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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of a work permit system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244078  Demonstrate understanding of a work permit system 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this Unit Standard will understand the importance and the implementation of a permit system in an industrial manufacturing environment.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles of a permit system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of permit requirements.
  • Participate in meeting permit requirements.
  • Collect permit on completion of work or when permit conditions change. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against mathematical literacy and literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this unit standard includes any processing environment, for example chemical, minerals or beverage processing.

    Range statements, which are applicable to the Unit Standard title, Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles of a permit system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and reasons for a permit system are described according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different permit types are listed and explained in accordance with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Permit types include hot work (open flame) permits, cold work permits (including scaffolding and roof clearances) and permits for working in confined spaces.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The permit "life cycle" is explained according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The permit life cycle starts at the point of detecting a requirement for a permit and ends at the final sign-off of the permit.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The responsibilities of different parties are described in accordance with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parties include the permit issuer, permit recipient and stand-by.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of permit requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Statutory permit requirements are explained in terms of workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose and contents of different permit sections are explained according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of commencing work in an area that is not prepared in accordance with permit requirements are explained in terms of workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implications of continuing work in an area where conditions have changed are explained according to workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Participate in meeting permit requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own responsibility in meeting permit requirements are explained according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Required isolation procedures are implemented according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Required lock-out procedures are implemented according to workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Required decontamination procedures are implemented according to workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Required gas tests are performed according to workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Materials to be removed are identified and removed according to workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Standby duties are performed as per requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Retrieve permit on completion of work or when permit conditions change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permit is retrieved on completion of work and reported as per procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirement for conditions to remain as specified in the permit is explained according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazardous conditions that can arise in a previously cleared and prepared area are explained according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Circumstances under which a permit should be cancelled or withdrawn are explained according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Permit conditions are monitored during maintenance work according to workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Conditions are returned to normal on completion of permit work according to workplace instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 2 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • 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.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions is required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
  • The underlying principles of a permit system.
  • Permit requirements.
  • How to participate in meeting permit requirements.
  • How to collect permit on completion of work or when permit conditions change. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Monitoring permit conditions during maintenance work according to procedures.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Retrieve permit on completion of work or when permit conditions change. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when:
  • Implementing various procedures according to permit requirements.
  • Performing stand-by duties.
  • Reporting conditions.
  • Monitoring permit conditions.
  • Returning conditions to normal on completion of permit work.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Participate in meeting permit requirements.
  • Retrieve permit on completion of work or when permit conditions change. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Following the relevant permit procedures when required.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Participate in meeting permit requirements.
  • Retrieve permit on completion of work or when permit conditions change. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when:
  • Following the relevant permit procedures.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Participate in meeting permit requirements.
  • Retrieve permit on completion of work or when permit conditions change. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations during:
  • The implementation of various "permit" procedures and tests.
  • Performing stand-by duties.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Participate in meeting permit requirements.
  • Retrieve permit on completion of work or when permit conditions change. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Following the relevant permit procedures.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Participate in meeting permit requirements.
  • Retrieve permit on completion of work or when permit conditions change. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Understanding that not following permit procedures will affect co-workers, the Company and the environment negatively.
  • Understanding the responsibilities of different parties.
  • Understanding the implications of commencing work in an area that is not prepared or where conditions have changed.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles of a permit system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of permit requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Understanding the role of the permit system in an industrial manufacturing environment and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Terms and definitions:
  • Process; Process means the manufacturing process where a product is manufactured using machinery and equipment with limited guidance or control from the learner.
  • Process and operating specifications; The measurements and indications of all variables monitored during operations including temperatures, pressures, speed, flow rates, power consumption, noise, vibration and visual indicators.
  • Standard operating procedures; The documented practice(s) defining the who, what, and when of quality activities. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78527   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  61929   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  58537   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-17  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78528   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63349   National Certificate: Molten Glass Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    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. BP SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LIMITED 
    2. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    3. MPACT 
    4. Precision Skills Development Training (Pty) Ltd 
    5. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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