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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8016  Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to demonstrate applied competence in occupational health, safety awareness of environmental issues and general housekeeping based on statutory and industry requirements. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate;
  • Fire Fighting Standard (NQF level 1);
  • Emergency Care Standard (NQF Level 1). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard cover largely familiar scenarios requiring limited discretion and judgement. The learner will have significant responsibility however, for ensuring the quality of health, safety, environmental and general housekeeping across a wide range of freight handling contexts. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Use the correct protective clothing and equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Use the correct protective clothing and equipment in relation to specific freight/commodities and environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Outcomes will be judged by whether the learner can:

    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments.

    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards.

    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency.

    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas).

    6. determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implementing and complying with the relevant procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implementing and complying with the relevant procedures, material requirements and methodologies in maintaining prescribed safety, health and environmental standards in the workplace (e.g. ensure cleanliness, report faulty equipment). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implementing selected mechanisms for the minimising of risks. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implementing selected mechanisms for the minimising of safety, health and environmental impacts and risks as specified in current legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act), NOSA requirements and organisational policies (e.g. removal of waste). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:

    1. Legislation pertaining to general health, safety and environmental issues (e.g. OHS Act, NOSA) ISO 1400 local authority regulations and company policies and procedures.

    2. Support systems and emergency services available.

    3. The information sources available to maintain and improve awareness of the need for good housekeeping and health (e.g. AIDS Awareness) in the work place in line with statutory health and safety requirements.

    4. Safety signs and symbols (national and, where applicable, international).

    5. Safety, health and environmental awareness.

    6. Potential safety, health and environmental hazards resulting from poor practices in housekeeping, hygiene and safety.

    7. The complete range of assigned safety, health and environmental housekeeping duties for which the individual is accountable.

