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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Contribute to the health, safety and security of the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110064  Contribute to the health, safety and security of the workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Office Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-04-09  2004-08-11  SAQA 0347/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-08-11   2008-08-11  

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
114957  Contribute to the health, safety and security of a financial services workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for all people who are involved in, or who intend to be involved in administration in commercial and/or non-commercial organisations. Competence against this standard will add value to the learner`s job, or chances of finding employment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of standards and procedures governing health, safety and security in the workplace.
  • Contributing to a safe and secure work environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should hold a GETC, or equivalent qualification, or be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is health and safety in relation to the learner`s own work context. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify potential hazards in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential hazards are correctly identified and removed, reduced or reported in terms of own level of authority/capacity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Instructions relating to exposure to dangerous substances and hazards in the workplace are known and an explanation is given as to why they pose a potential threat to the work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The kinds of work that require protective clothing are identified and protective clothing is used according to legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Health and safety instructions are followed in situations that require lifting and handling of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The importance of each employee being vigilant and reporting hazards and violations of health, safety and security procedures is known and understood with reference to a possible chain of events that could result from not reporting a violation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Know how to limit damage to persons or property in the event of an accident or emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The location of fire extinguishers, hoses and alarms is known in a selected work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The difference between the different kinds of fire extinguishers in the building is identified and the use for each is identified correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The use of a fire extinguisher is demonstrated competently. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Established procedures relating to the identification of fires and other emergencies are known and followed promptly and correctly in an emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Dangerous occurrences are identified and accurately and timeously reported according to established policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Injuries involving individuals are reported promptly to the relevant authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Reasons are given to explain why it is the responsibility of every employee to maintain the safety and security of a selected work environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Know how to contribute to the maintenance of security in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Security procedures are known and followed competently. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Security risks are identified and actions taken to deal with security risks that are within limits of own authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Potential security risks outside own authority are identified and reported using familiar and established procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Suspicious behaviour is noted and action is taken within own level of authority. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain emergency procedures in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The established policy is known and understood for emergencies in the building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The location of the planned assembly points and the shortest routes to such points are known and the building is evacuated along the correct route. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The emergency signage in the building is interpreted correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Emergency procedures are explained in a familiar context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Actions to assist an injured or sick person in an emergency are demonstrated in a limited range of familiar contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Precautions for dealing with HIV/AIDS in a workplace emergency are known and described in terms of the Universal Precautions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this unit standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can:
  • Know and recognise a safe work environment.
  • Apply health, safety and security standards and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems when faced with possible hazardous situations in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner can work effectively with others as a member of a team, group or organisation in the maintenance of company health and safety standards and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage his/her own activities with regard to following health, safety and security procedures in his/her own work area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner can use science and technology effectively by demonstrating responsibility towards the environment and the health of others when using emergency equipment and protective clothing in an emergency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner can demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by explaining the responsibility of each employee to maintain the safety and security of his/her own workspace, and to be vigilant at all times in the interests of co-workers and the Company. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner can participate as a responsible citizen in the life of the local community by ensuring that he/she maintains his/her own workspace safely, behaves responsibly in an emergency, remains vigilant and knows the appropriate procedures to follow when reporting potential hazards. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 114957, which is "Contribute to the health, safety and security of a financial services workplace", Level 2, 2 credits, as from 11 August 2004 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23833   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  59389   National Certificate: Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  48513   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-11-16  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  14657   National Certificate: Insurance Administration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-04-18  INSETA 
    Elective  48494   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  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.
     
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