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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control workplace hazardous substances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115093  Control workplace hazardous substances 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This Unit Standard requires learners to be able to identify and deal with workplace hazardous substances. Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Describing the legal and specified requirements for identifying and dealing with workplace hazardous substances
  • Identifying workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts
  • Identifying risks associated with hazardous substances in specified contexts
  • Controlling hazardous substances in specified contexts 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Credits were assigned to this Unit Standard based on the assumption that learners can read, write and communicate in one of the official languages at NQF Level 2, and are mathematically literate at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the legal and specified requirements for identifying and dealing with workplace hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Description of the specified requirements of what hazardous substances are, is appropriate for specific contexts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Description of specified requirements for correctly identifying and dealing with the various hazardous substances is relevant for specified contexts 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identifying and dealing with hazardous substances must include the responsibilities of both employer and employee
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Description of the characteristics and dangers associated with hazardous substances, which might be encountered in specified contexts, is accurate 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identification of workplace hazardous substances present is according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of correctly identifying and dealing with workplace hazardous substances is explained in terms of its consequences for health, safety, environment and production 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The identification of and dealing with hazardous substances is conducted in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify risks associated with workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The evaluation of the risks associated with workplace hazardous substances encountered meets specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identification of and dealing with the possible exposure of persons to hazards associated with hazardous substances meets specified requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Verification confirms that the storage of hazardous substances is according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Handling, labelling, usage and disposal practices meet specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selection of control measures to minimize exposure is appropriate for specified contexts and is according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanation of workplace emergency preparedness plans complies with specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communication and reporting actions confirms that appropriate control measures are taken according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of complying with measures to control hazardous substances is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and production 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Control of hazardous substances is conducted in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Learners are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the learner's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.

    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Specified requirements of what hazardous substances are
  • Specified requirements for correctly identifying and dealing with hazardous substances
  • Description of the characteristics and dangers associated with hazardous substances
  • The importance of correctly identifying and dealing with workplace hazardous substances
  • Handling, labelling, usage and disposal practices
  • Control measures to minimize exposure
  • Workplace emergency preparedness plans
  • The importance of complying with measures to control hazardous substances 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking to identify and deal with hazardous workplace substances and selecting control measures to minimize exposure 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community by identifying and dealing with hazardous substances in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about hazardous substances for the evaluation of the risks associated with workplace hazardous substances 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations to communicate control measures, and to report regarding hazardous substance control 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others for identifying and controlling hazardous substances 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. Note: He/she must understand the impact of his/her or others' actions in the overall objectives of the working place. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this Unit Standard:
    Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the learner competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
    Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
    Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
    The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
    The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this Unit Standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
    All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal requirements
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No: 29 of 1996) or Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act no: 85 of 1993).
  • Subordinate legislation to the Mine Health and Safety- or Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives
  • Other legal requirements

