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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and control the implementation of safe working practices on a fishing vessel 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243992  Monitor and control the implementation of safe working practices on a fishing vessel 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Maritime 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 monitor and control the safe working practices according to maritime occupation regulations. Learners will also be able to deal with the role and responsibilities pertaining to fishing vessels.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Describing the legislation and safe working practices that are applicable on a fishing vessel.
  • Describing and applying basic safety principles and the philosophy of accident prevention.
  • Describing the roles and responsibilities of those employees involved in safety management on a fishing vessel.
  • Describing how routine inspections are conducted on a fishing vessel.
  • Describing how safety is implemented and conducted to specific investigations on a fishing vessel.
  • Describing the process of compiling and writing inspection and incident reports.
  • Describing the safety aspect review and follow up activities for the safety of fishing vessels.
  • Applying the requirements of the Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 in respect to occupational safety on fishing vessels. 

  • 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 
  • SAMSA's Code for Safe Working Practices for Fishing Vessels.
  • SAMSA's Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations, 1994, Regulation Amendments and related Marine Notices dealing specifically with the training and appointment of suitable qualified Safety Officers on Fishing vessels. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the legislation and safe working practices that are applicable on a fishing vessel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The maritime legislation relating to safety are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of the legislation on board ship is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of this legislation on board ship safety are described with examples of non-compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe and apply basic safety principles and the philosophy of accident prevention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The consequences of poor safety standards and management are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential hazards and risks on board ship are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Causes of incidents and accidents are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Corrective and preventative measures are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The philosophy of accident prevention is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the roles and responsibilities of those employees involved in safety management on a fishing vessel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The safety officer's roles and responsibilities are identified and described in accordance with safety officers role descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The safety committee's roles and responsibilities are identified and described in accordance with safety committee role descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safety representative's roles and responsibilities are identified and described in accordance with safety representative role descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safety appointee's roles and responsibilities are identified and described in accordance with appointee role descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The employer's roles and responsibilities are identified and described as per legislative guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The employee's roles and responsibilities are identified and described as per legislative guidelines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe how routine inspections are conducted on a fishing vessel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The inspection procedure is described as outlined in the vessels guidelines and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The standards against which inspection results are measured are identified and described as per inspection guidelines and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A potential inspection checklist is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A safety inspection is conducted and described as per vessel inspection guidelines and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The application of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Fishermen is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The penalties for non-compliance with maritime legislation are described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Describe how safety is implemented and conducted to specific investigations on a fishing vessel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedure for appointing a safety officer is described in accordance with legislative procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The investigation procedure is described in accordance with safety guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dangerous practices, which may require specific investigation, are identified and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A hypothetical incident is investigated and described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Describe the process of compiling and writing inspection and incident reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of compiling and writing a routine/planned inspection report is described in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The compiling and writing of a specific incident report with results and findings is described with examples of written reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inspection and investigation reports, findings and recommendations to safety are described and presented with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Describe the safety aspect review and follow up activities for the safety on fishing vessels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the review and follow up activities on inspection, investigation and safety reports is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The review and follow up procedures/activities on the reports are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-compliance to the recommendations is described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Apply the requirements of the Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 in respect to occupational safety on fishing vessels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951, occupational safety section is described as it applies to own fishing vessel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-compliance to the Act is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safety requirements are applied in accordance with the Act. 


    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 
  • Knowledge underpinning this unit standard includes relevant sections of associated legislation.
  • Maritime safety legislation applicable on a fishing vessel in a particular sector of the industry.
  • Supervise the safe working practices on a fishing vessel in a particular sector of the industry according to current maritime occupation safety regulations.
  • Safety related roles and responsibilities pertaining to fishing vessels in a particular sector of the industry.
  • Routine safety inspections, specific investigations, compiling safety reports and the safety review and follow up activities on fishing vessels in a particular sector of the industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when implementing the corrective measures of the act. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when compiling inspection reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when researching requirements of the act. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when determining the requirements of the act. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when applying the requirements of the act in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    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  58433   National Certificate: Fishing Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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