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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures associated with a ship 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259405  Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures associated with a ship 
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. This Unit Standard will give the learner the opportunity to develop essential knowledge of safety procedures so as to ensure the safety of personnel during routine and special operations as well as emergency conditions.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures on a ship.
  • Monitor and maintain safety of the work environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures associated with radiation hazard.
  • Describe safety procedures associated with firearms, weapons and ammunition onboard a ship. 

  • 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 
    Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures on a ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of safety procedures and precautions for the carrying out of maintenance repair or replenishment work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Special instructions appropriate to the conditions and consistent with safety procedures are given to personnel prior to the carrying out of maintenance, repair or replenishment work being scheduled. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instructions refers to instruction related to the safety of the ship and equipment, use of a fire arm, controlling security at main entrance point, safety of personnel in inclement weather and heavy surging.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate safety equipment is selected according to the task at hand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety equipment is used in accordance with intended purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety equipment is checked for serviceability. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor and maintain safety of the work environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Work environment includes working aloft, working over the ship's side, embarking ammunition, refuelling, welding, turning rotating weapons or directors in harbour, operating engines in harbour and diving operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of safety precautions required to be taken to eliminate potential hazards and injury to ship personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazards include welding, cathodic protection, ammunition, explosives and pyrotechnics and combustible materials.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of work activity safety procedures taken to prevent injury to personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Work activity includes personnel working over the side of the ship, personal working aloft and routine safety precautions such as turning main engines and engaging shafts, operating sonar in harbour.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measures to ensure safe diving operations are applied according to the rules and regulations associated with diving operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of safety rules and guidelines associated with harbour traffic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Warning notices are placed where regulations state the need for such notices or a hazard exists. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Fendering exercises are carried out in a manner that provides maximum protection to the vessel during berthing and while alongside. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Berthing hawsers are prepared for application in heavy weather. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures associated with radiation hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of safety procedures and precautions associated with high frequency transmissions, radiation system components and radiation hazard areas. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures includes the procedures for monitoring and reporting radiation levels, the procedures for the issuing and safekeeping of radiation hazard keys and the procedure safe entry of radiation hazard areas.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Radiation system components are located and identified on systems drawings and on the ship. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Radiation system components include high frequency radios, high power radio transmitters, rotating equipment on upper deck, radars, lasers, sonar, radars, lasers and sonar's.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of the purpose of radiation system components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A description is given of the identification of and preventative radiation hazard measures associated with helicopter operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A description is given of procedures for the dressing with reference to the dangers of rigging flags in close proximity to rotating and high power transmitting equipment on the upper deck and mast. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Dangers include radiation health hazards; hazards associated with rotating equipment and line entanglement.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe and apply safety procedures associated weapons and ammunition onboard a ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of safety procedures for the handling of weapons on a ship in terms of standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • The description includes measures to eliminate potential hazards and injury to personnel.
  • Safety procedures include procedures for informing appropriate personnel, embarkation of a firearm, receipt and re-issue firearm and safe stowage of firearm.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the safety procedures and precautions for replenishing ammunition for a ship in harbour according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of procedures for safely entering magazines with reference to the consequences of non-compliance in terms of the associated disciplinary code. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Non-compliance includes loitering in magazine areas, smoking in magazine areas and tampering with explosives or pyrotechnics in magazines.
     


    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 WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Monitoring and maintaining safety of the work environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of safety procedures on a ship. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of safety procedures on a ship.
  • Monitoring and maintaining safety of the work environment.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of safety procedures associated with radiation hazard.
  • Describing safety procedures associated with firearms, weapons and ammunition onboard a ship. 

  • 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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