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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate in the implementation and evaluation of a safety and health management programme in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259601  Participate in the implementation and evaluation of a safety and health management programme in the workplace 
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  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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
119355  Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of a safety, health and environmental management programme in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to explain the importance of integrating safety and health considerations in routine activities within the workplace and identify the critical areas in order to prevent incidents taking place. Learners will be able to measure safety performance against established objectives, deal with any deviations from the set objectives and make recommendations on the development of the safety and health management programme.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the requirements for the implementation of a safety and health management programme in the workplace.
  • Implementing the procedures for evaluating safety and health performance in a workplace, as required by the safety and health management programme.
  • Evaluating performance of workplace safety activities required by the safety and health management programme. 

  • 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 requirements for the implementation of a safety and health management programme in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Safety and Health Policy is explained in terms of its impact on the implementation of the management programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance and purpose of implementing safety and health management programme components in the workplace is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety of individuals and the impact on production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of integrating safety and health considerations in all routine activities is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety of individuals and the impact on production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement the procedures for evaluating safety and health performance in a workplace, as required by the safety and health management programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Incidents identified as detrimental to health and safety and reported, are evaluated to determine safety and health performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Workplace critical areas are identified in terms of the consequences to health and safety production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods and processes to identify workplace critical areas are explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of evaluating workplace safety and health performance is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate performance of workplace safety activities required by the safety and health management programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety performance is measured against established objectives to evaluate progress towards a healthy and safe workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and techniques, used to measure workplace safety and health performance, are fit for purpose and applied according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations from the safety and health management programme are dealt with in order to eliminate the deviations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations on the development of the safety and health management programme are communicated in accordance with the Safety and Health Policy. 


    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 
    Organisational safety and health programme and objectives. 

    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 safety and health programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of participating in the implementation and evaluation of the safety and health programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in order to always be available to participate in the implementation of the safety and health management programme. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when making recommendations on the development of the safety and health management programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where lack of participation could have a detrimental effect on the safety and health programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in the process of the implementation and evaluation of the safety and health programme. 

  • 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 119355, "Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of a safety, health and environmental management programme in the workplace", 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.
  • SANS 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  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  77063   National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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 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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Action Training Academy 
    3. Advantage Audit Consult And Train 
    4. Amandlolwazi Training Centre 
    5. ASARA Training Academy(Pty) Ltd 
    6. Cd Kay Clough 
    7. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    8. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Haslac Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Integral Risk Advisors cc 
    12. Jp Calitz 
    13. Kbc Health And Safety (PTY) Ltd 
    14. National Occupational Safety 
    15. RISKCOM RCCT 
    16. The Skills Matrix cc 



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