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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and classify dangerous goods for transportation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242997  Identify and classify dangerous goods for transportation 
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 
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 credit with this unit standard is able to identify and classify dangerous goods for transportation. They are able to analyse and assess a sample for classification and correct identification in accordance with United Nations criteria. They are also able to complete the safety data sheet and allocate correct packaging requirements in preparation for safe transportation.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Receiving a sample of potential substance.
  • Facilitating the analysis and assessment of a sample based on United Nations criteria for classification and identification.
  • Facilitating the development of the Material Safety Data Sheet (MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET) and transport documentation relevant to the substance.
  • Identifying and allocating packaging requirements according to substance if classified. 

  • 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 
    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 
    Receive sample of potential substance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Samples are collected from generator/manufacturer according to standard operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The formulation for new product (recipe of sample) is obtained to facilitate the classification of the substance according to criteria listed in South African National Standards code of practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Facilitate the analysis and assessment of a sample based on United Nations criteria for classification and identification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The analysis criteria are identified, described and applied according to South African National Standards code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The test requirement contents are identified, explained and described according to South African National Standards code of practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including the packaging group allocation when applicable.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The analysis of the sample is facilitated based on the classification criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate the development of the material safety data sheet (MSDS) and transport documentation relevant to the substance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements of OHS Act in the development of the Material Safety Data Sheet is explained and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All the relevant information on the Material Safety Data Sheet is verified according to the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All relevant transportation documentation relevant to the substance is identified, explained, described and completed according to relevant codes of practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and allocate packaging requirements according to substance if classified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The packaging requirements relating to medical waste are identified, explained and allocated according to South African National Standards code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The packaging methods are explained and described as it relates to the South African National Standards codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Certificate of package is received according to South African National Standards code of practice. 


    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 
  • Packing groups.
  • UN numbers.
  • OHS Act requirements regarding MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET.
  • Classification/properties of the 9 classes and sub-divisions.
  • SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS 10228 (Identification and classification of dangerous goods).
  • SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS 10248 (Management of Health Care Waste).
  • SABS 0229 (Packaging of dangerous goods).
  • Chemical substances and reactions. 

  • 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 identification and classification of dangerous goods for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in the identification and classification of dangerous goods for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in the identification and classification of dangerous goods for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when identifying and classifying dangerous goods for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assist with the analysis and assessment of a sample based on United Nations criteria for the classification and identification of dangerous goods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating the world as a set of related systems where the correct identification and classification of dangerous goods improves both health and safety practices. 

    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.