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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a Task Analysis and take appropriate action to address identified risks 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120341  Conduct a Task Analysis and take appropriate action to address identified risks 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This unit standard requires of learners the ability to conduct a task analysis as part of a risk assessment process.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Explaining what a task analysis is.
  • Conducting a task analysis.
  • Recommending appropriate action to address identified risks. 

  • 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 NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard at any working place.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

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

    Legal and Specified Requirements:
  • Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No: 29 of 1996)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, (Act No: 85 of 1993)
  • Industry guide for hazard identification risk assessment (HIRA)
  • Subordinate legislation to the Mine and Occupational Health and Safety Acts
  • Health and safety agreements
  • Managerial instructions
  • Codes of Practice
  • Standards
  • Standard Task Procedures
  • Risk Assessment Procedures
  • Working Guides 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain what a task analysis is. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of a task analysis, according to specified requirements, confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation of applying task analysis, consistent with specified requirements, confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation of the importance in identifying and dealing with the hazards associated with tasks, according to specified requirements, confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation of the sequence of control measures applied, in accordance with specified requirements, confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The explanation of the information needed for a task analysis process, in accordance with specified requirements, confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The clarification of the definitions of task analysis, in accordance with specified requirements, confirms understanding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct a task analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The compilation of an inventory of occupations is in accordance to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The gathering of all relevant information regarding the task and the area is performed according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The compilation of the inventory of all tasks within each occupation is carried out according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The identification of the critical and hazardous tasks is done in a manner to ensure that all significant risks are addressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The analysing of critical and hazardous tasks is performed according to specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Take appropriate action to address identified risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration of writing procedures or practices, based on the task analysis, is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration of implementing procedures and practices, based on the task analysis, is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration of updating and maintaining records is in accordance with specified requirements. 


    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 another 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 by SAQA. 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 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Basic knowledge of processes and procedures.
  • Health and safety knowledge. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to analyze tasks contributes to his/her problem solving skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team / group / organization / community.
  • Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept, interpret and delegate tasks as part of the task analysis process, in an appropriate manner, indicates that he/she can work effectively as a team member. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Note: The efficiency of the task analysis will indicate that the candidate can organise and manage activities in his/her working environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organize and critically evaluate information.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to interpret given data and perform a task analysis will indicate proficiency in collecting, organising and evaluating information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations.
  • Note: The candidate's ability to use visual, mathematical and language skills to communicate crtical task information will indicate his/her effectiveness to communicate information in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effective and critically (showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others).
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to utilize the appropriate resources, to gather, record and analyze data indicates that he/she is able to use technology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to identify the impact a task analysis could have on the work environment demonstrates an understanding of the relatedness of systems. 

  • 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  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 
    Core  62796   Further Education and Training Certificate: Strata Control Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  57692   Further Education and Training Certificate: Carbonate Materials Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. Africa Training Centre 
    3. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    4. Buna Construction And Projects 
    5. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    6. Dego Consultants 
    7. Ditlotlo Trading Enterprise 
    8. Eastcape Training Centre 
    9. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    10. Emcare 
    11. ESS HOLDINGS (PTY) Ltd 
    12. imithetho labour law 
    13. IRCA (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Kephama Trading Enterprise 
    15. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    16. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    17. Lerumo La Setshaba 
    18. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    19. NOLOSHA 
    20. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    21. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    22. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    23. PRETORIA PORTLAND CEMENT CO_LTD (HEAD OFFICE) 
    24. South African Academy For Occupational Safety 
    25. The Skills Matrix cc 
    26. Tius Consultants 
    27. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    28. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    29. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    30. Zibuyile Consulting and Projects (Pty) Ltd 



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