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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a fire safety inspection 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260119  Conduct a fire safety inspection 
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 persons that are required to carry out fire compliance inspections of transport, buildings, facilities and installations. Learners will be provided with knowledge and skills to be able to determine the causes of fires and be exposed to the legislation and applicable standards including by-laws that govern the industry in relation to fire safety aspects.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be competent in:
  • Conducting a fire safety inspection at a workplace.
  • Conducting a workplace fire safety risk survey.
  • Determining causes of fires. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct a fire safety inspection at a workplace. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Workplace includes but is not limited to:
  • Warehouses, shopping malls, public assembly, offices, hospitals, hotels and storage facilities. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A checklist for fire safety is compiled to measure compliance with legislation governing fire safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inspection at the workplace is conducted to determine compliance with the legislation governing fire safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A report is compiled that reflects the findings and recommendations of the inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of a follow-up inspection is explained in terms of legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct a workplace fire safety risk survey. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A risk profile is developed from fire safety related information that is gathered at the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A site plan is generated indicating specific risk areas for briefing purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Site plan refers to but is not limited to accessibility, points of egress, water supplies, safe refuge areas, control points, areas of high risk and fire protection equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A pre-incident plan is generated that provides clear guidance in the event of an emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The pre-incident plan is communicated to all role-players in accordance with company policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role-players include but are not limited fire service personnel, organisation personnel and affiliated agency staff.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The plan is assessed in terms of its effectiveness in determining further remedial actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Resources required for the implementation of the plan are allocated in terms of standard operating procedures and are appropriate to the plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine causes of fires. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process for determining causes of fires is explained in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The roles and responsibilities of the emergency services (fire and rescue operations) are explained in terms of functions to be performed in specific situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of fires are analysed in terms of potential causes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information is collected and evaluated to determine the primary cause of a fire within industry acceptable parameters. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the following:
  • Evacuation procedures.
  • Access and egress points.
  • Legislation governing fire safety.
  • How to compile a report.
  • How to develop a risk profile.
  • How to determine causes of fires. 

  • 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 fire safety by assessing risks in the context of compliance to fire safety and implement the devised plan in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by sharing knowledge and skills with other team members to achieve goals and objectives in terms of fire safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize oneself and one's activities in order to contribute towards organisational goals and objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to be able to determine preliminary factors leading to the causes of fire at the scene. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the investigation officer by ensuring that all information is recorded in line with organisation's operating procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by ensuring that workplaces are in compliance with fire safety regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that an appropriate search pattern of workplace risks is followed in accordance with instructions and set procedures. 

    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  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. AM Risk and Training (PTY) LTD. 
    4. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    5. Bantubanye Skills 
    6. Buffalo City Fire & Emergency Services Trainig Academy 
    7. City Of Cape Town - FIRE and Rescue Services Training Academy 
    8. City of Johannesburg Emergency Services Training Academy 
    9. City of Tshwane Community Safety - FIRE 
    10. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    11. Ekurhuleni Metropolitian Municipal Emergency Services Training Academy 
    12. Ethekwini Fire and Disaster Management Services 
    13. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    14. Goldfields Emergency Fire Services Training Academy 
    15. Isibuko Group Pty Ltd 
    16. Josmap Training Institute 
    17. Kgolo Institute 
    18. Khara Hais Local Municipality/Emergency Services Training Academy 
    19. Khosithi Training 
    20. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    21. Rural Metro Emergency Management Services (PTY)LTD 
    22. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    23. Sasol Secunda - Emergency Management Training Academy 
    24. Sol Plaatje Emergency Services Training 
    25. St Francis Fire & Safety Learning Academy 
    26. Tlokwe City Council Fire Brigade Services Training Centre 
    27. Tshwane Leadership & Management Academy/Tshwane Metro Police 
    28. 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.