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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Minimise and manage safety and emergency incidents 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255914  Minimise and manage safety and emergency incidents 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to perform duties which will assist in the prevention of safety and emergency incidents, and also be able to deal with such incidents should they arise. Achieving learners will also be able to give educated advice on preventing and managing safety and emergency incidents.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Implement policy to promote the prevention of safety and emergency incidents.
  • Manage incidents which affect the safety of an Individual, group or crowd.
  • Manage emergency incidents which affect an individual, group or crowd.
  • Manage the reaction of an individual, group or crowd to a safety or emergency incident. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement policy to promote the prevention of safety and emergency incidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety and emergency policy and implementation requirements are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Natural and unnatural emergencies are described and a plan is developed to address them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Issues relating to incidents, which may arise, from faulty or misused property or equipment are identified and the solutions and remedies are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Human error and medical emergencies unrelated to the facility and event are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relevant legislation for dealing with safety and emergency incidents is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage emergency incidents; which affect the safety of an individual, group or crowd. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Incidents and their required time-frame and manner of response are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Medical and/or security support required for emergency incidents is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety incidents are described and the actions required for response are identified according to policy and procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safety requirements of the individual, group or crowd is explained and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A thorough investigation following the handling of an incident within a relevant time-frame is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the reaction of an individual, group or crowd to a safety or emergency incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The person or group reaction and expected handling and safety requirements are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Crowd control measures appropriate to emergency situations are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Individuals, groups or crowds affected, or likely to be affected, by a safety or emergency incident are identified and response requirements explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
  • Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods of preventing safety and emergency incidents.
  • Procedures related to safety issues in relation to equipment or facilities.
  • Procedures and issues related to natural and unnatural emergencies.
  • Skills required managing individuals, groups and crowds affected by safety and/or emergency incidents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving is developed when human error and medical emergencies unrelated to the facility have been considered and are adequately catered for. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management is evident when a thorough investigation follows the handling of the incident within a relevant time-frame and authority. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Professional development is observed when the safety incident is responded to according to policy and procedure and in an appropriate manner. 

    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 
    Although the learner will have first aid knowledge he/she will not be expected to provide specialist medical assistance. This unit standard alone will not represent an introduction to safety and security or to medical knowledge. Range statements are either explicitly reflected or implied in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of this unit standard.

    Values:

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Respecting the natural and cultural environment.
  • Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity including, For example: Differences in gender, race, religion, physical ability and culture. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67461   Further Education and Training Certificate: Event Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  71549   Further Education and Training Certificate: Tourist Guiding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  61609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Volunteer Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  66190   National Certificate: Adventure Based Learning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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. Tellumat Pty Ltd 



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