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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organise and control general road finishing activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15171  Organise and control general road finishing activities 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to supervise general road finishing activities ensuring that these activities are carried out in a safe and cost effective manner.

This competence forms part of the Elective learning and represents a specific context of supervision, i.e. the organising and controlling general road finishing activities in a civil engineering construction context

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering 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 
1. Placing of gabion baskets, reno mattresses, grass sods, grass blocks, hydro seeding to prevent soil erosion and to stabilize embankments.
2. Installation of Guardrails.
3. Road stud installation.
4. Line and road marking.
5. Regulatory and directional sign posts.
6. Installation of markers (kilometer, service crossings)
7. Roadside furniture. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan general road finishing activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Required resources are determined from project specifications and / or organizational manuals and guidelines. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
3. Required resources are procured, transported and stored to in accordance with implementation program requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
2. A program for implementing general road finishing work is prepared. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Plan and implement occupational health and safety during general road finishing activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Protective clothing and equipment is identified, procured and their use demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Roadside safety is implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The handling, transport, storage and utilization of hazardous materials used in general road finishing activities are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Safety related training programs to sensitise and train unskilled labourers are implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Relevant Occupational Heath and Safety regulations are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Execute various road finishing activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Road finishing activities are executed in accordance with project specifications and organizational procedures / manuals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Quality control procedures are implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Productivity targets and control procedures are implemented. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Complete road finishing activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Information of road finishing activities is recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The site is cleaned and spoil material is dumped at appropriate dump sites. 


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 Civil Engineering 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 
  • The implications of Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations pertaining to road finishing activities.
  • The identification and use of protective clothing and equipment during road finishing activities.
  • The handling, transport, storage and utilization of hazardous materials during road maintenance activities.
  • Implementation of roadside safety.
  • The techniques of installing guard rails.
  • The techniques of installing gabion baskets and reno mattresses.
  • Placement of grass sods and hydro seeding for embankment protection.
  • Placement of road studs.
  • Setting out control points for the marking and painting of road line marking and road marking.
  • The techniques of line marking and road marking by hand and line marking equipment.
  • The techniques of erecting sign boards and regulatory signs.
  • The techniques of installing road markers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Specific Outcome:
    Plan general road finishing activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Required resources are determined from project specifications and / or organizational manuals and guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
    Plan and implement occupational health and safety during general road finishing activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Safety related training programs to sensitise and train unskilled labourers are implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
    Plan general road finishing activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Protective clothing and equipment is identified, procured and their use demonstrated.
  • Required resources are determined from project specifications and / or organizational manuals and guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
    Plan general road finishing activities.
    Execute various road finishing activities
    Complete road finishing activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • A program for implementing general road finishing work is prepared
  • Road finishing activities are executed in accordance with project specifications and organizational procedures / manuals.
  • Information of road finishing activities is recorded. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
    Plan and implement occupational health and safety during general road finishing activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Safety related training programs to sensitise and train unskilled labourers are implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome
    Plan and implement occupational health and safety during general road finishing activities
    Execute various road finishing activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Relevant Occupational Heath and Safety regulations are explained
  • Quality control procedures are implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome

    Plan general road finishing activities
    Plan and implement occupational health and safety during general road finishing activities
    Execute various road finishing activities
    Complete road finishing activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Required resources are procured, transported and stored to in accordance with implementation program requirements
  • Safety related training programs to sensitise and train unskilled labourers are implemented
  • Productivity targets and control procedures are put in place
  • The site is cleaned and spoil material is dumped at appropriate dump sites. 

  • 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  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 
    Elective  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 
    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.
     
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    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.