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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate Knowledge and Use of Hand Operated Fire Fighting Equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13961  Demonstrate Knowledge and Use of Hand Operated Fire Fighting Equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 are able to practically demonstrate knowledge of fire and repellents, knowledge of the application, construction and operation of hand operated fire fighting equipment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
1. Knowledge of the specific use of the various types of fire equipment.
2. Knowledge of characteristics of fire. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Hand operated fire equipment, including, all types of hand operated fire extinguishers, fixed hose reels, wheeled movile fire units, fire blankets and sand buckets.
  • Hand operated fire extinguishers include, Co2 types, foam, powder and gas type extinguishers.

    Element guide and record:

    The candidate will be provided with:
  • Plant equipment to carry out each assessment task.

    The candidate will be permitted to refer to the following documents:
  • Modules.
  • Maufacturer`s manuals.

    The candidate will be required to:
  • Wear personal protective equipment.
  • Orally, or by other methods of communication, answer questions put by the assessor.
  • Perform the tasks described by this guide within a time frame established between the candidate`s pervisor/instructor and the assessor prior to undertaking this assessment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of fire and repellents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Components required to sustain combustion are identified and related to fires. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Repellents used in controlling combustion are identified and related to extinguishing fires. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Types of extinguishant used in fire extinguishers are identified and are related to types of fire. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fire types - flammable liquids, gases, greases, energised electrical equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Personal safety requirements are identified and related to fires and the use of repellents. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the use of the various types of fire extinguishers. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Dry powder extinguisher, CO2 extinguisher, water extinguisher, chemical extinguisher, chemical fire, wood, paper, plastic fire, electrical fire. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The different types of extinguishers are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The right type of extinguisher for each type of fire is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Methods of extinguishing a fire are described in terms of the removal of fire factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The correct and safe procedure of the practical use of the different types of extinguishers are explained and
    demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate the use of fixed hose reels and ancilliary extinguishing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The various types of fires that can be extinguished with hose reels. fire blankets and sand buckets are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The systematic check on the hose reel, fire blanket and sand bucket is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The application of water and sand at the base of a fire is practically demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hose reels, Hoses, Nozzles, Valves, Sand, Blanket.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Evaluation of documentation by SAQA.

    Moderation: Locally based external moderation sytem. Providers are to refer to the moderation action plan for requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Use of mobile fire and rescue equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying & solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
    a. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
    b. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
    c. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
    d. Exploring education and career opportunities.
    e. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    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 
    Occupational Role: Power Plant Operator.

    Terminology used in this unit standard is consistent with the following:
  • Electricity Supply Industry in South Africa.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

    A candidate will be regarded not yet competent should the safety of people, plant and materials be jeopardised during any stage of the assessment. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  77163   National Certificate: Industrial Water Treatment Support System Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  23677   National Certificate: Power Plant Auxiliary Systems Operation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  61549   National Certificate: Power Plant Auxiliary Systems Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  78323   National Certificate: Lamproom Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  90655   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Not Applicable  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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. Bayteck Fire cc 
    2. DEE K LOGISTICS 
    3. ESKOM ARNOT POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    4. Global Maritime Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Institute for Quality cc 
    6. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    7. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    8. Skills Resource Group (PTY) Ltd 
    9. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
    10. Thamali Trading Enterprise 



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