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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Load/unload dangerous goods for transportation by road 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242990  Load/unload dangerous goods for transportation by road 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to load/unload dangerous goods for transportation by road. Learners are also able to complete required documentation regarding declaration and comply with South African National Standards 10231 requirements and organisational operational procedures and requirements.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Adhering to standard operating procedures and applicable requirements of South African National Standards 10231 for the loading/unloading of packaged goods and bulk.
  • Identifying required placards, tremcards and dangerous goods declaration.
  • Complying with standard operating procedures and South African National Standards 10231 after loading/unloading of dangerous goods.
  • Complying with contents of operational agreement. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Documentation could include but is not limited to: warning placards, tremcards, dangerous goods declaration, orange warning diamond.
  • National legislation includes but is not limited to: Relevant sections in National Road Traffic Act, 93 of 1996).

    This unit standard requires the individual to undertake the relevant outcomes actions for the identified classes of Dangerous Goods as listed below (as applicable to the specific industry):

    > Class 1 - explosives
    > Class 2 - gases
    > Class 3 - flammable liquids
    > Class 4 - flammable solids
    > Class 5 - oxidizers & organic peroxides
    > Class 6 - toxic & infectious substances
    > Class 7 - radioactive materials
    > Class 8 - corrosives
    > Class 9 - miscellaneous dangerous goods/substances 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Adhere to standard operating procedures and applicable requirements of South African National Standards 10231 for the loading/unloading of packaged goods and bulk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant procedure for the loading/unloading of packaged and/or bulk is identified for the various types of transport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The standard operating procedures for the loading/unloading of packed goods and bulk are explained and described as per South African National Standards requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify required danger warning diamond, warning placards, tremcards and dangerous goods declaration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant documentation is obtained and verified according to South African National Standards codes of practice, International Maritime Dangerous Goods and International Civil Aviation Organisation codes, and national legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant placards for packaged goods and bulk are identified and described according to South African National Standards code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal Protective Equipment requirements are identified, explained and described as it relates to the loading/unloading of packaged goods and bulk. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Comply with standard operating procedures and South African National Standards 10231 after loading/unloading of dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Standard operating procedures are explained and described as it relates to the loading/unloading of dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant statutory procedures are explained and described as it relates to the loading/unloading of dangerous goods according to South African National Standards code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety procedures are adhered to in the loading/unloading of dangerous goods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Comply with contents of operational arrangement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Written agreement, operational arrangement, loading/unloading checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct documentation required by driver is identified, explained and described as required by national legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Accepted duties and responsibilities of the relevant parties to the agreement are identified and confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consignor, Operator, Consignee and other identified parties.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of an operational arrangement is explained and described as it relates to the loading/unloading of dangerous goods. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • PPE requirements.
  • Weight distribution (legality of payload/gross vehicle mass/axle mass distribution/bridge formula, metering, dipping procedures, ullage).
  • Securement of packaged goods.
  • Securement of tanks by valves and hatches.
  • Training of qualified persons.
  • Safe to load.
  • Details of goods and substances to be loaded.
  • Package/loading/unloading SOP.
  • Loading instruction.
  • Loading profile.
  • Vehicle design.
  • Container design.
  • Designated space.
  • Relevant sections in IMDG and ICAO codes.
  • Emergency procedures. 

  • 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 loading/unloading dangerous goods for transportation by road. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in the loading/unloading dangerous goods for transportation by road. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in the loading/unloading dangerous goods for transportation by road. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when load/unload dangerous goods for transportation by road. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems where the compliance of Regulations and National Standards has a positive impact on the workplace, people and the environment. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dangerous Goods: Multi-modal Transportation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  59298   Further Education and Training Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 


    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. Global Maritime Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    3. Robertsons Cargo Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    4. School of Shipping 



    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.