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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor, report and advise on the application of safety and health principles regarding the movement of people and materials in and around a working place 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120325  Monitor, report and advise on the application of safety and health principles regarding the movement of people and materials in and around a working place 
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 
Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to monitor, report and advise on the application of safety and health principles regarding the movement of people and materials in and around a working place. The competency includes:
  • Explaining the structural safety principles and considerations in a working place as regards to the movement of people and materials.
  • Demonstrating the safe manual handling of materials in a workplace.
  • Explaining the requirements pertaining to the mechanical handling of material at the workplace.
  • Explaining the requirements pertaining to the handling of material by means of motorised equipment. 

  • 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 
    All the specific outcomes and assessment criteria are assessed in accordance with specified requirements and- where applicable- 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:
  • Mine Health and Safety Act.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives.

    Site-specific:
  • Health and safety agreements.
  • Codes of practice.
  • Standards.
  • Standards task procedures.
  • Risk Assessments procedures.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides/Permits.
  • MSDS.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain structural safety principles and considerations in a working place as regards to the movement of people and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The types of incidents that can be encountered while there is movement of people and materials in and around the workplace are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements pertaining to floors and traffic routes in the workplace are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements pertaining to stairs, ladders, moving walkways and catwalks are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The requirements pertaining to windows, doors, gates and walls confirms are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The requirements pertaining to teagal openings, ore draw points, elevated work areas and storage platforms are explained. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The types and size of material that can be manually handled safely according are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The types of injuries that can arise from manually handling material in a workplace named. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The techniques used to manually handle material are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The environmental conditions that will have an affect on the person's ability to manually handle material are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The physical and psychological effects, which must be considered when handling material, are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The training requirements, equipment and tools for handling material in a workplace are named. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The relevant personal protective equipment, tools and equipment which should be used when handling specific types of materials are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The positioning of the human body in relation to the material being handled is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the requirements pertaining to the mechanical handling of material at the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different types of conveyors utilised to convey material at the workplace are explained and the associated hazards are named. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of conveyor guarding in accordance are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the requirements pertaining to the safe movement of people where handling of material by means of motorised equipment is taking place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements pertaining to the movement of people and safe operation of motorised equipment are stated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of training people in the safe operation of motorised equipment and movement in workplaces is explained. 


    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 to the moderation guidelines 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
  • By ensuring safe movement of people and materials, the individual will be required to embark on remedial action, which requires problem solving. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organization/community
  • The individual will have to take reasonable care of oneself and other's safety in the workplace, which shows concern for entire team and not only oneself. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organize and critically evaluate information
  • When ensuring safe movement of people and materials, the individual will have to collect and organise information 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
  • Remedial action resulting from the ensuring safe movement of people and materials, must be communicated to all relevant persons. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others)
  • Science and technology are used at the appropriate level, e.g. in interpreting data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • He/she must understand the impact of his/her or others' actions in the overall objectives of the workplace. 

  • 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  77063   National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Action Training Academy 
    3. Advantage Audit Consult And Train 
    4. Africa Training Centre 
    5. Amandlolwazi Training Centre 
    6. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    7. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    8. ASARA Training Academy(Pty) Ltd 
    9. Buna Construction And Projects 
    10. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    11. Dego Consultants 
    12. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    13. Ditlotlo Trading Enterprise 
    14. Eastcape Training Centre 
    15. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    16. Emcare 
    17. Haslac Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    18. imithetho labour law 
    19. Integral Risk Advisors cc 
    20. Jp Calitz 
    21. Kbc Health And Safety (PTY) Ltd 
    22. Kephama Trading Enterprise 
    23. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    24. Lerumo La Setshaba 
    25. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    26. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    27. National Occupational Safety 
    28. NOLOSHA 
    29. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    30. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    31. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    32. RISKCOM RCCT 
    33. South African Academy For Occupational Safety 
    34. Technology Risk Solutions 
    35. The Skills Matrix cc 
    36. Tius Consultants 
    37. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Zibuyile Consulting and Projects (Pty) Ltd 



    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.