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

Assemble, tie and fix reinforcing cages 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116573  Assemble, tie and fix reinforcing cages 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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
262586  Assemble, tie and install reinforcing cages  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Assembling and tie-ing reinforcing cages and using the correct materials and methods for fixing reinforcing in a safe and efficient manner. The learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of types of tools, equipment and personal protective equipment, Steel fixing sequence and SABS requirements for the different types of ties.

Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to assemble and tie reinforcing cages. In addition to the above, learners who are credited with this standard will be able to prepare and fix reinforcing as well as describe types and uses of reinforcing.

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

Learners will be able to interpret and apply reinforcing drawings. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • Assessment against this unit standard must be undertaken practically, either on site or simulated.
  • Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Solving and/or reporting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scaffolding is checked to be adequate for the task in terms of size, position and safety, in accordance with the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults to base and starter bars are identified and reported to designated personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Positioning, lap length and condition of starter bars.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to fix reinforcing steel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reinforcing materials required for the task are identified, prepared for use and stacked for safe and efficient use at the work area. Shortages and damaged materials are reported to designated personnel for corrective action. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cleaning and bundling
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The positioning and dimensions of reinforcing steel are identified in accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Spacing templates are prepared in accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The erection procedure is planned prior to work commencing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fix reinforcing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The erected reinforcing is neat and true within SABS tolerances, and matches all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    True to line, plumb and specified dimensions
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All ties are secure and within specified tolerances 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The sequence of fixing steel is in accordance with industry normal codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The erected reinforcing is accurate and stayed to ensure firmness and depth of cover during concreting operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The erection of reinforcing is completed according to work schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Ties used for given situations and types of bars are appropriate in terms of SABS requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The reinforcing is checked on completion to ensure compliance with work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Assistants are utilised effectively, instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe types and uses of reinforcing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types and shapes of reinforcing are described in terms of their characteristics and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between concrete and reinforcement is explained in terms of how the bond is developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The properties of reinforcement are described in terms of thickness of cover. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of good and poor workmanship are described in terms of production, cost, safety and quality of product. 


    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 2 or higher".
  • 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 
  • Types of tools, equipment and personal protective equipment and how they are used to assemble and tie reinforcing cages
  • Properties of reinforcing materials in terms of thickness of cover
  • Different types and shapes of reinforcing are described in terms of their characteristics and purpose.
  • Steel fixing sequence
  • SABS requirements for the different types of ties to be used for given situations and types of bars
  • Techniques for preparing spacing templates
  • Occupational Health and Safety requirements for the erection of scaffolding (size and positioning)
  • Techniques for identifying faults to base and starter bars 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Prepare work area
  • Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures.
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to:
    Solving and/or reporting
  • Scaffolding is checked to be adequate for the task in terms of size, position and safety, in accordance with the OHS Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Prepare work area
  • Faults to base and starter bars are identified and reported to designated personnel.
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Positioning, lap length and condition of starter bars. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management 1 Prepare to fix reinforcing steel 1.3 Reinforcing materials required for the task are identified, prepared for use and stacked for safe and efficient use at the work area. Shortages and damaged materials are reported to designated personnel for corrective action.Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Cleaning and bundling 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information 1 Prepare to fix reinforcing steel 1.4 The positioning and dimensions of reinforcing steel are identified in accordance with given instructions.
    1.5 Spacing templates are prepared in accordance with given instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively 2 Fix reinforcing 2.1 Assistants are utilised effectively, instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence 1 Prepare to fix reinforcing steel 1.2 Reinforcing materials required for the task are identified, prepared for use and stacked for safe and efficient use at the work area. Shortages and damaged materials are reported to designated personnel for corrective action.Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Cleaning and bundling 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems 2 Fix reinforcing 2.2 The erected reinforcing is neat and true within SABS tolerances, and matches all design specifications in accordance with given instructions.Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: True to line, plumb and specified dimensions
    3 DESCRIBE TYPES AND USES OF REINFORCING 3.4 The consequences of good and poor workmanship are described in terms of production, cost, safety and quality of product 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262586, which is "Assemble, tie and install reinforcing cages", Level 2, 12 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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 
    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 


    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. Arehone Consulting 
    2. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    3. Builders Training Centre 
    4. Construction Resource Development College 
    5. CSTA Training Academy 
    6. Dego Consultants 
    7. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    8. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    9. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    10. Leps Training Consultants 
    11. M Tech Training Consultants 
    12. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    14. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    15. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    16. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    17. TSK Projects 
    18. Zama Training & Developments 



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