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

Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of emergency preparedness and response 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116533  Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of emergency preparedness and response 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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
259597  Explain emergency preparedness and response procedures  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard requires learners to demonstrate basic knowledge an understanding of emergency preparedness and response. Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Discussing the different types of emergencies that may be encountered in the workplace
  • Explaining emergency preparedness and demonstrating response appropriate to the situation 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The Unit Standard outcomes and credits are based on the assumption that learners attempting this Unit Standard can already read, write and communicate at ABET 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.Note: Emergencies must include: Floods, Fires, Explosions, Seismic events, Power failures, Emission of gas, Sudden release of gases, Chemical incidents, and equipment failure. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss different types of emergencies that may be encountered in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of emergencies that may be encountered in a workplace are listed and are according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Effects that these emergencies in the workplace may have on worker health and safety is described in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of warning, mandatory, statutory and informative signs is explained and is according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of adhering to the symbolic signs is explained in terms of the consequences to health, safety and production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explaining emergency preparedness and demonstrating response appropriate to the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanation of immediate personal action to be taken, in the event of an emergency, is in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal action includes: withdrawal, warning of other workers, reporting, first aid treatment and donning of self - contained self - rescuer.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergency preparedness is explained in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanation of restricted and confined areas, traveling ways and escape routes is according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Demonstrations of actions to be taken during prescribed situations confirm understanding of specified requirements. 


    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 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Learners are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the learner's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Legal and specified requirements
  • The different types of emergencies that may be encountered in the workplace
  • Emergency preparedness 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. Note: The ability of the learner to interpret emergency situations contributes to his/her problem solving skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. Note: The ability and willingness of the learner to accept, interpret and delegate work instructions correctly, when and if required, 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. Note: Competence in applying acquired knowledge will indicate that the learner can organise and manage activities in his/her working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. Note: The ability of the learner to evaluate and interpret situations will indicate proficiency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations. Note: The ability of the learner to use visual, mathematical and language skills will indicate his/her effectiveness to communicate information in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. Note: The ability of the learner to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have an interrelated effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the learner competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259597, which is "Explain emergency preparedness and response procedures", Level 2, 3 credits.

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

    Legal requirements:
  • OHS Act and Regulations 85 / 1993
  • Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations 29/1996
  • Guideline for mandatory Codes of Practice

    Site- Specific requirements:
  • Managerial instructions
  • Codes of Practice
  • Company Standards
  • Standard Task Procedures
  • Health Management Programme
  • Risk Assessment Documentation
  • Working Guides
  • Manufacturers' specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64189   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  59549   National Certificate: Strata Control Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  21842   National Certificate: Surface Mining Rockbreaking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  57121   National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Quarrying  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-09-17  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  62869   National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Surface Excavations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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. Adcorp Technical Training 
    2. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    3. Anglo American Platinum Limited 
    4. Anglo American Platinum Limited - Mogalakwena Mining Training Centre 
    5. ANGLO PLATINUM - ENGINEERING SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE 
    6. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    7. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    8. ASSOCIATED MANGANESE MINES OF SA LTD 
    9. BADEN TRAINING AND COMPUTING SERVICES 
    10. BANA BA THARI MINING TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    11. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    12. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    13. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    14. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    15. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    16. College of Production Technology 
    17. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    18. Concor Projects (pty) Ltd 
    19. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    20. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    21. Eastcape Training Centre 
    22. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    23. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    24. Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd 
    25. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    26. Finsch Diamonds Mine 
    27. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    28. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
    29. Fundisa Zonke Training Academy 
    30. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    31. Glencore Operation South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Glencore Operations South Africa (PTY) LTD - Eastern Mines 
    33. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    34. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED 
    35. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
    36. Inkezo HR Solutions 
    37. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    38. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    39. KOLOMELA MINE 
    40. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    41. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    42. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    43. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    44. MANCAS CONSULTANCY CC 
    45. Mathome Training & Development 
    46. MATLA COLLIERY 
    47. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (MEYERTON) (TP) 
    48. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    49. METSKILL (PTY) LTD 
    50. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    51. MINTEK 
    52. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    53. MOOLMAN BROS CONST CO PTY 
    54. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    55. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION PTY LTD 
    56. NKOMATI MINE 
    57. NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED 
    58. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    59. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    60. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    61. PMC TRAINING CONSULTANTS AND ASSOCIATES (PTY) LTD 
    62. PRETORIA PORTLAND CEMENT CO_LTD (HEAD OFFICE) 
    63. Prisma Training Solutions 
    64. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    65. Richtrau No 177 Pty Ltd t/a Bokoni Platinum Mines (Lebowa Platinum Mines) 
    66. Rustenburg Platinum Mines - Union Section 
    67. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    68. SAFETY TRAINING PRACTITIONERS PTY LTD 
    69. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    70. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    71. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    72. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    73. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
    74. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    75. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    76. Staffing Logistics 
    77. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    78. Technology Risk Solutions 
    79. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    80. Triton Training and Development 
    81. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    82. VENETIA MINE 
    83. VERWEY''S SELECTION AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    84. Wavelength T.T.I 
    85. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    86. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
    87. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    88. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    89. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 
    90. XSTRATA COAL 
    91. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    92. Xtrata SA Pty Ltd t/a Xstrata Alloys Business Unit Western mines 
    93. ZULEK TRAINING SPECIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    94. ZUREL PRIVATE COLLEGE 



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