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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply technical knowledge and skill in emergency planning 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242679  Apply technical knowledge and skill in emergency planning 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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
13939  Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risk in emergency planning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard introduces the importance of emergency planning in an organisation. It is intended for learners who are responsible for the emergency plan in a business unit or organisation and learners who are part of emergency management teams in organisations. It will be useful for Risk Management Generalists, Learners in Human Resources, Managers of Small Businesses, Intermediaries who give advice in Commercial, Industrial and Corporate Insurance, Insurance Surveyors and Loss Adjusters and learners who manage risk in insurance and other organisations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying potential emergency scenarios.
  • Explaining the principles of emergency management.
  • Evaluating the resources required at a potential site.
  • Developing an emergency plan for an organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Basic planning principles are plan, direct and control.
  • Basic principles of emergency management are terminate, tolerate, treat, transfer, separate and divide.
  • Emergency resources include training, skills, facilities, methods and human resources.
  • Categories of emergencies include water, power outage, fire, environs, discharge nuclear, meteorite, storm, impact, disease and explosion.
  • Procedure documents should include debriefing, review and application of corrective measures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify potential emergency scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Events that could constitute an emergency are identified in terms of damage to people, property, environs and revenue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks in different emergency scenarios are identified with reference to fire, health and environs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Negative impacts of different events are quantified in terms of severity, frequency and probability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Events that would constitute an emergency are classified in terms of minor incident, emergency and crisis or disaster. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the principles of emergency management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic planning principles and basic principles of emergency management are applied to potential emergency scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources necessary to mitigate or control risks are identified for different emergency scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency management resources are identified and an indication is given as to suppliers and availability. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate the resources required at a particular site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The resources required to manage different categories of emergencies at a particular site are identified for potential scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources available at a specific site are evaluated in order to identify gaps. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The state of readiness of the available resources is assessed and an action plan is suggested to ensure that equipment and facilities are maintained to operational readiness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop an emergency plan for an organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The risk management process is applied to develop an emergency response plan to manage risk in different emergencies for a particular site or workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A programme is devised to test the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed emergency response plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedure documents are drafted to cover different types of emergency. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists 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 or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying events that could constitute an emergency and developing an emergency response plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in evaluating the resources at a site and identifying gaps. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in analysing potential emergency scenarios and developing an emergency response plan and procedure documents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of seeing the world as a set of related systems identifying potential emergency situations and proposing an emergency response plan. 

    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 13939, ' Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risk in emergency planning ', Level 4, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS 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.
     
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