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

Conduct evacuations and emergency drills 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11506  Conduct evacuations and emergency drills 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2006-11-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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
242825  Conduct evacuations and emergency drills  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is to enable relevant personnel to conduct evacuations and emergency drills.

Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify and assess the emergency or safety situation.
  • Initiate course of action to deal with the emergency or safety situation.
  • Implement and supervise an evacuation in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant legislation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills, attitude and/or equivalent:
  • A knowledge, comprehension and application of language and mathematics at NQF 03. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to relevant personnel who will be involved with the implementation of evacuations and emergency drills. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and assess the emergency or safety situation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Emergency or Safety situation must include:
  • Fire
  • Bomb
  • Hazardous material, etc.

    Prioritised/graded must include:
  • No evacuation
  • Partial evacuation
  • Full evacuation

    Work procedures must include:
  • Rules, regulations, contingency plans and procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Nature of emergency or safety situation is established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Emergency is correctly prioritised/graded in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Information regarding the emergency is relayed in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Initiate course of action to deal with emergency or safety situation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Relevant emergency services must include:
  • Fire department.
  • Hazmat units
  • Ambulance services, etc.

    Search must include:
  • Bomb/explosive devices
  • Gas leaks, etc.

    Contain must include:
  • Bomb procedures
  • Fire procedures
  • Hazardous materials procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relevant emergency services are contacted and advised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Emergency services provided with access where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Implement and supervise a search and or contain area of emergency/safety incident in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Relevant evacuation orders/instructions issued to all role players. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement and supervise an evacuation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implement and supervise an evacuation in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant legislation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Evacuation orders/instructions must include:
  • Mobilise internal fire fighting/first aid/hazmat/evacuation marshals
  • Building/floor plans.
  • Hydrants/access routes clear.
  • Shut down building electrical systems, gas, lifts, etc.
  • Evacuate people using prearranged routes, etc.

    Roll call must include:
  • People present,
  • People missing,
  • People undergoing treatment, etc.

    Documentation must include:
  • Final roll call
  • Report regarding emergency/incident status. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct response verifies that evacuation orders/instructions given are carried out as per workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Safe, calm and orderly evacuation verifies correct evacuation procedures are being followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Liaise with relevant role players and stakeholders with regards to roll call. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Advise emergency services regarding missing persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Briefing emergency services verifies status of situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Documentation as per workplace procedures verifies completion of evacuation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into by SAQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into, procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to the Specific Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the usage & maintenance of relevant emergency equipment.
  • A comprehensive understanding of building/room search techniques.
  • A comprehensive understanding of fire fighting & prevention.
  • A comprehensive understanding of first aid.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the recognition of explosives and devices.
  • A comprehensive understanding of radio and telephone procedures
  • A comprehensive understanding of emergency and non-emergency procedures
  • A comprehensive understanding of police and emergency services structures.
  • A broad understanding of hazardous materials.
  • A broad understanding of trauma debriefing 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the correct prioritising/grading of emergencies and safety incidents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities so that safe, calm and orderly evacuation of people are being conducted. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the emergency and prioritise/grade the information in accordance with workplace procedures to enable the correct processing thereof to relevant role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when dealing with relevant role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that the implementation of an evacuation are conducted in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242825, which is "Conduct evacuations and emergency drills", Level 4, 6 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are
    Legal
  • Applicable sections of the Occupation Health and Safety Act
  • Applicable sections of the Criminal Procedures Act
  • Applicable sections of specific Acts relevant to unique job/workplace environments
  • Applicable sections of the Road Traffic Act.
  • Police act, etc

    Context Specific
  • Training provider user manuals
  • Specifications, agreements, policies and procedures

    Resources required for Assessment:
  • Safety equipment and protective uniform/clothes
  • Communications equipment.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • First aid/fire fighting equipment.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable venue: workplace and classroom. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22491   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-11-16  SAS SETA 
    Elective  49197   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Housing Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  48865   National Diploma: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA 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.
     
    1. ISASA SECURITY TRAINING CC 
    2. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    3. Reflections Development Institute 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.