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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install ARMCO pipes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119060  Install ARMCO pipes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the civil construction industry.
People credited with this unit standard are able to Demonstrating knowledge of pipelaying activities prepare and place Armco pipelines.
Demonstrating knowledge of civil construction plant, equipment, and activities

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction pipelaying personnel who are able to lay pipes ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with health and safety legislation and completed in accordance with specifications and industry standards.

The contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 1 Numeracy and NQF
LiteracyThe following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already able to:
  • Use and maintain basic hand tools;
  • Use relevant equipment.
  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Apply relevant health and safety standards
  • Procure materials
  • Install various types of pipes 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    Resources: Labour, pipes, associated fittings, tools, plant, construction materials.

    Personal safety equipment: Gloves, goggles, overalls, boots, mask, earplugs, helmet, torch, breathing aids, gum boots.

    Safety equipment: Barricading, signage and all other items and materials used to ensure the safety of personnel, passers-by and traffic

    Thrust blocks: Concrete; reinforced concrete; prefabricated thrust blocks.

    Manhole and chambers: Pre-constructed, re-enforced concrete constructed and brick built. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Pipelaying Resources are Identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prescribed pipelaying resources are identified. 

    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 
    Resources are handled and stored in accordance with code of practice 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and apply safety requirements for pipelaying activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety requirements for pipelaying activities are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment is identified and used as required in accordance with the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources are handled and stored in accordance with code of practice 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety requirements for excavation and working in trenches is understood and applied 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All legislated safety precautions are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Site is inspected for possible safety risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety requirements are identified and communicated to work team. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Excavate trenches in accordance with safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Barricades and signage are erected in accordance with work policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The area is set out to line and level to receive the pipes in accordance with contract requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trenches are excavated using manual or mechanical equipment in accordance with work place safety requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The excavated trench, bedding, and work area is neat, free of obstructions, water, and loose material within specification tolerances, and adheres to all design specifications in accordance with given instructions and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Shoring is erected in accordance with work policies and procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Install Armco pipes. 

    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 
    Pipes are laid neat and true to line and level within specification tolerances, and adhere to all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The pipes are installed within industry acceptable time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Assistants are used effectively and instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Finish installation of Armco pipelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The pipeline is cleaned and disinfected according to contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The pipeline is tested in accordance with the specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Testing should include visual alignment
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The pipelaying operation is finished-off to contract requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Finishing should include the removal of all excess materials.
     


    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 CETA - ETQA for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Different soil conditions and safety measures when excavating trenches.
  • Purpose of disinfection.
  • The disinfection procedure.
  • Purpose of shutdown procedure.
  • Purpose of charging procedure.
  • The importance of complying with policies, procedures and legislation.
  • Alternatives to thrust blocks.
  • The importance of preparing excavation to line and level.
  • Work policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare the work area

    Assessment criteria:
  • Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures.
  • Site is inspected for possible safety risks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare the work area
  • Install armco pipes

    Assessment criteria:
  • Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures.
  • Safety requirements are identified and communicated to work team.
  • Assistants are used effectively and instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific outcome:
  • Pipelaying resources are identified
  • Install armco pipes

    Assessment criteria:
  • Prescribed pipelaying resources are identified.
  • Resources are handled and stored in accordance with code of practice
  • The pipes are installed within industry acceptable time frames. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific outcome:
  • Pipelaying resources are identified
  • Prepare the work area
  • Excavate trenches in accordance with safety procedures

    Assessment criteria:
  • Prescribed pipelaying resources are identified.
  • Site is inspected for possible safety risks.
  • The excavated trench, bedding, and work area is neat, free of obstructions, water, and loose material within specification tolerances, and adheres to all design specifications in accordance with given instructions and drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare the work area
  • Install armco pipes

    Assessment criteria:
  • Safety requirements are identified and communicated to work team.
  • Assistants are used effectively and instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific outcome:
  • Pipelaying resources are identified
  • Excavate trenches in accordance with safety procedures
  • Install armco pipes

    Assessment criteria:
  • Barricades and signage are erected in accordance with work policies and procedures.
  • The area is set out to line and level to receive the pipes in accordance with contract requirements
  • Pipes are laid neat and true to line and level within specification tolerances, and adhere to all design specifications in accordance with given instructions.
  • The pipes are installed within industry acceptable time frames. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare the work area

    Assessment criteria:
  • The pipes are installed within industry acceptable time frames.
  • Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures.
  • All legislated safety precautions are adhered to. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:
    Acts, Regulations, Specifications and Standards applicable to this unit standard:
    (i) Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.
    (ii) GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations 2003.
    (iii) National Environmental Management Act (No.107 of 1998)
    (iv) South African Bureau of Standards.
    (v) National Building Regulations 

    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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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