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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply emergency scene safety measures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254223  Apply emergency scene safety measures 
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 will be applicable to first responders/emergency care workers. The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating vehicular traffic control.
  • Ensuring the highest reasonable level of safety and protection of self, team members, the general public and patient/s at any emergency scene. 

  • 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 
    Explain and demonstrate vehicular traffic control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purposes for 'fend-off' parking/protective parking are explained as a method for securing the accident scene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Compensation is made for reduced/poor visibility conditions in order to achieve safe and effective 'fend off'/protective parking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scene safety and scene attendee safety considerations around vehicular traffic control are applied to prevent any further complicating incidents. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety considerations include but are not limited to:
  • Reflective jackets; helmets; industrial gloves; protective footwear; goggles; gas masks; emergency lights, beacons, warning cones/triangles.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain and demonstrate procedures to protect and preserve people at any emergency or related scene. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    People include but are not limited to:
  • The first responder.
  • The emergency care team.
  • The public.
  • The patient(s).
  • The survivors.
  • The victims. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The priority sequence for securing the safety of the people at an emergency scene is explained in order to achieve the best possible success. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The types of emergency scenes are classified and prioritised according to level of required emergency attention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The steps taken to secure the scene and victims for forensic investigations are explained and demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate the correct method and magnitude of safe scene-approach demarcation/s. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The minimum distance to be protected by warning devices and/or measures on the immediate approach to the scene is calculated, based on existing conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions include, but are not limited to:
  • Weather (fog, rain, strong light, setting sun, shadows and other environmental factors).
  • Terrain (bodies of water, rocks, gorges, ice, mud).
  • Road conditions (type of road, road surface, verge conditions).
  • Density, speed and direction of traffic.
  • Access and egress/exit routes.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demarcation equipment and methods are identified to ensure the most reasonable scene safety, without endangering on-scene parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The limitations of equipment used for scene demarcation are explained and available materials for improvisation to overcome the limitations are demonstrated. 


    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 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 through 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 a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines and agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems by analysing all factors at the scene of an emergency and adapting practice in order to achieve a desired outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by effectively controlling scene observers/participants and by participating as a member of a team of a represented agency or other emergency services to ensure safety of all parties present at such a scene. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage the scene and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect information and make critical decisions by assessing all relevant information at the scene of an emergency/potential emergency and deciding on the best option or combination of options in order to ensure the safety of the scene and its occupants. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use technology by selecting appropriate equipment for a given situation. 

    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:

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

    Activity: Hours:
  • Classroom Learning: 12 Hours.
  • On-the-job Learning: 18 Hours.
  • Self-directed Learning: 10 Hours.

    Total = 40.

    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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