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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use and maintain small plant and equipment on a construction site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119076  Use and maintain small plant and equipment on a construction site 
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 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 qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and selecting small plant and equipment, preparing small plant and equipment for use, utilising small plant and equipment as well as maintaining small plant and equipment.

    These learning outcomes form part of the Elective learning in the "National Certificate in Construction".

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of more professional construction workers.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • ABET Level 3 English literacy and numeracy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Small plant and equipment relative to a construction site, include but is not limited to:
  • Manually measured and loaded concrete mixers.
  • Concrete vibratory units.
  • Water and sludge pumps.
  • Plate vibratory compactors.
  • Pedestrian vibratory rollers.

    Productivity relates to the time taken to complete the task and that normal wear and tear on the equipment is not exceeded. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and select small plant and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plant and equipment are identified in terms of the work function they were designed to perform. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plant and equipment are selected according to site conditions and the task to be performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Additional implements that could be used to perform the same task are identified in terms of workplace safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare small plant and equipment for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plant and equipment is loaded, offloaded and transported to the place of work without the risk of injury to personnel or damage to the equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plant and equipment is set up in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Plant and equipment maintenance and field servicing is carried out in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pre-start procedures are conducted in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Attachments and accessories are checked to confirm safe working order in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Utilise small plant and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is selected according to the work functions to be performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment is worn in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not correctly wearing personal protective equipment are explained in terms of potential injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Start up procedures are followed in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Techniques for using the plant and equipment are demonstrated in terms of industry accepted productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Awareness of other workers in the vicinity is demonstrated in terms of safety site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Consequences of unsafe working practice are explained in terms of potential harm to self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain small plant and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plant and equipment are cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plant and equipment are stored in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cutting edges and points are maintained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Damaged or broken parts are repaired, replaced or reported in accordance with company procedures. 


    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 
  • Process to identify small plant and equipment.
  • Preparation of plant and equipment for use.
  • Effective utilization of small plant and equipment.
  • Maintenance of small plant and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Awareness of other workers in the vicinity is demonstrated in terms of safety site procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Plant and equipment are cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify and select small plant and equipment.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Pre-start procedures are conducted in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Awareness of other workers in the vicinity is demonstrated in terms of safety site procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Utilise small plant and equipment.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Techniques for using the plant and equipment are demonstrated in terms of industry accepted productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Consequences of unsafe working practice are explained in terms of potential harm to self and others. 

  • 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:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.
  • GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations 2003.
  • National Environmental Management Act (No.107 of 1998).
  • South African Bureau of Standards.
  • 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  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. CSTA Training Academy 
    5. Dego Consultants 
    6. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    7. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    8. Leps Training Consultants 
    9. M Tech Training Consultants 
    10. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    12. The Skills Matrix cc 
    13. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    14. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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