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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safety techniques aboard ship 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244006  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safety techniques aboard ship 
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 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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to communicate and demonstrate the location of and don lifejackets, show an appreciation of personal survival techniques and shipboard safety procedures, safety and emergency alarm signals and signs and are able to carry out simple instructions pertaining to safety.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining elementary safety matters, safety information symbols and alarm signals.
  • Explaining actions appropriate to a shipboard emergency signal in accordance with assigned duties.
  • Explaining actions to be taken in accordance with established emergency procedures, in the event of encountering a fire on board a ship.
  • Explaining immediate actions to be taken on encountering an accident or other medical emergency.
  • Explaining the operation of fire, weather-tight and watertight doors. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The context of this unit standard is the international convention on 'Standards of Training and Certification for Watchkeepers '78, as amended '95' (STCW Code) as incorporated into the Code of South African Maritime Qualifications (SAMSA's Familiarisation Code) and the minimum requirements laid down by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) with respect to all persons employed or engaged on a seagoing ship in terms of a safety induction course including but are not limited to shipboard communication, actions on encountering an accident or medical emergency, man overboard, fire prevention and response and mustering and recognition of alarm signals. This must be supported by on-board familiarisation training, which deals with making a seaman familiar with his or her safety duties on board his or her ship.
  • This unit standard refers to the Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) (Fishing and Marine Motorman Qualifications) Regulations - 2006 and any amendments thereafter. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain elementary safety matters, safety information symbols and alarms signals. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Types of alarm signal and safety symbols in common use. The code for safe working practices for merchant seamen. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication procedures are explained in accordance with established procedures, rules and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Instructions concerning safety aboard ship are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The meaning of safety symbols are identified and explained with examples and in accordance with international requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alarm signals are identified and the action required is explained and demonstrated practically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Established emergency procedures to be followed are explained in accordance with the South African Maritime Safety Authority code on encountering an emergency. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain actions appropriate to a ship-board emergency signal in accordance with assigned duties. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Actions appropriate to ship-board emergency signal may include but is not limited to muster lists, embarkation stations and emergency duties, personal protective equipment and clothing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Muster lists; embarkation stations and emergency duties are identified and explained according to shipboard emergency procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of shipboard emergencies are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Shipboard emergency will include but are not limited to:
  • Man overboard, fire or ship abandonment situation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Action to be taken in the event of a shipboard emergency is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Clothing appropriate to the shipboard emergency situation is identified and their use is demonstrated practically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal protective clothing requirements are explained in accordance with safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal Protective Clothing should include but is not limited to safety boots, gloves, hardhat and overalls.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Life saving aids is identified and their use is demonstrated in a practical scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Life saving aids include but are not limited to life jacket, life buoys, immersion suits and thermal protective aids.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain actions to be taken on encountering an accident or other medical emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The consequences of not raising the alarm correctly are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Life saving actions to be carried out on encountering an accident or medical emergency is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Casualties are identified and prioritised according to injury and or condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Precautions to take for one's own safety when attending to a casualty are explained in accordance with safety practices and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the operation of fire, weather-tight and watertight doors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Precautions to be followed when operating watertight and fire doors are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for having watertight, weather tight and fire doors are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operation of fire, weather-tight and watertight door is explained according to operating instructions. 


    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 
    N/A 

    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 implementation of basic safety procedures aboard a ship. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to ensure that basic safety rules and techniques are followed aboard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the process of applying basic safety issues aboard ship. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to safety issues aboard ships. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills when dealing with basic safety knowledge and techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the safety of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the poor application of safety procedures can have a serious impact on the safety of others and the vessel. 

    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  58433   National Certificate: Fishing Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  67329   National Certificate: Inshore Maritime Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  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.
     
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