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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organize and control general road maintenance activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15187  Organize and control general road maintenance 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  20 
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 maintenance activities, which are executed 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 of general road maintenance activities in a civil engineering construction context.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Road 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 in Literacy and Numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Placing of gabion baskets, grass sodding, grass blocks to prevent soil erosion and to stabilize embankments.
2. Grass cutting by hand, power tools and mechanical plant.
3. Cleaning of drainage channels, culverts, streams and roads by hand and mechanical plant.
4. Application of weed killers.
5. Guardrail repair and replacement.
6. Road stud replacement.
7. Re-painting of line marking and road marking.
8. Replacement of damaged and out-of-date regulatory and directional signposts.
9. Resurfacing of roads. (Includes fog sprays, slurry applications, chip and spray applications and premix overlays)
10. Pothole, edge break repairs of all classes of roads.
11. Rehabilitation of roads using milling machines.
12. Rip, scarify, re-mix and compact using graders and rollers of existing road surfaces.
13. Routine blading and watering of gravel roads.
14. Rut repair of road surfaces.
15. Crack sealing.
16. Installation of markers (kilometer, service crossings). 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan maintenance activity. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Resources required are determined from project specifications and / or organizational manuals and guidelines. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A program of implementing the maintenance work is prepared. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Resources required are procured, transported and stored to meet program implementation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Plan and implement for the safety of the maintenance activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Protective clothing and equipment are 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 road maintenance are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Training programs to sensitise and train unskilled labourers with respect to safety issues are implemented. 

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

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Execute various maintenance activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Maintenance activities are executed in accordance to project specifications and organizational procedures / manuals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Quality control procedures are put in place. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Productivity targets and control procedures are put in place. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Records of maintenance activities are recorded. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Plan environmental management during maintenance activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Environmental Impact assessment is done for maintenance activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Rehabilitation of environment is executed as a result of maintenance activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Spoil materials 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 maintenance.
  • The identification and use of protective clothing and equipment during road maintenance.
  • The handling, transport, storage and utilization of hazardous materials during road maintenance activities.
  • The hazards of working in confined spaces.
  • The repair and replacement of guardrails.
  • The installation of gabion baskets and reno mattresses.
  • Placement of grass sods and hydro seeding for embankment protection.
  • Grass cutting operations by hand and brush cutters.
  • Grass cutting using mechanical plant.
  • Cleaning of pipes, culverts, road surfaces, streams by hand and mechanical appliances.
  • Placement of road studs.
  • Setting out control points for the marking and painting of road line marking and road marking.
  • The technologies involved in the re-surfacing of roads.
  • The technologies involved in pothole and edge-break repairs of roads.
  • The technologies involved in rut repair of road surfaces.
  • The technologies involved in crack sealing of roads.
  • The technologies of road milling.
  • The technique of routine blading of gravel roads.
  • 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 maintenance activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Resources required for the execution of road maintenance activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
    Plan and implement for the safety.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Training programs are implemented for unskilled workers relative to safety issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
    Plan maintenance activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Resources required are procured, transported and stored. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
    Plan maintenance activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
    A program of implementation is prepared. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
    Plan and implement for safety.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Training programs are implemented with respect to safety issued. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
    Execute various maintenance activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Quality control procedures are put in place. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
    Plan environmental management during road maintenance.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Environmental impact assessment is done for road maintenance activities. 

    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  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    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.
     
    1. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    3. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    4. Dego Consultants 
    5. Eastcape Training Centre 
    6. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    7. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    8. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    9. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    10. Kagano Consulting Services 
    11. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    12. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    13. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    14. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    15. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    16. NOLOSHA 
    17. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    18. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    19. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    20. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    21. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    22. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    23. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Thabomeleng 
    25. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    27. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    28. 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.