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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct an analysis of explosives vulnerability 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117460  Conduct an analysis of explosives vulnerability 
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.

This unit standard will contribute towards compliance with tactical -, legal -, safety- and organisational requirements related to Bomb Disposal and Explosives Control.
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Conduct a physical security assessment of a designated protectee to determine his or her vulnerability to an explosive attack
  • Conduct a physical security assessment of a building or facility to determine and prioritize those areas most critical and vulnerable to an explosive attack 

  • 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 the history and origin of explosives, the impact and effects of explosives and explosions
  • Unit standard: Identify, apply and implement different blasting accessories, initiating systems and blasting techniques
  • Unit standard: Identify and explain explosives
  • Unit standard: Identify and explain explosive ordnance (EO)
  • Unit standard: Dispose of explosives and munition
  • Unit standard: Identify, explain and apply basic electronic relevant to bomb disposal field
  • Unit standard: Identify and explain switches and/or triggering devices
  • Unit standard: Identify and explain Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
  • Unit standard: Handle bomb incident
  • Unit standard: Conduct searching and sweeping
  • Unit standard: Conduct and Execute Bomb Disposal
  • Unit standard: Identify and Explain Non Destructive testing techniques
  • Unit standard: Conduct planning, briefing and debriefing sessions
  • Unit standard: Handle unconventional mine warfare incidents
  • Unit standard: Handling and securing of weaponry caches
  • Unit standard: Apply explosives tactically for the breaching of obstacles
  • Unit standard: Apply the dynamics of robotics in bomb disposal field
  • Unit standard: Apply chemical, biological and radiological counter measures
  • Unit standard: Conduct Post-Blast investigations 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct a physical security assessment of a designated protectee to determine his or her vulnerability to an explosive attack. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept explosives vulnerability analysis is explained according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for the conducting of an explosives vulnerability analysis is explained according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A person target selection is compiled and evaluated according to the "Carver" principles (Criticality, accessibility, recoverability, vulnerability, effect and risk) according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The sources of information as well as the explosives vulnerability analysis considerations is considered according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The resources vulnerable are identified and interviewed according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The physical environment and utilities are evaluated according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A physical security assessment is conducted according to "Carver" principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct a physical security assessment of a building or facility to determine and prioritize those areas most critical and vulnerable to an explosive attack. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept explosives vulnerability analysis is explained according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for the conducting of an explosives vulnerability analysis is explained according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A target selection is compiled and evaluated according to the "Carver" principles (Criticality, accessibility, recoverability, vulnerability, effect and risk) according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The sources of information as well as the explosives vulnerability analysis considerations is considered according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The resources vulnerable are identified and interviewed according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The physical structure, environment and utilities are evaluated according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A physical security assessment is conducted according to "Carver" principles according to organizational policies and 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 
    1. A basic understanding of the relevant legislation (Explosive Act 26 of 1956) and Regulations, and procedures and practices
    2. A comprehensive understanding of the conducting of a physical security assessment of a designated protectee and physical security assessment of a building or facility to determine and prioritize those areas most critical and vulnerable to an explosive attack 

    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 which must always be kept in mind


    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 search procedures 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information received 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Technical ability in using special equipment 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by understanding the consequences of the incorrect evaluation and search procedures 

    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:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Criminal Procedure Act
  • Constitution Act
  • South African Police Service Act
  • Explosives Act 26 of 1956
  • Explosives Incident Countermeasures

    Context specific:

    Organizational policies and procedures regarding Bomb Disposal.

    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: 10 Hours
    Structured learning in the workplace: 20 Hours
    Coaching/mentoring: 05 Hours
    Self study: 05 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
    Core  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 
    Core  63229   National Diploma: Bomb Disposal  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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