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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Explosives Act, 26 of 1956 as amended as it impacts on management of risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242660  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Explosives Act, 26 of 1956 as amended as it impacts on management of risk 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
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
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14992  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Explosives Act, 26 of 1956 as amended as it impacts on risk management  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. It will be useful for Risk Managers, Underwriters and learners who specialise in Transportation insurance.

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 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at 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 the basic principles of the Act and accompanying regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    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 
    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 
    Explosive substances are categorised according to safety distances. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the risk associated with specific explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The risks involved in manufacturing, handling, storing, using and transporting explosives are explained for a variety of selected explosives. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Act and accompanying Regulations are interpreted and applied to a specific scenario or operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The risk management process is applied to a specific scenario or operation in order to ensure compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan is developed to manage the compliance process. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    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 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14992, which is "Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Explosives Act, 26 of 1956 as amended as it impacts on risk management", level 4, 3 credits.

    Search words: risk management. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 


    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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