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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and use techniques for safe handling and usage of chlorine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
365259  Describe and use techniques for safe handling and usage of chlorine 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Industrial Water Treatment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
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 
Persons credited with this learning unit know and understand the techniques and methods for the safe handling and use of Chlorine installations. Learners will know and understand the best practices for safe handling and usage of chlorine, safe connection and disconnection procedures of chlorine containers and requirements for usage and distribution of chlorine. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain best practices for safe handling and usage of chlorine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for chlorine is interpreted for application in the handling of chlorine. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for chlorine pertaining to identification, hazardous identification, health effects, first aid, fire fighting, personal protective clothing (PPE), accidental release measures, handling and storage, physical properties and reactivity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment is identified and explained in terms of its use in protecting the worker. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The different chlorine containers and their components are identified according to their application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different components are limited to different sizes of chlorine containers, gas and liquid phases, valve components and container identification.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Detection methods for finding chlorine leaks are identified and their use understood according to standard work procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Usages of the ammonia vapour to identify leaks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Emergency procedures for handling chlorine are explained in terms of organizational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Chlorine emergencies includes but are not limited to:
  • Evacuation procedures.
  • Emergency kits
  • Leak detection and problem solving.
  • Call-out and report back procedures.
  • Fire fighting.
  • Spillage's.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    First aid treatment for exposure to chlorine is identified and explained as they apply to first responders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    First aid is limited to:
  • Skin contact.
  • Eye contact.
  • Mild inhalation.
  • Severe inhalation.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Handle portable chlorine containers safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of correct Personal Protective Equipment is demonstrated according to supplier work instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The preparations for connecting a container onto a chlorine system are performed according to supplier work instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Containers are connected to the chlorine system as per supplier work instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tests for detecting chlorine leaks are performed as per supplier work instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Abnormal/out of normal conditions are identified and acted upon according to supplier instructions and guidelines. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Testing for leaks is limited to the usage of ammonia vapour.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Preparations for disconnecting the container are performed according to supplier work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Containers are disconnected from the chlorine system as per supplier work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Remove and store the portable containers according to supplier work instruction. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Off loading, handling and transport of container from storage area to plant room.
  • Different types of connections to the different connection points are not limited to the following connections:
    > Close coupled, serpentine and yoke type fittings.
  • Reporting and handling out of normal conditions are limited to the reporting structures and handling of the incidents.
  • Storage is limited to the transport and storage of containers.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the use and distribution of chlorine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Chlorine gas and its properties are identified according to Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Instructions for the distribution of chlorine are interpreted as per supplier requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instrumentation settings for chlorine dosage are explained as per organizational work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Principles and concepts for distribution of the gas into a system are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Parameters to be monitored are identified as per operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reporting and documentation requirements for chlorine usage are explained as per organizational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Correct dosage of the system as per work instructions.
  • System includes but is not limited to a single portable container, manifold system and a storage container in a whole process.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) 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 
  • Gas technology of the chlorine gas.
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of chlorine gas.
  • Installation requirements and the operating thereof.
  • Stacking, storage and handling of portable gas containers.
  • Evacuation procedures and emergency procedure pertaining to chlorine gas.
  • Usage of the emergency kits for sealing off leaks.
  • First aid that should be applied should emissions take place.
  • Legislation pertaining to chlorine gas installations.
  • Trouble shooting on chlorine gas installations.
  • Reporting of incidents and the actions there after.
  • Physical properties of chlorine, gas to liquid and visa versa. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems associated with malfunctioning of plant equipment in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made to meet organisational goals and objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community in order maintain good working relationship with internal and external customers in a industrial waste processing environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure coherence with organizational schedules. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information relating to meter readings and process control. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation to report relevant information to supervisors. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically to understand the functioning of an industrial waste water plant equipment and instrumentation showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by observing the importance of industrial waste water processing plant operational principles. 

    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
    Elective  77163   National Certificate: Industrial Water Treatment Support System Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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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