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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control workplace hazardous substances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115093  Control workplace hazardous substances 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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 
This Unit Standard requires learners to be able to identify and deal with workplace hazardous substances. Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Describing the legal and specified requirements for identifying and dealing with workplace hazardous substances
  • Identifying workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts
  • Identifying risks associated with hazardous substances in specified contexts
  • Controlling hazardous substances in specified contexts 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Credits were assigned to this Unit Standard based on the assumption that learners can read, write and communicate in one of the official languages at NQF Level 2, and are mathematically literate at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    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 
    Describe the legal and specified requirements for identifying and dealing with workplace hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Description of the specified requirements of what hazardous substances are, is appropriate for specific contexts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Description of specified requirements for correctly identifying and dealing with the various hazardous substances is relevant for specified contexts 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identifying and dealing with hazardous substances must include the responsibilities of both employer and employee
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Description of the characteristics and dangers associated with hazardous substances, which might be encountered in specified contexts, is accurate 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identification of workplace hazardous substances present is according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of correctly identifying and dealing with workplace hazardous substances is explained in terms of its consequences for health, safety, environment and production 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The identification of and dealing with hazardous substances is conducted in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify risks associated with workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The evaluation of the risks associated with workplace hazardous substances encountered meets specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identification of and dealing with the possible exposure of persons to hazards associated with hazardous substances meets specified requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control workplace hazardous substances in specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Verification confirms that the storage of hazardous substances is according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Handling, labelling, usage and disposal practices meet specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selection of control measures to minimize exposure is appropriate for specified contexts and is according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanation of workplace emergency preparedness plans complies with specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communication and reporting actions confirms that appropriate control measures are taken according to specified requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of complying with measures to control hazardous substances is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and production 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Control of hazardous substances is conducted in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of 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. Learners 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 learner's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.

    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Specified requirements of what hazardous substances are
  • Specified requirements for correctly identifying and dealing with hazardous substances
  • Description of the characteristics and dangers associated with hazardous substances
  • The importance of correctly identifying and dealing with workplace hazardous substances
  • Handling, labelling, usage and disposal practices
  • Control measures to minimize exposure
  • Workplace emergency preparedness plans
  • The importance of complying with measures to control hazardous substances 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking to identify and deal with hazardous workplace substances and selecting control measures to minimize exposure 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community by identifying and dealing with hazardous substances in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about hazardous substances for the evaluation of the risks associated with workplace hazardous substances 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations to communicate control measures, and to report regarding hazardous substance control 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others for identifying and controlling hazardous substances 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. Note: He/she must understand the impact of his/her or others' actions in the overall objectives of the working place. 

    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 learner 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 learner 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 learner 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 
    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal requirements
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No: 29 of 1996) or Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act no: 85 of 1993).
  • Subordinate legislation to the Mine Health and Safety- or Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives
  • Other legal requirements

