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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply regulatory requirements in plant operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262687  Apply regulatory requirements in plant operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116154  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply regulatory requirements pertaining to plant operation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Qualifying learners will acquire the necessary knowledge of regulatory requirements related to construction plant operations. They will be able to apply safe handling and maintenance practices in compliance with plant manufacturer's operating instructions. Learners who prove competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of construction plant operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniques.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Appling relevant prescripts of the Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • Identifying local hazards on an earthworks site.
  • Explaining control measures for hazardous materials. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that learners entering into a study of this unit standard will prove competence in the following to enable the achievement of this unit standard:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is explained in relation to the plant operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Health, safety and environment is explained in relation to the broader working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant health and safety legislation is applied to own area of responsibility to ensure compliance with national and international requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways to report unsafe working practice and conditions are explained according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify local hazards on an earthworks site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards are identified in relation to underground risks during earthmoving operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of underground hazards includes, but is not limited to:
  • Telephone cables, gas lines, power lines, sewage pipes, water pipes and storm water drains.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazards are identified in relation to above ground risks during earthmoving operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of above ground hazards includes, but is not limited to:
  • Overhead power lines, overhead obstructions, structures/buildings, telephone cables and fire hydrants.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways of dealing with underground and above ground hazards are explained in accordance with relevant legislation and regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain control measures for hazardous materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of hazardous materials are identified and described in terms of their properties and characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Control measures for handling hazardous materials are explained and applied according to safety requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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) Body, 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • Legislation pertaining to general health, safety and environmental issues (e.g. OHS Act) ISO standards, local authority regulations and company policies and procedures.
  • Support systems and emergency services available.
  • The information sources available to maintain and improve awareness of the need for good housekeeping and health (e.g. AIDS Awareness) in the work place in line with statutory health and safety requirements.
  • Safety signs and symbols (national and, where applicable, international).
  • Safety, health and environmental awareness.
  • Potential safety, health and environmental hazards resulting from poor practices in housekeeping, hygiene and safety.
  • The complete range of assigned safety, health and environmental housekeeping duties for which the individual is accountable.
  • Hygiene issues in the workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to dealing with above ground and underground hazards in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a plant operations team to deal with local risks and hazardous materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the provision of plant operation services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about local above ground and underground hazards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to apply relevant provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 116154, "Demonstrate knowledge of and apply regulatory requirements pertaining to plant operation", Level 2, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  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.
     
    1. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    2. DiphitlheleloTechnical Services 
    3. KHULA MINI CONSULTING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    4. Learning Exchange (PTY) Ltd 
    5. Success in Action cc 
    6. TEC HRD CONSULTANTS 
    7. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



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