    8. Hygiene issues in the workplace. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by recognising potential non-compliance situations in and around the work environment and demonstrate initiative in recommending and applying corrective measures in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations and company policies and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others and in teams by encouraging others to maintain hygiene standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to select the most appropriate method for preventing/minimising impact of, and responding to safety, health and environmental incidents. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24196   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  TETA 
    Core  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-06-29  TETA 
    Core  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  22992   National Certificate: Refractories Masonry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49447   National Certificate: Trade Exhibition Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  66071   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice (CAD)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  64889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  48892   National Certificate: Macadamia Production and De-husking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48894   National Certificate: Milling and Blending of Spice Powder  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48903   National Certificate: Tea Production and Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48904   National Certificate: Paprika Oleoresin Extraction and Blending  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49155   Further Education and Training Certificate: Shipping  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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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    3. Africa Training Centre 
    4. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    5. African Academey for the Built Environment NPC 
    6. Afro Fleet (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Agisanang SA Training 
    8. Akane Training Academy 
    9. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    10. Algoa Bus Company 
    11. All-in-one Driving Academy 
    12. AMA Training Skills Devleopment Centre 
    13. AME Skills Development Training Centre 
    14. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    15. AREHONE MULTI TRAINING CENTRE 
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    17. Bakubung Driver Training and consultants CC 
    18. Bc Training Academy 
    19. Bee-Safe Programme Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Best Hope Academy & Consultancy 
    21. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    22. Big Tree Group 
    23. Biz and Labour (Pty) Ltd 
    24. BJS FORKLIFTS TRAINING 
    25. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
    26. BPL Academy 
    27. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
    28. BSD Consulting CC 
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    30. Buscor 
    31. CAD4ALL Design Training and Software cc 
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    33. Certified Training Solutions PTY Ltd 
    34. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
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    36. Commercial professional driver academy PTY Ltd 
    37. Cre8tive Training & Research Solutions 
    38. CTU Training Solutions 
    39. Cutting Thru Training (Pty) Ltd 
    40. DB Schenker Logistics Campus NMEA Pty Ltd 
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    42. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    43. Dees Driver Training Centre 
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    45. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    46. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    47. DMG Global Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    48. DQ Staffing Solutions 
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    51. Dynamic Institute of Training S.A 
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    56. Enviroserve Waste Management 
    57. Evaflex 
    58. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
    59. Exclusive Training Services 
    60. Exodec 388 CC 
    61. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
    62. G T Training Service Provider 
    63. GijimaAst Holdings Pty Ltd 
    64. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    65. Gola Institute of Engineering 
    66. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
    67. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
    68. Harvestine Investments 
    69. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    70. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    71. Ikaheng HR Solutions Pty Ltd 
    72. Ikusasa Lethu Projects and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    73. Immenent HR Solutions CC 
    74. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    75. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    76. Inisys Africa Bim Solutions Pty Ltd 
    77. Inkqubela Consultants 
    78. Innovative Shared Services 
    79. Intellectual Technical Training Institute 
    80. Interlink Technical Training 
    81. Interstate Bus Lines 
    82. istudent Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
    84. Josmap Training Institute 
    85. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    86. Kempston Driving Academy 
    87. Khabanyane Training and development 
    88. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
    89. Kriel Training (PTY) LTD 
    90. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
    91. KZN Taxi and Commuter Corporation NPC 
    92. Learncorp 
    93. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    94. Lehway Safty Training and Risk Management 
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    96. Limadi Industrial Projects 
    97. Lotlamoreng Training Academy 
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    99. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
    100. Lwaze Lwanda General Traders CC 
    101. M AND C ACADEMY AND CONSULTANCY PTY LTD 
    102. Magas Training and Development (Pty) Ltd 
    103. Makwedeng Training 
    104. Masakhane Further Education and Training 
    105. Masifundeni Training (PTY) LTD 
    106. Mediro Training Academy 
    107. MHKS SHERG Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    108. Mkholo Pardon Training Institution 
    109. Mobile Training cc 
    110. Mohloboli Trading and Projects 
    111. Molaetsa Wa Botshelo 
    112. Moripe Business and Training Consultants 
    113. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    114. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    115. Ndikho Ndinani Protection (Pty) Ltd 
    116. Ndwamato Training Solutions PTY LTD 
    117. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    118. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    119. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    120. Open Learning Group 
    121. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    122. OSR Trading 
    123. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
    124. Petra Projects and Enterprises 
    125. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    126. Precision skills development and training 
    127. Pro Driver Training (Pty) Ltd 
    128. PRO Skills Development Pty Ltd 
    129. Protrain Solutions 
    130. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
    131. Pyro-Med cc 
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    133. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    134. R and T Training Pty Ltd 
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    136. Rasehlo Transport and Tourism 
    137. RCH Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    138. Renntek Pty Ltd 
    139. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
    140. Royal Impression Academy 
    141. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    142. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
    143. Safety Haz Training PTY Ltd 
    144. Safety Skills Development Training 
    145. School of Shipping 
    146. Seng''khona Trading Enterprise 129 cc 
    147. Shipping And Transport College Pty Ltd 
    148. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    149. Siyashayela Training and Development 
    150. Skills for All 
    151. SN Pool Transport 
    152. Sophia''s Excellence Driving Academy 
    153. Staffing Logistics 
    154. Stanlun Drafting and Architectural Designs 
    155. Striving Mind Academy and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
    156. SVA Training 
    157. T Africa Health & Safety Specialists (Pty) Ltd 
    158. Test NN 
    159. THABO Training and Services 
    160. The Mushroom Hut (Pty) Ltd 
    161. The Skills Authority 
    162. The Skills Matrix 
    163. Thekweni TVET College 
    164. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    166. Training at Divine Group Pty Ltd 
    167. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    168. Transnet Academy - Faculty of Maritime 
    169. Transvaal Legislative Training 
    170. Triton Express Pty Ltd 
    171. True-Blue Training (Pty) Ltd 
    172. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
    173. Uhlumelo Training and Development Solutions 
    174. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    175. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    176. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    177. Uzoyithola Training and Consulting 
    178. Value Logistics Limited 
    179. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
    180. Victoria driving School PTY LTD 
    181. Voltrek Trading and Projects 
    182. West Coast TVET College 
    183. Wheelman S A 
    184. Workplace Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    185. Yes We Can Consulting Pty Ltd 
    186. Zwartkop Training Centre 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.