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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage dangerous goods logistics 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244031  Manage dangerous goods logistics 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
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
8055  Manage hazardous/dangerous goods logistics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner accredited with this standard will now be capable of demonstrating competence in the management and control of safe handling and economic movement of dangerous goods with strict adherence to statutory national and international regulations, applicable to the learners selected discipline (e.g. air, rail, road, sea, storage).

Learners will be able to:
  • Develop and/or review company policies and procedures.
  • Develop a dangerous goods logistics plan.
  • Manage resources to create and maintain a safe environment.
  • Manage the dangerous goods communication process within the logistics chain. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The candidate must be able to carry out processes that involve a variety of standard and non-standard procedures, requiring the determination of appropriate methods and procedures in response to a range of concrete problems with some theoretical elements.

    The candidate is responsible for the nature, quantity and quality of outcomes, with possible responsibility for the achievement of group outcome, within broad general guidelines or functions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop and/or review company policies and procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Develop and/or review company policies and procedures relevant to managing dangerous goods logistics, taking cognisance of appropriate legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Policies and procedures to analyse the safe storage and handling of specified dangerous goods are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge concerning the safe handling, storage and transportation of dangerous goods including emergency procedures are. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The documentation process flow involved in logistics of dangerous goods is developed following company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The policies and procedures for the management of regulatory documentation are developed following company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The policies and procedures for the accommodation of new developments in the dangerous goods logistics field are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The policies and procedures for the qualification of personnel in compliance with dangerous goods legislation and regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop a dangerous goods logistics plan. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Develop, as part of a project team, a logistics plan with due regard to current legislation, product classification, customer requirements, environmental and economic constraints/controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Role players affected are identified to establish a project team with due regard to current legislation, product classification, customer requirements, environmental and economic constraints/controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The project scope is determined with due regard to current legislation, product classification, customer requirements, environmental and economic constraints/controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The processes involved in the logistics of the specific project are documented with due regard to current legislation, product classification, customer requirements, environmental and economic constraints/controls. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The documentation of the process will include a contingency plan.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The project is reviewed within a specified time frame and/or in the light of changed conditions with due regard to current legislation, product classification, customer requirements, environmental and economic constraints/controls. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage resources to create and maintain a safe environment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Manage resources (e.g. personnel, protective clothing and equipment etc) to create and maintain a safe environment for dangerous goods logistics operations, including organising appropriate mechanisms for minimising health and safety risks during the handling and transport of dangerous freight (e.g. emergency services, `spill plan`, etc). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The characteristics and relative volumes of the dangerous goods are determined in order to be handled and/or stored and/or transported with due regard to current legislation, product classification, customer requirements, environmental and economic constraints/controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The existing and/or alternative resources are assessed for the safe handling, storage and transportation of dangerous goods (including emergency procedures) with due regard to current legislation, product classification, customer requirements, environmental and economic constraints/controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations are made for the deployment of resources for the safe handling, storage and transportation of dangerous goods (including emergency procedures) with due regard to current legislation, product classification, customer requirements, environmental and economic constraints/controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effectiveness of the utilisation of resources are evaluated and, where applicable, make recommendations for corrective and preventative action in the safe handling, storage and transportation of dangerous goods (including emergency procedures) with due regard to current legislation, product classification, customer requirements, environmental and economic constraints/controls. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage the dangerous goods communication process within the logistics chain. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Manage communication within logistics chain to ensure safe movement and to improve the tracking of dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The parties that require communication in respect of the movement and tracking of dangerous goods are identified, e.g. municipalities, consignor, consignee and transporter with due regard to legislation, product classification, customer requirements, environmental and economic constraints/controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods that will be used to communicate with the affected parties regarding the handling, storage and transport of dangerous goods with due regard to current legislation, product classification, and customer requirements, environmental and economic constraints/controls are identified and its suitability tested. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training Providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • 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 must be registered with the Department of Education and the programs offered by this institution must be accredited with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:
  • The relevant national and international standards, codes and legislation pertaining to the selected discipline, e.g. - Codes: IMDG code:

    > South African National Standards relating to dangerous goods.
    > Road Traffic Act.
    > Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    > Environmental control regulations e.g. on lead control, asbestos.
    > Air pollution legislation.
    > Emergency procedures as reflected in legislation.
    > Customs and international regulations requirements related to dangerous goods logistics.
    > International quality standards, e.g. ISO 9002/9004.
    > IATA dangerous goods.
  • Where and how to access information about controls to protect the local environment.
  • Statutory publications and other sources of information that can be consulted in maintaining and updating the regulatory requirements for dangerous goods logistics (e.g. government gazette, SABS professional bodies).
  • Sources for acquiring knowledge of developments in the logistics field (e.g. new computer software, improved technology). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and select the most appropriate methods of management and control in the event of an incident/accident with respect to dangerous goods.
  • Identify and solve problems in assessing and improving the capability of the facility to handle dangerous goods and emergencies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams and demonstrate an understanding of related systems in the design of a logistics plan taking new technologies and developments in transport methods, into account. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Use personal development and the training and development of others to improve practice in the handling and storage of dangerous goods. 

    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 8055, "Manage hazardous/dangerous goods logistics", Level 5, 15 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63229   National Diploma: Bomb Disposal  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    3. Makwedeng Training 
    4. SA Maritime School and Transport College 



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