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REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

 

Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to fires in working places 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120331  Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to fires in working places 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

 

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 will be able to demonstrate knowledge of working place fires, their probable causes, how to prevent them, how they are detected and how to apply emergency fire fighting procedures. 

 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communications at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 

    It is also assumed that these learners will have attained competence in the unit standard:
  • " Conduct an investigation into workplace incidents" (SAQA ID 120335). 

 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
All the Specific Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria are assessed in accordance with specified requirements and - where applicable - consequences to health and safety. 

Fires: 
  • Specified requirements include definitions, standards, procedures, and classes of fires and codes of practice.
  • Symbolic signs include fire fighting equipment, fire hydrants, escape routes, alarm positions, first aid equipment, emergency telephone, refuge bay, assembly point.
  • Electronic, fire patrols
  • Types of fires include: 

    > Electrical 
    > Class A (solid organic materials) 
    > Class B (Liquid and liquefiable solids) 
    > Class C (gases or liquefied gases) 
    > Class D (metals, e.g. magnesium and aluminium) 

    Documents 

    Legal requirements: 

    Current Legislation pertaining to: 
  • Mines Health & Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • Fire Brigade Services 

    Site-specific requirements: 
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SANS documents
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • Company Standards
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Standard Task Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Risk Assessment Documentation
  • Working Guides
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications