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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of the implementation of occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the work place 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120366  Demonstrate understanding of the implementation of occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the 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 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 to demonstrate the ability to implement and maintain health, safety and environmental legislation in a workplace.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Explaining the legislative framework of health, safety and environmental legislation at the workplace.
  • Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the requirements regarding a company's health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and codes.
  • Explaining the implementation and maintenance of health, safety and environmental legislation in a workplace. 

  • 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:

    Include and are contained in one or more, but not limited to the following documents:
  • Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No: 29 of 1996)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No: 85 of 1993)
  • National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No: 107 of 1998)
  • Environmental Conservation Act 1989 (Act No: 73 of 1989)
  • Water Act 1956 (Act No: 54 of 1956)
  • National Water Act 1998 (Act No: 36 of 1998)
  • Water Services Act 1997 (Act No: 108 of 1997)
  • Forestry Act 1998 (Act No: 84 of 1998)
  • Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act 1965 (Act No: 45 of 1965)
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Act no: 103 of 1993)
  • Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act 1973 (Act No:78 of 1973)
  • Explosives Act 1956 (Act No: 26 of 1956)
  • Municipal Bylaws
  • Health, safety and environment agreements
  • Managerial instructions
  • Codes of Practice
  • Standards
  • Standard Task Procedures
  • Risk Assessment Procedures
  • Working Guides 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the framework of health, safety and environmental legislation at the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The creation and promulgation of legislation is explained in terms of the legislative process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The contravention of legislation is explained in terms of the legal process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation must address:
  • Criminal liability
  • Civil liability
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of complying with legislation is explained in terms of its consequences to health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The objectives of health, safety and environmental legislation are explained in terms of workplace specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Applicable legislation is identified and listed according to workplace specific requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the requirements of health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The statutory requirements are explained in terms of its applicability to health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific requirements are explained with reference to the contents, outline and updating of policies, procedures and codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of compliance with policies, procedures and codes of practice are explained in terms of safety, health and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The requirements of health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and codes of practice are communicated to relevant personnel in terms of legislative and specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the implementation and maintenance of health, safety and environmental legislation in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The allocation of resources to implement and maintain health, safety and environmental legislation at a workplace is explained in terms of statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include (but not limited to):
  • Appointments (including roles and responsibilities)
  • Budget
  • Materials and equipment
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The training and communication required to implement health, safety and environmental legislation in the workplace is explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Objectives and targets with regard to the implementation of health, safety and environmental legislation at a workplace are set according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Compliance through inspections, measurements, audits and reports is monitored in terms of the implementation and maintenance of health, safety and environmental legislation at a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The requirements for maintenance and control of documents and records are explained in terms of health, safety and environmental legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of recommending appropriate remedial action to ensure compliance with health, safety and environmental legislation at a working place is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and business. 


    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. 

    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: By implementing and maintaining health, safety and environmental legislation in a workplace, the individual will assist in solving problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The individual will have to take reasonable care of his/her's and other's safety in the workplace, which shows concern for entire team and not only him/herself. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: 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.

    Note: When implementing and maintaining health, safety and environmental legislation, 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/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: Actions resulting from the implementation and maintenance of health, safety and environmental legislation 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).

    Note: Science and technology are used at the appropriate level, e.g. in interpreting and discussing data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note: He/she must demonstrate understanding of 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  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  79687   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  64209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  65029   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    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  67354   Further Education and Training Certificate: Piano Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  65050   National Certificate: Music  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  59589   National Diploma: Music  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  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  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    4. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    5. ASARA Training Academy(Pty) Ltd 
    6. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    8. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    9. College of Production Technology 
    10. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    11. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    12. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    13. DITSELA LABOUR INSTITUTION 
    14. East Coast Media cc 
    15. ELIJAH BARAYI MEMORIAL TRAINING CENTRE 
    16. eMedia Investment 
    17. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    18. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development - Middelb 
    19. Haslac Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    20. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
    21. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    22. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    23. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    24. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    25. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    26. METSKILL (PTY) LTD 
    27. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    28. MINES RESCUE SERVICES PTY LTD 
    29. NEMISA 
    30. NSA MultiServicers cc T/A Riverport SHE Training Academy (GONUBIE) (TP) 
    31. Oakfields College 
    32. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    33. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    34. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    35. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    36. Planet Waves 237 (Pty) Ltd T/A Occupational Learning Centre (OLC) (PRE 
    37. Production Management Institute 
    38. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    39. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    40. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    41. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    42. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    43. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    44. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    45. Sabela Learning Academy 
    46. SAKHISISIZWE CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS CC T/A SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    47. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    48. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    49. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    50. Supersport Pty Ltd 
    51. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    52. The Media Workshop cc 
    53. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    54. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    55. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    57. Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd (EMALAHLENI) (TP) 
    58. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    59. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    60. Work Skills Resources 
    61. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



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