The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of manufacturing and engineering.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and
engineering qualifications.

Qualifying learners can select and use the appropriate firefighting equipment to extinguish or control fires in the workplace.

SAQA ID: 12484
NQF Level: 2
Credits: 4
Accrediting SETA: TETA
Duration: 2 days
Recommended Entry Criteria: AET level 4 or NQF 1
Certification Issued: Competency Certificate

Unit Standard Range

  • The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

Specific Outcomes

  1. Discuss and explain procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace.
  2. Identify the type of fire, its context and select the appropriate fire fighting procedure.
  3. Identify, select and check appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment.
  4. Fight containable/extinguishable fires.
  5. Retreat from fire site and hand over to appropriate personnel.
  6. Report/record status of fire and equipment.

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