environ risks at a specific site as defined by the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The people covered by the environ regulations are named and classified according to their status and an indication is given of the potential health and safety risk posed by each group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A proposal for a management process to mitigate potential people related exposures is compiled for a specific operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The risk management process is applied to the environs of a specific operation in order to minimise environs risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An environ report is compiled with reference to deficiencies and compliance with the Act. 


    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, health and environs risks at a specific site and proposing a management process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in conducting a safety, health and environs audit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in analysing the underground, surface and environs risk at a site and compiling reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of seeing the world as a set of related systems in identifying deficiencies and illustrating compliance with the Act. 

    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 14996, which is "Apply the mines and Works Act, 27 of 1956 (as amended) as it impacts on risk management to a specific operation", level 4, 6 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 


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