    Site- Specific requirements
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Program
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides
  • MSDS's
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications
  • Any other applicable codes of practice etc. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21842   National Certificate: Surface Mining Rockbreaking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49752   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  62769   National Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  49596   National Certificate: Radiation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58718   National Certificate: Metals Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58739   National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  49013   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. AAH Skills and Development 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. Afrimat Training Center Pty (Ltd) 
    4. All about OHS 
    5. ALLOYS HEAD OFFICE 
    6. Amandlolwazi Training Centre Pty Ltd 
    7. Amphi SA (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Anglo American Platinum Amendelbult Concentrators 
    9. ANGLO PLATINUM - ENGINEERING SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE 
    10. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    11. AREHONE MULTI TRAINING CENTRE 
    12. Asiphepheni Training Services 
    13. ASSMANG BEESHOEK MINE 
    14. AUCTUS TUTORS (PTY) LTD 
    15. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    16. AVENG (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 
    17. Babcock Education and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Babcock Plant Services Pty Ltd 
    19. Babcock Target Plant Services (Pty) Ltd 
    20. BAFOKENG RASIMONE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    21. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    22. Bee-Safe Programme Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Bikologix Projects 
    24. BJS FORKLIFTS TRAINING 
    25. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    26. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
    27. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    28. CAPE TOWN LABORATORIES EQUIPMENT 
    29. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    30. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    31. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    32. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    33. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    34. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE PTY LTD 
    35. De Beers Voorspoed Mine 
    36. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    37. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    38. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    39. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    40. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    41. Driving Sense 
    42. EASTERN CHROME MINES 
    43. EASTERN CROME MINES SAMANCOR 
    44. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    45. ENVOY PLANET CONSULTING AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    46. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
    47. Excellect 209 (PTY) LTD 
    48. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
    49. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    50. Faranang Marketing 
    51. FINSCH DIAMOND MINE(PTY) LTD 
    52. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    53. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
    54. GEOSTRAT TRAINING 
    55. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    56. Growth Management Consulting 
    57. H and H Risk Solutions 
    58. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    59. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    60. IALE School of Advanced Learning Education 
    61. IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES LTD 
    62. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    63. Inkqubela Consultants 
    64. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    65. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    66. Izwelethu Black Diamond 
    67. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    68. Josmap Training Institute 
    69. KABELANO TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    70. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    71. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    72. KHUTALA MINING SERVICES PL 
    73. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    74. KOLOMELA MINE 
    75. KPI Consulting Pty LTD 
    76. Kriel Training (PTY) LTD 
    77. KROONDAL OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 
    78. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
    79. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    80. Kutrix SA (Pty) Ltd 
    81. Kwena Mining and Cinstruction College 
    82. Leap Projects 
    83. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    84. LETZAA Group 
    85. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    86. Lip Holding (pty) LTD 
    87. Little Treehouse Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    88. Londimvelo Consultants 
    89. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    90. MadibengGeneral Suppliers 
    91. Magas Training and Development (Pty) Ltd 
    92. Magumzane Traiding cc 
    93. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    94. Makaota Training Consultants 
    95. Makhuba Development Projects CC 
    96. Mamuhle Academy 
    97. MANCAS CONSULTINGS CC 
    98. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    99. Masizakhe Leanerships cc 
    100. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    101. Matsila Holdings 
    102. Mbedvula Trust 
    103. Mediro Training Academy 
    104. METSKILL PTY LTD 
    105. MHKS SHERG Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    106. Mimosa Business Consultants 
    107. Mind Magic Consulting 
    108. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE(PTY) LTD 
    109. MINTEK 
    110. Mkholo Pardon Training Institution 
    111. MML Consulting CC. 
    112. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    113. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    114. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    115. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION (PTY)LTD 
    116. Myeza Trading Enterprise 
    117. Nalengmokoni Investors (Pty) Ltd 
    118. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    119. Networx for Career Development 
    120. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    121. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    122. Nokaneng Environmental Management Consulting 
    123. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    124. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    125. OSR Trading 
    126. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    127. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    128. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    129. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    130. Powergate Training 
    131. Precision skills development and training 
    132. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    133. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    134. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    135. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    136. Renntek Pty Ltd 
    137. RESISA LOGISTICS 
    138. RICHARDS BAY MINING PTY LTD 
    139. Rustenburg Platinum Mines - Union Section 
    140. Safety Haz Training (PTY) Ltd 
    141. SAMANCOR CHROME LTD 
    142. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    143. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    144. Seoposengoe Training Consultant 
    145. SETHIKE TRADING 
    146. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
    147. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    148. SIBANYE GOLD LIMITED - KLOOF DIVISION 
    149. SIBANYE RUSTENBURG PLATINUM MINES PTY LTD 
    150. Siljeur Training Academy 
    151. SIYANDA BAKGATLA PLATINUM MINE 
    152. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    153. Skills Force Training Centre 
    154. SMC MINING AND DRILLING TRAININGACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    155. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    156. South African Corporate Training Association 
    157. South African Governance and Business College 
    158. South West Gauteng College - Molapo Campus 
    159. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    160. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    161. Staffing Logistics 
    162. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    163. Tachfin Holdings 
    164. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    165. Talent Factor (Pty) Ltd 
    166. TAU LEKOA GOLD MINING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    167. Tembe Service Providers 
    168. Thando Consulting Services 
    169. The Assessment Zone (Pty) Ltd 
    170. The Crimson CO CC. 
    171. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    172. The Skills Authority 
    173. Thothi Consulting 
    174. THUSANG METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING TRAINING AND CONSULTING CC 
    175. TLD Consulting 
    176. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    177. Tovani Traiding 299 
    178. TRAIN THE NATION AND ASSOCIATES (PTY) LTD 
    179. Training at Divine Group Pty Ltd 
    180. Transvaal Legislative Training 
    181. Twinskill Training 
    182. Umbuso Training Services 
    183. Umfolozi FET College 
    184. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    185. University of Venda 
    186. Various Aligned Safety And Training 
    187. VENETIA MINE 
    188. Vicmat Consultants 
    189. VISIONARY SKILLS ACADEMY 
    190. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    191. WESTERN CHROME MINES 
    192. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    193. Wheelman S A 
    194. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    195. XL AT Consulting CC 
    196. ZAAIMAN EXPLORATION DRILLING (PTY) LTD 



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