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

Apply occupational health, safety and environmental principles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113852  Apply occupational health, safety and environmental principles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 
Learners acquiring this standard will be learning towards obtaining a national qualification or are working within a health and safety environment, where acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to learner`s job, or chances of finding employment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying hazards
  • Evaluating hazards
  • Controlling hazards
  • Explaining and using relevant legislation and regulations
  • Gathering and organising occupational health, safety and environmental information from the workplace
  • Carrying out occupational health and safety training 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard / qualification will have demonstrated competence against adequate reading and writing skills as well as knowledge of the workplace in terms of the jobs performed by people on a team, procedures required of them and experience of dealing with problems and processes in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Activities will be conducted in the immediate work environment.
  • Legislation and regulation will include: The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS), Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) and relevant sections of the Labour Relations, Basic Conditions of Employment, Equity Acts and environmental legislation.
  • Gathered information will concern workplace hazards, budgeting, absenteeism and training and occupational incident statistics, amongst others.
  • Carry out informal training with small, mixed gender and language groups. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Different hazards are identified and categorised according to specific area, job category, work procedure, machinery or substances used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Workplace inspections are undertaken in specific work areas/procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Information on specific Occupational Risk Exposure Profiles is contributed (OREP) in reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Individual and categories of employees are assisted in contributing to their OREPs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Employees are assisted in hazard identification (informal on the job hazard education/training for other employees). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Hazard identification is communicated in specific areas and jobs with employees and management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The links between work, health, safety and the environment are explained (public safety). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate and report hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Hazards are evaluated and prioritised (in particular area, work procedures and job categories) according to the risk of exposure and the risk of detrimental health outcome (occupational injury or disease). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Recommendations on hazards drafted in H&S structures are reported on and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Participation in incident investigations is secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Incident investigation outcomes are communicated with employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A rudimentary knowledge of Risk Assessment (R.A.) and ability to contribute information to R.A is displayed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Employees are informed of hazard evaluation activities, results and R.A. reports. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply preventative measures (including training) in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Control measures in place are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The principle of the hierarchy of control measures to the workplace are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Hazard control measures are communicated, in specific areas and jobs with employees and management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The control measures in place for particular area, work procedure, machinery or substance are described, evaluated and reported on. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Informal, on the job peer learning is facilitated from shared experiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Useful OH&S training materials and resources are identified and evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Relevant OH&S training is undertaken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. OH&S training needs are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain, use and comply with relevant legislation and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The responsibilities, duties and rights of individuals in the workplace and the relevant internal and external bodies are described correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The OH&S information relevant to the workplace are located and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant COID Act rights and procedures are explained and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Employees are informed of their OH&S rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Employees are advised of the duties, functions and responsibilities of the employer and the H&S role players in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Information is utilised from the legislation to perform responsibilities/duties to engage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Employers` representatives on OH&S related issues are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The Department of Labour (DoL) representatives, OH practitioners and occupational hygienists responsible for measuring or undertaking surveillance programmes are engaged with 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Workplace compliance with regulations and legislation is assessed and reported on. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Gather and organise OHS information from the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Meetings and interviews with employees are conducted to gather OH&S needs and information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information from reports, meetings and inspections is summarised to address H&S issues with affected employees. 


    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
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • General Knowledge of occupational health and hygiene and the effects of injury and disease
  • Observational, listening and inquiry knowledge and skills
  • Networking knowledge and skills
  • Report writing knowledge and skills 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation in the running of training groups. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in drawing relevant information from the various acts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion, with regards to talking to employees. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards attempting to control hazard and in identifying and solving problems in reviewing control measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems through evaluating and prioritising hazards. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64589   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  63269   National Certificate: Gaming Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  78323   National Certificate: Lamproom Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Core  49083   National Certificate: Wood Products Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  57849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dangerous Goods: Multi-modal Transportation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Core  61670   Further Education and Training Certificate: Railway Construction and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  49489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Management in the Public Sector  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  48439   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58143   National Certificate: Music Industry Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "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. AAH Skills and Development 
    2. ACT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    3. Africa Training Centre 
