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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and manage hazards and risks in relation to a recreation activity and environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243616  Identify and manage hazards and risks in relation to a recreation activity and environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to describe a situation that could be hazardous and pose a risk or threat to participants. The legislation governing health and safety will underpin this unit standard.

On completion of this unit standard the qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Explain the health and safety roles and responsibilities of an individual working in a recreation environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the emergency policies and procedures of a recreation organization.
  • Eliminate or minimize hazards and risks associated with a recreation activity, facility and environment.
  • Implement a safety policy. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in Numeracy and Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Competence in this unit standard includes compliance with the Occupational and Safety Act No 85 of 1993 as it applies to recreation activities and environments; Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 and any other Act that may be applicable to the recreation environment.
  • A recreation environment may include swimming pools, indoor stadiums, outdoor sport areas, outdoor environments, beaches, lakes, rivers, bush, mountains, national parks and reserves, conservation areas, museums, libraries, theatres, arts and cultural centers, community halls.
  • In the context of this unit standard, an individual working in a recreation environment may be a paid employee or an unpaid volunteer.
  • In the context of this unit standard, an organization refers to the place where a person is working.
  • In instances where this unit standard is not assessed in a workplace, the safety and emergency policies and procedures required for assessment must meet minimum industry safety standards and or requirements of relevant legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the health and safety roles and responsibilities of an individual working in a community recreation environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Roles and responsibilities may include but are not limited to - accident prevention, personal proficiency, compliance with relevant legislation, public education, equipment management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles and responsibilities of an individual working in a recreation environment in terms of the organizations safety policies and procedures are explained and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legislation relevant to the recreation activity, facility and environment and as they apply to staff are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for a health and safety policy in an organization is explained and developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact and significance of a poor record of health and safety at the workplace is outlined. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Significance may include - fines, court imposed punishments, costs of treatment to employees following a work related incident.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the emergency policies and procedures of a recreation organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency relevant to the recreation activity and environment are consistent with the organizations emergency policies and procedures are developed and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures must include - natural or introduced environment related hazards, people, and equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergency prevention and its compliance with the relevant legislation in relation to the recreation activity are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    New hazardous events or situations, which are not covered by the organizations emergency policies and procedures are recognized and documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports and records describing incidents and accidents in accordance with the organizations emergency procedures and policies are prepared and presented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Examine the recreation activity, facility and environment and eliminate or minimize risks and hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The recreation environment and identify potential hazards and risks in terms of safety to clients, staff, and other people who may come into the area are inspected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Prepare a report on the identification of the risks as per the emergency procedures and policies of the organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Perform the necessary actions to eliminate or minimize the risks or hazards to meet the organizations safety policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interpret the inherent risks in the implementation of a recreation activity and judge how it complies with the requirements of the organizations safety policies and procedures, and the relevant legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Implementation may include, but is not limited to - equipment management, compliance with safety rules, use of safety equipment and clothing, recognition of hazards and unsafe behaviour, communication with clients, communication with other staff, recognition of people in difficulty, staff proficiency.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Evaluate all actions and implementation and modify as required according to the organizations safety policy and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement a risk management policy within a recreation facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Examine the recreation setting and implement a risk management policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Recreation setting includes - protection of the outdoor natural environment, use of protective clothing, storage of dangerous chemicals, environmental pollution.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Organizations safety policies and procedures.
  • The legislation that governs occupational health and safety.
  • Hazards and risks within a recreation environment in terms of the organisations emergency policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to eliminate and minimize hazards and risks within a recreation activity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Learners are able to organize oneself, to promote health and safety within a recreation context.
  • Learners will be able to integrate the legislation and organizational policies and procedures for effective safety at a recreation activity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to follow all organizational emergency policies and procedures to ensure safety within a recreation activity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners will be able to communicate effectively with all parties - to ensure compliance with emergency policies and procedures. 

    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  58163   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Recreation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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    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.