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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply health and safety to a work area 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9964  Apply health and safety to a work area 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable learners to apply basic health and safety legislation in the form of standards and procedures governing health and safety in the workplace, to ensure that they contribute to a safe, healthy environment for themselves and others. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
GETC NQF Level 1 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards include reference to a possible chain of events that could result from not removing, reducing or reporting a hazard.
2. A health and safety program includes hazard identification, risk assessment and a health and safety plan.
3. Statutory requirements include current national regulations applicable to construction, including acts and regulations, ordinances, by-laws, directives, standards, guidelines, and codes, issued by a legislative body such as parliament, provincial administrations, local authorities and other bodies so empowered by any of the former.
4. Regarding Acts and Regulations, all pertinent national legislation is included. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify potential hazards in the work area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Potential hazards are correctly identified and removed, reduced or reported. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards are known. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A health and safety plan is drawn up. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Protective clothing requirements are identified and protective clothing is used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. All statutory requirements are being met. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Limit damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The location of fire extinguishers, hoses and alarms is known. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Different fire extinguishers are identified and used correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Procedures for the identification of emergencies are known and followed promptly and correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Injuries involving individuals are reported promptly to the relevant persons. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Follow procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Procedures for reporting and recording are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Procedures to be followed if an injury may lead to a claim against workman's compensation are followed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A brief incident report is written and delivered to the relevant authority. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

1. "hazard", "hazardous substance", "risk" and "safe" as described in the Occupational Health & Safety Act (Act no. 85 of 1993), and the relationship between the three concepts.
2. Statutory requirements.
3. Workman`s compensation procedures.
4. Relevant national regulations.
5. Health and safety regulations.
6. The implications of not following procedure that apply to illness or injury in the work area.
7. Health and safety planning.
8. The use of protective clothing.
9. The use of fire extinguishers.
10. Procedures for incident reporting and recording. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Identify potential hazards in the work area.
2. Limit damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency
  • Potential hazards are correctly identified and removed, reduced or reported.
  • A health and safety plan is drawn up.
  • Protective clothing requirements are identified and protective clothing is used.
  • Different fire extinguishers are identified and used correctly.
  • Procedures for the identification of emergencies are known and followed promptly and correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    1. Follow procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area.
  • Procedures for reporting and recording are demonstrated.
  • A brief incident report is written and delivered to the relevant authority. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    1. Follow procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area.
  • Procedures for reporting and recording are demonstrated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    1. Follow procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area.
  • Procedures for reporting and recording are demonstrated.
  • Injuries involving individuals are reported promptly to the relevant persons.
  • A brief incident report is written and delivered to the relevant authority. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    1. Limit damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency.
    2. Follow procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area.
  • Injuries involving individuals are reported promptly to the relevant persons.
  • A brief incident report is written and delivered to the relevant authority. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Identify potential hazards in the work area.
    2. Limit damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency.
    3. Follow procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area.
  • Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards are known.
  • All statutory requirements are being met.
  • Procedures to be followed if an injury may lead to a claim against workman`s compensation are followed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Identify potential hazards in the work area.
    2. Limit damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency.
  • Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards are known.
  • Protective clothing requirements are identified and protective clothing is used.
  • Different fire extinguishers are identified and used correctly. 

  • 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 was originally registered on 12 June 2002 under SAQA decision number 0742/02. It has been re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA 2552/04. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49773   National Certificate: Construction and Maintenance of Overhead Track Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  24198   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48961   National Certificate: Construction: Crane Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48940   National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65129   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48473   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49022   National Certificate: Floor Covering Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49091   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  65769   National Certificate: Glazing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49045   National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-11-28  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  35941   National Certificate: Pulp and paper Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-02-11  Was FPMSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49068   National Certificate: Railway Signalling: Assembly and Wiring of Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  22991   National Certificate: Refractories Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65929   National Certificate: Waterproofing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  22670   National Certificate: Construction Carpentry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  77063   National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  22671   National Certificate: Construction Masonry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21853   National Certificate: Construction Plumbing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-09-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  20815   National Certificate: Construction Tiling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49012   National Certificate: Construction: Concrete Reinforcing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49016   National Certificate: Construction: Concreting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49602   National Certificate: Construction: Geotechnical  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  50022   National Certificate: General Draughting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  50541   National Certificate: Locksmithing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  50398   National Certificate: Project Support Service  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  24295   National Certificate: Timber Roof Erecting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  23673   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Water and Waste Water  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49648   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    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  20919   National Certificate: Construction Painting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20814   National Certificate: Construction Plastering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  22490   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    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.
     
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