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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and make recommendations on the application of health and safety principles regarding hazardous substances in the working place 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120370  Monitor and make recommendations on the application of health and safety principles regarding hazardous substances in the working 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 monitor, advise and report on compliance with legislation regarding hazardous substances.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Monitoring, advising and reporting on the scope and understanding of the specified requirements as regards to hazardous substances in a work place.
  • Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the application of methods in preventing exposure to hazardous substances in a work place.
  • Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the classification, physical state, health effects and disposal methods of hazardous substances 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 Requirements:

    Include and are contained in one or more, but not limited to the following documents:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991). and Occupational Health and Safety (Act no 85/1993).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SABS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives.

    Site Specific Requirements:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor, advise and report on the scope and understanding of the specified requirements as regards to hazardous substances in a work place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the scope and application in terms of specified requirements in preventing exposure to hazardous substances confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation regarding the provision of training and information in accordance with specified requirements confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation as regards to the duties of a person exposed to hazardous substance in accordance with specified requirements confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The demonstration of the process to assess potential exposure to hazardous substances in accordance to specified requirements confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The explanation in terms of the air monitoring programs in accordance with specified requirements confirms understanding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the application of methods in preventing exposure to hazardous substances in a work place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation in terms of the use of preventive measures other than PPE in accordance with specified requirements confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation regarding the safety, health and environmental practices in terms of the storage of Hazardous substances confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation in terms of the examination, test, maintenance and control measures in accordance with specified requirements confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation in terms of the importance of record keeping in regards with hazardous substances in accordance with specified requirements confirms understanding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the classification, physical state, health effects and disposal methods of hazardous substances in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation in terms of the classes and physical state of hazardous substances confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation the different categories of hazardous substances and their health effects in accordance with specified requirements confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation regarding the disposal methods of hazardous substances in accordance with specified requirements confirms understanding. 


    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 to the moderation guidelines 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:
  • Legal and site-specific requirements.
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry.
  • Health and safety knowledge.
  • Inspection and report writing.
  • Emergency procedures. 

  • 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 assess hazardous conditions and make recommendations indicates capability i.t.o. problem solving skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
    Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept, interpret and delegate work instructions correctly, when and if required, in an appropriate manner, indicates that he/she can work effectively as a team member in the bigger organisational structure. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
    Note: The competence of inspections and recommendations will indicate that the candidate can organise and manage activities in his/her working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to interpret acquired data and perform basic calculations will indicate proficiency in collecting, organising and evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
    Note The ability of the candidate to communicate requirements and recommendations will indicate his/her effectiveness to communicate information in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to select the appropriate formulae and perform the relevant calculations indicates that he/she is able to use science and technology. 

    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: The ability of the candidate to identify unsafe acts and conditions and to make recommendations to the workforce confirms understanding that a specific situation, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

    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 
    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  73298   Further Education and Training Certificate: Photography  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  57631   National Certificate: Radiation Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. Buna Construction And Projects 
    6. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    7. Dego Consultants 
    8. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    9. Ditlotlo Trading Enterprise 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    12. Emcare 
    13. ESS HOLDINGS (PTY) Ltd 
    14. imithetho labour law 
    15. Kephama Trading Enterprise 
    16. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    17. Lerumo La Setshaba 
    18. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    19. MINES RESCUE SERVICES PTY LTD 
    20. NOLOSHA 
    21. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    22. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    23. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    24. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    25. SAKHISISIZWE CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS CC T/A SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    26. South African Academy For Occupational Safety 
    27. The Skills Matrix cc 
    28. Tius Consultants 
    29. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    31. WHSE Training College 
    32. Zibuyile Consulting and Projects (Pty) Ltd 



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