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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan, organise and control the maintanance of steel structures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116683  Plan, organise and control the maintanance of steel structures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

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 is capable of:

Integrating knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations, protective paints and compounds for the preparation of steel surfaces techniques for the removal and replacement of defective structural steel members with skills for planning, organising and controlling a range of activities associated with the maintenance of steel structures in accordance with safety legislation and site procedures.

The competencies contained in this unit standard form part of the Elective learning of this qualification and extend beyond the mechanical completion of tasks associated with the maintenance of steel structures and contributes towards the professional development of the learner by equipping him/her with enhanced knowledge and skills for the effective planning, organising and controlling of general steel structural maintenance activities in a construction context.

This unit standard further contributes to socio-economic transformation in that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and receive recognition for previous learning and experience, thereby enhancing the employability and career prospects of learners within the Civil Engineering Construction field. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following competencies will support the learner in the achievement of this unit standard:
  • Language and Communication in an official language at NQF Level 4
  • Language and Communication in a second official language at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 2
  • The ability to read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:
    Maintenance of structural steel structures includes but is not limited to:
    Bridges, towers, cranes, roof trusses, columns, beams, ducts 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources are determined from project specifications and / or organizational manuals and guidelines 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An implementation program for maintenance work is prepared 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources are procured, transported and stored in accordance with the maintenance work program requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and implement safety of maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards are identified 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Working at elevated heights using specialized equipment, included working in exposed areas
  • Working with power hand tools
  • Working with chemicals used to prepare steel structures for the application of protective coatings
  • Working with paints, solvents
  • Working in confined spaces (welding, painting, etc.)
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Protective clothing and equipment is identified, procured and their use demonstrated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Training programs to sensitise and train unskilled labourers with respect to safety issues are implemented 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant Occupational Heath and Safety regulations are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Execute maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance activities are executed in accordance with project specifications, organizational procedures and/or manuals 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality control procedures for maintenance work are implemented 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Productivity targets and control procedures for maintenance work are implemented 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Finalise maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance activities are recorded and records are handed over to management 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Spoil materials are dumped at appropriate dump sites 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The site is cleaned and handed over to the client 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with relevant ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations in relation to the maintenance of structural steel structures
  • Protective clothing and equipment
  • Techniques for the preparation of steel surfaces for the application of protective paints and compounds
  • Techniques associated with the removal and replacement of defective structural steel members 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Plan and implement safety of maintenance activities
  • Hazards are identified
  • Protective clothing and equipment is identified, procured and their use demonstrated 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Plan maintenance activities
  • An implementation program for maintenance work is prepared

    Plan and implement safety of maintenance activities
  • Protective clothing and equipment is identified, procured and their use demonstrated
  • Training programs to sensitise and train unskilled labourers with respect to safety issues are implemented
  • Relevant Occupational Heath and Safety regulations are explained.

    Execute maintenance activities
  • Maintenance activities are executed in accordance with project specifications, organizational procedures and/or manuals
  • Quality control procedures for maintenance work are implemented
  • Productivity targets and control procedures for maintenance work are implemented

    Finalise maintenance activities.
  • Maintenance activities are recorded and records are handed over to management
  • Spoil materials are dumped at appropriate dump sites
  • The site is cleaned and handed over to the client 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Plan maintenance activities
  • Resources are determined from project specifications and / or organizational manuals and guidelines
  • An implementation program for maintenance work is prepared
  • Resources are procured, transported and stored in accordance with the maintenance work program requirements

    Plan and implement safety of maintenance activities
  • Protective clothing and equipment is identified, procured and their use demonstrated
  • Training programs to sensitise and train unskilled labourers with respect to safety issues are implemented
  • Relevant Occupational Heath and Safety regulations are explained

    Execute maintenance activities
  • Maintenance activities are executed in accordance with project specifications, organizational procedures and/or manuals
  • Quality control procedures for maintenance work are implemented
  • Productivity targets and control procedures for maintenance work are implemented

