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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Supervise personal safety practices on a wastewater treatment works 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12061  Supervise personal safety practices on a wastewater treatment works 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-02-09  2008-02-09  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-09   2012-02-09  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
254099  Supervise personal safety practices in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to supervise personal safety practices and safety emergencies on a treatment works. This competence will enable the learner to understand the need for organisational safe working practices, which are required for compliance with the OHS Act and the COID Act. This will contribute towards personal safety and safe working conditions for staff working on a wastewater treatment works. Achieving this unit standard will enhance employability of the learner in both the water sector and other industry related jobs. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Apply personal safety practices NQF level 2;
Literacy NQF level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Legislation:
OHS Act and Regulations, and the COID Act and Regulations.

Certificates:
Health and safety training, first aid etc.

Safety emergency situations:
Fire prevention and evacuation, personal safety actions, rescue, incident/accident investigation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain relevant sections of the OHS and COID Act 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain relevan sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The purpose of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and legislation in the workplace is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The General Duties of Employer's (Section 8) and General Duties of Employees (Section14) and the workers rights and responsibilities regarding health and safety in the work place are explained in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The need for reporting of Injuries on Duty to the Workers Compensation Commissioner is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Safety signs and symbols on a wastewater works are identified and the purpose is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Colour codes on pipelines are identified and the purpose of each is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain the purpose of a health and safety committee and health and safety representative 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The election of the health and safety representative is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The function and purpose of the health and safety committee is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The responsibilities of the health and safety representative and committee are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Current activities of health and safety committee are explained and currency of certificates is established. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Explain safe working practices on a treatment works in accordance with work policies and procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Personal protective equipment and safety equipment is identified and its purpose explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The wearing of and use of personal protective equipment supplied by the organisation is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Replacement procedures for personal protective equipment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Storage and maintenance procedures for personal protective equipment and safety gear are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Safety practices regarding workplace and equipment are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain and supervise emergency procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Emergency policies and procedures are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Possible emergency situations on own treatment works are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Procedures for reporting emergencies are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Own responsibilities in an emergency situation are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Use of personal protective equipment and safety equipment during an emergency is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. An emergency procedure is supervised in accordance with work policies and procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Monitor good housekeeping practices on a treatment works 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Ways to ensure that the work environment is maintained in accordance with work policies and procedures are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Ways to maintain good housekeeping on a wastewater treatment works are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safe storage of categories of chemicals and consumables/combustibles is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Good housekeeping practices are monitored, problems are identified and appropriate solutions are described and implemented. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Explain the dangers of working with moving machinery 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Dangers when working with moving machinery are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The need for and identification of mechanical guarding of moving machinery is explained and demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The need for and means of electrical lock out is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Safe working practices are monitored, problems are identified and appropriate solutions are described and implemented. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Explain and monitor procedures for entering a confined space 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Definition of a confined space is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Confined spaces on own works are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Typical gases and their physical properties that are hazardous on a treatment works are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Organisational procedures for entry into a confined space are explained and monitored. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation..
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The OHS Act and Regulations, the COID Act and Regulations
  • The importance of maintaining personal protective equipment and safety equipment in good working order
  • Work policies and procedures
  • The importance of storing chemicals and consumables/combustibles safely
  • The importance of ensuring that staff understand the OHS Act and emergency procedures 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Storage and maintenance procedures for personal protective equipment and safety gear are explained.
  • Ways to ensure that the work environment is maintained in accordance with work policies and procedures are explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Possible emergency situations on own treatment works are identified.
  • Own responsibilities in an emergency situation are explained.
  • Dangers when working with moving machinery are explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • 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.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 254099, which is "Supervise personal safety practices in the workplace", Level 4, 4 credits.

    Integrated assessment:

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessment option:

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
    Oral or written questions
    Observation
    Simulation 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48906   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Wastewater Reticulation Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-19  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48910   Further Education and Training Certificate: Water Purification Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  23476   National Certificate: Supervision of Water Reticulation Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-09  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  22672   National Certificate: Wastewater Process Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
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