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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Supervise health and safety on a construction project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14429  Supervise health and safety on a construction project 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
262884  Supervise health and safety on a construction project  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to develop, implement and monitor a Health and Safety site plan, identify specific hazards related to the construction environment, supervise the implementation of steps to limit damage to persons and property, identify and apply procedures related to transmittable diseases.

This competence complements the other core supervisory competencies and underpins the Elective learning.

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 
ABET Level 4 Literacy and Numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:

Health and Safety systems and procedures include:
  • Record keeping and reporting
  • Inspections
  • Training
  • Handling of emergencies
  • Health and safety meetings
  • Health and Safety in work processes and activities (e.g. protective clothing; possible hazards, unsafe acts and conditions)
  • Corrective action and prevention.
  • Development and implementation of a heath and safety site plan.

    Handle, transport, store and utilize hazardous material:Lime, cement, tar, petrol, bitumen, diesel, weed killers and ant poison, adhesives, flammable gas.

    Hazardous situations:
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working in traffic.
  • Working at elevated platforms.

    Working with power and hand tools, plant and equipment common in the construction industry 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety on a construction site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The implications of Health and Safety Legislation and regulations pertaining to a construction site are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Principles of safety management systems are accurately described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify potential hazards in the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential hazards are correctly identified and removed, reduced or reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Protective clothing requirements and equipment are identified and their use demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The implications of working in confined spaces are understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The implications of the handling, transportation, storage and utilization of hazardous materials on a Construction site are understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The implications of working at elevated levels are understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The implications of working in traffic are understood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Limit damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The location of fire extinguishers, hoses and alarms is known. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Different fire extinguishers are identified and used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Procedures for the identification of emergencies are known and followed properly and correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Injuries involving individuals are reported promptly to the relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The location of first aid material and trained first aid staff is planned for. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and apply procedures related to transmittable diseases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Transmittable diseases are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The social responsibilities of an employer are understood and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Preventative measures against contamination are implemented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop and implement a Health and Safety Site plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safety needs and priorities of the project are accurately identified and appropriate measures taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate duties regarding management responsibility for workplace safety are assigned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety plan incorporates appropriate preventative strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety plan is communicated to all staff members. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Monitor the implementation of the Health and Safety plan, systems and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All statutory requirements are met, including notifications and appointments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Company policies, procedures and systems are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Change in safety compliance needs are timeously detected and reviewed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Training programs to train and sensitise unskilled workers with respect to hazards in the workplace, are implemented. 


    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 
    I can understand and explain:
  • The implications of Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations pertaining to a construction project
  • Local by-laws
  • Principles of safety management systems
  • Preventative strategies for safety
  • Components of a safety plan
  • Company policies, procedures and systems with regard to Health and Safety
  • Hazards pertaining to working in confined spaces, elevated heights and in traffic.
  • Hazards associated with working with hazardous materials and how to handle, store, transport and utilize such material 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Outcome:
  • Identify potential hazards in the work area.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Potential hazards are correctly identified and removed, reduced or reported. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Appropriate recommendations regarding safety policies, procedures are made to relevant persons. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Outcome:
  • Develop and implement a Health and Safety site plan.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Appropriate duties regarding management responsibility for workplace safety are assigned. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety on a construction site.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The implications of Health and Safety Legislation and regulations pertaining to a construction site are explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Outcome:
  • Develop and implement a Health and Safety site plan.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Safety plan is communicated to all staff members. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety on a construction site.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Principles of safety management systems are accurately described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems.

    Outcome:
  • Develop and implement a Health and Safety site plan.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Safety needs and priorities of the project are accurately identified and appropriate measures taken. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262884, which is "Supervise health and safety on a construction project", Level 4, 4 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49015   National Certificate: Construction: Structural Steel Erecting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  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 
    Core  23682   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Labour Intensive Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23674   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Road Works  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  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 
    Elective  65709   National Certificate: Construction: Steelwork  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49107   National Certificate: Inspection and Enforcement Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Africa Training Centre 
    3. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    4. Buna Construction And Projects 
    5. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    6. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    7. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    8. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    9. Dego Consultants 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    12. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    13. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    14. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    15. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    16. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    17. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    18. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    19. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    20. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    21. Leps Training Consultants 
    22. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    23. Microzone Training CC 
    24. Mthoms Trading 
    25. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    26. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    27. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    28. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    29. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    30. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    31. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Sphola Consulting CC 
    33. Tius Consultants 
    34. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    35. Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd 
    36. TSK Projects 
    37. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    38. Zama Training & Developments 
    39. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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