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

Apply the mines and Works Act, 27 of 1956 (as amended) as it impacts on risk management to a specific operation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14996  Apply the mines and Works Act, 27 of 1956 (as amended) as it impacts on risk management to a specific operation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
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 "Registered" 
2003-10-08  2006-10-08  SAQA 0150/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-10-08   2010-10-08  

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
242678  Explain the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, (2002) as it impacts on management of risk in a specific operation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The Mines and Works Act, 27 of 1056 is part of the regulatory framework with which mining operations are required to comply. This Unit Standard is intended for managers and learners who manage asset risk in insurance and other organisations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Interpreting the Mines and Works Act and accompanying regulations as it impacts on risk management.
  • Analysing potential safety risks at a specific site in terms of the Act.
  • Analysing potential health risks at a specific site in terms of the Act.
  • Analysing potential environmental risks at a specific site as defined by the Act. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical and Financial Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is surface and underground operations at a mining site and the environs of the mine. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret the Mines and Works Act and accompanying regulations as it impacts on risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Compliance issues are identified with particular emphasis on risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The regulations are interpreted for a specific situation with reference to the management of risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A system of compliance is proposed that meets the requirements of the regulations and an indication is given of the consequences of non compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse potential safety risks at a specific site in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safety risks at a site are identified and classified in terms of surface and underground risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The risk management process is applied to surface operations at a specific site in order to minimise or eliminate surface safety risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The risk management process is applied to underground operations at a specific site in order to minimise or eliminate surface safety risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A composite compliance report is compiled that covers both surface and underground safety risk for a specific operation 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse potential health risks at a specific site in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Health risks at a site are identified and classified in terms of surface and underground risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The risk management process is applied to surface operations at a specific site in order to minimise or eliminate surface health risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The risk management process is applied to underground operations at a specific site in order to minimise or eliminate health safety risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A composite compliance report is compiled that covers both surface and underground health risk for a specific operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse potential environ risks at a specific site as defined by the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The people covered by the environ regulations are named and classified according to their status and an indication is given of the potential health and safety risk posed by each group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A proposal for a management process to mitigate potential people related exposures is compiled for a specific operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The risk management process is applied to the environs of a specific operation in order to minimize environs risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The potential environs risk is quantified for a specific operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A report is compiled to highlight deficiencies and illustrate compliance with the Act. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the INSQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the INSQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with INSQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with INSQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying potential safety, health and environs risks at a specific site and proposing a management process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in conducting a safety, health and environs audit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in analysing the underground, surface and environs risk at a site and compiling reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of seeing the world as a set of related systems in identifying deficiencies and illustrating compliance with the Act. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242678, which is "Explain the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, (2002) as it impacts on management of risk in a specific operation", Level 4, 6 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  24396   National Certificate: Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-10-08  Was INSETA 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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