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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and maintain health, safety and security 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243948  Monitor and maintain health, safety and security 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7868  Monitor and maintain health, safety and security  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to identify and respond to factors, faults or incidents that increase the safety and security risk for staff and customers. This includes the monitoring of emergency procedures, safety and security and consulting with specialists where development is needed.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Outline and demonstrate the legislative and company procedures applicable to maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Explain organisational procedures to ensure the safety of staff and customers.
  • Implement organisational procedures to ensure the security of staff and customers.
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of the health, safety and security procedures of the organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and demonstrate company procedures applicable to maintaining a safe working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant health and safety regulations pertaining to area of responsibility are identified and an explanation given of how they are accommodated in the health and safety procedures of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety and security procedures are demonstrated in the context of a drill or exercise. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Security and safety procedures may include: fire exits and fire procedures, first aid procedures, evacuation procedures, access procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the evacuation plan and how evacuation routes for the building can be accessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of alternative routes to follow should a route be inaccessible or unusable. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain organisational procedures to ensure the safety of staff and customers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Company procedures and legislative requirements that contribute to the maintenance of a secure working environment are outlined using examples from a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of how potential hazards can be reduced or minimised in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the importance of a high level security and its impact on staff and customers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures for contacting key staff are understood as they apply to different types of emergencies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement organisational procedures to ensure the security of staff and customers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety procedures for avoiding accidents in the workplace are implemented in compliance with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Regular inspections are conducted to check that equipment is maintained in line with security standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potential problems with the implementation of security procedures are identified and communicated to relevant staff members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are made at management level on adjustments or improvements to security procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the effectiveness of the health, safety and security procedures of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An analysis is made of stores, public areas and private offices to find potential hazards that will impact on the safety of staff and customers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which potential hazards can be eliminated or reduced are devised for implementation in accordance with organisational procedures and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A list is compiled of specialists that would be able to provide input on the health, safety and security procedures that need to be updated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Current laws and regulations relating to health and safety.
  • Potential hazards in workplace.
  • Health, safety and maintenance checklists.
  • Safety and security procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork is enhanced when dealing with staff. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is evident when identifying and minimising potential hazards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication is encouraged when dealing with staff members. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  63529   National Certificate: Railway Signalling Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Core  60309   National Certificate: Sport Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



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