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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Respond to, implement and manage emergencies according to an emergency action plan in a workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120329  Respond to, implement and manage emergencies according to an emergency action plan in a workplace 
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 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 
Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to describe the specified requirements pertaining to responding to emergencies according to action plan procedures in a workplace, Implement and manage emergency action plan procedures. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communications at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All the specific outcomes and assessment criteria are assessed in accordance with specified requirements and- where applicable- consequences to health and safety.

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

    Legal:
  • Mine Health and Safety Act.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives.

    Site-specific:
  • Health and safety agreements.
  • Codes of practice.
  • Standards.
  • Standards task procedures.
  • Risk Assessments procedures.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides/Permits.
  • MSDS.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the specified requirements pertaining to responding to emergencies according to an emergency action plan in a workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The types and extent of emergencies that can occur in the workplace are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergency action plans and procedures in a workplace are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Definitions and legal limits regarding irrespirable atmospheres are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Responses to emergencies according to action plan procedures in a workplace are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Training requirements for responding to emergencies according to an emergency action plan in a workplace are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include emergency procedures, evacuation drills, tools and equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement and manage emergency action plan procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The classification of risk areas is given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The siting, sizing and equipping of emergency evacuation assembly points is correctly demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The mapping out of evacuation routes is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The approved emergency evacuation procedure is implemented and managed accordingly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Evacuation procedures must include initiation, escape, assembly and workplace re-entry procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Emergency action plans and evacuation procedure training programmes are implemented and managed correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Implementation and managing of the emergency and evacuation procedures is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Respond to emergencies according to action plan procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The selection and use of tools and equipment pertaining to the type of emergencies is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The response to emergencies pertaining to the emergency action plan is correctly demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The evacuation of workers is done in a manner that ensures their health and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The response to emergencies in the workplace is performed in a manner that fosters teamwork and avoids conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not responding to emergency action plan procedures are explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems
  • By responding and improving on emergency procedures, the individual will be required to embark on remedial action, which requires problem solving. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organization/community
  • The individual will have to take reasonable care of oneself and other's safety in the workplace, which shows concern for entire team and not only oneself. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively
  • As part of the team, the individual will take into account the activities around him/her and ensure that his/her actions are complementary. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organize and critically evaluate information
  • When responding to emergencies, the individual will have to collect and organise information in such a way that he/she will be able to evaluate it and make decisions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations
  • Remedial action resulting from the emergency response, must be communicated to all relevant persons. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others)
  • Science and technology are used at the appropriate level, e.g. in interpreting data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • He/she must understand the impact of his/her or others' actions in the overall objectives of the workplace. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  77063   National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  62769   National Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  60369   National Certificate: Strata Control Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  64190   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  78803   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-06-02   
    Elective  60249   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-06-02  HW SETA 
    Elective  62796   Further Education and Training Certificate: Strata Control Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Adcorp Technical Training 
    3. Africa Training Centre 
    4. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    5. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    6. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    7. BADEN TRAINING AND COMPUTING SERVICES 
    8. Buna Construction And Projects 
    9. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    10. College of Production Technology 
    11. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    12. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE (PTY) LTD 
    13. Dego Consultants 
    14. Ditlotlo Trading Enterprise 
    15. Eastcape Training Centre 
    16. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    17. Emcare 
    18. ESS HOLDINGS (PTY) Ltd 
    19. Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd 
    20. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    21. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    22. imithetho labour law 
    23. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
    24. Kephama Trading Enterprise 
    25. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    26. KOLOMELA MINE 
    27. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    28. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    29. Lerumo La Setshaba 
    30. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    31. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    32. METSKILL (PTY) LTD 
    33. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    34. NKOMATI MINE 
    35. NOLOSHA 
    36. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    37. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    38. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    39. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    40. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    41. SAFETY TRAINING PRACTITIONERS PTY LTD 
    42. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    43. SAMANCOR EASTERN CROME MINES 
    44. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    45. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    46. Technology Risk Solutions 
    47. THARISA MINERALS PTY LTD 
    48. The Skills Matrix cc 
    49. Thusang Metallurgical Engineering Training and Consulting 
    50. Tius Consultants 
    51. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    52. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    53. VENETIA MINE 
    54. VERWEY''S SELECTION AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    55. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    56. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    57. Zibuyile Consulting and Projects (Pty) Ltd 



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