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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Work safely and use safety equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9443  Work safely and use safety equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-06-13  2004-10-13  SAQA 0560/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-10-13   2008-10-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116241  Work Safely and use safety equipment when carrying out mechanical or electrical work on air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Carry out work without endangering the safety of personnel and others in the vicinity of the workplace. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners starting to learn towards this unit standard are able to communicate effectively with others and have been alerted to the consequences of unsafe working practices. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Applicable to all working conditions and safety equipment. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Check tools, equipment and site for safety 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The tools and equipment to be used for the job are checked for safe operation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The job site is checked for safe working conditions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The scaffolds and ladders are checked for safety and correct positioning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The safety equipment is checked for availability and condition. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Switchboards and power circuits are electrically isolated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The customer is informed of the work to be carried out. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. The location of the first aid station or equipment is indicated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Fire fighting equipment is checked and escape routes are determined. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Carry out the job safely 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All safety precautions are taken when lifting heavy material or equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Power tools and welding equipment are safely positioned and properly used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safety equipment is used in accordance with requirements, safe working practices are followed and the safety of all persons involved in the work or who are in the vicinity are carefully considered. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. All instructions by the customer or the safety officer are complied with. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Work safely under emergency conditions 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Possible emergency conditions are named and appropriate actions are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Poor lighting, water or oil leakage, fire or smoke, refrigerant or gas leakage.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Leave the job site safely 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The job site is left in a clean condition in accordance with good housekeeping practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Covers and guards are safely secured, temporary fixtures are removed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The customer is advised of any incomplete work or precautions necessitated by the work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Switchboards and power circuits are re-energized and tested. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The tools and equipment are in good order and the workplace is safe.
  • Safe working procedures and pay attention to all safety requirements and instructions.
  • All necessary precautions emergency conditions exist.
  • The job site is left in a safe and healthy condition for all future occupants. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identify dangerous working conditions
  • Identify unsafe tools and equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Follow correct working procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Working safely is applicable to all actions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learner and societal development:
  • Contribute to the full development of myself 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 116241 which is "Work safely and use safety equipment when carrying out mechanical or electrical work on air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations", Level 2, 7 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    Legal requirements regarding worksite safety as well as the use of tools and equipment are contained in the relevant clause of the occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20719   National Certificate: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-13  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21004   National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  22858   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  22869   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  MERSETA 
    Core  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  21014   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49018   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  MERSETA 


    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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    3. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    4. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    5. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    6. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    7. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    9. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    10. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    11. Eastcape Training Centre 
    12. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    13. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    14. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    15. Lapace Training Centre (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    16. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    17. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    18. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    19. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    20. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    21. NSA MultiServicers cc T/A Riverport SHE Training Academy (GONUBIE) (TP) 
    22. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    23. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    24. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    25. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    26. Siyazizwa Investment Holdings 8 (Pty) Ltd T/A SIH Training Expertise ( 
    27. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    28. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    29. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    30. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    31. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    32. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    33. Wavelength T.T.I 
    34. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    35. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    36. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    37. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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