    Site- Specific requirements
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Program
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides
  • MSDS's
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications
  • Any other applicable codes of practice etc. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21842   National Certificate: Surface Mining Rockbreaking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49752   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  62769   National Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  49596   National Certificate: Radiation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58718   National Certificate: Metals Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58739   National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  49013   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. AAH Skills and Development 
    3. ABA Sebenzi 
    4. Adcorp Technical Training 
    5. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    6. Alpha Business Consultants 
    7. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    8. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    9. ASSMANG LTD 
    10. ASSOCIATED MANGANESE MINES OF SA LTD 
    11. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    12. BAFOKENG RASIMONE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    13. BANA BA THARI MINING TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    14. Bantubanye Skills 
    15. Barberton Mines (pty) Ltd 
    16. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    17. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    18. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    19. Bikologix Projects 
    20. BJS FORKLIFTS TRAINING 
    21. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    22. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    23. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    24. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    25. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    26. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    27. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    28. Colgene Group 
    29. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    30. Concor Projects (pty) Ltd 
    31. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    32. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE (PTY) LTD 
    33. De Beers Voorspoed Mine 
    34. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    36. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    37. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    38. DWARSRIVER CHROME MINE (PTY) LTD 
    39. Eastcape Training Centre 
    40. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    41. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    42. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    43. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    44. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    45. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    46. Essential Skills 
    47. EVANDER GOLD MINES LTD - KINROSS DIVISION 
    48. Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd 
    49. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    50. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    51. Fundisa Zonke Training Academy 
    52. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    53. Glencore Operations South Africa (PTY) LTD - Eastern Mines 
    54. GLOBAL LEARNING SERVICES 
    55. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    56. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    57. Grinaker LTA Mining 
    58. Growth Management Consulting 
    59. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    60. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    61. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    62. Icando 
    63. Impala Platinum Limited 
    64. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
    65. Inkqubela Consultants 
    66. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    67. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    68. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    69. ITO Focus Reagile 
    70. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    71. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    72. Jobafrik Consulting 
    73. Jomash Construction 
    74. Josmap Training Institute 
    75. Kalideen Management 
    76. Kegatilwe Construction & Projects 
    77. Kgolo Institute 
    78. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    79. Khosithi Training 
    80. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    81. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    82. Kokilesedi Trading 
    83. KOLOMELA MINE 
    84. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    85. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    86. Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    87. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    88. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    89. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    90. Letlotlo La Gae (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    92. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    93. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    94. Magase and Shakong Projects 
    95. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    96. MANCAS CONSULTANCY CC 
    97. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    98. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    99. Marula PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    100. MashMP Holdings 
    101. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    102. Mathome Training & Development 
    103. MATLA COLLIERY 
    104. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    105. METSKILL (PTY) LTD 
    106. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    107. Miczo's Enterprise 
    108. Mimoisa Business Solutions CC 
    109. Mission Point Consulting 
    110. MML Consulting CC. 
    111. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    112. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    113. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    114. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    115. Mphela Education Training and Development 
    116. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION PTY LTD 
    117. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    118. Networx for Career Development 
    119. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    120. NKOMATI MINE 
    121. NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED 
    122. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    123. NS Global Academy 
    124. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    125. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    126. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    127. OSR Trading 
    128. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    129. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    130. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    131. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    132. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    133. Powernexus 
    134. PRIDE OF SUCCESS (PTY) LTD 
    135. Prisma Training Solutions 
    136. Puseletso Trading and Projects 
    137. Rand Uranium (Pty) Ltd 
    138. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    139. SAFETY TRAINING PRACTITIONERS PTY LTD 
    140. SAMANCOR EASTERN CROME MINES 
    141. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    142. Sebobatho Project Management 
    143. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    144. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    145. Seige Trading Solutions 
    146. Senelo Trading CC 
    147. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    148. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    149. Sibanye Gold Limited - Kloof division 
    150. Siljeur Training Academy 
    151. Skills Resource Group (Pty) Ltd 
    152. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
    153. SMC Mining and Drilling Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    154. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    155. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    156. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    157. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    158. Technology Risk Solutions 
    159. Tembe Service Providers 
    160. Thando Consulting Services 
    161. THARISA MINERALS PTY LTD 
    162. The Crimson CO CC. 
    163. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    164. Thothi Consulting 
    165. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    166. Thusang Metallurgical Engineering Training and Consulting 
    167. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    168. TLD Consulting 
    169. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    170. Triton Training and Development 
    171. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    172. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    173. Tsoga re dire Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    174. Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd (EMALAHLENI) (TP) 
    175. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    176. Twin Peak Technologies 
    177. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    178. Ubuqhawe Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    179. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    180. Umfolozi FET College 
    181. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    182. University of Venda 
    183. VENETIA MINE 
    184. Vicmat Consultants 
    185. VUSELELA EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    186. Wavelength T.T.I 
    187. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    188. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
    189. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    190. Wheelman S A 
    191. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    192. Wildlife and Enviroment Society of South Africa 
    193. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 
    194. XL AT Consulting CC 
    195. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    196. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    197. ZAAIMAN EXPLORATION DRILLING (PTY) LTD 



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