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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage and coordinate flood control activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259401  Manage and coordinate flood control activities 
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 plan, control and co-ordinate the fighting of flooding on board a ship.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Describe flood and related damage control equipment.
  • Fight shipboard flooding.
  • Assess and report on damage. 

  • 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 
    Describe flood and related damage control equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Shipboard areas that are serviced by salvage pumps and overboard discharge points for salvage pumps and eductors are located and identified on systems drawings and on the vessel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the capacity and limitations of salvage pumps. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Capacity includes but not limited to pumping rates in tonnes per hour of all fixed and portable salvage systems on board.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment serviced by safety stops and quick shut off valves are located and identified on systems drawings and on the vessel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the role of safety stops and quick shut off valves in fighting floods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A description is given of the watertight and gastight integrity of the ship with respect to the purpose and meaning of markings on each door or hatch. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Fight shipboard flooding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All flood fighting equipment is checked for serviceability and corrective actions are taken in the cases of defects. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes both fixed and portable.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment is checked for serviceability before fighting flooding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Flood fighting equipment is selected which is appropriate to the severity of the flooding and damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Flood fighting equipment is directed and operated in order to contain the flood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Damage control personnel and teams are directed in a safe manner in terms of their duties and responsibilities so as to contain flooding and minimize flooding. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Personnel may include but is not limited to the duty mechanician, duty technician, attack party, support party and containment party.
  • Duties include reaction to alarm (portable equipment), entry to scene of incident (full suits and equipment) and isolation of compartments (closing doors/hatches.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Commands are given in a clear, concise and correct using maritime terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The safety of the vessel and personnel is monitored during damage control activities through constant observation and feedback. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess and report on damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information in terms of the flooding is collected from flood fighters and supervisory personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The flooding is assessed in terms of causes and consequences of the flooding in terms of damage to the ship, equipment and personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports on damage are completed and submitted to the appropriate authority within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information relating to the flooding is disseminated via approved channels to assist with refinement of equipment, responses and procedures. 


    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:
  • Fighting shipboard flooding. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Shipboard flooding. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Fighting shipboard flooding.
  • Assessing and reporting on damage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Damage to the ship. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Fighting shipboard flooding. 

  • 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.
     
    NONE 



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