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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor occupational health and safety 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9243  Monitor occupational health and safety 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
A learner, with supervisory responsibilities, will be able to implement and monitor the organisation`s occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area to achieve and maintain occupational health and safety standards. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A person taking this unit standard is assumed to have acquired the competence described in the Occupational Health and Safety standards at levels 1 - 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements are described by SAQA as a "general guide to the level, scope and complexity".
These are provided in the modifiers under each specific outcome. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Provide information to the work group about occupational health and safety. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Provide information to the work group about occupational health and safety and the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Accurately and clearly explaining to the work group the relevant provisions of occupational health and safety legislation and codes of practice
  • Providing to the work group, in a readily accessible manner, information on the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs
  • Accurately and clearly explaining, to the work group, the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs.
  • Regularly providing information, to the work group, about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and risk control procedures
  • Accurately and clearly explained, to the work group information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and risk control procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of practitioners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of the specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of learners and not unfairly discriminate against any learners. Practitioners should also be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement and monitor participative arrangements for the management of occupational health & safety. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Implementing and monitoring organisational procedures for consultation over occupational health and safety issues, therefore ensuring that all members of the work group have the opportunity to contribute
  • Dealing with issues raised through consultation and making sure such issues are resolved promptly or referred to the appropriate personnel for resolution in accordance with workplace procedures for issue resolution
  • Regularly and promptly communicate the outcomes of consultation over occupational health and safety issues to the work group. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of practitioners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of the specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of learners and not unfairly discriminate against any learners. Practitioners should also be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement and monitor the organisation's procedures for identifying hazards and assessing risks. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Identifying and reporting existing and potential hazards in the work area so that risk assessment and risk control procedures can be applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of practitioners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of the specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of learners and not unfairly discriminate against any learners. Practitioners should also be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement and monitor the organisation's procedures for controlling risks. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Implementing work procedures to control risks and monitoring work group to ensure that such procedures are adhered to
  • Monitoring existing risk control measures and reporting results regularly in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Identifying inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and reporting results to designated personnel
  • Identifying inadequacies in resource allocation for implementation of risk control measures and reporting results to designated personnel. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of practitioners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of the specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of learners and not unfairly discriminate against any learners. Practitioners should also be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Implement the organisation's procedures for dealing with hazardous events. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Implementing workplace procedures for dealing with hazardous events are whenever necessary to ensure that prompt control action is taken
  • Investigating hazardous events to identify their cause in accordance with investigation procedures
  • Implementing control measures to prevent recurrence and minimise risks of hazardous events, based on the hierarchy of control, within the scope of responsibilities and competencies or alternatively referred to designated personnel for implementation. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of practitioners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of the specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of learners and not unfairly discriminate against any learners. Practitioners should also be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Implement and monitor organisation's procedures for providing occupational health & safety training. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Accurately identifying occupational health and safety training needs by specifying the gaps between occupational health and safety competencies required and those held by work group members.
  • Making arrangements for fulfilling identified occupational health and safety training needs in both on and off-the-job training programs in consultation with relevant parties. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of practitioners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of the specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of learners and not unfairly discriminate against any learners. Practitioners should also be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Implement & monitor organisation's procedures for maintaining occupational health & safety records. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Accurately and legibly completing occupational health and safety records for work area in accordance with workplace requirements for occupational health and safety records and legal requirements for the maintenance of records of occupational injury and disease.
  • Using aggregate information from the area's occupational health and safety records to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures within work area according to organisational procedures and within scope of responsibilities and competencies. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of practitioners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of the specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of learners and not unfairly discriminate against any learners. Practitioners should also be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 


    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 or will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The practitioner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
    1. The provisions of occupational health and safety Acts, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the workplace, including legal responsibilities of employers, employees and other parties with legal responsibilities;
    2. Principles and practices of effective occupational health and safety management, such as:
  • risk management (that is, hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control),
  • the hierarchy of control,
  • elements of an effective occupational health and safety management system,
  • participation and consultation over occupational health and safety, and
  • accident and incident investigation;
    3. Hazards which exist in the workplace including:
  • the range of control measures available for these hazards, and
  • considerations for choosing between different control measures, such as possible inadequacies of particular control measures;
    4. Organisational occupational health and safety management systems, policies and procedures necessary to support organisational compliance with legal requirements, including procedures for:
  • communicating about occupational health and safety issues,
  • consulting and allowing participation over occupational health and safety issues,
  • identifying and reporting on hazards, for example, through inspection reports,
  • assessing risks,
  • controlling risks,
  • monitoring risk control measures,
  • reporting budgetary and resource needs,
  • responding to, and dealing with, hazardous events,
  • occupational health and safety training, and
  • occupational health and safety record keeping;
    5. How the characteristics and composition of the workforce impact on occupational health and safety management, including:
  • literacy,
  • communication skills,
  • cultural background,
  • gender,
  • workers with disabilities, and
  • part-time, casual or contract workers;
    6. The relevance of occupational health and safety management to other organisational systems, policies and procedures, including:
  • business planning (especially new technology and organisational change),
  • budgeting,
  • purchasing,
  • maintenance,
  • contractors,
  • training,
  • consultation,
  • human resource management, and
  • equal employment opportunity;
    7. Ability to analyse the entire work environment in the area of responsibility in order to identify hazards, assess risks and judge when intervention to control risks is necessary;
    8. Ability to analyse relevant workplace data, such as incident or environmental monitoring data, to identify hazards, assess risks and evaluate the effectiveness of risk control measures; and
    9. Ability to assess the resources needed to apply different risk control measures and make recommendations to management on that basis. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving (see outcomes). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work (see outcomes). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and -management (see outcomes). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation (see outcomes). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication (see outcomes). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology (see outcomes). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems (see outcomes). 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Method of Assessment
    To ensure that the contingency management component (ability to deal with irregularities and breakdowns) of competency is adequately assessed, evidence needs to be gathered across a range of work procedures and in a range of workplace circumstances. This could be either in an actual workplace or in a simulation of realistic workplace conditions. Techniques for assessment could include:

    1. Observation;
    2. Simulation;
    3. Case studies;
    4. Interviews;
    5. Written tests; and
    6. Workplace projects.
    7. Context of Assessment
    8. This unit should be assessed by a combination of workplace (or a realistic simulation) and off-the-job assessment. The context of assessment should ensure that evidence relating to the contingency management component of competency can be collected. Evidence must include observation in the workplace as well as off-the-job techniques such as interviews and simulations. Conditions for simulations should:
    9. Accurately simulate the range of circumstances that the individual could be expected to deal with in the workplace;
    10. Allow for discussion; and
    11. Ensure that the relevant documents and resources are available.
    12. In particular, evidence of ability to deal with a range of emergencies and hazardous events may be gathered through simulations.

    Values:

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the occupational health and safety legislative requirements throughout South Africa. In particular:

    1. Fulfilling the duty of care for those in the workplace
    2. Identifying hazards, assessing and controlling risks in addordance with the hierarchy of control and:
    3. Actively contributing to participative procedures for the management of occupational health and safety. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48744   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty (Nail Technology)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48659   Further Education and Training Certificate: Grain Milling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  64651   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hiring Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  48664   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mail Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  58930   Further Education and Training Certificate: Professional Hunting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  20414   National Diploma: Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  24433   Diploma: Hospitality Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  21789   National Diploma: Funeral Services Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  48884   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Community Facilitation in Society and Environment Interactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  48797   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49197   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Housing Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. College of Production Technology 
    3. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    4. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    5. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    6. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 



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