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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organise and control the installation of concrete segmented paving blocks 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15179  Organise and control the installation of concrete segmented paving blocks 
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 organize and control the installation of concrete segmented paving blocks.

This competence forms part of the Elective learning and represents a specific context of supervision, i.e. supervising the organising and controlling of the installation of concrete segmented paving blocks 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 
NQF level 3 language and mathematics. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Concrete and clay bricks.
  • Interlocking, rectangular, irregular shapes.
  • Herringbone pattern, stretcher bond and irregular patterns.
  • Road bed preparation to receive pavement to be within level tolerances, and free of surface irregularities
  • Preparation of existing layers includes base preparation, brooming, and cleaning, and spreading of sand bedding. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare a road layer to receive segmented paving blocks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All legislated safety precautions and traffic control measures are adhered to in terms of work carried out on trafficked roads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The existing layer is neat and true within specification tolerances, and matches all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The existing layer is marked out and alignment controls are set out in accordance with contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The existing layer is prepared to receive the concrete blocks in terms of contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Materials are procured and handled according to specification and contract requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply a segmented block-paved wearing course. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work is carried out in accordance with work place safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The concrete block pavement is laid in accordance with specifications. (level). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The wearing course is neat and true within specification tolerances, and matches all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. (Edges, width and levels are controlled.). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Paving blocks are cut at edge restraints to be neat and true within specification tolerances, and match all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Concrete blocks are in-filled with joint sand by brooming or washing, and compaction is achieved, to comply with the requirements of the specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Personal protective clothing and equipment is used as required in accordance with the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Assistants are utilised effectively, instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control productivity during paving operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Productivity time frames determined or procured from industry for the different tasks of the paving operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The work task is completed within industry acceptable time frames or targets set by management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Problems associated with meeting time frames are reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Procedures that may improve productivity is reported. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete a segmented block-paved wearing course layer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Surfaces are cleaned and broomed to adhere to all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The work area is cleared of all excess materials in accordance with good housekeeping principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work is measured for payment according to industry-prescribed methods, and pay items in the contract schedule of quantities. 


    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 
  • Inspection of base that will receive segmented paving blocks.
  • Preparation of base that will receive segmented paving blocks.
  • Productivity targets for the different tasks associated with paving.
  • Protective clothing and equipment associated with paving.
  • Paving techniques. 

  • 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:
    Prepare a road layer to receive segmented paving blocks.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
    Prepare a road layer to receive segmented paving blocks
    Apply a segmented block-paved wearing course
    Control productivity during paving operation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • All legislated safety precautions and traffic control measures are adhered to in terms of work carried out on trafficked roads.
  • Work is carried out in accordance with work place safety requirements
  • Assistants are utilised effectively, instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships.
  • Productivity time frames determined or procured from industry for the different tasks of the paving operation
  • The work task is completed within industry acceptable time frames or targets set by management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
    Prepare a road layer to receive segmented paving blocks
    Apply a segmented block-paved wearing course
    Complete a segmented block-paved wearing course layer.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional and are ready for use at work area
  • Personal protective clothing and equipment is used as required in accordance with the OHS Act
  • The work area is cleared of all excess materials in accordance with good housekeeping principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:

    Prepare a road layer to receive segmented paving blocks.
    Apply a segmented block-paved wearing course.
    Control productivity during paving operation
    Complete a segmented block-paved wearing course layer

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The existing layer is neat and true within specification tolerances and matches all design specifications in accordance with given instructions.
  • The existing layer is marked out and alignment controls are set out in accordance with contract requirements.
  • The existing layer is prepared to receive the concrete blocks in terms of contract requirements.
  • Materials are procured and handled according to specification and contract requirements.
  • The concrete block pavement is laid in accordance with specifications. (level).
  • The wearing course is neat and true within specification tolerances, and matches all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. (Edges, width and levels are controlled.).
  • Paving blocks are cut at edge restraints to be neat and true within specification tolerances, and match all design specifications in accordance with given instructions.
  • Concrete blocks are in-filled with joint sand by brooming or washing, and compaction is achieved, to comply with the requirements of the specifications.
  • Productivity time frames determined or procured from industry for the different tasks of the paving operation
  • Surfaces are cleaned and broomed to adhere to all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
    Apply a segmented block-paved wearing course.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The wearing course is neat and true within specification tolerances, and matches all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. (Edges, width and levels are controlled.)
  • Paving blocks are cut at edge restraints to be neat and true within specification tolerances, and match all design specifications in accordance with given instructions
  • Concrete blocks are in-filled with joint sand by brooming or washing, and compaction is achieved, to comply with the requirements of the specifications
  • Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
    Apply a segmented block-paved wearing course.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose
  • Personal protective clothing and equipment is used as required in accordance with the OHS Act
  • Assistants are utilised effectively, instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships. 

  • 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: 
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