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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of the alarm systems on a ship 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259417  Demonstrate understanding of the alarm systems on 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. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain essential knowledge of alarm systems, their response to specific conditions and the application of appropriate measures of a ship, which is needed to operate with confidence onboard a ship.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain alarm systems.
  • Respond to different types of alarms.
  • Complete alarm administration and documentation. 

  • 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 
    Explain alarm systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Alarm system components, associated sensors and alarm activating points are located by compartment on systems drawings and on the ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of alarm system components in terms of their purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Alarm activation for each alarm type is demonstrated according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the fire detection system with reference to links between the fire detection system and the general alarm system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A description is given of the lengths of delays till activation of audio alarms with reference to the implications of equipment, ship and personnel safety and the required response time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An explanation is given of the principles of operation, capabilities and limitations of each communications system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    An explanation is given of the process to be followed when an alarm is accidentally activated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Respond to different types of alarms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All equipment and systems are checked in order to ensure serviceability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of emergency alarms associated procedures with reference to the required announcements and in accordance with safety rules and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Response actions are taken according to safety guidelines and standard operating procedures and with the degree of urgency appropriate to the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Commands associated with alarms are given clearly and using naval terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Alarms are sounded accurately and appropriately to the emergency and transmitted in accordance with specified procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete alarm administration and documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is collected from emergency supervisory personnel and reported accurately to the relevant authority as per standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant communication documentation and templates are completed and submitted to the relevant authority with the degree of urgency appropriate to the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation and templates associated with accidental alarm activation are completed and submitted to the appropriate authorities within the agreed time frames. 


    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:
  • Responding to different types of alarms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The response to different types of alarms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Completing alarm administration and documentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The response to different types of alarms.
  • Complete alarm administration and documentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Responding to different types of alarms.
  • Complete alarm administration and documentation. 

  • 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: 
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