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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory occupational safety, health and environmental practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243701  Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory occupational safety, health and environmental practices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 standard will equip learners with the skills, knowledge and values to participate effectively in workplace activities within the CTFL manufacturing industries. This unit standard will provide the learner with the necessary knowledge to understand and apply the necessary safety, health and environmental compliance requirements within the industry.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Understanding safe work requirements in the workplace.
  • Inspecting machines and equipment for safety compliance.
  • Understanding fire protection and prevention, fire fighting practices and emergency procedures.
  • Recording and reporting unsafe acts and conditions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are required to demonstrate fundamental competencies, specified below, at ABET Level 4 or NQF 1.

    Learners must be able to:
  • Speak, read and write in English.
  • Do basic mathematic calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and the calculation of areas, volumes and quantities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This standard applies to the Clothing, Textile, Footwear, Leather and General Goods sector.
  • Machines and equipment include all machines/equipment and processes relating to manufacture of clothing, textiles, footwear and leather and general goods products.
  • Legislation refers to The Occupational Health and Safety Act [Act No. 85 0f 1993].
  • Policies, procedures and practices refer to company policies, procedures and practices. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of safe work requirements in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rights and duties of employer and employee relating to a safe working environment are explained in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Practices relating to health of employees are described in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe work practices that prevent injuries, or damage to machinery, are described in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety signage, codes and instructions are interpreted and explained in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping and demarcation practices are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Health and Safety representatives and First Aid personnel are identified and contact procedure explained in terms of company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Relevant rules and regulations designed to protect the environment are identified and described in terms of company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Personal hygiene, protection facilities and procedures relating to industry specific hazardous chemicals and materials are identified described in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect machines and equipment for safety compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety features, including guarding of machines and equipment are identified and explained in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operational hazards relating to the workplace, machines and equipment are identified and described in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety equipment is correctly used as specified and where required or sign posted in terms of company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Maintenance requirements are identified and described in terms of company policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of fire protection and prevention, fire fighting practices and emergency procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fire protection and fire prevention methods are described as required in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergency evacuation procedures and personal safety actions are described as required in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Classes of fire are explained and appropriate fire-fighting equipment is pointed out in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Locations of fire fighting equipment, relevant to the class of fire, are identified as required in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Workplace trained fire team is identified and the contact procedure is described as required in terms of relevant legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Fire extinguishing equipment is used correctly in a simulated practical demonstration under the supervision of a fire team member in terms of company policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record and report unsafe acts and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Unsafe acts and conditions are identified as required by company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Incident and accident reporting documentation is identified and reporting procedure is explained as required by company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Unsafe acts and incidents and accidents are reported to the necessary authorities. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual wishing to be assessed (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Learning programmes that will enable the achievement of this unit standard will be accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Assessors who assess the competency of learners against this standard must be qualified and registered with the appropriate ETQA.

    Moderators qualified and registered with the appropriate ETQA must conduct moderation.

    All external moderation will be conducted at the discretion of the relative ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners will engage with the following knowledge components:
  • Safety, health and the environment and related elements in the workplace.
  • All appropriate sections of the OHS Act as it applies to health and safety in the workplace.
  • Causes and types of accidents.
  • Techniques for identifying hazards and relevant accident prevention.
  • Procedures related to various emergency requirements.
  • Roles and responsibilities of safety representatives and first aiders in the workplace.
  • Machines, equipment and the appropriate safety practices required.
  • Safety devices and equipment.
  • Safety signage.
  • Hazardous chemicals and materials, their uses and storage requirements.
  • Commonly used terms and concepts relevant to industry.
  • Maintenance concepts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to eliminating hazards and preventing accidents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when maintaining a healthy and clean work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information when investigating incidents, accidents and hazardous situations.
  • Organise the activities of oneself so that investigations can be completed within specified time frames. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using appropriate industry terms and concepts, when reporting and investigating hazards and accidents in the workplace and following emergency procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when using safety equipment, devices and fire extinguishers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as being made up of a set of related systems, realising the importance of using the most appropriate action to rectify a life-threatening situation. 

    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  58227   National Certificate: Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2017-10-26  FPMSETA 
    Core  66312   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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