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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise a heavy vehicle rescue operation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260117  Supervise a heavy vehicle rescue operation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Fire and Rescue 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This unit standard is intended for rescue practitioners that will respond to heavy vehicle incidents in order to conduct and supervise vehicle rescues and extrication of victims. The learner will be provided with tactical competencies to deal with and supervise heavy vehicle rescue activities at an incident.

On completion of this unit standard learners will be able to:
  • Size-up a heavy vehicle incident.
  • Coordinate safety at the scene.
  • Control and manage the stabilization of the vehicle.
  • Perform a heavy vehicle rescue.
  • Command and supervise a heavy vehicle rescue incident. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner is already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Performing vehicle rescue operations NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Size-up a heavy vehicle incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope and magnitude of the incident are determined through an analysis of the conditions on site. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions include existing and potential conditions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information relating to the incident is communicated to all role-players including victims in order to coordinate rescue efforts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information includes but is not limited to:
  • Number and status of victims, type(s) and stability of vehicle(s), accessibility, topography, hazards involved in specific incident, incident support operations, and required external resources, by-standers and environmental conditions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan of action is devised that is appropriate for deploying resources and assigning duties to all responders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The challenges and risks faced by rescuers at an incident are identified and analysed in terms of requirements to provide a safe rescue operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Challenges include but are not limited to access to the victim, stability of the vehicle, extrication, specialized equipment, topography, climatic conditions, number of victims and status of victims.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Coordinate safety at the scene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Zoning responsibilities are delegated to a responder to control access to the incident area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety precautions are implemented that are appropriate for ensuring the safety of responders in a specific context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety refers to but is not limited to personal protective clothing and equipment, protection of on scene personnel from vehicle, pedestrian and other risks, illumination of the working area, stability and exposed utilities.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate techniques are used to prevent escalation of the incident in relation to stabilisation of the area and safety of victims from dangerous exposures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include but are not limited to fire streams, foam blankets, damming, dyking and diverting.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform a heavy vehicle rescue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment to perform heavy vehicle rescues is used in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Limitations of specific rescue equipment are assessed and alternative equipment is identified that are better suited to the particular situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Heavy vehicle rescue equipment is tested and maintained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Victims are extricated and removed from wreckage with minimal destruction to wreckage and injury to victims. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Command and supervise a heavy vehicle rescue incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Supervisory skills are demonstrated that are appropriate to the situation and the Incident Management System. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A tactical plan is devised for a heavy vehicle rescue incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The plan is communicated to all relevant personnel and implemented in accordance with industry accepted protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The plan is monitored and the results are documented in such a way as to be able to provide improvements on future actions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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 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 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 
  • Incident Management System.
  • Legislation such as Occupational Health and Safety, Road Traffic Act, Fire Brigade Services Act.
  • Existing and potential safety considerations on an incident scene.
  • Communication techniques.
  • Relevant safety precautions for different contexts.
  • How to delegate responsibility.
  • How to develop a plan of action.
  • How to test and maintain rescue equipment.
  • Techniques to prevent escalation of the incident.
  • How to provide overarching supervision. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems related to heavy vehicle rescue incidents by providing safe working environment to conduct rescues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively and supervise others by giving commands, controlling and coordinating heavy rescue activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The ability to speedily organize oneself and one's activities and resources in order perform safe heavy vehicle rescues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to the incident in order to take informed decisions and actions to deal with the incident. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by disseminating information regarding the plan of action to perform heavy vehicle rescue operation by using various methods of communication such as radio, verbal and non-verbal communications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by using appropriate rescue systems or strategies in a dynamic environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that heavy vehicle rescue operations involve specialised equipment and expertise knowledge to deal with numerous challenges at the incident scene. 

    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
    Elective  64390   National Certificate: Emergency Services Supervision: Fire and Rescue Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 


    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. Agisanang SA Training 
    2. All Access Holdings 
    3. Buffalo City Fire & Emergency Services Trainig Academy 
    4. City Of Cape Town - FIRE and Rescue Services Training Academy 
    5. City of Johannesburg Emergency Services Training Academy 
    6. City of Tshwane Community Safety - FIRE 
    7. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    8. Ekurhuleni Metropolitian Municipal Emergency Services Training Academy 
    9. Ethekwini Fire and Disaster Management Services 
    10. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    11. Josmap Training Institute 
    12. Kgolo Institute 
    13. Khara Hais Local Municipality/Emergency Services Training Academy 
    14. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    15. Rural Metro Emergency Management Services (PTY)LTD 
    16. Sasol Secunda - Emergency Management Training Academy 
    17. Tlokwe City Council Fire Brigade Services Training Centre 
    18. Tshwane Leadership & Management Academy/Tshwane Metro Police 
    19. Vicmat Consultants 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.