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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Issue and retrieve Personal Monitoring Equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259638  Issue and retrieve Personal Monitoring Equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
115096  Issue and retrieve personal monitoring equipment  Level 1  NQF Level 01   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard reflects the skills, values and knowledge required by people in the field of Occupational, Health and Safety who are responsible for issuing and retrieving personal monitoring equipment.

Qualifying learners can issue and retrieve personal monitoring equipment.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of relevant legislation and company policies with regards to occupational hygiene hazards.
  • Explain the specified requirements pertaining to personal monitoring equipment.
  • Issue personal monitoring equipment.
  • Retrieve personal monitoring equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following range applies to this unit standard:
  • Airborne pollutants.
  • Noise.
  • Chemicals and radiation monitoring.
  • Vibration.
  • Biological monitoring.
  • Availability of personal monitoring equipment for issuing.
  • Entering relevant information on control cards.
  • Starting personal monitoring equipment.
  • Noting start time. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of occupational hygiene hazards legislation and company policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legal requirements to control occupational hygiene hazards are explained in terms of relevant legislation and specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The difference between legal requirements and company policies pertaining to personal hygiene monitoring is explained in terms of legislative and site-specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for occupational hygiene hazard control policies is explained in terms of legislative and site-specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need to take corrective action when unsatisfactory levels are encountered is explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the requirements pertaining to personal monitoring equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legislative and site-specific requirements of personal monitoring equipment are explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic operation of personal monitoring equipment is explained in terms of operating requirements and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of using personal monitoring is explained in terms of legal and site-specific requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Issue personal monitoring equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The personal monitoring equipment is assembled and checked in accordance with operating requirements and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of correctly assembling the personal monitoring equipment is explained in terms of the consequences to occupational health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The personal monitoring equipment is issued in accordance with legal and site-specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of complying with issuing requirements is explained in terms of legislative and site-specific requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Retrieve personal monitoring equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The personal monitoring equipment is retrieved and dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of retrieving and dealing with personal monitoring equipment is explained in terms of the consequences to the monitoring programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The personal monitoring equipment and completed control document is returned to the control point in accordance with legal and site-specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of returning the personal equipment and completed control card is explained in terms of the consequences to the monitoring programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of reporting apparently damaged equipment is explained in terms of specified requirements. 


    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 will be assessed in an integrated way in the context of the unit standard:

    Knowledge relating to issuing and retrieving personal monitoring equipment:
  • Relevant legislation and company policies with regards to occupational hygiene hazards.
  • The requirements of personal monitoring equipment.
  • The basic operation of the personal monitoring equipment.
  • The need for personal monitoring.
  • The importance of wearing personal monitoring equipment correctly.
  • The importance of correctly assembling the personal monitoring equipment.
  • The importance of complying with issuing requirements.

    Critical factors relating to personal monitoring equipment:
  • Legal and site-specific requirements.
  • Identifying principal components of instruments and equipment and explaining their specifications and functions.
  • Communication and reporting requirements.

    Processes and events relating to personal monitoring equipment:
  • Issuing and retrieving.
  • Preparation, assembly and pre-operation checks.

    Causes and effects (Occupational safety and health):
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Use of instruments and equipment.
  • Workplace hazards and associated risks.
  • Housekeeping.

    Procedures and techniques relating to personal monitoring equipment:
  • Fault finding and corrective techniques.
  • Handling procedure and controls.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Safety, health and environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Quality policies, standards and agreements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems.

    The ability of the learner to identify irregular conditions and deviations in issuing and retrieving personal monitoring equipment and reporting contributes to his/her problem solving ability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of team/group/organisation/community.

    The ability and willingness of the learner to accept and interpret work instructions correctly and to delegate work instructions, in an appropriate manner, indicates that he/she can work effectively as a team member in the bigger organisational structure. 

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

    The effective issuing and retrieval process and the correct handling of the control documents will indicate that the learner can organise and manage the activities in his/her work environment. 

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

    The ability of the learner to reconcile the information on the control documents, with the personal monitoring equipment and the scheduled wearer, will indicate his/her proficiency to collect, organise and appraise information. 

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

    The ability of the learner to use visual and language skills in the issuing/retrieval process will indicate his/her effectiveness to communicate information. 

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

    The learner is able to use advanced equipment and record findings effectively and confidently. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.

    The learner understands the impact of his participation in the overall objective. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 115096, "Issue and retrieve personal monitoring equipment", Level 1, 1 credits.

    Terminology:

    Specified Requirements:

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

    Legal:
  • Relevant current legislation, regulations and directives pertaining to mining and occupational health and safety.

    Site- Specific requirements:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • 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  90656   National Certificate: Mine Ventilation  Not Applicable  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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