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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Operate and maintain a steel bending machine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116569  Operate and maintain a steel bending machine 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-05-13  2009-05-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-05-13   2013-05-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
262588  Operate and maintain a reinforcing bending machine  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of:
Operating, maintaining and shutting-down steel bending machines in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and legislative and workplace safety requirements. Demonstrate techniques for bending, bundling and tagging steel. Prepare layout of a steel bending workshop
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to work in a steel bending workshop and operate and maintain steel bending machinery. In addition to the above learners will be able to prepare and bend steel, bend steel and conduct post bending operations.

It contributes to socio-economic transformation in that learners will be able to undergo RPL assessment and receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this unit standard. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
NQF Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy

The ability to read and interpret reinforcing materials documentation and operate small items of plant and equipment. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • The learner must prove to be competent on steel bending, either manually or using a computerised steel bending machine.
  • Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    Conduct post bending operations includes but is not limited to: end of procedure and shift. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement occupational health and safety measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with work place housekeeping procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Eliminating and/or reporting
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment and clothing are identified and their use demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Training programs are put in place to sensitise unskilled workers with respect to hazards and the use of protective clothing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to bend steel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All tools and equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Steel to be bent is identified to be of the correct type, length and diameter in accordance with specified schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The steel bending machine is checked to be functional in terms of the manufacturer's specifications and start up procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The bending lengths, shapes and diameters are identified and set in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Other related work activities are communicated with in order to maintain productive work flow in compliance with given schedules. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Cutting and bundling
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of not communicating with related work activities are explained in terms of interruptions to workflow. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Bend steel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Bending lengths, shapes, thickness and type of steel are confirmed in accordance with relevant schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Steel is bent in accordance with shape codes and schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of bending steel incorrectly are explained in terms of potential safety risks to personnel and loss of production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Communication is maintained in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures uninterrupted workflow. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct post bending operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The machine is shut down in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rollers and attachments are checked and replaced where necessary in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Steel is bundled and tagged in accordance with work site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All documentation is completed in accordance with work site requirements. 


    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 - ETQA for "The National Certificates in Construction - NQF Level 3. ".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant - ETQA
  • The relevant - ETQA, or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with relevant -ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Layout of a steel bending workshop
  • Type and use of tools, equipment and personal protective equipment for bending steel
  • Manufacturer's specifications for operating, maintaining and shutting down steel bending machinery, rollers and attachments
  • Techniques for bending steel of the correct type, to the correct length, shape and thickness in accordance with shape codes and specified schedules
  • Techniques for bending, bundling and tagging steel 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Implement occupational health and safety measures
  • Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with work place housekeeping procedures.
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Eliminating and/or reporting

    Bend steel
  • Bending lengths, shapes, thickness and type of steel are confirmed in accordance with relevant schedules. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Prepare to bend steel
  • Other related work activities are communicated with in order to maintain productive work flow in compliance with given schedules.
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Cutting and bundling
  • Communication is maintained in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures uninterrupted workflow. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Implement occupational health and safety measures.
  • Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with work place housekeeping procedures.
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Eliminating and/or reporting

    Bend steel
  • Bending lengths, shapes, thickness and type of steel are confirmed in accordance with relevant schedules. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Prepare to bend steel
  • Other related work activities are communicated with in order to maintain productive work flow in compliance with given schedules.
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Cutting and bundling

    Conduct post bending operations
  • All documentation is completed in accordance with work site requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Prepare to bend steel
  • Other related work activities are communicated with in order to maintain productive work flow in compliance with given schedules.
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Cutting and bundling
  • Consequences of not communicating with related work activities are explained in terms of interruptions to workflow. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Prepare to bend steel
  • Steel to be bent is identified to be of the correct type, length and diameter in accordance with specified schedules.
  • The steel bending machine is checked to be functional in terms of the manufacturer's specifications and start up procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Bend steel
  • Steel is bent in accordance with shape codes and schedules.

    Conduct post bending operations
  • Steel is bundled and tagged in accordance with work site requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262588, which is "Operate and maintain a reinforcing bending machine", Level 3, 7 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49012   National Certificate: Construction: Concrete Reinforcing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was 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. Builders Training Centre 
    2. Dego Consultants 
    3. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    4. Leps Training Consultants 
    5. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    6. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



    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.