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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain occupational health and safety within the transport industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252279  Explain occupational health and safety within the transport industry 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
110080  Demonstrate an understanding of occupational health, safety and personal hygiene within the transport industry  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate an understanding of occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the transport environment. H/she will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of safe working practices in the transport environment and/or understand and explain emergency procedures.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of personal health, safety and environmental legislation.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of safe working practices in the transport environment.
  • Understanding safety and security emergency procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of personal health, safety and environmental legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of safety, health and environmental legislation in the workplace is explained according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Statutory Regulations and the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The employer`s and employee`s rights and responsibilities regarding safety in the workplace are explained in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety signs and symbols are identified and their purpose explained in terms of safety regulations, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the safety of people. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of safety signs and symbols includes, but is not limited to:
  • Dangerous goods, codes, safety signs and emergency signs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Colour codes are identified and the purpose of each is explained in compliance with factory safety regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of safe working practices in the transport environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective clothing and safety equipment are identified and its purpose explained according to
    site-specific safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of personal protective clothing and equipment include, but is not limited to:
  • Safety gear for the body, for the head, eyes, arms, hands, legs and feet.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Handling and lifting techniques of heavy objects are demonstrated according to personal safety principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal safety practices regarding workplace equipment within scope of work are identified according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of workplace equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Winch, forklift, hyster, conveyer belt, pallet lifter and motorised step.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The work environment and equipment are prepared and maintained according to standard operating safety requirements and site-specific safety regulations and environmental legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand safety and security emergency procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety and emergency procedures within the workplace are identified and described according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose and responsibilities of a safety and/or security emergency representative are explained according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedures for reporting emergencies to the emergency representative are identified and described according to standard operating procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Relevant portions of the following Acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
    > Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    > Environmental Act.
  • Relevant legislation within a specific work environment such as:
    > Maritime Safety Act.
    > Road Traffic Act.
    > Aviation Safety Act.
  • Personal protective clothing and/or equipment.
  • Safety signs and symbols.
  • Roles and responsibilities of nominated safety representatives during emergency situations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking in applying the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as member of the team in communicating with all role-players in implementing emergency procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly when using safety gear and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in interpreting and reacting to emergency and safety signs and symbols. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and safety of others by demonstrating an understanding of safety relating to all workplace functions. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a relevant qualification at a minimum of National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 2. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 110080, "Demonstrate an understanding of occupational health, safety and personal hygiene within the transport industry", Level 2, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    3. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    4. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    5. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    6. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    7. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    8. Innovative Shared Services 
    9. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    10. Makwedeng Training 
    11. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    12. OSR Trading 
    13. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    15. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    16. Siyaloba Training Academy 
    17. Skills For Life 
    18. Staffing Logistics 
    19. Training Force 
    20. Transnet School of Pipelines 



    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.