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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and make recommendations on the application of health and safety principles regarding the prevention of fires and protection systems in a working place 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120361  Monitor and make recommendations on the application of health and safety principles regarding the prevention of fires and protection systems in a working place 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 requires of learners to demonstrate the ability to monitor, report and advise on the application of health and safety principles regarding fire protection systems and the prevention of fires in a work place. Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the definition of fire, principles and chemistry of combustion.
  • Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the main causes of fire, fire spread and the principles of heat transmission.
  • Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the effects of fire and the different methods of fire spread control in the workplace.
  • Demonstrating knowledge pertaining to the classification of fires, the appliances to control fires and methods of detection. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The Unit Standard outcomes and credits are based on the assumption that learners attempting this Unit Standard can already read, write and communicate at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard at any working place.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal and Specified Requirements:

    Include and are contained in one or more, but not limited to the following documents:
  • Mine Health and Safety Act, 29 of 1996.
  • Subordinate legislation to the Mine Health and Safety Act.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1995.
  • Subordinate legislation to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Health and safety agreements.
  • Managerial instructions.
  • Codes of Practice.
  • Standards.
  • Standard Task Procedures.
  • Risk Assessment Procedures.
  • Working Guides. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the definition of fire, principles and chemistry of combustion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the definition of fire and the fire triangle confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation of the chemistry of combustion and fire ignition points confirms understanding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the main causes of fire, fire spread and the principles of heat transmission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the three different processes of heat transmission confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation of the main causes of fire and different sources of ignition confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation of the main causes of fire spread confirms understanding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the effects of fire and the different methods of fire spread control in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the structural and possible secondary effects of fire confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation of the different techniques of fire-spread control confirms understanding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the classification of fires, the appliances to control fires and methods of detection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the different classes of fire confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation of the different types of appliances to control fires and features of operation confirms understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation of the different types of appliances, methods to detect fires and features of operation confirms understanding. 


    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 another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Fire protection technology.
  • Emergency procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept, interpret and delegate work instructions correctly, when and if required, in an appropriate manner indicates that he/she can work effectively as a team member in the bigger organisational structure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • The competence in applying fire prevention knowledge and skills will indicate that the candidate can organise and manage activities in his/her working environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • The ability of the candidate to collect, organise and evaluate fire prevention information and explain meanings and results will indicate proficiency. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
  • The ability of the candidate to communicate fire prevention information to other workers will indicate proficiency. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • The ability of the candidate to use science and technology effectively will contribute towards promotion of holistic emergency care and rehabilitation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • The ability of the learner to indicate the relations between fire prevention and protection systems, emergency planning and general health and safety requirements indicates proficiency. 

  • 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  79807   Further Education and Training Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  79246   Further Education and Training Certificate: Wild Land Fire Fighting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    2. HHO Enterprise 
    3. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    4. Nqothu Projects (PTY) LTD 
    5. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Ukubhukuda Trading & Projects 165 
    8. Umbuso Training Services 



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