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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8016  Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to demonstrate applied competence in occupational health, safety awareness of environmental issues and general housekeeping based on statutory and industry requirements. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate;
  • Fire Fighting Standard (NQF level 1);
  • Emergency Care Standard (NQF Level 1). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard cover largely familiar scenarios requiring limited discretion and judgement. The learner will have significant responsibility however, for ensuring the quality of health, safety, environmental and general housekeeping across a wide range of freight handling contexts. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Use the correct protective clothing and equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Use the correct protective clothing and equipment in relation to specific freight/commodities and environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Outcomes will be judged by whether the learner can:

    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments.

    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards.

    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency.

    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas).

    6. determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implementing and complying with the relevant procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implementing and complying with the relevant procedures, material requirements and methodologies in maintaining prescribed safety, health and environmental standards in the workplace (e.g. ensure cleanliness, report faulty equipment). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implementing selected mechanisms for the minimising of risks. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implementing selected mechanisms for the minimising of safety, health and environmental impacts and risks as specified in current legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act), NOSA requirements and organisational policies (e.g. removal of waste). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain his/her understanding of what constitutes safety, health and environment appreciation in the broader working environment, and how this relates to good practices within such environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate application of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with national, and where applicable, international safety and health requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Select, demonstrate and/or describe the application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Promptly identify possible contingency plans according to the type and scale of a simulated emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Select, explain and demonstrate good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Determine and explain means for possible improvements in health, hygiene, environmental and safety practices in a given scenario. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:

    1. Legislation pertaining to general health, safety and environmental issues (e.g. OHS Act, NOSA) ISO 1400 local authority regulations and company policies and procedures.

    2. Support systems and emergency services available.

    3. The information sources available to maintain and improve awareness of the need for good housekeeping and health (e.g. AIDS Awareness) in the work place in line with statutory health and safety requirements.

    4. Safety signs and symbols (national and, where applicable, international).

    5. Safety, health and environmental awareness.

    6. Potential safety, health and environmental hazards resulting from poor practices in housekeeping, hygiene and safety.

    7. The complete range of assigned safety, health and environmental housekeeping duties for which the individual is accountable.

    8. Hygiene issues in the workplace. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by recognising potential non-compliance situations in and around the work environment and demonstrate initiative in recommending and applying corrective measures in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations and company policies and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others and in teams by encouraging others to maintain hygiene standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to select the most appropriate method for preventing/minimising impact of, and responding to safety, health and environmental incidents. 

