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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply safety, health and environment protection procedures in a process plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244108  Apply safety, health and environment protection procedures in a process plant 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to apply safety, health and environmental protection procedures in a chemical processing plant.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Understand responsibilities and liability regarding safety in the workplace.
  • Conduct safety and environmental inspections in work area.
  • Respond to unsafe conditions in work area.
  • Complete safety, health and environmental documentation.

    This will ensure that the safety, health and environmental protection procedures are applied in accordance with procedures and accepted work practices. This competence will enhance the learner's employability and career options in all occupations where knowledge of safety, health and environmental protection procedures in a process environment is needed. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills:
  • National Certificate Chemical Operations NQF Level 2 or equivalent, including communication and mathematical literacy, NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The context of this unit standard includes a complete process, from the point of receiving a commodity raw material to the point of supplying a commercially saleable product.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process requires a wide range of cognitive skills and offers a considerable choice of solutions. A broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts, analytical interpretation of information, informed judgement and a range of sometime innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems are employed. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the responsibilities and liability regarding safety in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implications of not adhering to safety, health and environmental protection guidelines are explained with regards to the OSH Act, other relevant acts, regulations and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of adhering to housekeeping guidelines is explained in accordance with company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose and importance of safety inspections are explained in accordance with the OSH Act and company safety policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The main focus areas of a plant safety, health and environmental (SHE) inspection are discussed in accordance with company safety policies and critical risk areas are discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for safety and environmental inspections in work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An inspection procedure is determined in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The area to be inspected is determined in accordance with workplace procedures and the company safety inspection schedule. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The area should include an operational process area, a storage area for chemicals and materials and an area dedicated for the use of personnel.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inspection focus areas are determined in accordance with the inspection schedule. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The focus areas should include the inspection of housekeeping issues, leaks, spillages and emissions, plant mechanical integrity, chemical and material storage practices, good order of fire protection equipment and safety equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information is obtained on the requirements for each of the items to be inspected from the inspection schedule and relevant safety procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections in work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A safety, health and environmental inspection checklist is compiled as per safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The inspection checklist is verified with more experienced staff and adjusted to include their comments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A joint inspection of the work area is performed in accordance with the requirements of the prepared checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Non-conformances and potential risk areas are identified and listed as per the checklist. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Respond to unsafe unacceptable conditions in work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate corrective action for each non-conforming item is suggested in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Comments from more experienced staff are obtained on the suggested corrective action and the actions adjusted to incorporate these comments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective actions are implemented in accordance with workplace and safety procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective actions may include but are not limited to taking immediate action, requesting maintenance assistance, preparing permits, communicating planned maintenance items, implementing own corrective actions and ordering maintenance parts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An inspection report is prepared and distributed to relevant personnel according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The effectiveness of corrective actions is assessed with the assistance of experienced safety personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety issues are communicated to team members and with shift handover according to workplace procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 3 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner understands and is able to:
  • Explain responsibilities and liability regarding safety in the workplace.
  • Conduct safety and environmental inspections in work area.
  • Respond to unsafe conditions in work area.
  • Complete safety, health and environmental documentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Prepare for safety and environmental inspections in work area.
  • Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections in work area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections in work area.
  • Respond to unsafe unacceptable conditions in work area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Prepare for safety and environmental inspections in work area.
  • Conduct safety, health and environmental inspections in work area.
  • Respond to unsafe unacceptable conditions in work area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.

    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 
    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  71989   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  64190   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  63349   National Certificate: Molten Glass Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Core  61971   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  78528   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    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 


    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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    3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
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    5. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    6. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    7. College of Production Technology 
    8. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    9. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    10. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
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    12. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    13. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    14. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    15. MPACT 
    16. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    17. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
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    24. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
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    26. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 



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