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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
12875  Use and maintain small plant and equipment on a construction site 
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  10 
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 Identify and select, prepare, utilise, and maintain small plant and equipment.
Previously disadvantaged persons who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET 3 in numeracy and literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Small plant and equipment relative to a small construction site. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and select small plant and equipment 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Small plant and equipment relative to a small construction site. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

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

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
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 
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 
2. Plant and equipment is set up in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

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

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

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

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Utilize small plant and equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

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

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

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

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5.Techniques for using the plant and equipment are demonstrated in terms of industry accepted productivity. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Productivity relates to the time taken to complete the task and that normal wear and tear on the equipment is not exceeded.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6.Awareness of other workers in the vicinity is demonstrated in terms of statutory requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Statutory requirements include but are not limited to
Safety, Health and Environmental legislation, Local Provincial authority requirements
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
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 
1.Plant and equipment are cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

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

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

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


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Construction Workers. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.
A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

1.Process to identify small plant and equipment
2.Preparation of plant and equipment for use
3.Affective utilization of small plant and equipment
4.Maintenance of small plant and equipment. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems:
  • Identification and selection of plant 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Employ self management:
  • Preparation of small plant 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information:
  • Identification of small plant and equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:
  • Maintenance of small plant and equipment 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Core  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
    3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    4. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    5. Amagema Development and Social Consultants 
    6. Amber Tower Training 
    7. Arehone Consulting 
    8. Artisan Development Academy 
    9. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    10. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Blacken Security Services 
    12. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    13. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    14. Border Kei Training Trust 
    15. Bright Storm Projects 
    16. Builders Training Centre 
    17. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    18. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    19. CSTA Training Academy 
    20. Dego Consultants 
    21. Eastcape Training Centre 
    22. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    23. eminence 
    24. Emthonjeni Wolwazi Trading 
    25. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    26. Forek Institute of Technology 
    27. Goldfields FET College 
    28. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    29. HWM Consultancy 
    30. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    31. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    32. INFINITY SERVICES INK 
    33. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    34. Itemba Development Consultants 
    35. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    36. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
    37. Laydena (PTY) LTD 
    38. Leps Training Consultants 
    39. M Tech Training Consultants 
    40. Mangaung Artisan Developers and Projects 
    41. Marung T 
    42. Masima Training Sa Cc 
    43. Microzone Training CC 
    44. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    46. Mthoms Trading 
    47. MUDITAMBI HOLDINGS 
    48. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    49. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    50. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    51. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    52. NOLOSHA 
    53. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    54. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    55. Othandweni Training Centre 
    56. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    57. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    58. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    59. Regen Technical Institute Pty Ltd 
    60. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    61. Sithemba Construction 
    62. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    63. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
    64. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    65. The Skills Matrix cc 
    66. Thela Developments 
    67. Tius Consultants 
    68. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    69. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    70. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    71. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    72. TSK Projects 
    73. UNIQUE SOLUTIONS/EAGLES GUESTHOUSE 
    74. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    75. WAL TRAINING 
    76. Zama Training & Developments 
    77. Zwartkop Training Centre 



    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.