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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise and apply ventilation at a fire and rescue 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260122  Supervise and apply ventilation at a fire and rescue 
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 
Ventilation control is regarded as a fundamental fire and rescue skill used to preserve life and properties. The unit standard will provide learners with knowledge and skills related to ventilation techniques which will enable learners to; locate the seat of the fire, increase visibility in a fire situation, prevent or limit fire spread, facilitate search and rescue operations, remove harmful fumes from the immediate environment and supplement oxygen levels in oxygen deficient environment.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Assess an incident.
  • Devise a plan for ventilation.
  • Supervise the setting up of ventilation and support equipment.
  • Supervise the ventilation operation. 

  • 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 
    Ventilation refers to but is not limited to:
  • Incidents involving structures, confined spaces, trenches, transport facilities, wild land areas and industry which may lead to:
    > Incidents involving fires.
    > Incidents involving hazardous materials.
    > Incidents involving abnormal atmospheric oxygen levels. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess an incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The extent and severity of the incident is determined through an analysis of information relating to the nature of the incident and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for ventilation is determined in accordance with relevant information gathered from the incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources required to respond to the needs of the incident are identified from available resources within an acceptable timeframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Additional resources required are identified and sourced in accordance with agreed organisational practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Devise a plan for ventilation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ventilation techniques are contrasted in terms of their uses and limitations for specific situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A plan of action is developed that will provide maximum ventilation with the available resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan is formulated based on the preferred method to achieve successful ventilation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Successful ventilation refers to but is not limited to increased visibility, reduced temperature and humidity and normalized oxygen levels.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise the setting up of ventilation and support equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ventilation and support equipment is categorised in terms of its uses, maintenance requirements and limitations for a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ventilation equipment is positioned for optimum effectiveness in a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personnel are utilised in accordance with their specific skills to maximise team output. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems relating to ventilation equipment and techniques are analysed and an appropriate course of corrective action is developed to suit the situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Supervise the ventilation operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Instructions relating to ventilation equipment are issued in accordance with organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ventilation process is monitored to ensure optimum effectiveness and minimise potential problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A report is compiled that effectively captures the performance of a ventilation operation. 


    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 
    The learner demonstrates knowledge of the following:
  • Incident Management System.
  • Building construction.
  • The need for ventilation.
  • Resources required for ventilation.
  • Ventilation techniques.
  • How to make best use of available personnel.
  • How to prepare an action plan.
  • How to minimise potential ventilation problems. 

  • 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 incidents requiring ventilation by ensuring the application of ventilation techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a fire or rescue team/group/section by ensuring the application of organizational ventilation procedures and processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and know individual supportive staff's strengths and limitations in order to allocate activities and resources needed for ventilation operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and organise information and critically evaluating information gathered regarding settings on and placement of unit(s) in order to perform safe and effective ventilation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate information effectively by issuing instructions to subordinates regarding the ventilation operation. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that ventilation operations are safe and effective and relevant information is gathered and communicated to key roleplayers to provide an overview of the impact of ventilation on total firefighting/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
    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. AM Risk and Training (PTY) LTD. 
    4. Buffalo City Fire & Emergency Services Trainig Academy 
    5. City Of Cape Town - FIRE and Rescue Services Training Academy 
    6. City of Johannesburg Emergency Services Training Academy 
    7. City of Tshwane Community Safety - FIRE 
    8. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    9. Ekurhuleni Metropolitian Municipal Emergency Services Training Academy 
    10. Ethekwini Fire and Disaster Management Services 
    11. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    12. Goldfields Emergency Fire Services Training Academy 
    13. Josmap Training Institute 
    14. Kgolo Institute 
    15. Khara Hais Local Municipality/Emergency Services Training Academy 
    16. Khosithi Training 
    17. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    18. Rural Metro Emergency Management Services (PTY)LTD 
    19. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    20. Sasol Secunda - Emergency Management Training Academy 
    21. Sol Plaatje Emergency Services Training 
    22. St Francis Fire & Safety Learning Academy 
    23. Tlokwe City Council Fire Brigade Services Training Centre 
    24. Tshwane Leadership & Management Academy/Tshwane Metro Police 
    25. 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.