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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of disasters 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119566  Explain preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of disasters 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9825  Explain preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of disasters  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons required to understand and explain the concept of "Disasters", the causes and the consequences of potential risks or hazards that could cause a disaster in a community.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the causes and potential effects of disasters on the community.
  • Identify resources to prevent or minimise disasters in potentially dangerous situations.
  • Develop a simple disaster management plan. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at ABET level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET level 3.
  • Knowledge of the environment.
  • Knowledge of the demography of the area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Potential impact refers to immediate, short and medium term impact.
    Disaster refers to natural and man-made, as well as slow and sudden onset. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the causes and potential effects of disasters on the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential disasters are identified in terms of their likelihood of occurrence in a given community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The causal factors of disasters are explained in terms of the way in which they contribute to the disaster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The differences between natural and manmade disasters are understood and described in terms of their causes and possible effects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Potential health hazards associated with disasters are identified and explained in terms of their causes and possible prevention. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify resources to prevent or minimise disasters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles and implementation methods of disaster management units within the community structures are explained in terms of activation, establishment, sustainability and maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mechanisms and resources that can be utilised in threatening disaster situations are identified in terms of their potential for preventing or minimising the impact of the disaster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The resources identified are relevant to the specific situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a simple disaster management plan. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The plan is developed in conjunction with a disaster management team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The plan covers all aspects relevant to the potential disaster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The plan incorporates the notification of emergency services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The plan is logical and is at an appropriate level for the understanding of the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Methods of implementing the plan are identified and the necessary steps explained in terms of generally accepted practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not implementing the plan correctly are explained in terms of the potential impact on affected parties. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Names & functions of:
    > Disaster related structures
    > Causal factors of disasters
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties of all disasters
  • Sensory cues:
    > All 5 senses to be employed
  • Purpose of:
    > Disaster related structures
  • Events, causes and effects, implications of all disasters
  • Categories of disasters:
    > Sudden onset
    > Slow onset
    > Natural and man made
  • Procedures and techniques:
    > Early evacuation techniques
    > Orderly evacuation procedures
    > Storage of emergency rations
    > Implementation of disaster management procedures
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > National
    > Provincial
    > Local
  • Theory, rules, principles, laws:
    > Causal factors of a disaster
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Families / friends
    > Community
    > Disaster and related systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the lack of disaster management structures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with evacuation and rescue teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in relation to the management of a particular disaster. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect analyse organise and evaluate information about the occurrence of natural disasters in the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with community structures and rescue teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively with regard to communicating with disaster management teams and extinguishing fires. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems with regard to the cause and effect of disasters, community structures, rescue teams and command posts. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9825, "Explain preventive measures to reduce the potential impact of disasters", Level 1, 5 credits.

    Supplementary information:
    Specified requirements
    Legal:
  • Work within the guidelines of the scope of practise of the Ancillary Health Worker

    Site specific
    Learners must work in accordance with the protocols, procedures and policies of the relevant work environment

    Credit justification:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity Hours
    Classroom learning 20
    On-the-job learning 20
    Self directed learning 5
    Coaching required 5
    Total 50

    Credits achieved: 5 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW 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 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. Azuphile Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    2. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    3. Olipau Health Centre 
    4. Philani Training and Development Solutions 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.