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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain basic safety, health and environmental issues 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14792  Maintain basic safety, health and environmental issues 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-10-09  2005-10-09  SAQA 0144/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-09   2009-10-09  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244063  Maintain basic safety, health and environmental issues  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This standard is aimed at people who work in or intend to work within a chemical industry in general and as applied in a specific environment.

Those learners who acquire the outcomes of this standard will know about and be able to maintain basic safety, health and environmental requirements, pertaining to the specific site where learning takes place and the chemical industry in general.

The qualifying learner is able to:

Identify, recognise and describe safety and health statutory requirements and responsibilities
Follow and observe safety, health and environmental requirements
Implement good hygiene and housekeeping practices
Recognise and report hazardous situations 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent . 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements applicable to unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria.

The following range statements are general to the qualification:
  • Culture includes positive attitudes, participation, co-operation, awareness, constructive communications and taking responsibility for safety, health and environmental issues
  • Lockouts include electrical lockouts, no entry lockouts and mechanical lockouts
  • Safety indicators include yellow lines, demarcation lines, (walk here), signs, (no entry, goggles, hats etc), chemical warning labels, three basic colour codes (red - danger, yellow - caution, blue - mandatory you must), locations, exits and assembly area 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify, recognise and describe safety health & env. statutory and organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Statutory rights and responsibilities are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Principles of safety are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Organisational safety procedures and requirements are described with reference to their application on site. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety procedures include the location of fire extinguishers, gas masks, showers, eye washers, first aid equipment, fire exits and assembly points, signs
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Follow and observe safety, health and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Standard operating procedures are followed to ensure safety, health and environmental requirements are met 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personal protective and safety equipment is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Personal protective and safety equipment is worn according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety, health and environmental discrepancies are identified and reported in the required manner according to site practices and timeframes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Safety, health and environmental (SHE) issues include unsafe conditions and acts, chemicals, personal protective equipment, colour coding, safe guarding machinery including lockouts and handling electrical points
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) includes hand and foot protection, eye, ear, face and head protection and body protection
  • Personal protection and practices include the use of hairnets, removal of jewellery and avoidance of loose clothes in plant areas
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement good hygiene and housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Housekeeping standards and procedures are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Housekeeping processes and procedures are followed and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Housekeeping standards are maintained according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Contributions are made to housekeeping management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Out-of-line housekeeping situations are identified and reported in the required manner and timeframes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Recognise and report hazardous situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Hazardous situations are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Names and roles of safety representatives nominated are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Organisation procedures for reporting hazardous situations are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Response is made to standard operating procedures for dealing with hazardous situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazardous situations include general and site specific hazards
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), for the Chemical Industry in consultation with GEN/FETQA will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Names and purposes of safety, health and environmental legislation
  • Employer and employee rights and responsibilities in terms of relevant legislation
  • The positive and negative aspects and consequences of the safety, health and environmental (SHE) culture
  • Consequences of non compliance to Safety, health and environmental (SHE) procedures in terms of own safety and discipline
  • How safety, health and environmental (SHE) issues impact on every day life inside and outside the workplace
  • Know why there is a safety representative and what the representatives responsibilities are
  • Names, functions and application of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Interpretation and understanding of safety indicators.
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and safety precautions
  • Awareness of lockouts (what are lockouts)
  • Criteria for a safe work environment
  • Unsafe working procedures (chemicals, bare feet, earthing, electrical equipment)
  • The necessity of a clean work area, methods of safe storage, disposal of hazardous materials
  • Dangers of an untidy workplace
  • The difference between hazardous and non hazardous materials
  • The concept and impact of pollution on the workplace, local community and society at large (plastics, oil, chemical, waste disposal)
  • Methods of recording hazardous situations and related documentation
  • Consequences of not reporting unsafe or hazardous situations 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made with reference to the identification of unsafe conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation to maintain safety in a chemical environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively, to comply with safety, health and environmental requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding the identification of and response to hazardous situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively during the maintenance of basic health, safety and environmental issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems whereby poor maintenance of health, safety and environmental issues leads to hazardous and unsafe working and living conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244063, which is "Maintain basic safety, health and environmental issues", Level 1, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49082   GETC: Wood Products Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  22865   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-10-09  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  14851   National Certificate: Agri Trade Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  20151   National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48642   General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. African Duchess Coutore solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Agri Skills Transfer (PTY) Ltd 
    3. Amagema Development Consultants cc 
    4. Asilon Trading Enterprise 
    5. Chep Sa Pty Ltd 
    6. Deloitte 
    7. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    8. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    9. GUEST RESOURCE SERVICES PTY LTD 
    10. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Intselelo Community & Development Institute NPC 
    12. Lembede Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Longata Consultant 
    14. Masonite Africa Ltd 
    15. Mavco Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
    16. MGS Gcaba Contracting & Trading cc 
    17. Mpontshe Training 
    18. Mwanga Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    19. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    20. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    21. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Nteko Investments 
    23. NWK Beperk 
    24. Phetho Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    27. Senwes Beperk 
    28. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    29. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    30. Valoworx 278 
    31. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Vicmat Consultants 
    33. VKB LANDBOU (PTY) LTD 



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