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

Demonstrate an understanding of occupational health, safety and personal hygiene within the transport industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110080  Demonstrate an understanding of occupational health, safety and personal hygiene within the transport industry 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-01-23  2008-02-06  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-06   2012-02-06  

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
252279  Explain occupational health and safety within the transport industry  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate an understanding of occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the transport environment. H/she will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of safe working practices in the transport environment and/or understand and explain emergency procedures.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of transport and logistics. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard will facilitate social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the transport environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Required knowledge and skills on ABET Literacy 4. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope of this Unit Standard is for any person working in the transport environment where knowledge and application of safety and/or security in the processing and/or movement and/or handling and/or storage of freight procedures.

The context of this unit standard refers to aspects, practices and procedures involving workplace, personal safety and the environment.

The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because a narrow range of knowledge and cognitive skills is applied. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for entry into career - based certification. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate an understanding of personal health, safety and environmental legislation. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Demonstrate an understanding of personal health, safety and environmental legislation in the transport environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The purpose of safety, health and environmental legislation in the workplace is explained according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Statutory Regulations and the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The employer`s and employee`s rights and responsibilities regarding safety in the workplace are explained in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safety signs and symbols are identified and its purpose explained in compliance with safety regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The importance of personal protective clothing and safety equipment is explained according to safety requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Colour codes on pipelines are identified and the purpose of each is explained in compliance with factory safety regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate an understanding of safe working practices in the transport environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Personal protective clothing and safety equipment are identified and its purpose explained according to site - specific safety requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The identification and explanation include protective clothing and safety gear for the body in general, as well as specifically for the head, eyes, arms, hands, legs and feet.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Handling and lifting techniques of heavy objects are demonstrated according to personal safety principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Personal safety practices regarding workplace equipment within scope of work are identified according to standard operating procedures. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Examples: winch, forklift, hyster, conveyer belt, pallet lifter, moterised step, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The work environment and equipment is prepared and maintained according to standard operating safety requirements. and described according to standard operating procedures, site - specific safety regulations and environmental legislation. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Environmental Legislation relevant to the immediate work environment.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Understand safety and or security emergency procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Safety, emergency procedures within the workplace are identified and described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Safety and/or security procedures and crime related incidents
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The purpose and responsibilities of a safety and/or security emergency representative are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The procedures for reporting emergencies to the emergency representative are identified and described according to standard operating procedures. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The explanation includes situations where human safety is endangered, first aid is needed and fire breaks out
 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

2. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

3. Moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in both individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The learners` can understand and explain :

1. Relevant portions of the following Acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Environmental Act.
  • Relevant legislation within a specific work environment such as:
    - Maritime Safety Act.
    - Road Traffic Act.
    - Aviation Safety Act.

    2. Personal protective clothing and/or equipment.

    3. Safety signs and symbols.

    4. Roles and responsibilities of nominated safety representatives during emergency 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 related to safety and/or security in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Applying personal safe working practices in a transport environment.
  • Handling and/or storing of freight as per safety and security procedures and policies/regulations within the transport environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate and work effectively with others as a member of a team to enhance safety and security in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising the impact of one`s actions on the environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Conducting assessments

    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA and be familiar with the full text and subject matter content of the Unit Standard being assessed.

    2. The assessor must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252279, which is "Explain occupational health and safety within the transport industry", Level 2, 6 credits.

    Methods and tools of assessment:

    The following methods of assessment have been identified as the preferred measurement and assessment of learner competence in the above-mentioned Performance Assessment Criteria

    1. Written tests/ case studies/ projects
    2. Role-play
    3. Structured classroom discussions
    4. Portfolio of evidence

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method could be used to assess knowledge or on-job demonstration for practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than three of those detailed above) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes

    The following tools may be used to supplement the above minimum assessment methods:

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include inter alia:

    1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
    2. Relevant certificates or awards
    3. Previous assessment records
    4. Journals/logbook 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  35953   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49216   National Certificate: Pipeline Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  49236   National Certificate: Rail Transport Passenger Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  TETA 


    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. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    2. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    3. Learncorp 
    4. Makwedeng Training 
    5. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    6. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    7. Siyaloba Training Academy 
    8. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    9. Skills For Life 
    10. Transnet School of Pipelines 



    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.