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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle dangerous goods during warehousing and storage 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242996  Handle dangerous goods during warehousing and storage 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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
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 handle dangerous goods during warehousing and storage. They are able to classify goods in preparation for storage and prepare these goods for safe transportation. Learners are also able to handle incidents in the event of them happening in accordance with required safety procedures and guidelines.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Identifying and classifying dangerous goods in accordance with documentation, packaging and labelling.
  • Handling and storing classified goods and substances.
  • Preparing the dangerous goods for transportation.
  • Taking appropriate actions in the event of accidents in the handling of dangerous goods. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard requires the individual to undertake the relevant outcomes actions for the identified classes of Dangerous Goods as listed below (as applicable to the specific industry):
  • Class 1 - explosives.
  • Class 2 - gases.
  • Class 3 - flammable liquids.
  • Class 4 - flammable solids.
  • Class 5 - oxidizers & organic peroxides.
  • Class 6 - toxic & infectious substances.
  • Class 7 - radioactive materials.
  • Class 8 - corrosives.
  • Class 9 - miscellaneous dangerous goods/substances. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and classify dangerous goods in accordance with documentation, packaging and labelling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The type of dangerous goods is identified and determined in relation to labelling and documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The dangerous goods are classified in accordance to South African National Standards codes (10228) of practice and international codes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Handle and store classified goods and substances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Options and possibilities for the segregation/demarcation in the safe handling and storage of dangerous goods are identified and described in accordance with laid down safety standards, pollution and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safe working procedures and practices in the handling and storage of dangerous goods are identified, explained, described and applied according to national codes of practice and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potential hazards in the working environment are identified, explained and described according to codes of practices and national legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The choice of a particular method of handling and storage (in relation to the classification of dangerous goods), the precautions to take and the aspects of applicable legislation and codes of practice are explained, described and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The handling/storage operation, and the ways in which the process could be compromised are described and explained as it relates to codes of practice and national legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare the dangerous goods for transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The compatibility of the dangerous goods are explained and described according to South African National Standards code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant documentation for the transportation of dangerous goods is identified, explained, described and completed according to national legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The applicable Dangerous Goods Placards are identified and explained as required by South African National Standards codes of practice and national legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Take appropriate actions in the event of accidents in the handling of dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The accident/incident reporting is defined as required by national legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The accident/incident appropriate actions are explained and demonstrated according to national legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety procedures are explained and described according to South African Bureau Of Standards 0232 part 3, annexure A. 


    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 
  • Knowledge of the categorisation of dangerous goods as it pertains to the selection and utilization of handling equipment and securing techniques.
  • An understanding of the relevant legislation (OHS Act, national road traffic act) and codes of practice (South African National Standards 10228, South African Bureau of Standards 0229, 0231, 0232 (part 1 and 3), 0233, 0263, pertaining to the dangerous goods classification, handling methods, packaging, labeling requirements, emergency and warehousing.
  • Knowledge of protection of the environment and a basic understanding of urban waste disposal systems in relation to spillage control.
  • Knowledge of the range of personal protective equipment worn during handling and storage of dangerous goods.
  • An understanding of basic emergency care procedures, emergency support systems and services available.
  • Knowledge of the classes and properties of dangerous goods (e.g. toxic, corrosive, flammable/explosive) and their potential hazards.
  • Knowledge of applicable local authority by-laws in relation to fire prevention. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the handling of dangerous goods during warehousing and storage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to ensure the proper handling of dangerous goods by all concerned. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in the handling of dangerous goods during warehousing and storage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in the handling of dangerous goods during warehousing and storage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when handling of dangerous goods during warehousing and storage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as asset of related systems where the proper handling and storing of dangerous goods has either a positive or negative impact on the safety of workplace, people and the environment. 

    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
    Elective  59365   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  57849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dangerous Goods: Multi-modal Transportation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  59298   Further Education and Training Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    3. College for Business and Maritime Studies 
    4. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    5. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    6. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    7. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    8. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    9. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    10. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    12. Robertsons Cargo Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    13. School of Shipping 
    14. The Ed Agency Pty Ltd 
    15. Thembalethu Development 
    16. Wheelman S A 
    17. Y2K College 



    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.