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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Ensure safe passage in traffic 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116134  Ensure safe passage in traffic 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Traffic,Traffic-Related,L.Government Law Enfor 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-04-13  2008-04-13  SAQA 1059/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-04-13   2012-04-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
256520  Control traffic  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is that learners are capable of safely escorting vehicles and people through traffic in various situations. Learners who are credited with the unit standard are able to maintain traffic control and optimise traffic flow while ensuring the safe passage of those they are escorting.

This unit standard also allows for transformation with the traffic policing profession, as learners become models for other learners. This attracts quality people and allows for the aspirations of people to be part of the traffic policing profession. The recognition of prior learning will formalise informal and non-formal leaning and learners will be able to obtain credits towards a national qualification.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Preparing to follow escorting routes.
  • Analysing routes and duties to anticipate and prevent problems.
  • Using equipment required for communication with colleagues and other service providers.
  • Working with others including other jurisdictions to ensure smooth passage.
  • Following standard operating procedures to conclude escorts. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Driving a vehicle.
  • Advanced and pursuit driving.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The escorting competence attained to achieve this unit standard must be applied to ensure uninhibited movement of escorted vehicles and persons in all weather conditions, day or night. Included are, for example, funeral processions, abnormal vehicles, abnormal loads, dangerous goods on vehicles, dignitaries, emergency vehicles, sport event participants, etc. Escorting equipment includes the vehicles used for escorting vehicles and persons. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Comply with permissions and provisions for escorting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission and authority required have been obtained following standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Provisions are accurately determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Preparation for and execution of escorting take into account and are in line with permission, authority and provisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Vehicles for escorting are obtained following standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess routes and assigned duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information about routes and duties is obtained from relevant sources following standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment of routes takes safety into account. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Route risk spots are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Anticipated problems are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible solutions to anticipated problems are feasible within given contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Solutions to anticipated problems are implemented following standard operating procedures, and in line with authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Description of assigned duties and roles is accurate. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Confirm that equipment is in working order for effective escorting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment required for effective communication is accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identification of equipment takes place prior to commencement of escorting activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment defects are reported to relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Defective equipment is not used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Evaluation of appropriateness of vehicles provided for escorting is in terms of relevance for specific escorting assignments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Escort vehicles and persons through traffic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Disruption to traffic is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Situational awareness is maintained for as long as required by the given context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication with colleagues and other service providers is maintained in line with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Communication with colleagues and other service providers is prompt, appropriate, clear and to the correct role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Standard operating procedures are followed at all times. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The relevant sections to the National Road Traffic Act.
  • Other relevant legislation.
  • Road signs.
  • Road surfaces.
  • Effect of weather conditions on road user behaviour.
  • Vehicle size impact on its behaviour. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems regarding escorting routes, and equipment, to ensure proactive, safe, and feasible solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others during escorting assignments to comply with permissions and provisions for escorting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their escorting assignment activities responsibly and effectively to ensure that preparation for and execution of escorting take into account and are in line with permission, authority and provisions, situational awareness is maintained for as long as required by the given context, and standard operating procedures are adhered to at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about routes, duties, permissions and provisions to ensure compliance with permissions and provisions for escorting, and minimised disruption to traffic. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively to obtain information about routes and duties from relevant sources following standard operating procedures using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and other service providers using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, to assess routes and assigned duties showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by correctly identifying anticipated problems and confirming and ensuring that equipment is in working order for effective escorting.
  • Report equipment defects to relevant persons using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that preparation for and execution of escorting must take into account and be in line with permissions, authority and provisions, and by minimising disruption to traffic while maintaining situational awareness for as long as required by the given context. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 256520, which is "Control traffic", Level 4, 11 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48921   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-04-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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.
     
    1. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    2. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    3. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    4. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    5. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    6. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    7. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 
    8. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 



    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.