    Finalise maintenance activities
  • Maintenance activities are recorded and records are handed over to management
  • Spoil materials are dumped at appropriate dump sites
  • The site is cleaned and handed over to the client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Plan maintenance activities
  • Resources are determined from project specifications and / or organizational manuals and guidelines
  • An implementation program for maintenance work is prepared
  • Resources are procured, transported and stored in accordance with the maintenance work program requirements

    Plan and implement safety of maintenance activities
  • Protective clothing and equipment is identified, procured and their use demonstrated
  • Training programs to sensitise and train unskilled labourers with respect to safety issues are implemented
  • Relevant Occupational Heath and Safety regulations are explained

    Execute maintenance activities
  • Maintenance activities are executed in accordance with project specifications, organizational procedures and/or manuals
  • Quality control procedures for maintenance work are implemented
  • Productivity targets and control procedures for maintenance work are implemented

    Finalise maintenance activities
  • Maintenance activities are recorded and records are handed over to management
  • Spoil materials are dumped at appropriate dump sites
  • The site is cleaned and handed over to the client 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Plan maintenance activities
  • An implementation program for maintenance work is prepared

    Plan and implement safety of maintenance activities
  • Protective clothing and equipment is identified, procured and their use demonstrated
  • Training programs to sensitise and train unskilled labourers with respect to safety issues are implemented
  • Relevant Occupational Heath and Safety regulations are explained

    Execute maintenance activities
  • Maintenance activities are executed in accordance with project specifications, organizational procedures and/or manuals
  • Quality control procedures for maintenance work are implemented
  • Productivity targets and control procedures for maintenance work are implemented

    Finalise maintenance activities
  • Maintenance activities are recorded and records are handed over to management
  • Spoil materials are dumped at appropriate dump sites
  • The site is cleaned and handed over to the client 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Plan and implement safety of maintenance activities
  • Protective clothing and equipment is identified, procured and their use demonstrated
  • Training programs to sensitise and train unskilled labourers with respect to safety issues are implemented
  • Relevant Occupational Heath and Safety regulations are explained

    Execute maintenance activities
  • Maintenance activities are executed in accordance with project specifications, organizational procedures and/or manuals
  • Quality control procedures for maintenance work are implemented
  • Productivity targets and control procedures for maintenance work are implemented

    Finalise maintenance activities
  • Spoil materials are dumped at appropriate dump sites 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Plan maintenance activities
  • Resources are determined from project specifications and / or organizational manuals and guidelines
  • Resources are procured, transported and stored in accordance with the maintenance work program requirements

    Plan and implement safety of maintenance activities
  • Relevant Occupational Heath and Safety regulations are explained

    Execute maintenance activities
  • Quality control procedures for maintenance work are implemented
  • Productivity targets and control procedures for maintenance work are implemented

    Finalise maintenance activities
  • Maintenance activities are recorded and records are handed over to management 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information:
  • Load bearing scaffolding is classified as scaffolding that supports loads of more than 240 kilograms/sq m
  • The Load Bearing scaffolding Team Leader shall only be appointed in writing to lead a load bearing scaffolding team once he has completed the training required in SABS 085 Ed. 3 16.2.5.1, i.e. Learners will have demonstrated competence in basic inspection of ordinary access scaffolds and leading various teams of access scaffolding erectors under various construction site conditions
  • The high and often fatal risks associated with work conducted at heights well above ground level necessitates that learners fulfill the following criteria contained in SABS 085 Ed. 3 16.2.5.2 prior to attempting this unit standard and,
    His/her total access scaffolding experience exceeds two years and six months.
  • Due to the fact that SABS 0295 (Part 2) and Construction Regulations are still not published, changes to this unit standard can be expected. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    2. Dego Consultants 
    3. Eastcape Training Centre 
    4. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    5. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    6. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    7. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    8. Kagano Consulting Services 
    9. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    10. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    11. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    12. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    13. NOLOSHA 
    14. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    15. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    16. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    17. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    18. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    19. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    20. Thabomeleng 
    21. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Ubucubu Home Industries 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.