    4. Afro Fleet (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Akane Training Academy 
    6. Algoa Bus Company 
    7. All-in-one Driving Academy 
    8. Alpha K9 Solutions Pty Ltd 
    9. Andebe Group 
    10. Andzanie Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Arctic Fox Security 
    12. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    13. ATLEGANG CONSULTING CC 
    14. AVK9 Pty Ltd 
    15. AVP Training 
    16. B and K Security Services 
    17. Bakubung Driver Training and consultants CC 
    18. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    19. BKL Group Pty Ltd 
    20. Blackpearl Solutions 
    21. Blanket Security and SHEQ Solutions 
    22. Blue Crane Skills Development 
    23. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
    24. BRIGHTSTAR SECURITY SERVICE AND CLEANING CC 
    25. BRM Management Solutions Pty Ltd 
    26. Bumbene Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Buscor 
    28. Buyisa Security Services 
    29. BYL Security Group Pty Ltd 
    30. BZN SAFETY AND SECURITY ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    31. Calaska Trading 189 
    32. CC Protection and Investigation Services Kimberley 
    33. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Certified Training Solutions (PTY) Ltd 
    35. Certified Training Solutions PTY Ltd 
    36. Chithi Holdings 
    37. Circleway College 
    38. COALITION TRADING 1238 CC 
    39. Combined Private Investigations Pty Ltd 
    40. Commercial professional driver academy (PTY) Ltd 
    41. Commercial professional driver academy PTY Ltd 
    42. Commercial Transport Academy CTA Pty Ltd 
    43. COREPRO CONSULTANTS 
    44. D & K MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 
    45. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    46. DHW SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    47. Dionysus Skills Development Initiative 
    48. DXD Medcare and Training 
    49. Dynamic Institute of Training S.A 
    50. Dynamic Road Safety 
    51. EDU - FLEET 
    52. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    53. Educon Training and Development PTY LTD 
    54. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    55. ENB TRAINING SERVICEPTYLTD 
    56. Enviroserv Waste Management Pty Ltd 
    57. ERGO MAPHELONG INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    58. ESKOM GENERATION - PALMIET PUMP STORAGE GRABOUW 
    59. Evaflex 
    60. Excellect 209 (PTY) LTD 
    61. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
    62. Exodec 388 CC 
    63. FBT Consultants CC 
    64. Focus Africa Advisory 
    65. Furniture World Training Centre 
    66. FUTURE DISCOVERY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    67. George B Security Seervices 
    68. Getsmarter 
    69. Gogontle Security and Maintanacy Services 
    70. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
    71. Green Light Training and Projects 
    72. GREENRIM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    73. Gundo Security and Supply LebowaKgomo 
    74. Hafha Security and Training 
    75. Halfway Service Station 
    76. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    77. Horizon Risk Management 
    78. Humrec Human Resource Training 
    79. Ijaba Security Services 
    80. Inkqubela Consultants 
    81. Inkwenkwezi Private College & Skills Development cc 
    82. Innovative Shared Services 
    83. Intellect Management & Training consultancy 
    84. IPID Investigation 
    85. JC Safety and Security Pty Ltd 
    86. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    87. Khulani HR Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    88. KKH Operator Training and Projects Pty Ltd 
    89. KPI Consulting Pty LTD 
    90. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
    91. Kwetsima (Pty) Ltd. 
    92. KZN Taxi and Commuter Corporation NPC 
    93. Learncorp 
    94. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    95. Legacy ATKV SAKE (PTY) LTD 
    96. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    97. Lehway Safty Training and Risk Management 
    98. Lessons Online (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Limadi Industrial Projects 
    100. Little Treehouse Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    101. Longata Consultant 
    102. LTM Training & Remote Learning Solutions 
    103. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
    104. MadibengGeneral Suppliers 
    105. Madidi Supply Chain Institute & Business Institute 
    106. Magas Training and Development (Pty) Ltd 
    107. Makwedeng Training 
    108. MALITINNE PTY LTD 
    109. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
    110. Mamba Training Academy Pty Ltd 
    111. Manganda Security 
    112. Mapasa Security Security Services Pty Ltd 
    113. Maphotho Security Training and Guarding Division 
    114. Masakhane Further Education and Training 
    115. Mashushe ETDP Trading and Projects 
    116. MIDI GENERAL TRADING PTY LTD 
    117. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    118. Mnce Trading cc 
    119. Mobile Training cc 
    120. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
    121. Mpofu Engineering Projects 
    122. Mtomntwana Roadmarking Pty Ltd 
    123. MUKWEVHO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    124. Mvikeli Production Services 
    125. Nanikie Security Guard 
    126. National Security and fire Pty Ltd 
    127. Ndikho Ndinani Protection (Pty) Ltd 
    128. Nelko Training MP (Pty) Ltd 
    129. Ngcebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    130. Nirvana Training Academy 
    131. Noctuam Training Academy 
    132. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    133. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    134. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    135. NS Traders 
    136. Ntsoaki Driving School 
    137. Octaves Group 
    138. Open Learning Group 
    139. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    140. OSR Trading 
    141. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
    142. Paradise Skills Development CC 
    143. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    144. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    145. POWER SYSTEMS TRAINING, CAPE TOWN 
    146. PPLE Group Pty Ltd 
    147. Precision skills development and training 
    148. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
    149. Pro Driver Training (Pty) Ltd 
    150. PRSS Guarding Services 
    151. PUTCO Limited 
    152. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
    153. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    154. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    155. Risk Management Group 
    156. Royal Impression Academy 
    157. SA Crime Patrols Durban North 
    158. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
    159. SAHARA EDUCATION. TRAINING. DEVELOPMENT 
    160. School of Safety Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    161. Sleeve Rolles Ready to Work Pty Ltd 
    162. Solutionsupply Pty Ltd 
    163. Sophia''s Excellence Driving Academy 
    164. Sophia's Excellence Driving Academy 
    165. South African Fire and Medical Academy (SAFMA) 
    166. South African Forestry Training College 
    167. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    168. TECHNICAL INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    169. TELLUMAT 
    170. THABO Training and Services 
    171. The Assessment Zone (Pty) Ltd 
    172. The Skills Authority 
    173. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING(PTY) LTD 
    174. Thikhedzo Security and Protection Services 
    175. THOPAS SECURITY SERVICES 
    176. Thudima Trading 
    177. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    178. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    179. TMC Consulting and Projects Pty Ltd 
    180. Total Recall Security and Investigation 
    181. Tradegold Trading and Projects 
    182. Training Consultant and SD College 
    183. Training Force 
    184. Transvaal Legislative Training 
    185. Try Easy Electrical Solutions 
    186. TSHAKHWILO TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    187. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
    188. Uzoyithola Training and Consulting 
    189. Vanguard Intergrated Services 
    190. Various Aligned Safety And Training 
    191. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
    192. Vision DCI 
    193. Visual Excellence Trading 508 (Pty) Ltd 
    194. VSL General Trading CC 
    195. Wolf Guarding Solutions Pty Ltd 
    196. Xhobani Security Services Cc 
    197. Yangantle Trading 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.