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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the health and safety of the production environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115056  Manage the health and safety of the production environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Audio-visual Media Production 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Communication Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
People credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Assess potential hazard to health and safety on a production.
  • Control potential risks to health and safety on a production.
  • Execute procedures when a hazard occurs on a production. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is essential to everyone in the production team who work in the audio-visual production industry.
    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 
    Assess potential hazard to health and safety on a production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential hazards are identified accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessments of the potential problem clearly identify all at risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Estimates of the likelihood of accidents occurring as well as their severity are realistic and justifiable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Priorities for action are recommended to manage potential hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Assessments are reported immediately to the appropriate persons and recorded accurately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Control potential risks to health and safety on a production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards are controlled before it becomes a danger to any individual or equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Warnings of potential risks are clear and issued to all at risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    When a hazard cannot be controlled, those responsible for accidents and emergencies are notified immediately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safety of individuals and equipment is assured using any safe means to achieve that. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Protective clothing and equipment are used, if available, and according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Defective equipment and clothing are reported to the appropriate authority. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Execute procedures when a hazard occurs on a production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Action is taken promptly to prevent injury and damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Production activities are suspended immediately if the workplace is to be evacuated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Escape routes are used which is approved for evacuation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The incident is dealt with using the approved procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    People responsible for managing accidents and emergencies are contacted immediately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety equipment is used in accordance of the manufacturer's guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Reports about the incident is clear, accurate and complete. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:

    The moderation requirements of SETA's ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for 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. Candidates 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 candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • How to identify potential hazards.
  • How to use safety equipment.
  • How to complete accident reports.
  • How to control potential risks to health and safety.
  • What procedures to use during an accident.
  • Who are responsible for managing accidents.
  • What escape routes are used.
  • How to use protective clothing and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve health and safety problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking to take remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation to manage the health and safety of the production environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves on the production and their activities responsibly and effectively to manage the health and safety of the production environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect an analyse hazardous information and critically evaluate the effect of it on the production. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with colleagues, using visual and / or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (health and safety equipment) effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment (venue) and health of others (on the production). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding that the production world is a set of related systems and that problem-solving do not exist in isolation. 

    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 person 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 candidate 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 candidate 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  48792   Certificate: Broadcast Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    2. eMedia Investment 
    3. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    4. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    5. Media Village Communication 
    6. NEMISA 
    7. Nkoka Training Cc 
    8. South African Film Institute 
    9. The Media Workshop cc 



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