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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor, report and make recommendations on the requirements applicable to permit to work systems in a working environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120359  Monitor, report and make recommendations on the requirements applicable to permit to work systems in a working environment 
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 will enable the learner to describe the requirements applicable to a permit to work in terms of hot work; cold work; confined space entry and lockout systems in a work area.

Persons accredited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Describe the requirements for hot and cold work permits.
  • Describe the requirements to apply a lock-out system.
  • Describe the requirements to apply a confined space entry permit. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Unit standard: Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace: SAQA ID - 120496.
  • Unit standard: Respond to, implement and manage emergencies according to an emergency action plan in a workplace: SAQA ID - 120329.
  • Unit standard: Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to fires in working places: SAQA ID - 120331. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All the Specific Outcomes or Assessment Criteria are assessed in accordance with specified requirements and - where applicable - consequences to health and safety.

    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 
    Describe the requirements for the application of a hot or cold work permit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Authorisation requirements are described in accordance with organizational policies and procedures and include the method used for the requisition of equipment, processes and apparatus for maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The method used for preparing for maintenance on equipment and or electrical apparatus is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The method used for cancellation of authorisation for maintenance on equipment and or electrical apparatus is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The method used for the return of equipment and or electrical apparatus to service is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the requirements to apply a lock-out system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The means used to ensure security of all points of isolation is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The method of access control to restricted areas is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The method for the return of equipment and or electrical apparatus to service is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the requirements applicable to a confined space entry permit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The responsibilities of the issuer and receiver of the test permit are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The specified requirements for testing the working environment, equipment and/or electrical apparatus before entering a confined space are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The responsibilities of the confined space entry permit receiver in terms of personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The responsibilities of the test permit receiver are described in terms of the requirements related to emergency situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The procedure for the hand over of the permit on completion of work is described. 


    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. By applying permit to work systems, 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 applying permit to work systems, 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 applying permit to work systems, 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. Africa Training Centre 
    4. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    5. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    6. ASARA Training Academy(Pty) Ltd 
    7. Buna Construction And Projects 
    8. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    9. Dego Consultants 
    10. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    11. Ditlotlo Trading Enterprise 
    12. Eastcape Training Centre 
    13. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    14. Emcare 
    15. ESS HOLDINGS (PTY) Ltd 
    16. imithetho labour law 
    17. Kephama Trading Enterprise 
    18. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    19. Lerumo La Setshaba 
    20. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    21. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    22. NOLOSHA 
    23. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    24. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    25. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    26. South African Academy For Occupational Safety 
    27. The Skills Matrix cc 
    28. Tius Consultants 
    29. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    30. 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.