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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect and dismantle prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243275  Erect and dismantle prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hiring Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to describe the components of prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding. They will be able to assemble and dismantle prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding in a safe and efficient way at a work site. It will also enable learners to move the prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding when necessary and to understand that safety must be an overriding concern for their own and others safety for the duration of the erection, dismantling and moving phases.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding and scaffolding components.
  • Preparing to erect prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding.
  • Erecting prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding.
  • Dismantling and storing scaffolding. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Learners will perform tasks listed in this unit standard under direct supervision.
  • Prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding systems may include but not limited to step towers, span towers, canti-lever, bridged scaffolding, folding towers and piggy back systems. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding and scaffold components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of scaffolding towers and components are identified by name, height and size. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The uses of scaffolding are explained in order to establish scaffolding limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Damaged scaffolding components are identified for safety reasons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons why damaged scaffolding components must not be used are explained with examples of the consequences of using them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of overloading a scaffold are explained with examples of the consequences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to erect prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of hazards are identified and explained in order to prevent accidents and/or injury. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazards include but are not limited to: weather conditions, overhead electrical cables, ground condition, ground level and slope, vehicle and public traffic conditions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazards are reported in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scaffolding components required for the task are identified and selected and ready for use at the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal protective equipment required for the task is identified and selected and made ready for use at the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Shortages and damaged materials are reported to inform safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Health and safety requirements are adhered to in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Erect prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prefabricated scaffolding components are used according manufactures/suppliers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Prefabricated scaffolding components are placed vertically and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The erected scaffolding is braced to ensure firmness and stability during work activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The erected scaffolding is tied into the structure according to South African National Standard requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The erected scaffold is checked after completion to ensure safety in accordance with health and safety regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Health and safety requirements during the erection process are adhered to in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Dismantle and store scaffolding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scaffolding is dismantled without risk of damage to the structure, components and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scaffolding is dismantled without risk of injury to self and to other people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Damaged components are identified, set aside and reported in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials and components are stored in a required safe place while awaiting removal in accordance with organisational standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health and safety requirements during the dismantling process are adhered to in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding preparation, erection and dismantling procedures.
  • Components relating to prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding.
  • Hazards identification.
  • The transport, handling and storage of scaffolding components.
  • Types of damage to prefabricated aluminium alloy scaffolding components. 

  • 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 the erection and dismantling of prefabricated aluminium scaffolding and its components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of, erecting and dismantling prefabricated aluminium scaffolding. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities to ensure all components and protective equipment are at hand while preparing to erect and dismantle prefabricated aluminium scaffolding. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the process of erecting and dismantling of prefabricated aluminium scaffolding. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when reporting on shortages and damaged components to the prefabricated aluminium scaffolding. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the erecting and dismantling of prefabricated aluminium scaffolding in a safe manner ensures that no harm or injury occurs to persons, equipment or the environment. 

    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  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  36233   National Certificate: Specialist Hygiene and Cleaning Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    3. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    4. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    5. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    6. THE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 



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