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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide for safety and risk management in sport and fitness 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10208  Provide for safety and risk management in sport and fitness 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to organise and implement safe sport and fitness programmes and effectively manage the risk factors that are an inevitable part of participation.

In addition the learner will be well-positioned to extend their learning and practice to other areas where the aspects of safety and risk management are needed to support group activities, or to strive toward unit standards and practice at higher levels.

Competent qualifying learners will be able to actively promote safe sporting and fitness environments and institute measures to reduce inherent risks, thus improving the quality of sport programmes as well as improving the level of safety in sport participation in general. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will show competence in communication and numeracy equivalent to NQF level 5. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Guides to the scope and complexity of the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are provided in examples for each outcome. These are prefaced by "for example" since they are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must, however, be comparable in scope and complexity. These are intended only as a general guide to the scope and complexity of what is required. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Design a risk management and safety promotion plan for a sport, fitness or programme. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Develop guidelines to maximise safety in physical activity.
  • Implement a routine for safety checks on equipment, apparatus, etc.
  • Ensure current first aid training for leaders and coaches who deliver the instruction and development programme.
  • Complete a risk-analysis survey of a sport, fitness or recreation environment, including safety of participants, spectators, coaches, technical officials and support personnel. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Promote healthy participation attitudes and behaviours. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Present current information on HIV aids, blood-borne infections, contagious diseases etc., to participants.
  • Implement a plan to deal with problems associated with infectious diseases in the environment. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the emergency procedures for dealing with medical injuries. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Demonstrate immediate actions associated with concussion/head injuries, eye injuries, suspected spinal cord injures, fractures and bleeding.
  • Describe the contents of an adequate first aid kit for a sport.
  • Provide the emergency phone numbers needed to deal with health/medical emergencies.
  • Orient sport participants to routines to following in case of health/medical emergencies. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse the factors underlying the most common injuries in a sport, fitness or programme and discuss injury prevention techniques. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Explain the causes of common injuries and means for prevention.
  • Identify the most common over-use injuries
  • Describe the role of conditioning and proper instruction and proper equipment in the prevention of injuries.
  • Recognise potentially dangerous forms of exercise and provide safe substitute exercises.
  • Describe the role of the referee/umpire in injury prevention.
  • Describe the function of the rules in relation to injuries and injury prevention.
  • Identify those risk factors that are an integral part of a selected physical activity setting.
  • Assess the protective equipment requirements of a selected physical activity setting. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Select and integrate appropriate methods of recovery into training sessions as well as the cycles of the training year. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Discuss the contributions of fatigue and stress to risk factors.
  • Recognise and describe the signs of fatigue and stress responses to exercise.
  • Recognise and use appropriate methods to monitor a participant's response to exercise and stress. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed under point 4 immediately below.

    > Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Sport, fitness and recreation safety
  • Effective communication
  • Public health issues (e.g. communicable diseases)
  • Physiology
  • First aid
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Sports, exercises injuries
  • Environmental factors
  • CPR 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to:
  • Design a risk management and safety promotion plan for a sport, fitness or programme.
  • Analyse the factors underlying the most common injuries in a sport, fitness or programme and discuss injury prevention techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to:
  • Design a risk management and safety promotion plan for a sport, fitness or programme.
  • Promote healthy participation attitudes and behaviours.
  • Select and integrate appropriate methods of recovery into training sessions as well as the cycles of the training year. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to:
  • Design a risk management and safety promotion plan for a sport, fitness or programme.
  • Promote healthy participation attitudes and behaviours.
  • Describe the emergency procedures for dealing with medical injuries. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to:
  • Promote healthy participation attitudes and behaviours. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology relates to:
  • Design a risk management and safety promotion plan for a sport, fitness or programme.
  • Promote healthy participation attitudes and behaviours.
  • Analyse the factors underlying the most common injuries in a sport, fitness or programme and discuss injury prevention techniques.
  • Select and integrate appropriate methods of recovery into training sessions as well as the cycles of the training year. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learner and societal development relates to:
  • Design a risk management and safety promotion plan for a sport, fitness or programme.
  • Promote healthy participation attitudes and behaviours.
  • Describe the emergency procedures for dealing with medical injuries. 

  • 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 
    Assessment Criteria

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools that are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Assessing the following will ensure that the specific outcomes, essential embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are assessed.

    Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and ACT accordingly:
  • A risk management and safety promotion programme is followed in the delivery of a programme
  • A plan to deal with problems associated with HIV aids and infectious diseases in the physical activity environment is implemented
  • Emergency procedures are followed

    Demonstrated ability to learn from actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
  • Safety guidelines and procedures are adjusted according to the unique characteristics of a specific environment
  • Recovery sessions are adjusted to meet fatigue and stress levels of individual performers


    Method of Assessment

    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
  • Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions.
  • Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner.
  • Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment.
  • Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard.
  • Testimony - collects a portfolio of evidence from suitable people, e.g. report from a third party.


    Integrated Assessment

    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.


    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, 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  21500   National Certificate: Sport and Fitness Leadership  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-06-12  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  67695   National Certificate: Coaching Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  67693   National Certificate: Fitness  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  67691   National Diploma: Fitness  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Exercise and wellness Trading Enterprise 
    2. Exercise Teachers Academy - Cape Town 
    3. Institute of Fitness Professionals 
    4. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    5. Sports Science Institute Of SA 
    6. Trifocus Fitness Academy cc 
    7. Xtyle Fitness and Entertainment Academy NPC 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.