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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle, transport and store aluminium products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
230065  Handle, transport and store aluminium products 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
Learner who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to handle, transport and store aluminium products safely therefore contributing towards the overall safety of the organisation and that of the country. This competence will enable the learner to handle aluminium materials in accordance with company requirements, to transport and store completed aluminium systems safely and to perform Quality Assurance checks on raw materials and finished products. This will ensure that breakages and stoppages are kept to a minimum and equipment is used in accordance with safe work practices. This competence will advance the learner's own expertise and employability in both the construction sector and other related jobs. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard assumes that a learner is already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Handle aluminium materials in accordance with company specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Raw materials are handled without damage to the material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials are lifted in accordance with company specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes complete frames and long lengths of raw material.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Transport completed aluminium systems with due regard to safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bylaws regarding road transportation are complied with. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A vehicle with the correct load carrying capacity is selected for transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct transportation racks are selected for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct loading and off-loading methods are demonstrated to prevent injury to personnel and to prevent damage to aluminium systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Aluminium systems are correctly stacked to adequately protect the systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Aluminium systems are tied down safely with the correct tie down materials. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Store completed aluminium products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A suitable storage area is selected based on the best location, required size and security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct racking is selected based on the learner's knowledge of the available types of racking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Products are identified and sorted before storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Aluminium products are prepared for storage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes the ability to handle, clean, wrap and store.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Store inventories are maintained with accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Housekeeping guidelines are adhered to as defined by the workplace standards and norms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform quality assurance checks on raw material and finished products in the aluminium industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Raw materials are inspected for scratches, dents and flaws. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Completed products are inspected for scratches, dents and flaws. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Completed products are inspected for accurate manufacturing according to job card. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Completed products are inspected for proper fitting of hardware. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Completed products are inspected for proper protective packaging. 


    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 relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA), or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA), or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Unit Standard, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain how to:
  • Handle long lengths of raw material and completed aluminium products correctly.
  • Safely transport aluminium systems.
  • Store completed aluminium products safely.
  • Perform Quality Assurance checks on raw material and finished products in the Aluminium industry.
  • Adhere to proper safety procedures.
  • Adhere to proper housekeeping guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way by identifying the best way to transport aluminium systems while complying with bylaws regarding road transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when handling and loading aluminium products which are too large for one person to handle alone. Transporting aluminium products is also a team activity which displays the ability to work with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's personal activities responsibly and effectively by identifying and sorting products before storage and maintaining store inventories correctly and efficiently. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by recognising that your activities have an influence on others. Handling, transporting and storing aluminium products in an irresponsible manner can be dangerous to others, the environment and yourself. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to the full personal development of themselves and the social and economic development of the society at large. 

    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
    Core  57162   National Certificate: Aluminium Fabrication and Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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