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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Care for and maintain lifeguarding/lifesaving equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255825  Care for and maintain lifeguarding/lifesaving equipment 
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 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 achieving this unit standard will be able to care for and maintain non-motorised and non-electronic lifeguarding equipment practically. The qualifying learner is expected to understand the vital importance of maintaining equipment in superb working condition in order to handle emergency situations effectively, and the possible dependence of human lives on the effective care for and maintenance of equipment.

The effective maintenance of lifeguarding equipment should ensure more professional services, to the advantage of the public who will derive benefits thereby, as well as the sub-fields of sports and recreation as a whole.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Understand the operation of equipment used in lifeguarding.
  • Handle the equipment with care in the aquatic environment.
  • Effectively maintain and repair lifeguarding equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication AT NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the operation of equipment used in lifeguarding. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Non motorised and non-electronic communication equipment only. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A manual of equipment used by the association/body is drawn up with hand drawn diagrams and labeling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Each item of equipment is explained and its use demonstrated practically. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Handle the equipment with care in the aquatic environment/area of operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Care is taken in the use of equipment as per operating manuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is stored effectively and safely according to organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Effects of the environment on the life of the equipment are explained, and practical steps are taken to maximise equipment lifespan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Routine Maintenance is performed and after use of the equipment and outside maintenance schedules adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Effectively maintain and repair lifeguarding equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A planned maintenance log for recording maintenance and repair of equipment is produced and used according to organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A contact list of equipment suppliers, manufacturers and repairers who may be called upon to carry out equipment maintenance is produced and used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Planned maintenance of equipment is demonstrated practically in a lifeguarding context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Repair of equipment is demonstrated in a lifeguarding situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A glass/resin repair of an item of craft equipment.
     


    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 optimum operation of equipment used in lifeguarding.
  • Relevant techniques in the handling of equipment with care in the aquatic environment and site of operation.
  • The effective maintenance and repair of life guarding equipment.
  • Relevant aspects pertaining to repairs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation:
  • These qualities are essential to the successful management of a regular maintenance schedule for repairing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Appropriate use of science and technology:
  • The learner can be expected to develop competence in the use of technology in maintaining and repairing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems:
  • Achieved by discussing the connection between the use of equipment and its maintenance and repair. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development through responsible citizenship:
  • The maintenance of equipment reflects a display of responsible citizenship owing to the benefits that can flow from equipment functioning at its optimum efficiency 

  • 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  61509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Lifeguarding  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.
     
    NONE 



    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.