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Assessments & Code of Conduct

Assessments are carried out to measure the attainment of learning outcomes and unit standards.

Learner/student support for assessments will be provided before, during and after assessment. The form of support will be communicated to all learners/students and will vary from programme to programme.

Each learner/student is subject to Pulse Training’s Code of Conduct and General Safety Principles.

 

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Accreditation: SAMSA – South African Maritime Safety Authority

SAMSA accredited courses are in accordance with the provision of the International Convention on standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers, 1978, as amended and the South African Maritime Qualification Code.

The primary sectors whose training, assessment and certification have to meet international standards are:
1. Fishing – the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995 (STCW-F)
2. Seagoing Merchant Vessels – the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended.

These courses have been approved by SAMSA – South African Maritime Safety Authority on behalf of the Government of South Africa.

 

SAMSA


Elementary First Aid

Medical First Aid

Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting

Advanced Fire Fighting

Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher

DOL


First Aid L1

First Aid L2

LGSETA


Fire Marshal Level 2 (US 12484)

TETA


Fire Marshal Level 1 (US252250)

First Aid L1 (US119567)

First Aid L2 (US120496)

Fire Marshal Level 1 (US 252250))

STI’s including HIV (US14656)

Elementary First Aid

STCW Code Table A-VI/1-3

 

DURATION – 2 days

 

PURPOSE
This learning programme is for all persons serving on seagoing vessels and some Port Operation vessels.

Persons who successfully complete the Elementary First Aid programme may be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Proficiency in Elementary First Aid at the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

 
OBJECTIVES
May take immediate action on encountering an accident or other medical emergency until the arrival of a person with first aid skills or the arrival of the person-in-charge of medical care on board.
Learners will, at the end of the training course, be able to:

• Assess the needs of casualties and threats to their own safety.
• Have an appreciation of body structure and functions.
• Have an understanding of immediate measures to be taken in emergency situations.

 

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
1. Minimum age of 16 years or older.
2. Ability to read and write in ENGLISH.
3. Provide a copy of identity document.
4. Sign a learner code of conduct.

 

Accreditation:  SAMSA – South African Maritime Safety Authority

 

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Medical First Aid

STCW Code Table A-VI/4-1 & Table A-VI/1-3

 

DURATION – 4 days

 
PURPOSE
This learning programme is for all seafarers who are designated to provide medical first aid onboard Seagoing Vessels and some Port Operations vessels.

Persons who successfully complete the Medical First Aid programme may be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Proficiency in Medical First Aid and Elementary First Aid at the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

 

OBJECTIVES
May take immediate and effective action in the case of accidents or illness likely to occur onboard.

Learners will, at the end of the training course, be able to:

• Take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency.
• Apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness onboard.

 
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
1. Minimum age of 16 years or older.
2. Ability to read and write in ENGLISH.
3. Provide a copy of identity document.
4. Sign a learner code of conduct.

 

Accreditation:  SAMSA – South African Maritime Safety Authority

 

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Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting

STCW Code Table A-VI/1-2

 

DURATION – 3 days

 
PURPOSE
This learning programme is intended for any person who intends serving on board seagoing vessels or who are employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship as part of the ship’s complement, including some Port Operations vessels.

Persons who successfully complete the Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting skills programme may be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting at the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

 
OBJECTIVES
• Understand the dangers of fire.
• Are able to take preventive measures against fires.
• Are able to respond to emergency situations involving fire.

Learners will, at the end of the training course, be able to:

• Minimize the risk of a fire occurring
• Maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency fire situations
• Carry out initial actions on discovering a fire on board
• Identify the different fire fighting mediums and which is best to use for different types of fires
• Actively and positively contribute to a fire-fighting party/team

 

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
1. Minimum age of 16 years or older.
2. Ability to read and write in ENGLISH.
3. Medically fit.
4. Sign a learner code of conduct and an indemnity form.
5. Provide a copy of identity document.

