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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement risk control 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117780  Implement risk control 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Rail and Pipeline 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 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 
The learner credited with this unit standard will be able to implement risk control correctly and safely according to legislation and company-specific procedures, policies and instructions, thereby ensuring the timeous, safe and continuous operation of the pipeline network, thus contributing positively to the Southern African economy.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the pipeline operations.

The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the Pipeline Transport environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication (English) NQF L2
  • Mathematics NQF L2
  • Computer literacy: Company software
  • Electrical Safety Certification (Entering of HT substations and switching)
  • Utilise company operating systems and software to control pipeline equipment
  • Perform basic first aid
  • Perform basic fire fighting
  • Maintaining occupational health and safety
  • Apply personal hygiene 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Performance must be carried out:
  • Within a specific time limit
  • Under actual operating conditions
  • During day and night time
  • In all weather conditions
  • Emergency situations

    When entrance is required to HT substations, the learner must have a valid electrical safety certificate of authority.

    This unit standard includes the utilisation of high- and low-pressure manifolds; spill dams; road and rail loading equipment; and tank farms.

    This unit standard includes the manual and automatic operation of pipeline, fire-fighting and standby equipment.

    This unit standard includes the issuing of hot work, cold work, confined space entry, excavation and restricted area permits by authorised personnel

    The requirements for this unit standard include, but is not limited to company/legislative requirements pertaining to specific extracts of the following:
  • OHS Act
  • Various Environmental Acts
  • Water Act
  • National Key Point Act
  • Company-specific operational and risk policies, procedures and instructions 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Communicate information about the risk status of depot to relevant role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reporting of information pertaining to the risk status of depot is performed correctly and timeously as per company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risk status of depot is confirmed with relevant role players continuously as per company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Substandard conditions are identified, recorded and reported timeously to relevant role players using available systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant documentation is completed accurately and timeously as per company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information security is explained according to company-specific policies, procedures and instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Extract and capture information on applicable information system relevant to risk status of depot. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable information system is identified and logged on correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific information system is utilised effectively to extract and capture relevant information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Extracted and captured information is verified for accuracy and validity in accordance with company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Utilisation of specific information system is correctly prioritised in accordance with company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply and enforce company and legislative regulations pertaining to risk status of depot. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Immediate surroundings within the prevailing work environment are assessed for risk status. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Permits are issued and adhered to as per company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct personal protective clothing and equipment is identified and utilised according to the specific task performed according to company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specific instructions and regulations pertaining to risk status of depot are adhered to according to company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Substandard conditions are identified, reported, recorded and reacted to timeously in accordance with company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Emergency standby power supply system is tested according to company-specific policies, procedures and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Access restrictions are identified and reacted to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Activate relevant emergency plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Emergency plans are interpreted and implemented correctly as per company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergency response alarms are activated correctly and timeously in accordance with emergency plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Security plan is activated according to company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pollution control is implemented according to company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and use fire-fighting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fixed foam suppression system is identified, tested, activated and used according to company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    CO2 system is identified, isolated and activated according to company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Substandard conditions pertaining to fire- fighting equipment are identified, reported and recorded in accordance with company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that has been accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA as prescribed.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA as prescribed.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be certified as competent against this unit standard and registered as an assessor to assess this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learners can understand and explain the following related to the risk status of depot:
  • Depot layout
  • Operating of specific computer systems and software
  • Operations notices
  • Pipeline inspection helicopter flight plan
  • Emergency plan
  • Pollution control
  • Hot work, cold work, confined space entry and excavation permits according to company-specific procedures, policies and instructions
  • Purpose, function and use of safety equipment
  • Operation of pipeline equipment
  • Purpose, function and use of fire-fighting equipment
  • Purpose of health and safety, environmental, quality, fire and security management systems
  • Operation and testing of company communications systems
  • Communication protocols
  • Minor maintenance procedures
  • Substandard identification
  • Substandard reporting procedure
  • Company-specific operational and risk procedures, policies and instructions
  • Material identification and related risk implications (as reflected in the applicable material safety data sheets)
  • Tank volumes and ullage
  • Security awareness according to company-specific procedures, policies and instructions
  • Relevant extracts from, but is not limited to:
    > OHS Act and regulations
    > Environmental Act 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Learner and societal development:

