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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control the use of and trade in pyrotechnics 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117459  Control the use of and trade in pyrotechnics 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Bomb Disposal and Explosives Control 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
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 
This unit standard is for Bomb Disposal and Explosives Control officials in the field of safety in society who need to execute policing functions and tasks in dangerous situations.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify and explain various applications and legal requirements for the use of and the trade in pyrotechnics.
  • Process applications for the use of and trade in pyrotechnics in terms of national legislation and organisational procedures.
  • Conduct inspections regarding the use of and trade in pyrotechnics to ensure compliance to national legislation and organisational procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners embarking on study towards this unit standard are assumed to have completed the following unit standards
  • Unit standard: Demonstrate an understanding of Explosives Control
  • Unit standard: Demonstrate an understanding of explosives classification, marking and packaging requirements
  • Unit standard: Demonstrate an understanding of explosives transportation legislation and regulations
  • Unit standard: Demonstrate an understanding of explosives storage legislation and regulations
  • Unit standard: Demonstrate an understanding of explosives importation and exportation requirements
  • Unit standard: Control the use of explosives on a blasting site
  • Unit standard: Demonstrate an understanding of the history and origin of explosives, the impact and effects of explosives and explosions
  • Unit standard: Identify and explain explosives
  • Unit standard: Identify and explain explosive ordnance (EO)
  • Unit standard: Dispose of explosives and munition 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Pyrotechnics refer to but not limited to:
  • Fireworks
  • Stage and / or theatrical effects
  • Special and / or film effects
  • Marine pyrotechnics and signalling devices

    Use and trade refer to:
  • The actual use of and / or trade in pyrotechnics 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain various applications and legal requirements for the use of and the trade in pyrotechnics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable legal requirements for the use of and the trade in pyrotechnics are identified in terms of local legislation and organizational policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Applicable legal requirements for use of and the trade in pyrotechnics are explained in terms of local legislation organizational policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable legal requirements for use of and the trade in pyrotechnics are applied in terms of local legislation organizational policies and procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Process applications for the use of and trade in pyrotechnics in terms of national legislation and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applications for permits to use and licences to trade in pyrotechnics are perused and verified to ensure compliance to national legislation and organisational procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Permits to use and licences to trade in pyrotechnics are issued in accordance with national legislation and organisational procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Configuration management of permits to use and licences to trade in pyrotechnics are finalised to ensure compliance to national legislation and organisational procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct inspections regarding the use of and trade in pyrotechnics to ensure compliance to national legislation and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of site inspections for the use of and trade in pyrotechnics are identified to ensure compliance to national legislation and organisational procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of site inspections for the use of and trade in pyrotechnics are explained to ensure compliance to national legislation and organisational procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of site inspections for the use of and trade in pyrotechnics are conducted to ensure compliance to national legislation and organisational procedures 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal work duties. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures

    The standard describes competent performance in doing physical techniques that will enhance their job performance, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/ he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-site (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    Level:

    This unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • A comprehensive knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component.
  • An understanding of the discipline/field's fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles.
  • Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field.
  • An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems.
  • Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills.
  • An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A basic understanding of the relevant legislation (as indicated in the glossary)
  • A comprehensive understanding of national legislation, national standards and international instruments pertaining to explosives control (as indicated in the glossary)
  • A comprehensive knowledge about the Explosives Act, Act 15 of 2003 and regulations
  • A comprehensive understanding of control over the use of and trade in pyrotechnics, and processing applications for the use of and trade in pyrotechnics and the conducting of inspections regarding the use of and trade in pyrotechnics to ensure compliance to national legislation and organisational procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Decision-making must be developed in this standard during practical exercises. Learners must be left to make their own decision, which must be debriefed.
  • Creativity needs to be developed by measuring learner's performance to the principles rather than a specific technique.

    The following policing specific outcomes must be assessed;

    1. Courage to take risk and even put own life at risks to safe others.
    2. Discipline to accept instructions and policy
    3. Physical ability to do the job (includes fitness and health required to move in the field with the sections without putting themselves in danger).
    4. Patriotism and loyalty to the country and its entire people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    High emphasis is placed on problem solving ability during exercises. Exercises and scenarios have a variety to ensure problem-solving ability is developed and not stereotyped step that the person cannot apply in practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Ability to be a team player in order to establish synergy during joint operations and in teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize one self and ones activities while preparing personal equipment and plan own tasks for bomb disposal and explosives control actions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organize and critically evaluate information regarding the controlling over the use of and trade in pyrotechnics 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Technology ability in using equipment such as explosives, devices, and special equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems regarding the controlling over the use of and trade in pyrotechnics 

    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 
    Specified requirements:

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of Explosives Control and Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legislation refers to, but is not limited to:
  • Explosives Act (Act no 26 of 1956 and Act no 15 of 2003) and Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act no 85 of 1993) and Explosives Regulations (2003)
  • Mine Health and Safety Act (Act no 29 of 1996)
  • National Road Traffic Act (Act no 93 of 1996) and Regulations (2000)

    National Standards refer to, but are not limited to:
  • South African National Standards
  • SANS 10228: The Identification and Classification of Dangerous Substances and Goods
  • SANS 10229: The Packaging of Dangerous Goods for Road and Rail Transportation in South Africa

    International instruments refer to, but are not limited to:
  • United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

    Additional information:

    Range: Pyrotechnics refer to but not limited to:
  • Fireworks.
  • Stage and/or theatrical effects.
  • Special and/or film effects.
  • Marine pyrotechnics and signalling devices.

    Use and trade refer to:
  • The actual use of and/or trade in pyrotechnics

    Requirements of a portfolio:

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience, which serves to supplement the assessment of, applied competence.

    The portfolio may include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner.
  • Relevant certificates or awards.
  • Previous assessment records.
  • Journals/logbook.

    Credits:

    Classroom: 12 Hours
    Structured learning in the workplace: 12 Hours
    Coaching/mentoring: 06 Hours
    Self study: 10 Hours
    Other: N/A
    Total: 40 Hours

    Credits: 4 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  63229   National Diploma: Bomb Disposal  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  49124   National Diploma: Bomb Disposal  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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