 

Accreditation:  SAMSA – South African Maritime Safety Authority

 

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Advanced Fire Fighting

STCW Code Table A-VI/3  & STCW Code Table A-VI/1-2

 

DURATION – 4 days

 
PURPOSE
This learning programme is intended for all officers on-board seagoing vessels and some Port Operations vessels, and who are designated to control fire fighting operations on board the vessel.

Persons who successfully complete the Advanced Fire Fighting skills programme may be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting at the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

 

OBJECTIVES
• Control fire-fighting operations on-board the ship.
• Organize and train fire parties.
• Inspect, as well as possibly service some fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment.
• Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fires.

This training includes components of Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting – STCW Code A-VI/1-2.

 
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
1. Successfully completed the Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting – STCW Code A-VI/1-2.
2. Ability to read and write in ENGLISH.
3. Medically fit.
4. Sign a learner code of conduct and an indemnity form.
5. Provide a copy of identity document.

 

Accreditation:  SAMSA – South African Maritime Safety Authority

 

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Advanced Fire Fighting REFRESHER

STCW Code Table A-VI/3  & STCW Code Table A-VI/1-2

 

DURATION – 2 days

 
PURPOSE
This learning programme is intended for all officers on-board seagoing vessels and some Port Operations vessels, who have previously completed the training in Advanced Fire Fighting and have continued sea service of at least 12 months in the previous 5 years.

Persons who successfully complete the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher skills programme may be eligible to apply to revalidate their Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting by a further 5 years at the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

 

OBJECTIVES
The objectives and outcomes of the training are to ensure that learners’ remain current and that candidates can:

• Control fire-fighting operations on-board the ship.
• Organize and train fire parties.
• Inspect, as well as possibly service some fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment.
• Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fires.

This training includes refresher training in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting – STCW Code A-VI/1-2.

 
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
1. Successfully completed the Advanced Fire Fighting –
STCW Code A-VI/3.
2. Validity of previous Advanced Fire Fighting course should not be exceeded by
more than 3 months.
3. Candidate must attest to having completed 12 months sea service in the
preceding 5 years.
4. Ability to read and write in ENGLISH.
5. Medically fit.
6. Sign a learner code of conduct and an indemnity form.
7. Provide a copy of identity document.

 

Accreditation:  SAMSA – South African Maritime Safety Authority

 

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Fire Marshal (Level 2)

DURATION – 2 days

 
PURPOSE
Learners will, at the end of the training course, be able to:
• select and use the appropriate fire fighting equipment to extinguish or control fires in the workplace.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOMES
• Discuss and explain procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace
• Identify the type of fire, its context and select the appropriate fire fighting procedures
• Identify, select and check appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment
• Fight containable/
extinguishable fires
• Retreat from fire site and handover to appropriate personnel
• Report/record status of fire and equipment

 

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to read and write in ENGLISH.
• Medically fit.
• Sign a learner code of conduct and an indemnity form.
• Provide a certified copy of I.D. – Identity document.

 

Accreditation:  LGSETA – Local Government Sector Education Training Authority

Aligned to unit standard 12484 – Perform Basic Fire Fighting

(NQF L2)

 

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First Aid Level 1

DURATION – 2 days

 
PURPOSE
This unit standard is for persons required to assess the emergency situation and providing basic Life Support and basic First Aid in order to stabilise patients prior to transfer to the emergency services.

 
SPECIFIC OUTCOMES
• Demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management
• Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology
• Assess an emergency situation
• Apply First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation
• Treat common injuries

 

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
• Communication at ABET level 3(Grade 7)
• Mathematical Literacy at ABET level 3 (Grade 7)

 
Accreditation: TETA – Transport Education Training Authority & DOL – Department of Labour

Aligned to unit standard 119567 (NQF L1)
Perform basic life support and first aid procedures

 

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First Aid Level 2

DURATION – 3 days

 
PURPOSE
This Unit Standard will be useful for employees to enable them to provide primary emergency care (first aid) in response to an occupational risk induced or any health emergency in their specific workplaces.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOMES
• Demonstrate the principles of primary emergency care.
• Assess and control a single injury emergency scene in the workplace.
• Demonstrate primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants.
• Explain and manage shock.
• Carry out secondary assessment of the sick or injured person and provide appropriate primary emergency care at the scene.
• Keep records of the incident/accident.

