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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle and load dangerous goods for transportation by air 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242994  Handle and load dangerous goods for transportation by air 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to handle and load dangerous goods for transportation by air. They will be able to accept and store dangerous goods in preparation for transportation, as well as inspect the goods prior to transportation. Learners are also able to communicate information regarding the goods to role players effectively.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Accepting and storing dangerous goods for transportation by air.
  • Loading/off-loading and securing dangerous goods for transportation by air.
  • Inspecting dangerous goods for transportation by air.
  • Providing information to relevant role-players. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard requires the individual to undertake the relevant outcomes actions for the nine identified classes of Dangerous Goods as listed below:
  • Class 1 - explosives.
  • Class 2 - gasses.
  • Class 3 - flammable liquids.
  • Class 4 - flammable solids.
  • Class 5 - oxidizers & peroxides.
  • Class 6 - poisons & infectious substances.
  • Class 7 - radioactive materials.
  • Class 8 - corrosives.
  • Class 9 - miscellaneous dangerous goods/substances. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Accept and store dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dangerous goods are identified and accepted for storage according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dangerous goods are stored in designated areas and according to international codes and regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Goods are identified according to marks and labels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Incompatible classes of dangerous goods are identified and separated in designated areas and according to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Packages and unit load devices are inspected according to international codes and regulations and according to organisational polices and procedures to identify leakages and damages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Spillage and leakage are reported according to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Special handling instructions are identified and described as it relates to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Load/off-load and secure dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The loading/off-loading restrictions on flight deck and for passenger aircraft is explained and described as it relates to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Incompatible dangerous goods are identified, explained and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The handling and loading/off-loading of packages containing liquid dangerous goods are identified and described as it relates to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    General loading/of-loading and securing requirements are identified, described and applied as it relates to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Unit load devices containing dangerous goods are explained and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Packages and unit load devices are inspected for leakage and damage according to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Spillages and leakages are reported to a responsible person according to organisational polices and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Incompatible classes of dangerous goods are explained and described as it relates to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Incidents/accidents are explained, described and reported according to international codes and regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide information to relevant role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Acceptance Checklist is described according to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Notification to Captain is described and completed according to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation to be retained is identified and described according to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The documentation to be distributed is identified and described according to international codes and regulations. 


    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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Classification of dangerous goods.
  • Dangerous goods regulations.
  • Loading/off-loading instructions.
  • Securing instructions.
  • Documentation and notification.
  • Incident/accident reporting procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the handling and loading of dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in the handling and loading of dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in the handling and loading of dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when handling, loading and recoding the transportation by air of dangerous goods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems where the efficient and effective handling of dangerous goods for transportation improves health, safety and risk issues in the workplace. 

    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
    Elective  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  57849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dangerous Goods: Multi-modal Transportation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    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. Lanseria International Airport Pty Ltd 



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