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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of safety measures to field of play 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264519  Demonstrate an understanding of safety measures to field of play 
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 will be able to ensure that all safety measures are observed as they apply to competitors, spectators and personnel.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner will be competent in:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of factors that may contribute to breach of safety.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of legislation applicable to sport, health welfare and occupational safety.
  • Conducting health and safety inspection for a sporting event.

    The qualifying learner will be positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of managing and preventing safety and emergency incidents. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • 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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of factors that may contribute to breach of safety. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Factors include but are not limited to weather, structures, equipments failure, spectators, participants and personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The environmental factors that cause safety hazards are identified and listed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The human factors that cause safety hazards are identified and listed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not observing signs are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of legislation applicable to sport, health welfare and occupational safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation pertaining to sport is named with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation pertaining to health and welfare is named with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legislation pertaining to occupational health and safety is named with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legislation not met at field of play is identified and reported according to operational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct health and safety inspection for a sporting event. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An inspection for health and safety is conducted using a checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential safety and health hazards are evaluated using a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not conducting safety inspection are listed and explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge underpinning the above specific outcomes is:
  • Understanding of legislation relative to health, welfare and safety.
  • Methods of preventing accidents.
  • 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 unrelated to the facility has been considered and is adequately catered for. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others in team or group by applying teamwork principles to achieve the aims of the competition. 

    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 COMMUNICATING 
    Additionally, communication is established as an area of development in its own right. Also, aspects of personal development feature throughout the achievement of this unit standard. 

    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 
    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, 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  66809   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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