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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain a safe working environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7799  Maintain a safe working environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
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 
Each learner must be able to identify and respond to factors, faults or incidents which increase the safety risk for staff and customers. The learner must be able to use all relevant technology and understand how maintaining a safe working environment impacts positively on revenue for the business. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe and discuss the importance of legislative, company procedures and policies with regards to maintaining a safe working environment. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
1. Describe legislative and company procedures to maintain a safe working environment.

2. Stress the importance of maintaining a safe working environment for staff and customers and explain the cost for the organisation of not doing this.

3. Describe safety procedures for avoiding accidents in the work place.

4. Describe safety and evacuation procedures, (including the nominated assembly point) in the event of a fire. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The legislative and company procedures in maintaining a safe working environment is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The importance of maintaining a safe working environment for staff and customers and the cost for the organisation if not doing so is emphasised and explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain the necessity for displaying safety signs and emergency contact numbers in the workplace and how they contribute to the elimination of accidents and how it affects performance. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Safety procedures for avoiding accidents in the work place are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Safety and emergency signs are located, identified and observed by everyone in the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
A list of safety and emergency telephone numbers are displayed at a known point 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The way in which performance is adapted around safety in a different service sector is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Assist a member that has been involved in an accident by following the first aid procedures of the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The first aid officers and the location of first aid boxes in the organisation are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The responsible first aid officer for an accident is contacted and the person is assisted within own area of responsibility. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The range of accidents is: Fall, faint, slip, drop items, spill food/drink.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Possible actions are taken for an accident which involves staff and/or customers and reasons for the decisions explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe and demonstrate the procedure, including the nominated assembly point, to be followed by locating and extinguishing a fire using the correct extinguisher and evacuation procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Hazards or potential hazards are identified and the appropriate procedures are followed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Emergency situations when normal procedures cannot be followed are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The appropriate fire extinguisher is located and used to extinguish a small fire. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The range of fire extinguishers is: Carbon dioxide, foam, powder, fire hose, and fire blanket.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The fire alarm for a large fire is raised and the correct evacuation procedure to the designated assembly point is followed. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the FE/HE Registrar.

3. Any institution wishing to receive skill development grants must be accredited with the relevant ETQA. Such an institution will also be registered with the relevant SETA.

4. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Embedded knowledge and Critical cross-field outcomes have been included within the specific outcomes category.
This has been done as it was deemed necessary to ensure holistic assessment occurred.

The specific outcomes can be applied in a range of contexts.

Many of the outcomes have been written in such a way that competence must be demonstrated in the context as opposed to in isolation from a context.

The specific outcomes are comparable to outcomes used internationally.

We therefore structured outcomes using the format noun + verb + condition (modifying phrase)Specific outcomes have been split into three categoriesa) knowledge and understanding (what the learner must know and understand)b) decision-making and acting (what the learner must do)c) adapting performance ( including reflexive competence)In many instances there are more than six specific outcomes, as the inclusion of critical cross-field outcomes and embedded knowledge has increased the number of specific outcomes.

If competencies are to be clustered in a meaningful way, then these unit standards cannot be split. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Personal Development - Participate as a responsible citizen (Specific Outcomes 1,2,4,8,9,10,11) 

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

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where "demonstrated KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required.

Recommendations and Exemplars for the design of:

Learning/Curriculum
  • The learner should become familiar with all company procedures relating to accidents, hazards, safety officer, emergency signs and exits.
  • The learner should practise what to do in the event of an accident through the role-plays.
  • The learner should locate all the extinguishers in own department and know how to raise the alarm. The learner should practice the fire evacuation procedure to the nominated assembly point.
  • Special emphasis must be placed on preventative action that can be taken to avoid accidents, fires and hazards for staff and customers.
  • Potential exercise: Learners could draw up a list of hazards and potential hazards in their working environment. Solutions for all hazards should then be explored and where possible suggestions should be implemented.
  • Learner should draw up a floor plan of the work environment. Fire extinguishers (different types) could be marked on the plan together with the evacuation route.
    Performance systems
  • Ongoing measurement of the learner`s ability to meet this standard is recommended. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14110   National Certificate: Accommodation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  36233   National Certificate: Specialist Hygiene and Cleaning Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  14115   National Certificate: Fast Food Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14120   National Certificate: Gaming (Slots Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  14117   National Certificate: Gaming Cashiering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  14113   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Services  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14116   National Certificate: Hospitality Reception  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-10-30  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  14111   National Certificate: Professional Cookery  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14109   National Diploma: Fast Food Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14112   National Diploma: Professional Cookery  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-03-13  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  14114   National Certificate: Dealing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  14121   National Certificate: Gaming (Surveillance Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  22439   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61597   National Certificate: General Travel  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. African Global Skills Academy Pty Ltd 
    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Bella FE Consulting 
    4. Biz-Ed Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    5. BODUBELO HOSPITALITY & MODERN CATERING 
    6. Bravoplex 559 cc 
    7. C Madumo Projects 
    8. Civivision 
    9. Daluxolo Human Capital Development (Pty) Ltd 
    10. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    11. DRUM BEAT SAFARIS 
    12. First Resorts Management (Pty) Ltd 
    13. FOOD HOSPITALITY & TOURISM ACADEMY (PTY) 
    14. GP Skills Acadamy (Pty) Ltd 
    15. HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONALS SOUTH AFRICA 
    16. Indub Trading c.c. 
    17. Ingcebo Training Empowerment (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Khanimy Trading Enterprises CC 
    19. Legacy Training Institute 
    20. Legend Hospitality School 
    21. Lisolethu Trading 
    22. Luxury More Hotels (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Mmatli Holdings Pty Ltd 
    24. Mmuso Lehumo Distributors 
    25. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    26. MOTHUSI MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 
    27. NDIKHOYA DINALEDI SERVICES 
    28. Ndzali Labour Relations 
    29. Ngwana Monamedi Trading Enterprise 
    30. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    31. Nomsa and Zandi Enterprises and Projects Pty Ltd 
    32. Phosaane Business Enterprise 
    33. Re Tshepeng 
    34. Seasonix Catering & Events Pty Ltd 
    35. SEGO SA Thuto 
    36. Southern African Wildlife College 
    37. Tellumat Pty Ltd 
    38. Tesoriro Trading 
    39. TKS Bakery and Confectionary 
    40. Tonia`s Trading Enterprises 
    41. Tourism and Business Institute of SA t/a Gaming & Hospitatity 
    42. Tsogo Sun Casinos Pty Ltd 
    43. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 



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