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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a fire-fighting exercise on board a ship 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259420  Conduct a fire-fighting exercise on board 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. Fire on board a ship is one of the ever present and most feared threats to any crew. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will achieve the knowledge and practical competencies required to plan and execute a fire fighting exercise on board a ship in order to assess the crew's preparedness in the event of an actual fire onboard.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for fire fighting exercises.
  • Verify the preparedness of crew and fire fighting equipment.
  • Execute the fire-fighting exercise.
  • Evaluate fire-fighting exercise. 

  • 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 
    Prepare for fire fighting exercises. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The regulations and requirements governing the preparation and organisation of fire fighting exercises are applied in terms of organisational requirements and standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements also refers to legislative requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The specific procedures for initiating a fire fighting exercise are applied in terms of the associated authorities and supervisory personnel affected, the information they require and the required documentation to be completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific procedures include logging-in and logging-off the Integrated Platform Management System.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The alarms associated with fire fighting exercise are identified and applied in accordance with organisational codes and signals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fire fighting training is planned and scheduled for duty watch personnel and crew. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Verify the preparedness of crew and fire fighting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fire fighting and related damage control equipment is checked for serviceability, correct placement and settings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment and systems includes but is not limited to remote systems, safety markings and tags on equipment, personal protective clothing and equipment, flood valves, BA (barye) pressures, fire pumps, settings on remote activated fixed fire-fighting systems, salvage systems settings, portable fire-fighting equipment and Carbon Dioxide systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fire fighting teams are briefed in terms of their duties and responsibilities during the exercise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Crew inspect personal protective clothing and equipment for serviceability as in accordance with warship safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal protective clothing and equipment selected by personnel is checked for suitability for the type and nature of the exercise fire and allocated responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Execute the fire-fighting exercise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fire fighting personnel are directed in accordance with their allocated duties and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The equipment selected by the fire fighting teams and crew is verified to be appropriate for the type and nature of the fire. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equipment is verified as being correctly directed and operated to control and extinguish the fire in accordance with operating instructions and organisational drills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fire-fighting exercises are carried out within the required time and in a safe manner so as to extinguish the fire as quickly as possible and minimise damage to the vessel and injury to personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Commands given are clear, concise and correct according to maritime terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The safety of the ship and personnel is monitored during the fire fighting exercise through constant observation and feedback. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the fire-fighting exercise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A debriefing session is conducted in a positive and constructive manner which contributes to the development of effective future fire fighting activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information pertinent to the evaluation of the exercise is gathered from all relevant sources and involved personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The training log and the ship's log book are completed at the conclusion of the exercise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An evaluation report is prepared which complies with format and content requirements and is forwarded to the appropriate authority via approved channels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information relating to the fire fighting exercise 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:
  • Verifying the preparedness of crew and fire fighting equipment.
  • Executing the fire-fighting exercise. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The verification of the preparedness of crew and fire fighting equipment.
  • The execution of fire-fighting exercise. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Preparing for fire fighting exercises.
  • Verifying the preparedness of crew and fire fighting equipment.
  • Executing the fire-fighting exercise.
  • Evaluating fire-fighting exercise. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Verifying the preparedness of crew and fire fighting equipment.
  • Executing the fire-fighting exercise. 

  • 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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