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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a health and safety agreement 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259599  Participate in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a health and safety agreement 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
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
115097  Participate in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a health and safety agreement  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the importance of implementing a negotiated health and safety agreement and the monitoring of compliance thereto. Learners will also be able to describe the content requirements of a health and safety agreement, consult with constituents regarding the content requirements and monitor the implementation of the action plan related to the health and safety agreement.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the specific requirements for participating in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of Health and Safety Agreements.
  • Participating in the negotiation of a Health and Safety Agreement.
  • Monitoring the implementation of a Health and Safety Agreement. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • 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 
    Explain the specific requirements for participating in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of Health and Safety Agreements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process pertaining to Health and Safety negotiations and consultations is explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The negotiation process may include, but is not limited to, reviewing existing agreements, identifying the stakeholders, consulting with the constituents to identify their needs, exchanging views with other stakeholders, giving feedback to constituents, obtaining a mandate, reaching consensus with other stakeholders and ratifying the agreement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of implementing negotiated Health and Safety Agreements according to specified requirements is explained in terms of the consequences to heath, safety, environment and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The monitoring of compliance to the Health and Safety Agreement is explained according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The stakeholders who should be participating in the negotiation process are identified according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stakeholders to be identified may include, but are not limited to, management representatives, employee representatives, recognised union/s, associations' representatives.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Participate in the negotiation of a Health and Safety Agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The mandated requirements for health and safety issues are explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The specified content requirements of a Health and Safety Agreement are described in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The constituents are consulted by using recognised consulting methods in order to obtain agreement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Consulting methods may include, but are not limited to, group interviews, briefings, presentations, meetings and questionnaires.
  • Agreement may include, but are not limited to, a mandate, new or revised Health and Safety Agreement.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An implementation plan is drafted according to the agreed priorities and in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and control the implementation of a Health and Safety Agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The responsibilities of stakeholders are explained in terms of the implementation of the Health and Safety Agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implementation of the action plan is monitored in order to meet the agreed priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Remedial action is implemented to address deviations from the agreed to plan. 


    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 or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place 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 an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The development process for health and safety agreements. 

    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 implementation of the health and safety agreement and any resultant action plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure that the health and safety agreement is implemented in accordance with its contents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the establishment, implementation and monitoring of the health and safety agreement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when consulting with constituents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in situations where the health and safety agreement is not implemented in accordance with its requirements. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 115097, "Participate in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a health and safety agreement", Level 2, 2 credits.

    Terminology:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more but are not limited to the following documents.

    Legal:
  • Relevant current legislation, regulations and directives pertaining to mining and occupational health and safety.
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • South African National Standards and other relevant Standards.

    Site-Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Organisational Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OHS Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.
  • Acceptable subject related theory. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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