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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Attend to and manage a collision scene 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11981  Attend to and manage a collision scene 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Visible Policing 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
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 
Learners who have achieved this unit standard are capable of applying the correct procedures when attending to and managing a road accident scene.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Safeguard a scene of a road accident.
  • Support accident scene victims.
  • Acquire information at a road accident scene.
  • Investigate a road accident crime scene.
  • Compile a sketch plan of a road accident crime scene.
  • Complete the required reports and documentation.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the safety in society environment and more specifically within the policing discipline by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the safety in society and environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Functional mathematical, numerical and communication skills
  • Read, interpret and use of relevant forms 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who attend to and manage road accident scenes with a level of authority that allows them to take independent decisions and make accurate observations in order to relay these observations in a court of law barring the facts of the matter.

    This is done in all weather conditions, in day and night time, on a highway, local area and urban areas, with or without any traffic.
    Four things to take into account:
  • Fixed point
  • Base line
  • Co-ordinate measuring method
  • Safety 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Safeguard a scene of a road accident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Using of the correct equipment and hand signals to direct traffic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identification of any threats/hazards/dangers and following the correct emergency procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cordoning off of immediate vicinity to prevent crime, control crowds and protect evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Following the procedures and protocols of accident Incident Management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Support accident scene victims. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Understanding and empathy of victims is demonstrated according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Locating and identifying injured and/or deceased victims at a road accident scene and at a hospital. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Rendering of basic first-aid support to injured victims at a road accident scene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Identification and arrangement of preferred ambulance services by victims. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Identification and arrangement of preferred tow-service provider by victims (except if a vehicle is an exhibit). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Locating, identifying and safekeeping of victim's property according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Informing next-of-kin of the victim's death or serious injury. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Acquire information at a road accident scene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Locating and identifying witnesses for interviewing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Interviewing of witnesses, drivers, owners and involved pedestrians and passengers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recording of information for the purpose of completing the official Accident Report (AR) form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Validating driving licences and permits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Determining the need for opening/registering a case docket for a criminal investigation according to set criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Notifying of owners/responsible persons of damages to property. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Investigate a road accident crime scene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Accurate observing of involved parties to determine and record the elements of the crime (people/human element). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Accurate observing of involved vehicles to determine and record the elements of the crime. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Accurate observing of the road environment and weather conditions to determine and record the elements of the crime. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Accurate observing and recording of physical evidence to prove the elements of the crime. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Identification and lawful arresting of suspects, according to organisational procedures and the relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Identification and lawful seizure of exhibits according to organisational procedures and the relevant legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Compile a sketch plan of a road accident crime scene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Distinguishing between a rough sketch, sketch plan, plan and key to sketch plan/plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Knowing and applying the various measuring techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Marking off of all physical evidence and indicated accident-related points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Drawing a rough sketch of a road accident crime scene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Drawing of a scientifically sound sketch plan and key to sketch plan of a road accident scene. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete the required reports and documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Transferring of information recorded at the scene to the official Accident Report (AR) form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Compiling a case docket for criminal investigation purposes according to organisational procedures and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Compiling a statement that contains all the elements of the crime according to organisational procedures and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Compiling an evaluative report containing recommendations on the prevention of serious road accidents. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal work duties. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.

    2. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA and ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).

    3. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA and registered to ECSA.

    4. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA and ECSA procedures.

    5. The standard describes competent performance in using physical techniques that will enhance their job performance, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

    6. Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that he/she has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. test, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report back (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, scientific standards, procedures and practises.
  • A broad understanding of the legislation regarding the attending to and managing of a road accident scene.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for the attending to and managing of a road accident scene.
  • A basic understanding of the ways and methods when attending to and managing of a road accident scene. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify trauma and post traumatic stress situations and manage it effectively as set out in the provisions of organisational procedures, making a sound judgement of any given situation.
  • Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way in applying the provisions set out in organisational procedures regarding the attending to and managing of a road accident scene, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team in applying the provisions set out in organisational procedures regarding the attending to and managing of a road accident scene, under controlled circumstances, making sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones personal activities responsibly and effectively applying the provisions set out in organisational procedures regarding the attending to and managing of a road accident scene, making sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relevant in applying the provisions set out in organisational procedures regarding the attending to and managing of a road accident scenes, making sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    LEVEL:
    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
    (1) A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component.
    (2) An understanding of the discipline/field's fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles.
    (3) An understanding of fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles of other disciplines fields associated with this field.
    (4) Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field.
    (5) An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems.
    (6) Basic information and facts gathering, analysis and presentation skills.
    (7) An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliable following prescribed formats and conventions.


    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements
    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in the following documents:

    Criminal Procedure Act
    Constitution of South Africa and the Bill of Rights
    South African Police Service Act
    Road Traffic Act

    A Glossary of terms about the terminology of
    CONTEXT SPECIFIC
    Specifications, agreements, scientific standards, policies and procedures 

    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  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  20496   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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