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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organise and control plumbing activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14422  Organise and control plumbing activities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building 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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of plumbing activities and coordinate and control these activities in order to ensure that quality, safety and site specifications are adhered to.

This competence forms part of The Elective learning and represents a specific context of supervision, i.e. supervising plumbing processes.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Building Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF level 3 Language and Mathematics

The following competencies:
1. Reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications
2. Compiling a works programme
3. Setting out work areas 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard is intended for a person supervising plumbing and related activities.
The learner is required to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding with regard to the processes and requirements involved with the installation, inspection and maintenance of plumbing works.

The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Work processes should comply with:
    1. Occupational Health and Safety Act, safety plan and company health and safety procedures
    2. Quality procedures and specifications
    3. Site operating procedures and company policies
    4. Manufacturer and supplier specifications
  • Access equipment includes:
    1. System scaffold with ladder access
    2. Trestle scaffold
    3. Extension ladders
    4. Step ladders
    5. Maximum height of scaffolding is 2 meters
  • Basic building works include:
    1. Brick masonry for manholes and chambers
    2. In-situ concreting and benching
    3. The installation of pre-cast elements
  • Water supply systems include cold and hot water systems
  • Rainwater systems are limited to single and multi-storey domestic and commercial buildings. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Organise and control preparations to perform plumbing works. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The work area is identified, measured, and set out according to the drawing and specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Levels are determined and transferred according to the drawing and specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The correct materials, tools and equipment are selected and used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Existing services and built-in items are identified and protected against damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Work that affects other contractors or other trades is identified, communicated and possible conflicts resolved. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and supervise the erection, use and dismantling of access equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The appropriate access equipment is identified, procured, and used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Access equipment is erected, used and dismantled according to safety procedures and legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Organise and control basic building works. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Works are set out, excavated and constructed in accordance with the relevant legislation and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Building works are completed in accordance with quality and specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Building works are completed within scheduled time frames and targeted production rates according to project constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Works are completed within tendered costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Relevant inspections and testing are timeously arranged according to specifications and by-laws. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Organise and control the installation and maintenance of a water supply system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All water supply installations and maintenance works comply with the relevant specifications, by-laws and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Fault finding process is implemented according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work is completed within tendered costs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Organise and control the installation and maintenance of drainage systems & structures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Organise and control the installation and maintenance of drainage systems and structures and on-site sanitation systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All installations and maintenance works comply with the relevant specifications, by-laws and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Installations are completed in accordance with quality and specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installations are completed within scheduled time frames and targeted production rates according to project constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work is completed within tendered costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Relevant inspections and testing are timeously arranged according to specifications and by-laws. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Organise and control the installation and maintenance of soil, waste water and vent systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All installations and maintenance works comply with the relevant specifications, by-laws and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Installations are completed in accordance with quality and specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installations are completed within scheduled time frames and targeted production rates according to project constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work is completed within tendered costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Relevant inspections and testing are timeously arranged according to specifications and by-laws. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Organise and control the installation and maintenance of rainwater systems. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Organise and control the installation and maintenance of rainwater systems and the fabrication of sheet metal components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All installations and maintenance works comply with the relevant specifications, by-laws and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Installations are completed in accordance with quality and specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installations are completed within scheduled time frames and targeted production rates according to project constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work is completed within tendered costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Relevant inspections and testing are timeously arranged according to specifications and by-laws. 


    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 CETA - ETQA for "The National Certificate in the Supervision of Building Construction Processes"
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA
  • CETA - ETQA, or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understand and explain:
  • Codes of Practice and Standards pertaining to Plumbing, including SABS 0252 part 1 and 2, SABS 0254 and SABS 0400
  • Water Service Act
  • National Building Regulations
  • Local authority by-laws
  • Basic plumbing principles, including
    1. Plumbing hydraulics
    2. Basic pipe design and sizing
    3. System components
  • Water quality principles
  • Types of plumbing materials, fittings and built-in items according to specifications and material supplier requirements
  • Corrosion and the causes and prevention of corrosion
  • Types of pre-cast structures and elements and their purpose
  • Pollution prevention principles
  • The different regulations and purpose pertaining to the preservation of water quality, prevention of backflow and the disinfecting of domestic installations, including the implications of potable water contamination
  • The health implications of working on water supply mains
  • ISO metric systems
  • Permeability of soil types for application of on-site sanitation systems
  • Diagnostic, correction and upgrading principles
  • Types, properties and application of access equipment
  • Types and application pertaining to the following systems:
    1. Water supply systems
    2. Drainage systems
    3. On-site sanitation systems
    4. Soil, waste water and vent systems
    5. Rain water systems
  • Tools and equipment used in plumbing activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Existing services and built-in items are identified and protected against damage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Work that affects other contractors or other trades is identified, communicated and possible conflicts resolved. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Works are set out, excavated and constructed in accordance with the relevant legislation and specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Work that affects other contractors or other trades is identified, communicated and possible conflicts resolved. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence - relate to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Select and supervise the erection, use and dismantling of access equipment:
  • The work area is identified, measured, and set out according to the drawing and specification;
  • Access equipment is erected, used and dismantled according to safety procedures and legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems - relate to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Organise and control preparations to perform plumbing works:
  • Relevant inspections and testing are timeously arranged according to specifications and by-laws. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23895   National Certificate: Supervision of Building Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    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: 
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