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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of basic safety in forestry operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117049  Demonstrate knowledge of basic safety in forestry operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
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  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 
This unit is for people who intend working in a forestry operation. People credited with this unit are able to:
  • Explain the duties of employers & employees and identify the safety representatives & first aid person for the specific work place.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazards, safety and emergency procedures in forestry operations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the duties of employers and employees and identify the safety representative and first aid person for the specific work place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The duties of employers to their employees are explained in terms of section 8 of the OSH Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The duties of employees at work are explained in terms of section 14 of the OSH Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safety representative and the first aid person are identified for the specific work place. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of hazards, safety and emergency procedures in forestry operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sources of risk are identified and means to manage them described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Falling trees, logs and debris; rolling trees, logs and debris; using incorrect equipment/tools and working methods; movement of equipment; using incorrect and insufficient personal protective equipment; adverse weather conditions; steeper slopes; adverse underfoot conditions; fire.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Injuries and occupational diseases in forestry operations are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strains, sprains, lacerations, fractures, hearing loss, musclo-skeletal injuries.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect of injuries on the worker and the company are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Human pain and suffering; cost of treating; disruption of team; loss of production; loss of income.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concept of loss control is explained to minimise injury to personnel and damage to property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safe distances from working machines are identified for chainsaws and other static & mobile machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The emergency procedures if a person is injured or killed on the job is explained according to company policy. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning and assessors must be accredited in terms of the requirements of the Forest Industries Education and Training Authority.

    Moderation option: The moderation requirements of the Forest Industries Education and Training Authority must be met. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. The duties and functions of:
  • Employers and employees
  • Safety representative & first aid person/s

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Hazards
  • Sources of risk
  • Injuries and occupational diseases

    3. Sensory cues:
  • What I see, feel hear and smell during the process

    4. Purpose of:
  • Safety and emergency procedures

    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Standard operating procedures: "Guidelines for Forest Engineering Practices in South Africa" (FESA)
  • Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) legislation 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Relating to basic safety in forestry operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • When sharing duties and responsibilities in respect of basic safety in forestry operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • When demonstrating and understanding of basic safety in a forestry operation
  • When managing resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • When discussing and describing incidents and accidents that may occur and how to apply preventative measures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • The effects of injuries to persons and the implications for a company in relation to its employees. 

  • 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  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  50266   National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  48988   National Certificate: Forestry: Timber Harvesting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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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