    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  24196   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  TETA 
    Core  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-06-29  TETA 
    Core  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  22992   National Certificate: Refractories Masonry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49447   National Certificate: Trade Exhibition Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  66071   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice (CAD)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  64889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  48892   National Certificate: Macadamia Production and De-husking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48894   National Certificate: Milling and Blending of Spice Powder  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48903   National Certificate: Tea Production and Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48904   National Certificate: Paprika Oleoresin Extraction and Blending  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49155   Further Education and Training Certificate: Shipping  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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. 123 Mulani Investment 
    2. AAH Skills and Development 
    3. Africa Training Centre 
    4. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    5. African Academey for the Built Environment NPC 
    6. Afro Fleet (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Agisanang SA Training 
    8. Akane Training Academy 
    9. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    10. Algoa Bus Company 
    11. All-in-one Driving Academy 
    12. AMA Training Skills Devleopment Centre 
    13. AME Skills Development Training Centre 
    14. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    15. AREHONE MULTI TRAINING CENTRE 
    16. Babcock Plant Services Pty Ltd 
    17. Bakubung Driver Training and consultants CC 
    18. Bc Training Academy 
    19. Be Alert Training (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Bee-Safe Programme Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Best Hope Academy & Consultancy 
    22. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    23. Big J Training Academy 
    24. Big Tree Group 
    25. Biz and Labour (Pty) Ltd 
    26. BJS FORKLIFTS TRAINING 
    27. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
    28. BPL Academy 
    29. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
    30. BSD Consulting CC 
    31. Bumbene Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Buscor 
    33. CAD4ALL Design Training and Software cc 
    34. Cathy Hill Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Certified Training Solutions PTY Ltd 
    36. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
    37. Coega Development Corporation 
    38. Commercial professional driver academy PTY Ltd 
    39. Cre8tive Training & Research Solutions 
    40. CTU Training Solutions 
    41. Cutting Thru Training (Pty) Ltd 
    42. DB Schenker Logistics Campus NMEA Pty Ltd 
    43. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    44. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    45. Dees Driver Training Centre 
    46. DEW CRISP PTY LTD 
    47. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    48. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    49. DMG Global Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    50. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    51. Driven Machinery Training Services cc 
    52. Driving Sense 
    53. Dynamic Institute of Training S.A 
    54. EDU - FLEET 
    55. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    56. Educon Training and Development PTY LTD 
    57. Ellohim Trading and Projects 
    58. Enviroserve Waste Management 
    59. Evaflex 
    60. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
    61. Exclusive Training Services 
    62. Exodec 388 CC 
    63. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
    64. G T Training Service Provider 
    65. GijimaAst Holdings Pty Ltd 
    66. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    67. Gola Institute of Engineering 
    68. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
    69. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
    70. Harvestine Investments 
    71. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    72. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    73. Ikaheng HR Solutions Pty Ltd 
    74. Ikusasa Lethu Projects and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    75. Immenent HR Solutions CC 
    76. Impact Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    77. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    78. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    79. Inisys Africa Bim Solutions Pty Ltd 
    80. Inkqubela Consultants 
    81. Innovative Shared Services 
    82. Intellectual Technical Training Institute 
    83. Interlink Technical Training 
    84. Interstate Bus Lines 
    85. istudent Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    86. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
    87. Josmap Training Institute 
    88. Kahisano Skills Development and Training 
    89. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    90. Kempston Driving Academy 
    91. Khabanyane Training and development 
    92. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
    93. Kriel Training (PTY) LTD 
    94. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
    95. KZN Taxi and Commuter Corporation NPC 
    96. Learncorp 
    97. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    98. Lehway Safty Training and Risk Management 
    99. Licence Wise 
    100. Limadi Industrial Projects 
    101. Lotlamoreng Training Academy 
    102. Lowveld Emergency Medical Training 
    103. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
    104. Lwaze Lwanda General Traders CC 
    105. M AND C ACADEMY AND CONSULTANCY PTY LTD 
    106. Magas Training and Development (Pty) Ltd 
    107. Makwedeng Training 
    108. Masakhane Further Education and Training 
    109. Masifundeni Training (PTY) LTD 
    110. Mediro Training Academy 
    111. MHKS SHERG Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    112. Mkholo Pardon Training Institution 
    113. Mobile Training cc 
    114. Mohloboli Trading and Projects 
    115. Molaetsa Wa Botshelo 
    116. Moripe Business and Training Consultants 
    117. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    118. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    119. Mziphela Training and Projects Pty. Ltd 
    120. Ndikho Ndinani Protection (Pty) Ltd 
    121. Ndwamato Training Solutions PTY LTD 
    122. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    123. NOSHTAC Training and Consulting cc 
    124. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    125. Ntalo Training & Consulting Services 
    126. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    127. Open Learning Group 
    128. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    129. OSR Trading 
    130. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    131. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
    132. Petra Projects and Enterprises 
    133. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    134. Precision skills development and training 
    135. Pro Driver Training (Pty) Ltd 
    136. PRO Skills Development Pty Ltd 
    137. Protrain Solutions 
    138. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
    139. Pyro-Med cc 
    140. QMS Training 
    141. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    142. R and T Training Pty Ltd 
    143. Racon Pest Control Training Academy 
    144. Rasehlo Transport and Tourism 
    145. RCH Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    146. Renntek Pty Ltd 
    147. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
    148. Royal Impression Academy 
    149. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    150. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
    151. Safety Haz Training PTY Ltd 
    152. Safety Skills Development Training 
    153. School of Shipping 
    154. Seng''khona Trading Enterprise 129 cc 
    155. Shipping And Transport College Pty Ltd 
    156. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    157. Sisabenza Operator Training (PTY) LTD 
    158. Siyashayela Training and Development 
    159. Skills for All 
    160. SN Pool Transport 
    161. Solly''''s SkillsTraining Centre 
    162. Sophia''s Excellence Driving Academy 
    163. Staffing Logistics 
    164. Stanlun Drafting and Architectural Designs 
    165. Striving Mind Academy and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
    166. SVA Training 
    167. T Africa Health & Safety Specialists (Pty) Ltd 
    168. Test NN 
    169. THABO Training and Services 
    170. The Mushroom Hut (Pty) Ltd 
    171. The Skills Authority 
    172. The Skills Matrix 
    173. Thekweni TVET College 
    174. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    175. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    176. Training at Divine Group Pty Ltd 
    177. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    178. Transnet Academy - Faculty of Maritime 
    179. Transvaal Legislative Training 
    180. Triton Express Pty Ltd 
    181. True-Blue Training (Pty) Ltd 
    182. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
    183. Uhlumelo Training and Development Solutions 
    184. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    185. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    186. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    187. Uzoyithola Training and Consulting 
    188. Value Logistics Limited 
    189. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
    190. Victoria driving School PTY LTD 
    191. Voltrek Trading and Projects 
    192. West Coast TVET College 
    193. Wheelman S A 
    194. Workplace Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    195. Xinergistix Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    196. Yes We Can Consulting Pty Ltd 
    197. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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