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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain a safe and tidy working environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123589  Maintain a safe and tidy working environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to keep their work area safe and productive when carrying out their work duties. They can demonstrate an understanding of safety requirements, procedures and equipment as well as explain and apply housekeeping practices and measures.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Explain health and safety procedures and practices.
  • Use relevant safety and protective equipment and clothing in the workplace.
  • Identify potential hazards in the work area.
  • Apply housekeeping practices and measures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards include reference to a possible chain of events that could result from not removing, reducing or reporting a hazard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain health and safety procedures and practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consequences of non-compliance are explained in accordance with health and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The meaning of symbolic signs and markings used in the workplace applicable to health, safety, environment and other legal issues are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The range of equipment and protective clothing which must be used while working is identified according to legal, health and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures in the event of an accident or hazard are explained applying health and safety legislation as well as company safety policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use relevant safety and protective equipment and clothing in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of equipment and protective clothing while working is identified and its uses explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic procedures for preventing accidents or incidents are applied according to legal, health and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects that non-compliance has on health, safety and environment on a person are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Preventative measures to be taken when working with any equipment and machinery is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Protective equipment and clothing is examined to determine its readiness for use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and describe potential hazards in the work area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This outcome must be assessed in a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential hazards are identified and either removed, reduced or reported according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply housekeeping practices and measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Health and safety requirements in the application of housekeeping practices and procedures are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The usage and disposal of cleaning equipment and solvents in line with environmental requirements are explained according to company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cleanliness is maintained in the work area according to standard operating processes and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Health, safety and environmental legislation.
  • Uses of safety equipment, cleaning equipment, cleaning materials and solvents.
  • Incident recording and reporting. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when examining protective equipment to determine their readiness for use. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when maintaining the cleanliness of the work area and when working with any equipment and machinery in order to prevent injury or incidents to oneself or others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the disposal of cleaning equipments and solvents in order to be in line with environmental requirements and company policies and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in the process of reporting potential hazards to required role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the correct use of safety equipment and clothing protects the well being of the employee. 

    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  50541   National Certificate: Locksmithing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS 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.
     
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    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.