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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify security, safety and environmental risks in the local environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113966  Identify security, safety and environmental risks in the local environment 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Life Skills   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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
7504  Demonstrate skills that relate to a safe and secure environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is designed to empower learners to address common safety, security and environmental risks in order to make their homes and communities safer and more secure places in which to live and work. It is intended for the sustainable enhancement of community and neighbourhood development.

The qualifying learner is capable of
  • Identifying potential exposures to personal safety risk.
  • Identifying potential exposure to fire risks.
  • Identifying potential exposures to security related risks.
  • Identifying potential exposures to community and environmental risks.
  • Investigating security, safety and environmental risks in the local environment or neighbourhood 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • A local neighbourhood refers to an area where the learner lives or works. It may be a street, residential block or identified area within a town or suburb or a small village.
  • Community refers to a group of people living in a particular area or locality within society. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify potential exposures to personal safety risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Risks associated with tools, appliances and domestic equipment are named and an indication is given of the possible personal exposures associated with three of each category 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Three of each of tools, utensils, appliances, sharp or blunt instruments, broken or unsafe appliances, garden or mechanical tools
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The hazards associated with decayed, expired or contaminated food, including their contamination causes, are identified and an indication is given of the consequences of consuming such foodstuff 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rotten food, blown cans, uncovered or unprotected food, food from unregulated sources, unhygienic and unprotected surfaces and utensils
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Risks associated with the use and consumption or application of medical substances are indicated with reference to expiry dates, disposal of medicine, and medical waste, prescribed or over the counter medication, storage and correct dosage and use 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Issues of personal safety are discussed with reference to personal behaviour that could negatively impact on own safety 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Five situations that could pose a potential danger or threat to personal safety are named and an indication is given of how to avoid such situations 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify potential exposure to fire risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The fire triangle is explained with reference to the key elements of fire 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The basic principles of extinguishing a fire are explained and an indication is given of how to remove one of the fire elements in a particular situation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sources of fuel are identified and an indication is given of how each should be used and stored safely 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Liquid, solid and gas fuels
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sources of the heat element are identified and an indication is given of how to prevent unsafe use 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Electricity, matches, reflective elements, disposal of heat sources
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The safety standards that apply to appliances that use heat sources are named and an indication is given of the consequences of careless or negligent use or handling 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify potential exposures and ways of responding to security related risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Crimes of violence that pose a security risk are named with examples 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to, rape, hijacking, physical abuse, armed attack, and gangsterism
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Steps that can be taken to avoid, control, reduce or eliminate crimes of violence are indicated for five specific situations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Avenues for dealing with the consequences related to criminal activities and crimes of violence are identified within the local community 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Religious community services, trauma counselling centres, South African Police, NGOs, community structures, clinics and day hospitals
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Security and protection measures that could help to ensure individual, community and public safety are indicated for three different venues or places 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to, schools, recreation areas, sports stadiums and parks
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The impact of gangsterism and substance abuse on the security of a situation are identified with examples 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The impact of the trade in grey or stolen goods on the crime situation in South Africa is explained and an indication is given of how an individual can contribute to a crime free South Africa 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify potential exposures and ways of responding to community and environmental risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Risks related to water, sanitation and waste are identified and an indication is given of the dangers related to each 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Five environmentally unsafe areas are identified and an indication is given of the dangers related to each area 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ways in which a community can help reduce exposures to environmental risks are suggested for a specific situation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The responsibility of the individual for ensuring the safety and maintenance of community facilities is indicated with examples 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Investigate security, safety and environmental risks, & ways of responding in the local environment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Investigate security, safety and environmental risks, and ways of responding to such risks, in the local environment or neighbourhood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A survey of the immediate neighbourhood is conducted and an indication is given of any potential health, safety, security and environmental risks 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Services available in the local environment are identified and an indication is given of what each service provider is responsible for 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Steps that could be taken when services in a place are inadequate are outlined for a specific place 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A plan to improve safety, security and environmental conditions in a local community is proposed and an indication is given of how a local community can be proactive in upgrading their own area 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied as per the ETQA`s criteria.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems and make decisions in proposing a plan to improve the safety, security and environmental conditions in a local community 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in proposing a plan for the community to be proactive in upgrading the safety, security and environmental conditions in their own area 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself in identifying potential exposures to personal safety, security and environmental risks and taking steps to avoid, control or reduce the risks to his/her personal safety and security 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in surveying the immediate neighbourhood to identify potential safety, security and environmental risks 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in proposing ways in which the community can help to reduce exposures to environmental risks 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by identifying the contribution of the free market in grey or stolen goods to the crime situation in South Africa 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local and national communities in contributing to the safety and security of the local neighbourhood 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  57829   General Education and Training Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  48642   General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23093   General Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Boland College 
    2. CAPE COLLEGE 
    3. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    4. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    5. Inkwenkwezi Private College - Skills Development cc 
    6. Ndoma Matlhodi Trading Enterprise 
    7. NOFESA cc 
    8. Northlink College - Tygerberg Campus 
    9. Project Literacy 
    10. Seoposengoe Training Consultancy 
    11. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    12. South Cape Public FET College - Oudtshoorn Campus 
    13. Southern African Institute of Learning 
    14. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    15. The Grace Institute for Leadership Development 
    16. Tinissa Trading 29 (PTY) Ltd 



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