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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply fire fighting techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252250  Apply fire fighting techniques 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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
110075  Apply basic fire fighting techniques  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be capable of identifying, containing, preventing and extinguishing different types of fires by operating basic fire fighting equipment.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Identifying different types of fires.
  • Explaining and practice fire prevention.
  • Operating basic fire fighting equipment.
  • Perform basic fire fighting procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify different types of fires. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The causes of fire are identified in accordance with industry practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of causes of fire include, but is not limited to:
  • People, electricity, spontaneous combustion, chemical reactions and liquefied petroleum gas.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The classes of fires are explained according to industry practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of classes of fires include, but is not limited to A, B and C.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain and practice fire prevention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The prevention of fires is explained in relation to general organisational housekeeping. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of housekeeping includes, but is not limited to:
  • Blocking fire extinguishers and packing goods too close to electrical connections.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fire prevention is explained in relation to industry safe practices (OHS Act) and company specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of non adherence to safe practices is explained in relation to organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of consequences includes, but is not limited to:
  • Legal, financial and personal.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate basic fire fighting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic fire fighting equipment is identified as provided by the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operating of basic fire fighting equipment is demonstrated in accordance with organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Fire extinguishers, fire hoses and hose reels.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The type of fire fighting equipment is identified in relation to specific types of fires. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform basic fire fighting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The steps to be taken when fighting fires are explained and demonstrated in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The precautions to be taken when fighting fires are explained according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The steps to be taken when containing fires are described in accordance with organisational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Causes of fires.
  • Classes of fires.
  • Safety signs/symbols on fire equipment.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Fire prevention housekeeping.
  • Fire fighting equipment.
  • Fire fighting techniques.
  • Fire fighting procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in applying basic fire fighting techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as member of the team in communicating with all role-players and ensuring safe practices in applying fire fighting techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly while applying safety requirements when fighting fires. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in interpreting instructions, signs and signals when applying fire fighting techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and safety of others by demonstrating an understanding of safety relating to applying fire fighting techniques. 

    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 110075, "Apply basic fire fighting techniques", Level 1, 3 credits.

    Notes to Assessors:
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a relevant qualification at a minimum of National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 2. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  64949   National Certificate: Laboratory Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  62709   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  78944   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  79686   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64189   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61929   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. AAH Skills and Development 
    2. Africa Training Centre 
    3. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    4. Almenta 228 (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    6. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    7. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    8. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    9. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    10. Bayteck Fire cc 
    11. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    12. BPC HR Consultants 
    13. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    14. Cargo Learning Academy 
    15. Coalition Trading 1238 cc 
    16. College of Production Technology 
    17. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    18. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    19. Creative Thinking Trading 524 
    20. Dantran Training 
    21. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    22. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    23. Durban Driver Training Centre Pty Ltd 
    24. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    25. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    26. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    27. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    28. Equal Career Services (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    29. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
    30. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    31. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    32. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    33. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    34. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    35. Ingozi Medicals 
    36. Innovative Shared Services 
    37. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    38. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    39. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    40. Julifa Trading Enterprise cc 
    41. KHULA MINI CONSULTING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    42. KWELANGA TRAINING PTY LTD 
    43. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    44. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    45. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    46. Makwedeng Training 
    47. Marrian Ridge Computer Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    49. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    50. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    51. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    52. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (MEYERTON) (TP) 
    53. MEGRO LEARNING LOWVELD 
    54. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    55. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    56. MPACT 
    57. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    58. NOSA (Newton park)(WA) 
    59. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    60. Orion Industrial Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    61. OSR Trading 
    62. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    64. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    65. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    66. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    67. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    68. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    69. Scaw Metals Group T/A Scaw Chain (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    70. SDTSA Training Providers 
    71. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    72. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    73. Siyaloba Training Academy 
    74. Skills For Life 
    75. Skills Resource Group (Pty) Ltd 
    76. South African Fire and Medical Academy (SAFMA) 
    77. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 
    78. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    79. Staffing Logistics 
    80. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    81. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    82. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    83. The Skills Matrix cc 
    84. Thembalethu Development 
    85. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    86. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    87. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    88. Training Force 
    89. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    90. Umbuso Training Services 
    91. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    92. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    93. Vumbhoni Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    94. VUPE SECURITY SERVICES 
    95. WACO Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    96. Wheelman S A 
    97. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    98. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    99. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    100. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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