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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage potential threats and/or emergency conditions onboard 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259400  Manage potential threats and/or emergency conditions onboard 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Maritime Defence 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 learners who wish to work in the maritime environment. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will achieve the knowledge and practical competencies required to develop their practical skills and balance these with the essential knowledge needed to manage emergencies of a military nature effectively.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Manage potential threats and emergencies associated with ship personnel.
  • Manage bomb threats.
  • Control access to the ship when alongside. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Manage potential threats and emergencies associated with ship personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Warning signs are erected, displayed and inspected where regulations state such notices must be or where a hazard exists. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Warning notices include the operation of hazardous equipment or machinery, man aloft boards, diving in operation flags and lights, shafts turning or propulsion operated, sonar operated, guns, launchers or directors being turned, man below boards in the engine rooms.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergencies resulting from hazardous activities and personnel emergency situations are managed according to policy and standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personnel emergency situations include serious offence scenarios, serious injury and bodily harm, accidental firearm discharge and the death of a personnel member.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Disciplinary actions are taken against crew members acting maliciously or under the influence of alcohol or hallucinogenic substances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Organisational procedures designed to safeguard personnel and the ship during emergencies is applied when an emergency occurs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Effective communication is maintained with port authorities and commanding personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Actions are taken to rectify unsafe practices within a time frame which reflects the severity of the unsafe practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Documentation which details personnel situations is submitted to the higher authority within specified timeframes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage bomb threats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of standard operating procedures for handling bomb threats which highlights key steps taken to minimise injury and damage personnel to shipboard personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alarms associated with bomb threats are identified according to their meaning as stipulated in organisational and international emergency codes and signals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actions are taken in response to a received bomb threat according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Precautions are applied for the protection and safety of personnel during bomb threats which are constant with organisational and international safety rules and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal protective clothing and equipment utilised during bomb threats is applied according to its functioning and in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Shipboard personnel who engage in bomb threat operations are tasked according to their role in the handling bomb threats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Port authorities are alerted of the bomb threat according to legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The relevant documentation and templates are completed and submitted to the higher authority within the appropriate timeframes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control access to the ship when alongside. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The precautions to be taken for ensuring the security of the ship in port are applied in terms of the actions for different security levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Organisational rules and regulations for permitting visitors on board the ship is applied in terms of the accompanying administrative procedures and documentation that is necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety procedures are followed in the event of intruder alerts that are consistent with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures are applied for personnel seeking access to the ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Deviations from required practice are identified and investigated in accordance with established procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Incident reports and documentation relating to the unauthorised access of individuals to the ship is completed in the required format and distributed to authorised personnel within stipulated timeframes and via correct channels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Incident evaluation takes place in order to improve the security of the ship. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An 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 with 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 with 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 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Managing potential threats and emergencies associated with ship personnel.
  • Managing bomb threats.
  • Controlling access to the ship when alongside. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Potential threats and emergencies associated with ship personnel.
  • Bomb threats.
  • The controlling of access to the ship when alongside. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Managing bomb threats. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Potential threats and emergencies associated with ship personnel.
  • The management of a bomb threat. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Managing potential threats and emergencies associated with ship personnel.
  • Managing bomb threats.
  • Controlling access to the ship when alongside. 

  • 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  64049   Further Education Training Certificate: Harbour Watchkeeping  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS 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.
     
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