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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of occupational health, safety and environmental requirements in a jewellery manufacturing workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261539  Demonstrate knowledge of occupational health, safety and environmental requirements in a jewellery manufacturing workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 requires learners to apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a jewellery production workplace to contribute to safe and healthy working environment and to assist management in implementing SHE management programmes in the workplace.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the implementation and maintenance of occupational health, safety and environmental requirements in a jewellery manufacturing workplace.
  • Demonstrate knowledge relating to the requirements of a company's occupational health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and codes.
  • Explain and exercise the requirements for handling, storage and prevention of exposure to hazardous substances that may be found in a jewellery manufacturing workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Apply basic health and safety work principles and procedures in a workplace.
  • 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 2, and are mathematically literate at NQF Level 2 prior to commencing learning towards this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and context applies to the conversion of raw materials into jewellery pieces for sale into local and international markets.

    The occupational health, safety and environmental legislation relevant to a jewellery manufacturing workplace must include, but no be limited to:
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act, 1993.
  • National Environmental Management Act 1998.
  • Environmental Conservation Act 1989.
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and diseases Act, 1993. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the implementation and maintenance of occupational health, safety and environmental requirements in a jewellery manufacturing workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation confirms understanding of the specified safety, health and environmental requirements applicable to the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of compliance to workplace safety, health and environmental principles is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety, environment and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation confirms knowledge and understanding of the policy on contraband and substance abuse in the workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge relating to the requirements of a company's occupational health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and codes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The statutory requirements are explained in terms of applicability to occupational health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific requirements are explained with reference to the content, outline and updating of policies, procedures and codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of compliance with policies, procedures and codes of practice are explained in terms of potential workplace consequences and liability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of applying safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace is explained in terms of its consequences to health, safety, environment and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are applied in a manner that will foster teamwork and avoid conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the requirements for handling, storage and prevention of exposure to hazardous substances that may be found in a jewellery manufacturing workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources required to implement and maintain occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in a jewellery manufacturing workplace are identified and allocated appropriately in accordance with relevant legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources must include:
  • Appointments.
  • Roles and Responsibilities of appointed persons.
  • Budget.
  • Materials.
  • Equipment.

    Occupational health, safety and environmental legislation and good practice in a jewellery manufacturing workplace must include:
  • Hazard identification and awareness.
  • Posture, seating and bench height.
  • Lighting and light source.
  • Care of loupes and prevention of scratching.
  • Moving machinery.
  • Electrical cables and connections.
  • Working with grinding machinery and other equipment and the use or absence of guards.
  • Noise.
  • Ventilation and extraction.
  • Temperature and humidity.
  • Laser equipment.
  • Dust control.
  • Hair nets.
  • Loose clothing.
  • Eating in the workplace.
  • Loss of diamonds and gemstones whilst polishing.
  • Management of hazardous substances.
  • Housekeeping and cleanliness.
  • Routine maintenance and operator checks.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Training courses required to implement occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the workplace are identified from available training programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potential emergency situations in the workplace are identified and responses given to these situations are appropriate for resolving the situation with minimum negative impact on the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Requirements for protecting personnel from the dangers of handling and storing hazardous substances in a jewellery manufacturing workplace are explained in terms of the applicable regulations and workplace specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements for protecting personnel from the dangers of handling and storing hazardous substances must include:
  • Risk assessments.
  • Use of appropriate protective clothing and equipment.
  • Manufacturers specifications and warnings.
  • Storage practices and procedures.
  • Labelling and handling of hazardous substances.
  • Checking the condition of the substances.
  • Disposal of such substances including waste.
  • Provision of a first aid kit and treatment in the event of injury.
  • Use of air extraction equipment.

    Hazardous substances in a jewellery manufacturing workplace must include:
  • Dust.
  • Glues.
  • Acids (hydrochloric, sulphuric, nitric).
  • Cyanide.
  • Compounds.
  • Acetones.
  • Ammonia.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The processes to assess potential risk and exposure to hazardous substances are explained in relation to a jewellery manufacturing workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The duties and responsibilities of a person exposed to hazardous substances are explained in terms of workplace specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The requirements for disposal of hazardous substances are explained in terms of protecting personnel, equipment and the environment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard.

    Safety of the workplace and environment:
  • Realising the requirements of the law relating to occupational health, safety and the environment.
  • Codes of practice for issue, handling and safeguarding of protective equipment and hazardous substances.
  • Eliminating hazards through application of procedures and practices.
  • Upholding the standards to protect the environment.

    Communication:
  • Reporting requirements and ability.
  • Communicating with relevant personnel.
  • Liaison with associated operations and personnel. 

  • 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.

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to understand and implement the requirements of legislation and good practice requires critical and creative thinking to solve problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to communicate the requirements and practices, indicates the ability to work effectively as a team member within the scope of the industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
  • The knowledge and understanding of the health and safety requirements and their application in the workplace require the learner to organise and manage activities in the work environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to interpret the health and safety requirements and practices indicates the learner's ability to analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note:
  • The ability to explain the requirements and good practice and relate them to the applications in the workplace indicates the learner's ability to communicate effectively through visual and language skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note:
  • The interpretation of health and safety requirements and practices and their importance in maintaining a healthy and safe environment demonstrates the critical use of science and technology in the implementation of effective procedures for the safeguarding of people, environment, fellow workers and oneself. 

  • 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.

    Note:
  • The ability to understand health and safety requirements and practices in the context of a workplace, shows understanding against a set of related systems, which are dynamic in nature. 

  • 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 
    Terminology:

    Specified Requirements:

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

    Legal:
  • The Bargaining Council for the Jewellery and Precious Metals Industry Main Agreement.
  • Regulations of the Precious Metals Act, No 56 of 1986, as amended.
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, No 85 of 1993.
  • National Environmental Management Act 1998.
  • Environmental Conservation Act 1989.
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and diseases Act, 1993SABS and other accredited standards and quality assurance measures.
  • The glossary of terms about the terminology of the industry issued by the Bargaining Council for the Jewellery and Precious Metals Industry.

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

    Site-Specific:
  • Workplace rules and procedures regarding the issue and custody of diamonds and equipment.
  • Occupational Health and Safety risk management programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • User manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers.
  • Working Guides, tariff agreements, policies and procedures.
  • Equipment and materials specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65209   National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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