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

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Explosives Act, 26 of 1956 as amended as it impacts on risk management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14992  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Explosives Act, 26 of 1956 as amended as it impacts on risk management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-10-08  2006-10-08  SAQA 0150/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-10-08   2010-10-08  

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
242660  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Explosives Act, 26 of 1956 as amended as it impacts on management of risk  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners who manage asset risk in insurance and other organisations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding the basic principles of the Act and accompanying regulations.
  • Describing how explosives are classified.
  • Identifying the risk associated with specific explosives.
  • Applying knowledge of the Explosives Act to manage risk at a specific site. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical and Financial Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is the Explosives Act, 26, of 1956 and the accompanying Regulations. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic principles of the Act and accompanying regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of an explosive is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The basic principles of the Act are explained with reference to manufacturing, handling, storage and transportation of explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The regulations are interpreted as they apply the manufacturing, handling, storage and transportation of explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The liability of persons who manufacture, handle, store and transport explosives is explained and an indication is given of the consequences of non-compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe how explosives are classified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The classes of explosives are explained and an indication is given of the requirements associated with each in terms of manufacturing, handling, storage and transportation of explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explosive substances are categorised according to safety distances. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the risk associated with specific explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Two different explosives are selected and an indication is given of the risk involved in manufacturing the explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Two different explosives are selected and an indication is given of the risk involved in handling the explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Two different explosives are selected and an indication is given of the risk involved in storing the explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Two different explosives are selected and an indication is given of the risk involved in using the explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Two different explosives are selected and an indication is given of the risk involved in transporting the explosives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply knowledge of the Explosives Act to manage risk at a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The Act is interpreted and applied to a specific scenario or operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The Regulations are interpreted and applied to a specific scenario or situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The risk management process is applied to a specific scenario or operation in order to ensure compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A plan is developed to manage the compliance process. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the INSQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the INSQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with INSQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with INSQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying potential risks at a specific site and developing a plan to ensure compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in identifying and quantifying the risk at a specific site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in explaining the Act and Regulations and the consequences of non-compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of seeing the world as a set of related systems in understanding the consequences of non-compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242660, which is "Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Explosives Act, 26 of 1956 as amended as it impacts on management of risk", Level 4, 3 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  24396   National Certificate: Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-10-08  Was INSETA 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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