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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform basic safety checks to ensure general vehicle safety 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9875  Perform basic safety checks to ensure general vehicle safety 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
Learner is capable of carrying out basic safety checks to ensure public safety in the use of roadworthy vehicles in Southern Africa in the areas of:
  • Receiving vehicles, parts and tyres
  • Dispatching vehicles, parts and tyres
  • Forecourts of service stations 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Knowledge:
    Accessing the vehicle of the engine
    Knowledge of where the parts are located in the motor vehicle
  • Brakes
  • Battery
  • Shock absorbers
  • Dip stick
  • Wheel spanner

    Skills:
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • Basic communication skills

    Attitude:
  • Passion for tools
  • Personal and public safety
  • Positive attitude towards customer and company property and care
  • Positive attitude to lifelong learning 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Passenger vehicles
    Heavy duty vehicles
    Light duty vehicles
    Motor cycles
    Tools adhering to safety requirements and instruments specifications:
  • Pressure gauge
  • Ramp
  • Air compressor (pneumatic)
  • Tread gauge
  • Battery dipstick
  • Shock absorber tester
  • Dipstick (oil and transmission)
  • Wheel spanner 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Check for damages on tyres and tread depth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Learner can show that external damages on tyres are identified, following all safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evidence shows that the tread depth has been measured by the learner, using the tread gauge. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Check oil level, water, battery and tyre air pressure and automatic transmission fluid. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Evidence shows that oil levels are measured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evidence shows that water levels are measured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Evidence shows that battery water levels are measured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Evidence shows that tyre pressure is measured. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Check shocks, brakes, brake pads, wheel nuts, studs, brake fluid and air gauge. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Evidence shows the correct testing instruments, tool to ascertain safety requirement of specific vehicle parts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use tools correctly and effectively adhering to safety requirements and instruments specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Listed tools and instruments are used correctly to achieve the correct results adhering to the safety standards and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reading and interpreting gauge results safety precautions to be taken and the engine should be off (vehicle and personal safety). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Show where the parts are located on the motor vehicle. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The standard describes competent performance in performing basic safety checks as a forecourt attendant, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. Currently employed candidates are observed carrying out their normal work duties by an assessor. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.

    Training providers offering the qualifications, or part thereof, shall be accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant SETA/ETQA.

    Qualified Assessors will be appointed by the training institutions offering the qualifications and must be registered and accredited with the relevant SETA/ETQA.

    Requirements of a portfolio

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience which serves to supplement the assessment of applied competence.

    The portfolio may include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Types of damages
    Method for checking damages
    Type of safety procedures
    Method for using tread gauge
    Method for interpreting tread gauge reading
    Legal tread specifications
    Method for measuring oil levels specifications for required oil levels
    Types of oil
    Method for checking water levels
    Dangers of opening the radiator
    Specifications for required water levels
    Importance of car being switched off when checking battery.
    Method for using tyre pressure gauge
    Tyre pressure specification specifications layout of gauge (pressure) 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way when performing basic safety checks as a forecourt attendant. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team while administering duties as a forecourt attendant. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relevant to the safety checks on motor vehicles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification.
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems by recognising that by doing safety checks, it does not exist in isolation. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48969   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  21003   National Certificate: Motor Sales and Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
    1. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    2. Equal Career Services (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    3. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    4. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    5. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 
    6. Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd (EMALAHLENI) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.