Fire Fighting

~ 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 fire fighting equipment to extinguish or control fires in the workplace.
~ This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for safety, health and environmental protection in the field of manufacturing and engineering.
~ The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.
~ Discuss and explain procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace.
~ An understanding of procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace is demonstrated.
- Indicators
1. The nature of the fire is correctly identified and its context correctly assessed
2. Appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment is selected and checked
3. Hazards are isolated
4. Fire is approached according to procedures
5. Changes in the fire are monitored and responded to
6. Retreat from the fire site is undertaken according to appropriate retreat procedures for the type of fire
~ Understanding confirmed
1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
- Applicable chemistry of fires
- Methods of fire transmission
- Types of fires
- Selection of fire fighting procedures for particular fires
- Prevention of fires
- Types, uses and operation of fire fighting and safety equipment
- Retreat procedures form fire
- Issues to consider when monitoring fire and site
- Handover procedures
- Reporting and recording requirements
~ Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task
2. Fires are contained and/or extinguished.
~ Indicators
1. The nature of the fire is correctly identified and its context correctly assessed
2. Appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment is selected and checked
3. Hazards are isolated
4. Fire is approached according to procedures
5. Changes in the fire are monitored and responded to
6. Retreat from the fire site is undertaken according to appropriate retreat procedures for the type of fire
- Understanding confirmed
1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
- Applicable chemistry of fires
- Methods of fire transmission
- Types of fires
- Selection of fire fighting procedures for particular fires
- Prevention of fires
- Types, uses and operation of fire fighting and safety equipment
- Retreat procedures form fire
- Issues to consider when monitoring fire and site
- Handover procedures
- Reporting and recording requirements
~ Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
3. The fire and/or the site are handed over to the appropriate personnel.
~ Indicators
1. The nature of the fire is correctly identified and its context correctly assessed
2. Appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment is selected and checked
3. Hazards are isolated
4. Fire is approached according to procedures
5. Changes in the fire are monitored and responded to
6. Retreat from the fire site is undertaken according to appropriate retreat procedures for the type of fire
- Understanding confirmed
1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
- Applicable chemistry of fires
- Methods of fire transmission
- Types of fires
- Selection of fire fighting procedures for particular fires
- Prevention of fires
- Types, uses and operation of fire fighting and safety equipment
- Retreat procedures form fire
- Issues to consider when monitoring fire and site
- Handover procedures
- Reporting and recording requirements
- Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
~Reports on status of fire and equipment are completed.
-Indicators
1. The nature of the fire is correctly identified and its context correctly assessed
2. Appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment is selected and checked
3. Hazards are isolated
4. Fire is approached according to procedures
5. Changes in the fire are monitored and responded to
6. Retreat from the fire site is undertaken according to appropriate retreat procedures for the type of fire
-Understanding confirmed
~ Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
- Applicable chemistry of fires
- Methods of fire transmission
- Types of fires
- Selection of fire fighting procedures for particular fires
- Prevention of fires
- Types, uses and operation of fire fighting and safety equipment
- Retreat procedures form fire
- Issues to consider when monitoring fire and site
- Handover procedures
-Reporting and recording requirements

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Anil Salick
Course Details

Unit Standard: 

12484

NQF Level: 

Level 2

Credits: 

4

Course Delivery Method: 

In Class In Class

Presented Presented Courses

On Demand On Demand

Course Duration: 

3 days

Cost: 

R1100.00

Course fee Includes: 

Materials, Facilitation, Lunches/ Teas & Coffees, Portfolio Build, Certificate of Achievement, SETA Credit Bearing