    Learners can understand the importance of:
  • Safety in the workplace as well as in the whole environment
  • Being a team player in the work environment and in society
  • Communicating effectively in the work environment and in society
  • Their responsibility for the health, safety and well-being of self, fellow workers and society at large
  • Fire prevention
  • The impact of petroleum product spillages on the environment 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem-solving:

    Learners can solve problems with regard to:
  • Risk status of depot
  • Auto system failures
  • Communication failures
  • Pollution
  • Client availability
  • Tank ullage
  • Implementation of emergency plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work:

    Learners can work effectively in teams when:
  • Implementing safe working procedures
  • Implementing emergency plan
  • Sharing and communicating information related to the risk status of depot
  • Identifying and evaluating risks
  • Handling substandard conditions related to the risk status of depot 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and self-management:

    A learner can organise and manage himself by:
  • Executing the task(s) related to risks responsibly
  • Maintaining a high level of discipline and flexibility
  • Adhering to time frames and prioritisation
  • Adhering to legislative and company-specific operating and risk policies, procedures and instructions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation:

    Learners can interpret and evaluate information with regard to:
  • Operations notices
  • Policies, procedures and instructions related to risk status of depot
  • Operating systems displays
  • Information systems displays
  • Log sheets, handover books, station checklists
  • Permits
  • Job cards
  • Emergency plans
  • Pipeline inspection flight plan
  • Immediate surroundings
  • Relevant extracts from various Acts 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication:

    Learners can communicate information effectively to relevant role-players by utilising various communication systems regarding:
  • The risk status of depot
  • The helicopter pipeline inspection
  • The reporting of substandard conditions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology:

    Learners can use science and technology by using:
  • Computer systems
  • Automated equipment
  • Communication systems
  • Fire supression systems
  • Standby equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems:

    Learners can understand the importance of:
  • Identifying and limiting risks in the work environment
  • Safety in the work environment 

  • 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 
    Assessment methods:

    1. Written tests
    2. Practical tests
    3. Oral/on-the-job
    4. In situ (on-the-job) observations
    5. Simulation
    6. Structured classroom discussions and oral tests

    These methods must be selected carefully based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method could be used to assess knowledge, or on-the-job demonstration for practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than two of those detailed above) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    The following tools may be used to supplement the above minimum assessment methods:

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include inter alia:

    1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and / or previous employer/s, colleagues, peers, managers, external customers) confirming competence of the learner.
    2. Relevant certificates or awards.
    3. Previous assessment records.
    4. Logbook or registers stating evidence of performance.


    Values:

    In addition the following values should be demonstrated:
  • Decisiveness
  • Safety consciousness
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Quality consciousness
  • Environmental awareness


    Supplementary Information:

    Terminology:

    Operations notice refers to a job instruction that stipulates product movement

    Operations systems refers to a Supervisory, Control And Data Acquisition System (SCADA)

    Information systems refers to Operation Management System (OMS), Front-end Processor (FEP), Incident Reporting (SAP) and Metering Data System (MDS)

    Depot in this unit standard refers to an intake, delivery, through pump station, tank farms, spill dams, separator tanks, sump tanks, rail and road loading

    Substandard refers to the deviation from specifications and/or standards

    Reporting includes relaying of information

    Communication protocol can include but is not limited to:
  • Personnel structures, e.g. managers, supervisors, subordinates and clients
  • Verification of messages/instructions

    Communication systems can include, but is not limited to:
  • Two-way radios
  • Cellular phones
  • Hand-held emergency telephones
  • Telephones
  • E-mail
  • Facsimile
  • System Application Processes System (SAP)
  • Operations Management System (OMS)
  • Radio links

    Logbook refers to evidence of training and job performance

    HT refers to electrical high-tension

    Permits refer to hot work, cold work, confined space entry, excavation and restricted area permits


    Certification:

    The learner will be certified as competent when he/she is able to implement risk control according to legislation and company-specific operational and risk procedures, policies and instructions.


    Credits:

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

    Activity & Hours:
  • Theory: 32 hours
  • Self-directed learning: 6 hours
  • On-the-job learning: 19 hours
  • Assessment: 7 hours
    Total: 64 hours
    Credits achieved: 6 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49216   National Certificate: Pipeline Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Transnet School of Pipelines 



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