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IDENTIFY AND DESCRIBE DISASTER RELATED RISKS AND THREATENING SITUATIONS UTILISING BASIC DISASTER MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE

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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
This unit standard will enable disaster risk management practitioners and related roleplayers to improve professionalism and enhance the quality and effectiveness of services by being able to identify and describe disaster related risks and threatening situations utilizing basic disaster management concepts and indigenous knowledge.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:

  • Define and explain concepts related to disaster risk management.
  • Describe and compare hazards and conditions of vulnerabilities in a specific environment.
  • Identify local capacity to deal with hazards and vulnerabilities.This unit standard will contribute to the development of the learner within the context of the disaster risk management discipline. Learners who have achieved this unit standard will increase their opportunities for further development and employability within the disaster risk management environment.

 

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.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE
  • The words threat and risk are used as synonyms where appropriate.
  • Threatening situations include but are not limited to risk to individuals, socio-economic environment, physical environment and infrastructure.
  • The phrase social environment in the context of this unit standard includes communities.
  • Specific environment refers to the local context.