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EMERGENCY Evacuation

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This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard.

 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
The qualifying learner shall be able to perform tasks in support of and to enhance the effectiveness of life safety and fire control efforts at a fire incident. The learner will posses the fundamental knowledge and skills to pursue a career in an emergency service.

On completion of this unit standard learners will be able to:

  • Explain fire behaviour.
  • Understand basic building construction in the context of the effects of fire.
  • Set up ground ladders.
  • Force entry into premises and structure.
  • Perform ventilation in a safe manner.
  • Conduct loss control activities.
  • Illuminate the emergency scene.
  • Control building utilities.
  • Protect evidence of fire cause and origin.

 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The learner will be assumed to be competent in the following at NQF level 3:

  • Communication
  • Mathematical LiteracyIt is recommended that learners should be in a fit medical and physical condition as per industry standards and norms.

 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE
Where necessary, range statements have been included under specific outcomes, assessment criteria or essential embedded knowledge.