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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Applying safety, security and housekeeping 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8288  Applying safety, security and housekeeping 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
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 is a core standard of the qualification National Certificate in retail/wholesale processes at NQF Level 2. It creates skills that enable customer experience to remain positive despite the high crime context currently experienced in South Africa 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Basic Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) training at NQF Level 1 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • A range of emergency situations including fires, armed robberies, bomb scares?

    Safety techniques including uncluttered shopping aisles, cleaning spillages and broken glass, ?

    A range of hazardous merchandise including swimming pool chemicals, abrasive cleaning materials, pest control and vermin poisoning substances, fertilisers, glassware 

  • UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and con 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Responding to emergency situations by contacting services for assistance during emergency situations in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Responding to instructions given out by safety representatives requiring staff co-operation during emergency situations in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Evacuating customers and staff from buildings during a range of emergency situations arising in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Monitoring safety of staff and customers by applying appropriate procedures for crime-related incidents in retail/wholesale outlets ?

    Applying a range of safety techniques when maintaining shelving and point of sale displays in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Maintaining safety of working environments when disposing of a range of hazardous merchandise stocked in retail/wholesale outlets 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Responding to emergency situations by contacting services for assistance during emergency situations in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Responding to instructions given out by safety representatives requiring staff co-operation during emergency situations in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Evacuating customers and staff from buildings during a range of emergency situations arising in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Monitoring safety of staff and customers by applying appropriate procedures for crime-related incidents in retail/wholesale outlets ?

    Applying a range of safety techniques when maintaining shelving and point of sale displays in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Maintaining safety of working environments when disposing of a range of hazardous merchandise stocked in retail/wholesale outlets 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The primary accreditation of these outcomes could be performed by the Retail/Wholesale SETA in its ETQA role. Secondary accreditation and moderation may be provided by the Security ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:?

    Organisational procedures for emergency situations in retail/wholesale outlets
  • Contact telephone numbers for emergency services ?

    Roles and responsibilities of nominated safety representatives during emergency situations?

    Organisational safety procedures for unpacking and displaying merchandise?

    Organisational procedures for disposing of hazardous merchandise 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Critically evaluate and analyse information during crime-related activities so that appropriate safety procedures are followed to afford ongoing protection to staff and customers throughout crime-related incidences 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Work with others as a team when dealing with emergency situations so that all procedures and activities are dealt with in a planned and immediate manner to minimise injuries and loss of life to staff and customers in retail/wholesale outlets 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Protect the environment when cleaning spillages' and disposing of hazardous merchandise by following relevant cleaning and disposal instructions different types of hazardous merchandise 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessment Criteria:

    The ability to produce at least four of the following types of evidence:?

    List the telephone numbers of services that can be contacted for assistance during emergency situations ?

    List the names and responsibilities of safety representatives nominated to deal with emergency situations

    ?Describe organisational evacuation procedures during emergency situations?

    Describe organisational safety and security procedures during crime-related incidents?

    Describe organisational procedure for disposing of hazardous merchandise?

    Demonstrate safety and housekeeping procedures when maintaining shelving and point of sale displays?

    Demonstrate disposing hazardous merchandise in retail/wholesale outlet 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64652   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  13718   National Certificate: Retail and Wholesale Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  W&RSETA 
    Core  48969   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  65111   National Certificate: Beauty Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  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. Boxer Superstores (Pty) Ltd 
    2. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    3. CAPE COLLEGE 
    4. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    5. Foschini Retail Group Pty Ltd 
    6. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    7. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    8. Lightbrary Development Solutions Pty Ltd 
    9. Masstores (Pty) Ltd 
    10. New Clicks South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    11. NOFESA cc 
    12. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    13. Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Owl Business Training PTY LTD 
    15. P&L Hardware(Pty)Ltd 
    16. Port Elizabeth Public FET College - Russell Road College 
    17. Thekwini TVET College 
    18. Truworths Ltd 
    19. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.