 
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
• •Communication at NQF Level 1 or ABET Level 4 (Grade 9)
• Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.

 
Accreditation: TETA – Transport Education Training Authority & DOL – Department of Labour
Aligned to unit standard 120496 (NQF L2)
Provide risk-based primary emergency care / first aid in the workplace

 

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STI’s including HIV

DURATION – 2 days

 

PURPOSE
This Unit Standard is for any learner who needs to demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, and the impact of these infections on oneself, as well as in the workplace and society. It is also aimed at encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOMES
• Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the nature, transmission and prevention of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.
• Describe means to cope and deal with sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.
• Describe human rights of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

 

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Open

 

Accreditation: TETA – Transport Education Training Authority
Aligned to unit standard 14656 (NQF L1)

 

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Fire Marshal (Level 1)

DURATION – 1 day

 

PURPOSE
A learner credited with this unit standard will be capable of identifying, containing, preventing and extinguishing different types of fires by operating basic fire fighting equipment.

 
SPECIFIC OUTCOMES
• Identifying different types of fires.
• Explaining and practice fire prevention.
• Operating basic fire fighting equipment.
• Perform basic fire fighting procedures.

 

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
• Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent (Grade 7).
• Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent (Grade 7)

 

Accreditation: TETA – Transport Education Training Authority
Aligned to unit standard 252250 (NQF L1)

 

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Assessment is the systematic process of collecting and interpreting evidence in order to judge the level of competence of a learner to perform a certain task or tasks in accordance with pre-defined performance standards or criteria.

 

Assessment will be used to measure the attainment of learning outcomes and unit standards.

Assessment methods are developed to meet with the defined quality factors.

Assessment approaches makes use of a combination of formative, summative and integrated assessments.

Assessment evidence will be collected using a number of sources, such as evidence from the workplace, direct observation, and witness testimonies.

Learner support for assessment will be provided before, during and after assessment. The form of support will be communicated to all learners and will vary from programme to programme.
The Facilitator will provide academic support during the learning programme.
The Facilitator will provide ongoing telephonic, personal and electronic academic support to assist with achievement of the outcomes.
The assessors will plan and prepare the learner for assessment, assess for competence and provide developmental feedback and follow up assessments when necessary.
Learners will have access to learner records, training materials, information regarding learning opportunities relevant to the job, etc.

Every learner is subject to the rules.

Misconduct may result in the Learner being removed from the training programme and he/she will be asked to leave the premises.

Pulse Training has a ZERO tolerance with regards to alcohol and drugs.

• Any incident of intoxication or drugs will not be tolerated.
• Possession of alcohol and/or drugs upon the training premises constitutes a health and safety hazard to the learner and to other learners/persons and will not be allowed.
• Pulse Training (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to conduct random drug and alcohol testing from time to time, and if found to be intoxicated or hung over, you will be asked to leave the premises immediately and will not be allowed to continue with the training programme.
• Notification in writing will be made to the Learner’s employer or sponsoring company/party in this regard.

Should a learner be taking prescription drugs or medication that may impair his/her judgement or may affect their safety or the safety of fellow learners:
• The Learner has the duty to notify his/her trainer or management thereof.
• This to be done prior to the commencement of the training course.

The following general safety principles shall be adhered to:
• PPE is not to be removed in the area of the simulator (inside and outside). PPE = helmets, goggles, tunic, gloves, boots.
• No smoking in and around the fire simulator.

Learners shall not partake or participate in inciting, instigating or encouraging:
• Racist or sexist behaviour.
• Assaults or threats to any learner/person.
• Carrying of weapons or dangerous objects.

 

Pulse Training uses superior quality safety gear and training aids during the delivery of every course, brands such as:

DRAGER : MSA : CHUBB : TURBEX : DURALINE HOSE