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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Render basic first aid 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9965  Render basic first aid 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
HW SETA - Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-08-01  2009-08-01  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-08-01   2013-08-01  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120496  Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable learners to render basic first aid, to ensure that they contribute to a safe, healthy environment for themselves and others, and that physical harm to individuals is minimized. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
GETC NQF Level 1 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Emergencies include accidents, illness, fire, flood, and chemical contamination.
2. Visible vital signs include responsiveness, breathing, and circulation.
3. The universal principles include putting on gloves and protecting the hands.
4. First aid includes the treatment of burns, cuts, fractures, etc.
5. Minor medical emergencies include fainting, bleeding nose, cuts and bruises, sprains, and hyperventilation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Intervene in a first aid scenario. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Potential hazards around an injured person are identified and eliminated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Visible vital signs of the injured person are examined. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The telephone number of emergency services in the area are known or accessed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Assistance is requested. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The injured is reassured and calmed and information about the injury cause is requested. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Treat bleeding wounds. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Universal principles for dealing with infectious diseases are applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A wound is checked for foreign objects. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Serious bleeding is controlled using the most appropriate method, and the correct procedure. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Treat an injured person for shock. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Signs that indicate shock are accurately identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Correct treatment procedures are demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Immobilise a fracture. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A limb is immobilised using available materials. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The injured person is not moved. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Intervene in minor medical emergencies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A first aid box is accessed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The signs and symptoms associated with the condition are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Basic first aid is administered. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

1. The importance of identifying emergency situations quickly and correctly.
2. The importance of documenting emergency procedures accurately and timeously.
3. The injuries that take priority over other injuries.
4. Potential hazards.
5. CPR.
6. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
7. Universal principles for dealing with infectious diseases.
8. Visible vital signs.
9. Signs of shock.
10. First aid. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Intervene in a first aid scenario
2. Treat bleeding wounds
3. Treat an injured person for shock
4. Immobilise a fracture
5. Intervene in minor medical emergencies
  • Potential hazards around an injured person are identified and eliminated
  • The telephone number of emergency services in the area are known or accessed
  • CPR is demonstrated
  • Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is demonstrated
  • Universal principles for dealing with infectious diseases are applied
  • Serious bleeding is controlled using the most appropriate method, and the correct procedure
  • Correct treatment procedures are demonstrated
  • A limb is immobilised using available materials
  • Basic first aid is administered. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    1. Intervene in a first aid scenario.
  • The telephone number of emergency services in the area are known or accessed.
  • Assistance is requested. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    1. Intervene in a first aid scenario.
  • Assistance is requested.
  • The injured is reassured and calmed and information about the injury cause is requested. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Intervene in a first aid scenario.
  • Potential hazards around an injured person are identified and eliminated.
  • The telephone number of emergency services in the area are known or accessed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Intervene in a first aid scenario.
    2. Treat bleeding wounds.
    3. Treat an injured person for shock.
    4. Intervene in minor medical emergencies.
  • Visible vital signs of the injured person are examined.
  • CPR is demonstrated.
  • Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is demonstrated.
  • Universal principles for dealing with infectious diseases are applied.
  • Signs that indicate shock are accurately identified.
  • Basic first aid is administered. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120496, which is "Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace", Level 2, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Core  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48961   National Certificate: Construction: Crane Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48940   National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CETA 
    Core  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49022   National Certificate: Floor Covering Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65769   National Certificate: Glazing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65929   National Certificate: Waterproofing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  22670   National Certificate: Construction Carpentry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  22671   National Certificate: Construction Masonry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21853   National Certificate: Construction Plumbing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-09-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  20815   National Certificate: Construction Tiling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49012   National Certificate: Construction: Concrete Reinforcing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49016   National Certificate: Construction: Concreting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49015   National Certificate: Construction: Structural Steel Erecting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  24295   National Certificate: Timber Roof Erecting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48905   National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-19  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48642   General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  23473   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59016   National Certificate: Fish and Seafood Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  61929   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  48907   National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-06-09  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23475   National Certificate: Water Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  58247   National Certificate: Ceiling and Partitioning Installation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  20919   National Certificate: Construction Painting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20814   National Certificate: Construction Plastering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  22490   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23975   National Certificate: Construction Material Testing: Bituminous Materials  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-11  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23974   National Certificate: Construction Material Testing: Soils and Aggregates  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-11  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23476   National Certificate: Supervision of Water Reticulation Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-09  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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