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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement basic safety procedures in emergencies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114863  Implement basic safety procedures in emergencies 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Diplomacy, Protocol and Foreign Affairs Assist 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 has as its core purpose, qualifying learners who will perform First Aid and basic life support procedures. The learner will demonstrate knowledge of health and safety regulations of host country and South Africa. They will manage an emergency scene and practice fire fighting and emergency evacuation drills.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Perform First Aid and basic life support procedures.
  • Manage an emergency situation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety regulations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification are assumed to have completed a Level 4 qualification or RPL equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Perform First Aid and basic life support procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The medical-legal implications and principles of First Aid are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for the practice of personal safety is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Elementary human anatomical structures and physiological functions are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate First Aid procedures are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage an emergency situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential disasters for a specific area and/or situation are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The difference between man-made and natural disasters and their probable impact are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A simple disaster management plan is devised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Community structures and resources to utilize in emergencies are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate evacuation and fire fighting drills are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Accurate emergency contact information is compiled and made readily available. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Occupational health and safety principles are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge of the South African Health and Safety Act is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The health and safety regulations of a particular target country are investigated and a report is compiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Health and safety information is displayed and made known to all concerned parties. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the ETQA's discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Emergency scene management
  • First Aid (CPR, AR, Choking, Wounds and bleeding, Shock, Unconsciousness, Fainting, Fractures, Burns, Head Injuries, Spinal injuries)
  • Principles of First Aid
  • Emergency drills
  • Fire fighting
  • Disaster Management plan
  • Health and Safety Act and regulations
  • Relevant Information: Contact numbers and persons 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in securing safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to emergency situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in emergency scene management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems to acquire best possible aid in emergency or disaster situations. 

    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 
    Assessment Methods and Integrated Assessment:

    Ensure that assessment covers the specific outcomes, the critical cross-field outcomes and the essential embedded knowledge. Assessment activities should be appropriate to the context and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including direct observation, product sample, simulation, questioning (verbal or written) and testimony (portfolio collection of evidence).

    Integrated assessment: It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the number of assessment "events". Ensure that the commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Supplementary Information:

    Activity & number of hours:
    Lectures: 10
    Experiential Learning: 20 (Practical applications and drills)
    Total: 30 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57651   National Certificate: Forensic Science  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  48761   National Certificate: Mission Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  63969   National Certificate: Pharmaceutical Sales Representation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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.
     
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