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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Execute emergency drills during a bridge watch 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261037  Execute emergency drills during a bridge watch 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Maritime Defence 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
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 within the Maritime Sector who work/wish to work as an officer on the bridge of a ship. This Unit Standard meets the needs of the sub-field and of the society by providing competent maritime officers who by being able to conduct emergency drill, contribute to a safer environment on the ship and at sea. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain essential knowledge and practical skills in the execution of emergency dills from the ships bridge.

The competencies achieved by the learner in this Unit Standard will, in the case of the Merchant Navy and the Fishing Industry, contribute to the economic upliftment of the country, and in the case of the South African Navy, contribute the preservation of human life and the defence of South African warships, territorial waters and/or area of responsibility, thus providing a safer and secure society for South African citizens.

Merchant Navy and Fishing Vessel learners will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of emergency drills.
  • Execute emergency drills.
  • Evaluate the execution of emergency drills.

    South African Navy learners will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of emergency drills.
  • Execute emergency drills.
  • Evaluate the execution of emergency drills.
  • Carry out nuclear, biological, chemical defence (NBCD) and damage control emergency drills. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Emergencies include danger drill, fire drill, flood drill, helicopter ditching, collision/grounding and man overboard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of emergency drills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of the responses to different types of identified emergencies according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergency responses are outlined with reference to response time, capacity and capability, and limitations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Responses includes but is not limited to automated emergency systems, emergency teams and medical support teams.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of the procedures for evacuating personnel to designated areas of safety with reference to instructions, routes and mustering points and alternative routes and mustering points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A description is given of the procedures for positioning emergency teams with reference to the nature of the emergency, the roles and responsibilities of team members, required personal safety equipment and designated stations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An explanation is given of the procedures for raising the alarm with reference to the type of emergency, method of alarm, and own responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Execute emergency drills. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Emergency drills include:
  • Danger drill, fire drill, flood drill, helicopter ditching; collision/grounding; man overboard. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate alarm is raised according to the identified type of emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personnel and emergency teams are positioned in designated areas of safety and/or operation in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Commands and actions pertaining to the emergency are given to personnel and emergenct teams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports received are conveyed to relevant the relevant authority with the degree of urgency appropriate to the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reports are logged in the appropriate place and manner, as per standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Vessel course and speed are adjusted to minimise the negative impacts of wind and weather in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Charge is handed over to the designated officer responsible for damage control according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate the execution of emergency drills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ship is restored to its proper state in preparation for the next activity or evolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergency drill activities are evaluated to confirm that they have been carried out effectively and as directed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are prepared using the required report forms or logs, and in the format required by organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Final reports on the outcomes of emergency drills are evaluated to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of command and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information on the emergency drills, and deviations in particular, is disseminated via approved channels to assist with refinement of equipment, commands, responses and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Evaluations conducted are used to validate and/or contribute to the development of effective training evolutions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carry out nuclear, biological, chemical defence (NBCD) and damage control emergency drills. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Nuclear, biological, chemical defence includes defence against and responses to biological, chemical defence and damage control emergencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Nuclear, biological, chemical defence instructions are given in accordance with standard operating procedures and so as to limit damage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instructions include provision for isolation, access, emergency response and personal protection.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The gas-tight and water-tight integrity of the ship is confirmed by ensuring appropriate doors and hatches are reported to be closed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements of readiness/combat state include:
  • Closed for isolation; open for access and movement.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are processed as per standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Reports include but are not limited to gas-tight and water-tight integrity reports and damage and/or threat area reports.
  • Processed refers to the logging, recording and reporting.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Blanket searches to account for all personnel are coordinated in accordance with standard operation procedures. 


    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 
    Embedded knowledge includes:
  • International Maritime Organisation Performance Standards.
  • Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), 1972, as amended.
  • Safety of Life At Sea Convention, as amended.
  • Seafarer's Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention, as amended. 

  • 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:
  • Executing emergency drills.
  • Evaluating the execution of emergency drills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The execution of emergency drills.
  • The evalaution of emergency drills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Executing emergency drills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Emergency drills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Executing emergency drills.
  • Evaluating the execution of emergency drills. 

  • 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 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • South African Maritime Safety Authority; Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Amendment Regulations, 2006; Emergency Procedures. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64929   National Certificate: Vessel Safety Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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