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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain pollution control and safe working practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243999  Explain pollution control and safe working practices 
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 describe the precautions to be followed in order to prevent pollution to the marine environment. They are also able to apply safe working practices to ensure their own and others' safety as well as respond to emergencies.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the precautions required to prevent pollution to the Marine Environment.
  • Explaining the Code of Safe Working Practises for Fishermen.
  • Describing safety precautions on board ship. 

  • 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 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • SAMSA's Pre-sea Familiarisation course or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • This unit standard involves the skills and knowledge required to deal with personnel management and ship business relating to pollution and safe working practices on vessels of more than 25 gross ton.
  • This unit standard refers to SAMSA's Code for SA Maritime Qualifications; Study matrices and syllabuses for fishing and marine motorman qualifications or equivalent, Personnel Management, Module 1 and any amendments.
  • Work must be carried out in accordance with the relevant maritime regulations.
  • Vessel may include any commercial vessel engaged port operations activities, near coastal voyages and operating in limited and unlimited waters.
  • This unit standard refers to the Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) (Fishing and Marine Motorman Qualifications) Regulations, 2006 and any amendments thereafter.
  • The marine environment refers to the environment not on board the vessel.
  • Can demonstrate competence by oral examination and assessment of evidence obtained from one or more of the following:
    > Approved in-service training.
    > Approved training ship.
    > Approved simulator training. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the precautions required to prevent pollution to the marine environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Pollution regulations include but are not limited to what to do in an emergency involving an oil spill on deck or in the engine-room, preventing oils spills, the throw plastics overboard and special areas (for the trade in which his/her ship is engaged) where certain pollutants may or may not be discharged overboard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An oil spill is reported to a ship's officer according to shipboard requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment to control an oil spill or pollution incident is selected in term of the pollution incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The containment of an oil spill/pollution is described in accordance with organisational procedures, techniques and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Organisational procedures designed to safeguard the marine environment are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the Code of Safe Working Practice for Fishermen (COSWPFF). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The location and requirements of the "Code of Safe Working Practises for Fishermen" is described in the context of the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of the "Code of Safe Working Practices for Fishermen" is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not following the "Code of Safe Working Practices for Fishermen" are explained with examples of the implications for crew and the ship. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe safety precautions on board ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for safe working practices to be observed is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role and responsibilities of the Safety Officer is described in accordance with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety and protective devices available to protect against possible hazards are pointed out and their function explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Precautions to take before entering enclosed spaces are explained in terms of ensuring personal safety. 


    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 
  • The competences required to deal with personnel management and ship business relating to pollution and safe working practices on vessels of more than 25 gross ton as indicated in the related current SAMSA legislation.
  • Knowledge underpinning this unit standard includes relevant sections of associated legislation.
  • General maritime proactive safety awareness relative to fellow mariners, vessels and environment.
  • An awareness of one's situation at all times utilizing all one's senses. 

  • 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 identifying sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when interpreting work instructions correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when indicating what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions. 

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

    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 
  • Guidance in correct operation of equipment is provided in The Code of Safe Working Practices for Fishermen.
  • Adhering to safe working practices at all times.
  • The safety and protective devices available to protect against possible hazards aboard a ship, including but not limited to overalls, safety helmets, goggles, safety footwear and safety harnesses.
  • The precautions to take before entering enclosed spaces, including but not limited to the permit to work system, duties of standby man and safe to work certificate. 

  • 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 
    Core  67329   National Certificate: Inshore Maritime Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  77983   Further Education and Training Certificate: Marine Engineering Watchkeeping  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-04-07   


    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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