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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe evacuation procedures for all affected persons and movable critical resources/effects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254217  Describe evacuation procedures for all affected persons and movable critical resources/effects 
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 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be able to effectively evacuate and account for all applicable parties and movable critical resources/effects rescued from the risk-environment. In addition the learner will be able to identify and report any probable ill effects resulting from the cause of the risk.

The learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining and demonstrating procedures, equipment and actions utilized for the effective and efficient evacuation of all parties and/or movable critical resources/effects.
  • Accounting for all parties and critical resources/effects that have been evacuated, and those that have not been evacuated.
  • Reporting on the evacuation procedure and possible ill-effects suffered by persons during evacuation. 

  • 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 
    Applies to any instance where one or more people may be present and may require evacuation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and demonstrate procedures and equipment required for an effective and efficient evacuation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Civilian evacuation procedures (from epicentre outwards) and military evacuation (from periphery towards epicentre). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate evacuation procedures for the two types of evacuation are explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The selection of the order of priority for evacuation of parties and critical resources is explained and the explanation includes the reasoning behind the selection of priority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The types of critical resources/concerns that may need to be addressed at evacuation are identified and described in terms of the environment from which evacuation is necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Account for all parties and critical resources that have been evacuated and for those that have not been evacuated. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Accounting procedures include but are not limited to:
  • Assembly, sequestered resources, information dissemination. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedure selected to account for all evacuated parties is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedure selected to evacuate and safely store critical resources is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The method utilised to account for and record all parties and critical resources not evacuated are explained and the reasons for non-evacuation are stated and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any ill effects experienced or noticed as a result of the evacuation are reported and recorded in order to ensure the continuing and further safety of all affected or not affected persons. 


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

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The implications and ramifications of all aspects of evacuation procedures in a range of situations. 

    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 suit the emergency situation requiring evacuation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in effective execution of evacuation procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Identify and assist responsible persons to organise and manage all parties involved in evacuation and with evacuees. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with persons involved with or in evacuation procedures, including reports and reporting structures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology by selecting appropriate equipment methods to effect evacuation. 

    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 
    Credit Justification:

    Activity; Hours:
  • Classroom learning; 4 Hours.
  • On-the-job learning including practice evacuations; 22 Hours.
  • Self-directed learning; 4 Hours.

    Total Number of Hours = 30 Hours.

    Credits = 3. 

  • 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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