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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain and operate a range of emergency equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254215  Maintain and operate a range of emergency equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners involved in primary emergency care/first aid and the emergency care field. The range of equipment against which this unit standard will be assessed is that specified for use within the general structure of the South African emergency services, including but not limited to occupational health and safety, ambulance, medical rescue, fire and related services as applicable to the current relevant legislation. Specialised or other risk-profile specific equipment is not encompassed within the scope of this unit standard.

The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Maintaining and operating commonly utilised emergency equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Ensuring that any equipment used is safe for use, and is used in a manner that will enhance own and patients' safety.
  • Explaining the need for and ways of compensating for operational limitations for specific pieces of emergency equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select emergency equipment appropriate to a specified emergency incident and demonstrate the use of this equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is selected according to the nature of the emergency called in, in order to achieve the desired outcome. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Complimentary/supplementary combinations of equipment are selected and the reason for the selection of each one is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of the equipment selected is demonstrated at the scene of the emergency; the reason/s for non-use of any selected equipment are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Demonstration includes simulating procedures in relation to the emergency situation where actual use of equipment is not warranted.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the maintenance and storage requirements of emergency service equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each piece of equipment is stripped, cleaned and re-assembled according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Each cleaned piece of equipment is tested for functioning before being stored for re-use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All used disposable parts/pieces are appropriately discarded and replaced with fresh pieces before equipment is stored for re-use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The care/maintenance of the emergency equipment is recorded according to organisational and, where applicable, legislated requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the operational limitations of specific pieces of emergency equipment and suggest and/or demonstrate ways of compensating for these limitations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of equipment:
  • That which is available for use by the service institution at which the learner is stationed. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operational use of the specified piece of equipment explained in terms of its prescribed uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operational limitations of the piece are described and, where possible, demonstrated in terms of its prescribed uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    One method of compensation for operational limitation is described and demonstrated per piece of equipment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Service Equipment utilized includes, but is not limited to that utilized by the following services:
  • Primary emergency care/first aid first responders.
  • Fire Services.
  • Ambulance Services.
  • Policing services.
  • National defence.
  • Disaster management.
  • Aviation emergency services.
  • Sea rescue services. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems:
  • By adapting actions to the availability and suitability of equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • In the utilisation emergency service equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise:
  • The storage, care, use/application of equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • With appropriate management personnel relating to equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use technology:
  • By selecting appropriate equipment for a given situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world:
  • As a set of related systems as applied to the storage, use and care of equipment. 

  • 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 
    Recognition of Prior Learning:
  • This unit standard may be achieved, through recognition of prior learning. A final decision on the evidence provided will be taken by the ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    Credit Justification:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity; Hours:
  • Classroom learning; 6 Hours.
  • On-the-job learning (including formative assessment); 16 Hours.
  • Self-directed learning; 8 Hours.
  • Site visits; 10 Hours.
  • Total = 40 Hours.

    Credits = 4. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  60249   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-06-02  HW SETA 
    Core  78803   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-06-02   


    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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