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

Identify, explain and demonstrate standard safety procedures during active wildfire suppression 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117079  Identify, explain and demonstrate standard safety procedures during active wildfire suppression 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 is for people involved in the suppression of wildfires. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify unsafe acts and conditions and explain standard safety rules applied to overcome dangerous fire situations.
  • Demonstrate safety procedures in wildfire suppression situations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify unsafe acts and conditions and explain standard safety rules and measures
    applied to overcome dangerous fire situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Standard fire fighting orders applicable to individuals are explained in accordance with Industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal anti-fatigue measures are explained and demonstrated in accordance with Industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Weather.
  • Topography.
  • Fuel.
  • Fire intensity.
  • Rate and direction of spread.
  • Fire type.
  • Day/night influence.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate safety procedures in wildfire suppression situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety procedures for fire fighters during aerial water drops are explained and demonstrated in accordance with Industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety procedures relating to embarking and disembarking from aircraft are explained and demonstrated in accordance with Industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Survival tactics in hazardous fire suppression situations are explained and demonstrated in accordance with Industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Evacuation procedures.
  • Safe distances and clearances from aircrafts.
  • The use of personal protective equipment.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning and assessors must be accredited in terms of the requirements of the Forest Industries Education and Training Authority.

    Moderation option: The moderation requirements of the Forest Industries Education and Training Authority must be met. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Standard safety rules and measures
  • Safety procedures

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Unsafe acts and conditions
  • Standard fire fighting orders
  • Personal anti-fatigue measures

    Sensory cues:
  • What I see and hear during the process

    Purpose of:
  • Standard safety rules and measures
  • Standard fire fighting orders
  • Personal anti-fatigue measures

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Standard operating procedures: "Guidelines for Forest Engineering Practices in South Africa" (FESA)
  • Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) legislation

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Safety procedures for fire fighters during aerial water drops
  • Safety procedures relating to embarking and disembarking from aircrafts
  • Survival tactics in hazardous fire suppression situations 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Relating to identify, explain and demonstrate standard safety procedures during active wildfire suppression 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • When interacting with team members and colleagues during the demonstrations 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • When managing resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • When discussing and explaining all safety rules and measures to be followed during wildfire suppression 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • When I can explain and justify my actions and procedures followed during the discussions and demonstrations 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    2. BMD TEXTILES PTY LTD 
    3. COALITION TRADING 1238 CC 
    4. ENB TRAINING SERVICEPTYLTD 
    5. LANDVISTA NPC 
    6. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    7. Longata Consultant 
    8. MALITINNE PTY LTD 
    9. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    11. Nurture-Nature Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    14. PINUS TECH TECHNOLOGIES TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    15. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    17. South African Forestry Training College 
    18. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    19. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    20. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    21. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    22. Yangantle Trading 



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