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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use and maintain Hand tools on a Construction Site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12877  Use and maintain Hand tools on a Construction Site 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the civil construction industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to Identify and select, utilize, and maintain hand tools on a construction site Previously disadvantaged persons who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET 3 in Literacy 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Hand tools are in relation to level 1 construction activities on a construction site.
2. Statutory requirements include but are not limited to
3. Safety, Health and Environmental legislation, and Local Provincial authority requirements
4. Productivity relates to the time taken to complete the task and that normal wear and tear on the equipment is not exceeded. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of techniques to use and maintain hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 The techniques of using hand are explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Pigs, Shovel, crowbar, slasher, panga, hammers, saw, drill, steel cutter, planer, spanners.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The cost and socio-economic benefits of using hand tools versus power tools / equipment are explained 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and select hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Hand tools are identified in terms of the work function they were designed to perform. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Hand tools are selected according to site conditions and the task to be performed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Additional implements that could be used to perform the same task are identified in terms of workplace safety requirements 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Utilise hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Personal protective equipment is selected according to the work functions to be performed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Personal protective equipment is worn in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Consequences of not correctly wearing personal protective equipment are explained in terms of potential injury to self and others 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Techniques for using the hand tools are demonstrated in terms of industry accepted productivity. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Awareness of other workers in the vicinity is demonstrated in terms of statutory requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Consequences of unsafe working practice are explained in terms of potential harm to self and others. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Maintain hand tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Hand tools are cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's specifications 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 Hand tools are stored in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 Cutting edges and points are maintained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Damaged or broken parts are repaired, replaced or reported in accordance with company procedures 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate in Construction (level 1). CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard.
A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
1. Identification of hand tools for construction work.
2. The utilization of hand tools.
3. The maintenance of hand tools. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

Specific outcome

Demonstrate knowledge of techniques to use and maintain hand tools.

Assessment criteria

Hand tools are identified in terms of the work function they were designed to perform

Hand tools are selected according to site conditions and the task to be performed

Additional implements that could be used to perform the same task are identified in terms of workplace safety requirements. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Manage information

Specific outcome

Utilise hand tools

Assessment criteria

Damaged or broken parts are repaired, replaced or reported in accordance with company procedures 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively

Specific outcome

Utilise hand tools

Assessment criteria

Damaged or broken parts are repaired, replaced or reported in accordance with company procedures 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

Specific outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge of techniques to use and maintain hand tools.

Identify and select hand tools

Assessment criteria

Techniques for using the Hand tools are demonstrated in terms of industry accepted methods and productivity

Additional implements that could be used to perform the same task are identified in terms of workplace safety requirements. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Understand Contextual world-systems

Specific outcome

Identify and select hand tools

Assessment criteria

Techniques for using the hand tools are demonstrated in terms of industry accepted methods and productivity 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Employ self management

Specific outcome

Identify and select hand tools

Assessment criteria

Awareness of other workers in the vicinity is demonstrated in terms of statutory requirements

Consequences of unsafe working practice are explained in terms of potential harm to self and others. 

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

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Core  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-12-04  CETA 
Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


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. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
2. Africa Training Centre 
3. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
4. Arehone Consulting 
5. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
6. Bokgoni Training And Development 
7. Builders Training Centre 
8. Cerimele Construction Company Pty Ltd 
9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
10. Construction Resource Development Centre 
11. Dego Consultants 
12. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
13. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
14. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
15. Leps Training Consultants 
16. Luntu for Education and Skills Development Practice (Pty) Ltd 
17. M3 Construction Projects (pty) Ltd 
18. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
19. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
20. National African Federated Building Industry 
21. Nkqubela Community Developers 
22. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
23. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
24. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
25. Sphola Consulting CC 
26. The Skills Matrix cc 
27. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
28. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
29. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
30. TSK Projects 
31. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
32. WHSE Training College 
33. Zama Training & Developments 
34. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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.