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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply knowledge of legislation regarding dangerous goods and substances conveyed by road 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256523  Apply knowledge of legislation regarding dangerous goods and substances conveyed by road 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Traffic,Traffic-Related,L.Government Law Enfor 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
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 
This unit standard is intended for learners who are capable of monitoring and policing vehicle, driver and operator requirements with regard to the transportation of dangerous goods and substances. It will enable the learner to institute legal and preventative actions and thereby maintain safety on the roads. There has been a sharp rise in the use of road transportation for conveying dangerous goods and the competencies in this standard will help traffic officers to allay public concerns and fears regarding the safety of South African roads.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Explain the regulatory framework governing the transportation of dangerous goods by road.
  • Explain the administrative requirements pertaining to transportation of dangerous goods.
  • Apply the emergency response system in relation to dangerous goods.
  • Identify offences and take action against offenders. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the regulatory framework governing the transportation of dangerous goods by road. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the necessity and importance of legislation and regulation regarding dangerous goods and substances transportation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation include but is not limited to the National Road Traffic Act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the South African National Standards specifications and codes of practice that apply to dangerous goods transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the definitions and terminology applicable to the transportation of dangerous goods by road and how they are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A description is given of legal procedures related to non-compliant vehicles that transport dangerous goods and/or substances. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Non-compliant vehicles includes but are not limited to overload, leakage and mechanical defects.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the administrative requirements pertaining to transportation of dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the requirements that apply to drivers of vehicles conveying dangerous goods. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation includes requirements besides those applicable to other drivers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the requirements regarding dangerous goods as prescribed by South African National Standards codes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements include but are not limited to placards, marking/s, labelling and packaging.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the categories of multi-loads and their compatibility as per codes of practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation must incorporate the correct use of the South African National Standards 'compatibility chart'.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Exempt quantities are calculated in order to ensure compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An explanation is given of the responsibilities of a consignor and consignee and any additional duties that pertain to operators of dangerous goods vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A description is given of the various classes of dangerous goods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the emergency response system in relation to dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the responsibilities of a first responder at the scene of a dangerous goods incident or accident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The emergency response procedures are applied according to the emergency response handbook during a dangerous goods incident or accident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The steps of incident management are applied during a dangerous goods incident or accident. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify offences and take action against offenders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the driver's duties en route in terms of codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dangerous load carrying vehicles are inspected and checked for compliance to regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The offences are determined and action is taken against offenders using statutory references related to the transportation of dangerous goods by road. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Dangerous Goods:
  • Class 1 - Explosives.
  • Class 2 - Gases.
  • Class 3 - Flammable Liquids.
  • Class 4 - Flammable Solids.
  • Class 5 - Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides.
  • Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious Substances.
  • Class 7 - Radioactive Materials.
  • Class 8 - Corrosives.
  • Class 9 - Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods/Substances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Identify offences and take action against offenders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The application of the emergency response system in relation to dangerous goods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Apply the emergency response system in relation to dangerous goods.
  • Identify offences and take action against offenders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The regulatory framework governing the transportation of dangerous goods by road.
  • The administrative requirements pertaining to transportation of dangerous goods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Identify offences and take action against offenders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Explaining the administrative requirements pertaining to transportation of dangerous goods. 

  • 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  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN POLICE : FIREARM SERVICES 
    3. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS 
    4. KWAZULU NATAL TRAFFIC TRAINING COLLEGE 
    5. Mangaung Traffic Training College 



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