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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply specialist incident investigation techniques to a specific incident in a work environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244518  Apply specialist incident investigation techniques to a specific incident in a work environment 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Occupational Health and Safety   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 requires learners to demonstrate the ability to conduct specialist investigations into workplace incidents.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the theory and principles of incident investigation.
  • Explain the initial response required at an incident scene.
  • Investigate the incident, gather evidence and describe the review/follow-up processes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the theory and principles of incident investigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Losses in terms of financial, social, emotional and environmental impacts are explained with regard to incident investigation processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key functions of respective team members during the investigation process are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specialist incident investigation techniques required at a specific incident are identified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the initial responses required at an incident scene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need to preserve evidence at the scene of an incident is explained and the requirements for achieving such preservation are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific emergency responses to an incident scene are described with regard to restricting injuries and to containing damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Processes to activate mutual aid arrangements are applied to limit further injury to people and damage to the site. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Investigate the incident and describe the review/follow-up process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specialist incident investigation techniques applicable to a specific incident are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evidence collected in terms of sources and data-gathering methods are applicable to the specific incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All collected data are collated and analysed to provide evidence to the investigators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are formulated and forwarded to the relevant authorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Incident documentation is revised within the specified time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The investigation recommendations are monitored to ensure that they are applied. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA according the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 
    Solve problems.
  • By investigating incidents, the individual will be required to embark on remedial action, which requires problem solving. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organization/community.
  • The individual will have to take reasonable care of oneself and other's safety in the workplace, which shows concern for entire team and not only oneself. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • As part of the team, the individual will take into account the activities around him/her and ensure that his/her actions are complementary. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organize and critically evaluate information.
  • When investigating incidents, the individual will have to collect and organise information in such a way that he/she will be able to evaluate it and make decisions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations.
  • Remedial action resulting from the investigation must be communicated to all relevant persons. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others).
  • Science and technology are used at the appropriate level, e.g. in interpreting data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • He/she must understand the impact of his/her or others' actions in the overall objectives of the workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large.
  • The unit standard has both the knowledge component and practical skills, which should contribute to recognition for the individual, better safety, improved productivity and performance, which eventually benefit the whole society. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  66789   National Certificate: Environmental Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  79808   National Diploma: Occupational Safety  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. Capricon Training Consultants cc 
    3. Icando 
    4. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    5. Kgolo Institute 
    6. Re-Ethical Environmental Re-Engineering KZN (PTY) LTD 
    7. TSK Projects 
    8. Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa 



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