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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct evacuations and emergency drills 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242825  Conduct evacuations and emergency drills 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
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
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11506  Conduct evacuations and emergency drills  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15  Complete 
11509  Respond to emergency signals and situations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to identify and determine the type of an emergency and assist with the evacuation of people during the emergency. The person will also be able to respond to and use emergency signals within their own area of responsibility.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Identifying the emergency situation.
  • Assisting with an evacuation drill.
  • Responding to emergency signals in own area of responsibility. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Emergency signals may include but are not limited to:
  • Alarm, silent panic, duress, telecomm, medial, fire. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the emergency situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature of the emergency is identified to inform further action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The emergency is prioritised and graded in order to determine evacuation drills and or emergency signals to be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information regarding the emergency is collated for relaying purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relaying purposes includes the referral to the designated responsible individual.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Continued threat and risk assessments are conducted in own area of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Crime reduction information is collated in accordance with confidentiality guidelines and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assist with an evacuation drill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Emergency and non-emergency signals and incidents are responded to in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Confrontations during an evacuation drill are dealt with in accordance with proportionality of force principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Confrontations refer to both: potentially lethal and non-lethal confrontations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Manners in which to provide victim support are explained in line with legal prescripts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal prescripts include but are not limited to Chapter Two: Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Emergency services and official institution liaison are identified for actioning according to contingency plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Administrative requirements pertaining to emergencies are described in terms of reporting functions and their influence on the criminal justice system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Administrative requirements could include but are not limited to: report completion, giving evidence in court.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Respond to emergency signals in own area of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Physical responses to emergency signals and or incidents are explained in terms of their influence on the safeguarding of assets. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Physical responses may include but are not limited to: movement and approach, techniques on approaching, premises, buildings and rooms.
  • Assets include but are not limited to the public, clients, public and client property.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergency signals are reacted to in accordance with standard operating procedures and within the required time frame. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Use and maintenance of emergency equipment.
  • Emergency techniques (search, fire fighting, first aid, recognition procedures, radio and telephone procedures).
  • Differences between emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Police and emergency services and structures.
  • Risk and threat assessment procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the prioritising/grading of emergencies and safety incidents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that the safe, clam and orderly evacuation of people is conducted. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information related to the emergency in order to prioritise the information correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when assisting in the evacuation of people from the scene. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems whereby the effective implementation of evaluation plan will minimise the threat to lives and property. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard:
  • 11506, "Conduct evacuations and emergency drills", Level 4, 15 credits.
  • 11509, "Respond to emergency signals and situations", Level 4, 20 credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  61609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Volunteer Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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