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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Collect airborne particulates in the environment using a high volume gravimetric sampler 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120324  Collect airborne particulates in the environment using a high volume gravimetric sampler 
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 
Learners found competent in this unit standard will be able to collect particulates in the environment by means of high volume gravimetric sampler. The competency includes explaining the specified requirements pertaining to determining airborne particulates by means of a high volume gravimetric sampler and all the activities associated with collecting airborne particulates. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    NB: All of the Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteia are carried out and assessed in terms of specified requirements and - where relevant - the consequences to health and safety.

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

    Legal:
  • OHS Act and Regulations
  • Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • Guideline for mandatory Codes of Practice

    Site-specific:
  • Managerial instructions
  • Codes of Practice
  • Company Standards
  • Standard Task Procedures
  • Health Management Program
  • Risk Assessment Documentation
  • Working Guides
  • Manufacturers' specifications 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the specified requirements pertaining to determining airborne particulates by means of a high volume gravimetric sampler. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A high volume gravimetric sampler is correctly described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Airborne particulate mass and concentration is correctly calculated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principle of operation of a high volume gravimetric sampler and its components are correctly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance and of high volume gravimetric sampling and its use is accurately explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare sampling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sampler and calibration equipment is prepared and the importance thereof, explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sampler is assembled and the importance thereof, explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Defective sampling equipment is dealt with. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The control data sheet is prepared and its importance explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The required personal protective equipment is obtained, checked for functionality and use in accordance with its design and after use, is stored correctly and the need for all these actions is satisfactorily explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Permission to enter the working place is obtained and the consequences of entering a workplace without obtaining permission are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Tools and equipment are used according to design and without injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The work is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Sample the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sampling position is selected and the importance of selecting the sampling position is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The position where sampling is to take place is examined and hazards and risks pertaining to health and safety are dealt with appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The sampling is conducted and the importance of using the sampler as prescribed is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The sampling data are recorded and their importance explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The immediate vicinity where measurements are made is continuously assessed for hazards and risks and appropriate action is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The work is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record, evaluate, report and deal with equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sampling data are accurately recorded and compared with the initial recorded information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sampler and accessories are appropriately dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are completed accurately, in the required format, and submitted to designated personnel on time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The work is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results are correctly interpreted and appropriate remedial action is recommended. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited, as a provider, by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 related to the collection of airborne samples by means of a high volume gravimetric sampler and to implement remedial and preventive measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation/community by accepting, interpreting and delegating instructions correctly, if and when required, in a context-appropriate manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively by meeting specified requirements, recording test results in specified formats, and taking appropriate action where necessary. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information to correct for conditions, environmental factors, and limitations that can influence readings, interpret information obtained, and recommend appropriate remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations to record and report test results. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others) to select the appropriate methods for sampling the environment for particulates. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by taking appropriate actions based on the evaluation of test results and reporting results to relevant designated persons, confirming that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have an interrelated effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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
    Core  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 



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