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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor, report and advise on the application of safety and health principles regarding electricity in a work place. 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120332  Monitor, report and advise on the application of safety and health principles regarding electricity in a work 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 
Competency in this unit standard will enable persons who have the relevant responsibility to monitor, report and advise on the application of safety and health principles regarding electricity in a work place.

The following are included in this unit standard:
  • Knowledge regarding the features and nature of an electric circuit in the workplace.
  • Knowledge regarding hazards associated with electricity and the application of the correct first-aid procedures in the work place.
  • Knowledge pertaining to the controls regarding electricity, and prevention of injuries at the workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communications at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal Requirements:
  • Mine Health and Safety Act.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives.

    Site-specific Requirements:
  • 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 
    Demonstrate knowledge regarding the features and nature of an electric circuit in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature and features of electricity are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature and features of electric circuits are correctly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic knowledge regarding the types of electrical currents is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic knowledge regarding the use of single and three phase electrical systems in the work place is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Basic knowledge regarding power generation in the work place is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge regarding hazards associated with electricity and the application of the correct first-aid procedures in the work place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The hazards and associated risks that may be encountered with electricity in the workplace are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct first-aid procedures in the event of electrical shock are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct emergency preparedness procedures in the event of electrical shock. are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge and the application of control measures regarding electricity to prevent injuries in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge pertaining to health and safety principles, according to specified requirements in the work place is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific practical control measures with regard to electricity in the work place are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct selection, use and application of Personal Protective Equipment is demonstrated. 


    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 an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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. When working with electricity, 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 working with electricity, 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 working with electricity, 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  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 
    3. Technology Risk Solutions 



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