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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise a fire fighting and rescue operation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260121  Supervise a fire fighting and 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 will enable persons responding to and supervising fire fighting team operations to control and mitigate fire incidents. Learners will be equipped with tactical competencies required to deal with fire fighting activities. This unit standard is applicable to teams that are expected to respond to and arrive at the scene of an incident in order to perform firefighting functions at a supervisory level.

Person credited with this unit will be able to:
  • Assess a fire and rescue incident.
  • Devise a fire fighting and rescue plan.
  • Implement and monitor a rescue plan. 

  • 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.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Fire fighting operations refer to firefighting within the contexts of:
  • Structural.
  • Transport.
  • High rise buildings.
  • Wild land.
  • Petrochemical.
  • Industrial. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess a fire and rescue incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A fire scene is evaluated in terms of evacuation considerations for public and livestock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential risks relating to an incident are identified and assessed to determine their likelihood of occurrence and their threat to life, environment and property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Offensive and defensive risk reduction strategies are formulated according to the potential for incident escalation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Strategies are determined to preserve life, the environment and property in accordance with the potential risks relating to the incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Resources needed are identified, quantified and prioritised in order to maximise rescue potential within the incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The roles and responsibilities of the various team members are understood so as to be able to allocate emergency tasks and duties to them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Responsibilities are allocated to fire fighting teams in accordance with the roles and activities of individual fire fighters. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Devise a fire fighting and rescue plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is collected at the scene without causing any disruption or negative consequences to safety of personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information collected from the scene is analysed and categorised in terms of different rescue plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Various rescue plans are formulated within acceptable timeframes for a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The best option is selected to suit the specific situation and choice is justified in terms of effectiveness, minimisation of risk and safety of people and property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The plan is communicated to team members in such a way as to coordinate a team effort. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement and monitor a rescue plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The plan is implemented in accordance with the organisational work policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The plan is assessed to determine possible further remedial actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources required for the implementation of the plan are allocated in line with the standard operating procedures. 


    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 
  • Evacuation procedures.
  • Offensive and defensive risk reduction strategies.
  • Potential risk of incidents.
  • How to collect information at a scene.
  • How to categorise information.
  • How to formulate a plan.
  • Communication to achieve maximum team work.
  • Workplace policies and procedures.
  • Resources required for a rescue operation. 

  • 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 and rescue operations at the scene of an incident and by shaping own actions and a response plan according to the changing nature of the context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a fire and rescue team/group/section to ensure public and individual safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving effective transit pedestrian/static protection of designated persons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and organise information and critically evaluating information gathered at the scene of an incident. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with other emergency personnel, members of the public and members of her/his own service in order to further objective of the service at the scene. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that rescue operations are conducted timeously and relevant information is gathered and documented to provide integrated and total rescue plan. 

    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. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    4. Bantubanye Skills 
    5. Buffalo City Fire & Emergency Services Trainig Academy 
    6. City Of Cape Town - FIRE and Rescue Services Training Academy 
    7. City of Johannesburg Emergency Services Training Academy 
    8. City of Tshwane Community Safety - FIRE 
    9. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    10. Ekurhuleni Metropolitian Municipal Emergency Services Training Academy 
    11. Ethekwini Fire and Disaster Management Services 
    12. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    13. Josmap Training Institute 
    14. Kgolo Institute 
    15. Khara Hais Local Municipality/Emergency Services Training Academy 
    16. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    17. Rural Metro Emergency Management Services (PTY)LTD 
    18. Sasol Secunda - Emergency Management Training Academy 
    19. Tlokwe City Council Fire Brigade Services Training Centre 
    20. Tshwane Leadership & Management Academy/Tshwane Metro Police 
    21. 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.