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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Convey dangerous goods by road 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123259  Convey dangerous goods by road 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10230  Convey dangerous goods by road  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of learning is to ensure safe loading, conveying and off-loading of dangerous goods according to legal and organisational requirements. Credited learners can convey dangerous goods in accordance with legal, safety, manufacturer and other relevant requirements and handle incidents safely when they occur.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Complying with relevant legal documentation requirements.
  • Applying safety and standard operating procedures during loading and off-loading.
  • Applying safety procedures in the event of an incident.
  • Complying with the requirements of SANS 10231 in terms of behaviour on route. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners have already attained NQF Level 2 Mathematical Literacy and Communication competence. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner should prove competence relevant for all nine class of substances. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Comply with relevant legal documentation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal concepts are defined and their responsibilities explained in terms of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal concepts include:
  • Consignee.
  • Consignor.
  • Operator.
  • Qualified Person.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The meaning and function of each component on warning signs and documents are explained, in terms of SANS 10232 Part 1. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Warning signs and documents include:
  • Warning panel.
  • Danger Warning Diamond.
  • Tremcard/Treccard.
  • Dangerous Goods Declaration.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Danger warning placards, specific to the substance loaded on the vehicle, are checked for correct fitting on the vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All relevant statutory documents are carried and placed in the designated space. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory documents include, for example, Regulation 281 of the National Road Traffic Act.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply safety and standard operating procedures during loading and off-loading in terms of SANS 10231. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is extracted from relevant sources and utilised to ensure safe handling of classified goods and substances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Duties of the driver before proceeding on route, in terms of SANS 10231, are adhered to at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Standard Operating Procedures (relating to the class of substance/goods and related equipment) are adhered to in order to prepare the vehicle for loading and off-loading. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal Protective equipment, suitable to the class of substance, is worn during loading and off-loading. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety equipment and procedures suitable to the class of substance, is used during loading and off-loading. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The nine hazard classes are listed and the properties of the class of substance transported are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The concept of compatibility is explained as it relates to dangerous goods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply safety procedures in the event of an incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is extracted from the tremcard/treccard or other relevant source/s and utilised to implement the appropriate response in the event of an incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct fire extinguishing equipment is utilised in the event of an incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment suitable to the class of substance is worn in the event of an incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety equipment suitable to the class of substance is used in the event of an incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Incidents are reported according to the requirements of SANS 10231. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Comply with the requirements of SANS 10231 in terms of behaviour on route. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Driving style is adopted in order to maintain load quality and avoid incidents during transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Duties on route in terms of SANS 10231 are adhered to at all times. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996, Chapter VIII, pertaining to the transportation of Dangerous Goods.
  • The following SANS codes, pertaining to the transportation of Dangerous Goods and the duties/responsibilities of the driver:
    > SANS 10231.
    > SANS 10231 part 1.
  • Documents to be carried by the driver and/or placed in the designated space.
  • Document procedures for substances to be loaded and after off-loading.
  • Nine hazard classes and the warning diamonds.
  • Properties/hazards of the class of substance transported.
  • Loading and off-loading procedures for the class of substances transported, bulk and packaged goods.
  • Concept of compatibility.
  • Meaning and function of each component on the Warning Panel; Danger Warning Diamond; Tremcard/Treccard and Dangerous Goods Declaration.
  • The names, functions, purpose and use of personal protective equipment and safety equipment provided for use during loading, off-loading or an incident.
  • The procedures for reporting and reacting to incidents for the class of substance to be transported.
  • Tremcard/Treccard Dangerous Goods Declaration and any other additional document used to access information about the substance.
  • The meaning of the following terminology:
    > Consignee.
    > Consignor.
    > Qualified person.
    > Emergency response guide.
    > Classified Goods & Substances.
    > Dangerous Goods Placard.
    > Multi-Load/Mixed Load.
    > Multi-Load/Mixed Load warning diamond.
    > Operator.
    > Road Tanker (Bulk).
    > Exempt Quantity.
    > Route Instruction.
    > Designated Space.
    > United Nations Number.
    > Operator Registration.
    > Incident.
    > Professional Driving Permit.
    > Operator Advice Number.
    > Specialist Advice Number.
  • The following regulations:
    > (115 F) part 3 Chapter 4 of the National Road Traffic Act
    > (116 C)
    > (117)
    > (117 E)
    > (118)
    > (120)
    > (122)
    > (123)
    > (124) 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions when an emergency situation arises. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to load and off-load vehicles and handle accidents or spillages. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to meet legal requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the conveyance of dangerous goods by road. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when reporting incidents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect handling and conveying of dangerous goods can pose a threat of injury to people, materials and/or the environment. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10230, "Convey dangerous goods by road", Level 4, 8 credits.

    Notes to assessors:

    The following assessment methods must be regarded as minimum requirements for the assessment of learner competence:
  • Questioning.
  • Reflexive questions.
  • Simulation.

    Terminology:
  • SANS: South African National Standard. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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. Agisanang SA Training 
    2. Alert Hazchem 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. BP SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LIMITED 
    5. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
    6. Ditelo Training Solutions of South Africa CC 
    7. Driving Sense 
    8. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    9. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
    10. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
    11. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Toyota Forklift t/a Saficon Industrial Equipment 



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