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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct, report and follow up on a pre-use, safety and/or audit inspection 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120333  Conduct, report and follow up on a pre-use, safety and/or audit inspection 
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 perform, initiate remedial action, report on and follow up a workplace pre-use, safety and/or audit inspection. The learner will also be able to explain the legal and specified requirements pertaining to conducting these inspections. 

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 
    NB: 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 the legal and specified requirements pertaining to conducting, reporting and acting on the outcome of a pre-use, safety and/or audit inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant standards for inspections are explained correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant hazards and risks likely to be encountered during these inspections are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of initiating immediate remedial actions where necessary is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of pre-use, safety and/or audit inspection is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for the inspections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The persons, tools and the materials required for the inspections are prepared according to purpose and made available for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant hazards and risk control measures for inspections are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct pre-use, safety and audit inspections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The inspection is conducted according to specified requirements for the intended type of inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All potential life threatening hazards and risks are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The measures required to eliminate, control at source or minimize the risks to health or safety are verified to be in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The required personal protective equipment is available, operative, fit for purpose and used according to design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and equipment are available, operational, fit for purpose and used according to design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The inspections are conducted in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Initiate immediate remedial action where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The remedial action to deal with hazards and risks is conducted as soon as reasonably practicable and conforms to the statutory sequence of control and the consequences of not doing so are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Where necessary, workers are withdrawn under circumstances identifies as posing a serious danger to health or safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment are withdrawn from service when circumstances indicate that these are a serious danger to health or safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequence of non-compliance in withdrawing workers, tools and equipment from service, and commencing or continuing work under circumstances that pose a serious danger to health and safety are stated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Report on and follow up on inspection results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reports on the significant hazards and risks identified, as well as the remedial measures initiated, are completed and submitted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Follow up actions are carried out, evaluated, recorded and reported. 


    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 doing inspections, 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, organise and critically evaluate information. When doing inspections, 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 inspection 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 
    Elective  79807   Further Education and Training Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. Action Training Academy 
    2. Advantage Audit Consult And Train 
    3. Amandlolwazi Training Centre 
    4. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    5. ASARA Training Academy(Pty) Ltd 
    6. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    7. Haslac Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Integral Risk Advisors cc 
    9. IRCA (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Jp Calitz 
    11. Kbc Health And Safety (PTY) Ltd 
    12. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    13. National Occupational Safety 
    14. RISKCOM RCCT 
    15. South African Academy For Occupational Safety 
    16. Technology Risk Solutions 
    17. Thamali Trading Enterprise 
    18. X-Factor Safety Consultants 



    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.