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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct road safety infrastructure audits on the road environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377221  Conduct road safety infrastructure audits on the road environment 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Traffic 
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 6  NQF Level 06  12 
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 
A Road safety audit process focuses on the contribution of the road elements to accidents. By identifying the potential safety problems during the early stages of a project, the design can be modified or changed at low cost, thus eliminating potential accidents.

As the management of accident risk is a long term strategy, it requires corporate support. The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of road traffic safety management and engineering.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the Exit Level Outcomes required for various management, accident prevention, incident management and engineering qualifications.
The Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Describing road safety audits.
  • Collect and analyse accident data/statistics.
  • Minimizing the severity and accidents risk of road traffic accidents that may be influenced by the road facility or adjacent environment.
  • Creating and maintaining an awareness of safe design practice during all the stages of a road project. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Communicate in the workplace at NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe road safety audits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Road network is explained in terms of its role in road traffic safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Road safety audits are explained in terms of purpose, objectives and benefit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The key elements of Road safety audits are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Elements include but are not limited to the road pavement, potholes, rutting, road traffic signs, drainage, markings, fencing, adequate and safety road junctions, traffic volumes, passing and no passing opportunities, speed limits, traffic speeds, queue lengths.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Collect and analyse accident data/statistics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A road and street network is analysed to determine the most hazardous spot and/or sections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Select a route/site to conduct a road safety survey. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The major factors are identified that contribute to crashes dominant on the selected section of road. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information/data is recorded and kept in accordance with organisational policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct relevant practical road safety surveys and analyses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The road safety audit steps are listed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Provide and report on background information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A road project plan is communicated with the adjacent road network and land users. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Collate pertinent information from data (recorded during the practical field surveys). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The survey results/findings are analysed against the required minimum standards and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The information is structured and sequenced and transformed into knowledge. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The analysis is evaluated, interpreted and conclusions are drawn against the required minimum standards and specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Communicate data, information and conclusions to end-user. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A road safety audit report is compiled and information displayed in various formats. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The format includes but is not limited to range information, background information, findings and recommendations and formal statement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A presentation on the data, information and analysis are compiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The findings are presented to the relevant end-users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A remedial measure report is compiled. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the LGSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA) who has jurisdiction over this field of learning in conjunction with the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).
  • The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
  • The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else, s/he will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.
  • The learner will be assessed in the workplace or by simulation, but can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that are not produced in the workplace or by the Recognition of Prior Learning process.
  • The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Purpose of:
    > Using a variety of oral and written communication techniques in the workplace.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
    > Workplace reports.
    > Presentations.
  • Cause and effect, implications of:
    > Implications of developing reports and presentations that do not meet the needs of the target audience.
  • Procedures and techniques:
    > Analytical data collection and analysis ability and use.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
    > Applicable company policies and procedures governing communication.
  • Theory: rules, principles and laws:
    > Applicable communication theory.
  • Relationships and systems:
    > Relationship between the effective use of a variety of oral and written communication techniques and effective job functioning as a supervisor/senior technical person. 

  • 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 workplace communication issues. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • In a team on surveys and analysis data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • To effectively communicate in the workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • To analyse data, collect data and develop workplace reports and presentations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • When leading discussions and chairing meetings.
  • When delivering presentations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Apply relevant communication theory. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the relationship between the effective use of a variety of oral and written communication techniques and effective job functioning as a supervisor/senior technical person. 

  • 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  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  80066   National Certificate: Strategic Road Traffic Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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