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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Respond to hazardous conditions or emergencies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14798  Respond to hazardous conditions or emergencies 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-10-09  2005-10-09  SAQA 0144/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-09   2009-10-09  

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 standard is aimed at people who work or intend to work within a large process operation in the chemical or similar industry, and seek recognition for skills essential for operating within a chemical system.

Those learners who acquire the outcomes of this standard will know about and be able to respond to hazardous conditions or emergencies, pertaining to the chemical industry.


The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of hazardous conditions and emergencies
  • Report incidents, hazardous conditions or emergencies
  • Respond to incidents, hazard conditions or emergencies
  • Correct incidents, hazardous conditions or emergencies 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against the unit standards or the equivalent; - Establish equipment start up conditions, Start up equipment, Shut down equipment, Contribute to maintenance of equipment
  • Learners working towards the full qualification will have demonstrated competence against the unit standards in the National Certificate in Chemical Equipment Operations - NQF Level 2 or equivalent 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Range statements, which are applicable to unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria.

    The following range statements are general to the qualification:
  • Section procedures may include sectional or emergencies plans, environmental procedures, plant emergency procedures
  • Sectional records may include verbal and written
  • Emergency equipment may include specialized safety apparatus 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of hazardous conditions and emergencies. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Hazardous conditions and emergencies include incidents, emergencies and other significant unintended occurrences that affect production health safety and the environment if not attended to urgently.
  • Examples of hazardous conditions used in this standard must include those that are specific to the site where the learner is working and learning takes place.
  • Description of immediate action activities are described in accordance with Standard Operating Instructions or other site specific instructions. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Hazardous conditions are described in general. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Hazardous conditions for a specific site are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Risks and dangers are identified and described with focus on risk to life, health, environment, equipment plant and productions/profitability in general terms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Potential incidents within the area of responsibility and action taken is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Immediate action activities are explained for the different hazardous conditions and emergency situations identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Report incidents, hazardous conditions or emergencies. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Incidents, hazardous conditions or emergencies may include fire, flood, toxic vapour and liquid release, uncontrolled release of chemical substance(s), explosion, injured person, major plant or service failure, control room equipment failure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Nature, location and scope of incident is verified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Incidents, hazardous conditions and emergencies are reported immediately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Alarms are raised within specified time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The types of incidents, hazardous conditions or emergencies which should be reported are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. How the alarm should be raised for each type of incident is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Respond to incidents, hazard conditions or emergencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Alarms are raised in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The initial response to the incident, hazardous conditions or emergencies is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The need for specified safety equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. His/her designated role during emergencies are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Alarm should be raised is explained in accordance with the procedure specified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Correct incidents, hazardous conditions or emergencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Incidents, hazardous conditions or emergencies are corrected without compromising safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The incident, hazard, emergency is minimised and the situation handled to minimise waste and loss. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Appropriate people are informed as actions are taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Appropriate procedure is followed after assessment of situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The correct actions, according to relevant procedures are taken to make the process safe and deal with the incident, without endangering self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Appropriate first aid response to casualties are identified, explained and demonstrated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Plant operating manual
  • Emergency procedures for plant and site
  • Radio procedures
  • Hazardous / first aid to relevant chemicals or toxic hazards
  • Emergency procedures, plant, equipment and personnel 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made towards ensuring process operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation to avoid hazardous and emergency situations occurring and efficient process operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion as part of the problem solving process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by addressing problems before they become hazardous or cause emergency situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating and understanding the chemical process as a set or related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of identifying deviations from good practice and address this timeously. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    As it is not practical to assess this standard during normal operations, the following alternative assessment is recommended:
  • Knowledge issues should be assessed through appropriate question and answers.
  • Skills and practice should be assessed through appropriate simulations 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22867   National Certificate: Chemical Systems Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-10-09  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49046   National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-08-20  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49044   National Certificate: Mineral Processing, Gold Extraction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-08-20  Was MQA 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.
     
    1. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    2. Finsch Diamonds Mine 
    3. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    4. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    5. Richtrau No 177 Pty Ltd t/a Bokoni Platinum Mines (Lebowa Platinum Mines) 
    6. Thusang Metallurgical Engineering Training and Consulting 
    7. VENETIA MINE 



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