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

Monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in a workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115091  Monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in a workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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
259604  Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard requires learners to be able to monitor workplace compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements, in line with workplace safety, health and environmental management programmes. Therefore, credited learners are able to participate in the evaluation of aspects of workplace safety, health and environmental management programmes.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Explaining specified requirements to monitor workplace compliance to safety, health and environmentrequirements.
  • Explaining specified requirements for safety, health and environmental workplace performance as required by safety, health and environmental management programmes.
  • Monitoring workplace compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements against specified requirements.
  • Evaluating performance of workplace safety, health and environmental activities required by safety, health and environmental management programmes.
  • Initiating remedial action when necessary. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits assigned to this Unit Standard is based on the assumption that learners have attained competence to read, write, and communicate at NQF Level 1, and are mathematically literate at NQF Level 1 prior to commencing learning towards this Unit Standard. In addition, they are assumed to have the ability to identify hazards (both acts and conditions), and to conduct preliminary incident investigations and health and safety inspections. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the specified requirements to monitor workplace compliance to safety, health and environment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Evaluate performance of workplace safety activities required by safety, health and environmental management programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of the specified requirements to monitor compliance to workplace safety, health and environment is appropriate for specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance and purpose of monitoring compliance to safety, health and environment requirements is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanation of relevant methods to monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements are appropriate for specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of integrating safety, health and environmental considerations in all routine activities is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor workplace compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements against specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of preparing to monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements are explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Purpose and extent of monitoring workplace compliance is verified according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specified requirements to monitor workplace safety, health and environmental compliance are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Human resources, tools, instruments, equipment and material required for monitoring are selected, verified and used according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety, health and environmental compliance in terms of conditions, equipment, instruments, materials, tools and operations are monitored against specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Deviations are identified in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Monitoring of compliance is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and minimises conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Results of monitoring are recorded according to specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate performance of workplace safety activities required by safety, health and environmental management programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety performance is measured against established objectives to evaluate progress towards a healthy and safe workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and techniques used to measure workplace safety, health and environmental performance are fit for purpose and applied according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workplace safety, health and environmental incidents identified and reported are analysed and evaluated according to specified requirements to determine safety, health and environmental performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Workplace critical areas are identified according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sources used to identify workplace critical areas are accessed according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of evaluating workplace safety, health and environmental performance is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Measuring equipment is cleaned and stored according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Defective measuring equipment is dealt with according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The potential for various industrial processes to impact on environmental receptors is graded according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environmental receptors of impacts include air, soil, water, social, economic, human health and well-being, fauna and flora, sensitive cultural and historical sites, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Remedy workplace non-compliance to and non-performance in terms of safety, health and environmental requirements and programmes when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reports are complete, accurate, in the required formats and submitted to relevant designated persons on time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The right to refuse to work, discontinuing of work and withdrawal procedures under circumstances that pose a serious danger to health or safety are enforced according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations from requirements and safety, health and environmental management programmes are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Initial remedial action needed to deal with identified hazards and deviations meets specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of initiating remedial action is explained in terms of the consequences for health, safety, environment and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Expectations and contributions of stakeholders during the evaluation of safety, health and environmental management programmes are represented accurately and meet specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Feedback regarding the progress and results of safety, health and environmental management programmes is accurate and appropriate for specified contexts. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA. The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Learners are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the learner's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.

    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Specified requirements to monitor compliance to workplace safety, health and environment
  • Importance and purpose of monitoring compliance to safety, health and environment requirements
  • Explanation of relevant methods to monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements are appropriate for specified contexts
  • Importance of integrating safety, health and environmental considerations in all routine activities
  • Purpose and extent of monitoring workplace compliance
  • Specified requirements to monitor workplace safety, health and environmental compliance
  • Importance of preparing to monitor compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements
  • The importance of evaluating workplace safety, health and environmental performance
  • The importance of initiating remedial action 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking by monitoring compliance with requirements and taking remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community to take an active part in the evaluation of safety, health and environmental management programmes, to ensure that requirements and needs of stakeholders are addressed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively to evaluate and monitor compliance and performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise, analyse and critically evaluate information when evaluating the performance of safety, health and environmental management programmes and monitoring compliance with safety, health and environmental requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations to effect remedial action resulting from the monitoring of compliance to requirements, and to represent the expectations and contributions of represented persons during the evaluation of safety, health and environmental management programmes and feedback on the progress and results of programmes is provided. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others to gather compliance and performance data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when taking remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this Unit Standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the learner competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this Unit Standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259604, which is Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace", Level 2, 4 credits.

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal requirements
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No: 29 of 1996) or Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act no: 85 of 1993)
  • Subordinate legislation to the Mine Health and Safety- or Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives
  • Any other applicable legal requirements

    Site-specific requirements
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Safety, health and environmental Risk Management Program
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides
  • MSDS's
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications
  • Any other applicable codes of practice etc. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  21842   National Certificate: Surface Mining Rockbreaking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  57877   National Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  62769   National Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57937   General Education and Training Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58862   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  91926   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
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