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

Demonstrate basic occupational health and knowledge pertaining to the principles of handling of materials in a workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119568  Demonstrate basic occupational health and knowledge pertaining to the principles of handling of materials in a workplace 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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
259620  Manoeuvre materials safely by hand in a workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard requires learners to be able to competently handle manually, materials in a workplace. Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Describing the specified health and safety requirements pertaining to the manual handling of materials in a workplace.
  • Demonstrating the safe manual handling of materials in a workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The unit standard outcomes and credits are based on the assumption that learners attempting this Unit Standard can already read, write and communicate at ABET 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the specified occupational health and safety requirements pertaining to the manual handling of materials in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of the types and size of material that can be manually handled safely in accordance with specified requirements confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Understanding of the types of injuries that can arise from manually handling material in a workplace is demonstrated in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanation of the handling techniques used to manually handle material is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explanation of the environmental conditions that will have an affect on the learner's ability to manually handle material is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Demonstration of a basic understanding of the physical and psychological limitations, which must be considered when handling material, is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Explanation of the training requirements, equipment and tools for handling material in a workplace, is consistent with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the safe manual handling of materials in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The application of the relevant personal protective equipment, tools and equipment is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The positioning of the human body in relation to the material being handled is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of manually handling material in accordance with specified requirements is explained in terms of health, safety and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The manual handling of material is done in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Solve problems.
    In the manual handling of material the learner will be required to negotiate with other learners, which requires problem-solving abilities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team / group / organisation / community.
    In the interaction process the learner uses good interpersonal skills to work effectively with others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
    As part of the team the learner will take into account the activities around the learner and ensure that his/her actions are complementary. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect, organise and critically evaluate information.
    When gathering data the learner will have to collect and organise information when handling material, in such a way that he/she will be able to evaluate it and make decisions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations.
    Manually handling of material requires the learner to communicate effectively with other groups. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259620, which is "Manoeuvre materials safely by hand in a workplace", Level 2, 2 credits.

    Legal and Specified Requirements:
  • Managerial instructions
  • Codes of Practice
  • Company Standards
  • Standard Task Procedures
  • Health Management Programme
  • Risk Assessment Documentation
  • Working Guidelines
  • Mine Health and Safety Act, 29 of 1996 or Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993
  • Le Roux's Notes on Mine Environmental Control
  • Environmental Engineering in South African Mines
  • Chamber of Mines Reports
  • Mine Ventilation Society Data-Book
  • COMRO Reports
  • SIMRAC Reports 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  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 


    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. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    2. ASSMANG LTD 
    3. ASSOCIATED MANGANESE MINES OF SA LTD 
    4. Barberton Mines (pty) Ltd 
    5. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    6. Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd 
    7. Fundisa Zonke Training Academy 
    8. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    9. Impala Platinum Limited 
    10. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
    11. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    12. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    13. Mathome Training & Development 
    14. MATLA COLLIERY 
    15. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    16. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    17. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION PTY LTD 
    18. NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED 
    19. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    20. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    21. Technology Risk Solutions 
    22. VENETIA MINE 
    23. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
    24. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 



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