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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. Busisipho Skills (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Buyisa Security Services 
    30. BYL Security Group Pty Ltd 
    31. BZN SAFETY AND SECURITY ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    32. Calaska Trading 189 
    33. CC Protection and Investigation Services Kimberley 
    34. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Certified Training Solutions (PTY) Ltd 
    36. Certified Training Solutions PTY Ltd 
    37. Chartered Institute of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Chithi Holdings 
    39. Circleway College 
    40. COALITION TRADING 1238 CC 
    41. Combined Private Investigations Pty Ltd 
    42. Commercial professional driver academy (PTY) Ltd 
    43. Commercial professional driver academy PTY Ltd 
    44. Commercial Transport Academy CTA Pty Ltd 
    45. COREPRO CONSULTANTS 
    46. D & K MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 
    47. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    48. DHW SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    49. Dionysus Skills Development Initiative 
    50. DXD Medcare and Training 
    51. Dynamic Institute of Training S.A 
    52. Dynamic Road Safety 
    53. EDU - FLEET 
    54. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    55. Educon Training and Development PTY LTD 
    56. Edutel Public Service Company 
    57. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    58. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    59. ENB TRAINING SERVICEPTYLTD 
    60. Enviroserv Waste Management Pty Ltd 
    61. ERGO MAPHELONG INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    62. ESKOM GENERATION - PALMIET PUMP STORAGE GRABOUW 
    63. Evaflex 
    64. Excellect 209 (PTY) LTD 
    65. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
    66. Exodec 388 CC 
    67. FBT Consultants CC 
    68. Focus Africa Advisory 
    69. Furniture World Training Centre 
    70. FUTURE DISCOVERY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    71. George B Security Seervices 
    72. Getsmarter 
    73. Gogontle Security and Maintanacy Services 
    74. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
    75. Green Light Training and Projects 
    76. GREENRIM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    77. GUEST RESOURCE SERVICES 
    78. Gundo Security and Supply LebowaKgomo 
    79. Hafha Security and Training 
    80. Halfway Service Station 
    81. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    82. Horizon Risk Management 
    83. Humrec Human Resource Training 
    84. Ijaba Security Services 
    85. Inkqubela Consultants 
    86. Inkwenkwezi Private College & Skills Development cc 
    87. Innovative Shared Services 
    88. Intellect Management & Training consultancy 
    89. Intercape Mainliner 
    90. IPID Investigation 
    91. JC Safety and Security Pty Ltd 
    92. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    93. Khulani HR Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    94. KKH Operator Training and Projects Pty Ltd 
    95. KPI Consulting Pty LTD 
    96. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
    97. Kwetsima (Pty) Ltd. 
    98. KZN Taxi and Commuter Corporation NPC 
    99. Learncorp 
    100. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    101. Legacy ATKV SAKE (PTY) LTD 
    102. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    103. Lehway Safty Training and Risk Management 
    104. Lessons Online (Pty) Ltd 
    105. Limadi Industrial Projects 
    106. Little Treehouse Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    107. Longata Consultant 
    108. LTM Training & Remote Learning Solutions 
    109. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
    110. MadibengGeneral Suppliers 
    111. Madidi Supply Chain Institute & Business Institute 
    112. Magas Training and Development (Pty) Ltd 
    113. Makwedeng Training 
    114. Malitinne (Pty) Ltd 
    115. MALITINNE PTY LTD 
    116. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
    117. Mamba Training Academy Pty Ltd 
    118. Manganda Security 
    119. Mapasa Security Security Services Pty Ltd 
    120. Maphotho Security Training and Guarding Division 
    121. Marsillo Consulting 
    122. Masakhane Further Education and Training 
    123. Mashushe ETDP Trading and Projects 
    124. MIDI GENERAL TRADING PTY LTD 
    125. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    126. Mnce Trading cc 
    127. Mobile Training cc 
    128. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
    129. Mpofu Engineering Projects 
    130. Mtomntwana Roadmarking Pty Ltd 
    131. MUKWEVHO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    132. Mvikeli Production Services 
    133. Nanikie Security Guard 
    134. National Security and fire Pty Ltd 
    135. Ndikho Ndinani Protection (Pty) Ltd 
    136. Nelko Training MP (Pty) Ltd 
    137. New Business Solution Cosulting and Training Services 
    138. Ngcebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    139. Nirvana Training Academy 
    140. Noctuam Training Academy 
    141. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    142. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    143. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    144. NS Traders 
    145. Ntsoaki Driving School 
    146. Octaves Group 
    147. Open Learning Group 
    148. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
    149. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    150. OSR Trading 
    151. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
    152. Paradise Skills Development CC 
    153. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    154. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    155. POWER SYSTEMS TRAINING, CAPE TOWN 
    156. Powergate Training 
    157. PPLE Group Pty Ltd 
    158. Precision skills development and training 
    159. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
    160. Pro Driver Training (Pty) Ltd 
    161. PRSS Guarding Services 
    162. PUTCO Limited 
    163. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
    164. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    165. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    166. Risk Management Group 
    167. Royal Impression Academy 
    168. SA Crime Patrols Durban North 
    169. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
    170. SAHARA EDUCATION. TRAINING. DEVELOPMENT 
    171. School of Safety Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    172. Sleeve Rolles Ready to Work Pty Ltd 
    173. Solutionsupply Pty Ltd 
    174. Sophia''s Excellence Driving Academy 
    175. Sophia's Excellence Driving Academy 
    176. South African Fire and Medical Academy (SAFMA) 
    177. South African Forestry Training College 
    178. Spears Business and Life Coach Consulting 
    179. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    180. Step Ahead Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    181. Talent Emporium Academy 
    182. TECHNICAL INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    183. TELLUMAT 
    184. THABO Training and Services 
    185. The Assessment Zone (Pty) Ltd 
    186. The Safety Solution 
    187. The Skills Authority 
    188. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING(PTY) LTD 
    189. Thikhedzo Security and Protection Services 
    190. THOPAS SECURITY SERVICES 
    191. Thudima Trading 
    192. Thunderflex3 Pty (Ltd) 
    193. Thutolore Academy Pty Ltd 
    194. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    195. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    196. TMC Consulting and Projects Pty Ltd 
    197. Total Recall Security and Investigation 
    198. Tradegold Trading and Projects 
    199. Training Consultant and SD College 
    200. Training Force 
    201. Transvaal Legislative Training 
    202. Try Easy Electrical Solutions 
    203. TSHAKHWILO TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    204. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
    205. Uzoyithola Training and Consulting 
    206. Vanguard Intergrated Services 
    207. Various Aligned Safety And Training 
    208. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
    209. Vision DCI 
    210. Visual Excellence Trading 508 (Pty) Ltd 
    211. VSL General Trading CC 
    212. Wolf Guarding Solutions Pty Ltd 
    213. Xhobani Security Services Cc 
    214. Yangantle Trading 



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