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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement and maintain adherence to safe working practices and policies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114914  Implement and maintain adherence to safe working practices and policies 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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
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 useful to people who wish to follow a career path within a fishing environment and have commenced employment as an ordinary seaman and already completed the minimum qualifying time at sea, as required by regulation.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Follow safe working practices.
  • Follow emergency procedures.
  • Identify potentially hazardous situations and goods. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Language/Communication and Mathematics/Numeracy at NQF level 1 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • The work environment includes all operational and accommodation areas.
  • Rules and regulations include: International Conference for the Safety of Life at Sea, SOLAS; International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping, STCW 95; Code of Safe Working Practice; test certificates and Deck Equipment Registers; and organisational policies, work rules, and regulations, and their subsequent amendments.
  • Aspects of the environment include: lighting, noise, atmospheric contamination, and physical hazards.
  • Personnel to be protected include: the individual, crew, contractors, passengers, and visitors.
  • Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Follow safe working practices during steaming and fishing operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tasks are performed in a safe manner, and in accordance with legislative requirements and company policy and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tasks include: baiting hooks, repairing nets, preparing nets/lines.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work activity is undertaken in accordance with company and/or vessel operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personnel protective clothing is appropriate to the conditions, used or worn in accordance with its design and purpose, and stored according to company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    PPE includes: gloves, boots, overalls.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Machine guards are employed and used as required, according to manufacturer's and company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety signs and symbols are correctly identified and followed according to their instructions, as laid down in operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Follow emergency procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct personnel for contact in emergency situations are identified according to onboard safety structures and chains of command. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identified personnel are advised of the situation in the event of an emergency in the prescribed manner, and with a degree of urgency appropriate to the specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency and evacuation procedures are described and demonstrated according to ship's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ship evacuation procedures are followed in the case of an emergency, in accordance with standing instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures include: muster station, safety equipment operation, launch and operation of lifeboats/rafts.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify potentially hazardous situations and goods. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Potential hazards includes: un-stored lines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential hazards are identified, and action taken is prompt, and appropriate to the nature of the hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazardous items and substances are handled and stored according to the onboard safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actions taken during hazardous situations are appropriate to the specific context, and mimimise the potential danger to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Protective clothing and equipment are appropriate to the context, and are used according to their purpose and design, and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Workplace hazards are identified during the course of work and reported to the specified person according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reports on workplace hazards may be verbal or written using standardised report forms.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Options
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Guidance in correct operation of equipment is provided in The Code of Safe Working Practices for Seamen.
  • Prevention of pollution of the marine environment is governed by regulation, (MARPOL) legislated by the International Maritime Organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner must be able to work effectively with others in executing emergency procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner must be able to responsibly and effectively organise and manage his / her activities steaming and fishing operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner must be able to collect, analyse, organise and evaluate potentially hazardous situations and goods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner must be able to effectively communicate safe working practices and emergency procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure that evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgments should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.


    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:
  • Evidence is required with regard to the candidate being medically fit.
  • The importance of both safety and due care and consideration for the environment is to be kept in mind when assessing a candidate for this unit standard. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. Further clarification of terms is provided as follows:

    SAMSA - South African Maritime Safety Authority
  • This body is responsible for issuing certificates of competence at all levels in terms of the Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations, 1999.
  • Issued by the Minister of Transport, under section 356 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951). GG 20772/RG 6707

    ISM - International Safety Management
  • This refers to a safety management system stipulated by regulation of the International Maritime Organisation. (IMO)

    SOPEP- Ship Oil pollution Emergency Plan
  • Pollution plan in place for a particular ship, as required by the marine pollution regulations (MARPOL) legislated by IMO.

    FFA
  • Fire fighting Appliances

    LSA
  • Life saving Appliances

    IOPP
  • International Oil Pollution Prevention

    MARPOL
  • Marine Pollution 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
    2. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    3. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    4. Innovative Shared Services 
    5. Kholwa Management and training Consultancy 
    6. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    7. Makwedeng Training 
    8. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    9. RCH Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Staffing Logistics 



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